Report: Imps v Belles

Lincoln City Women picked up three points for the second time in three days with a dominant display against Doncaster Belles at home.


The Imps beat the visitors 5-0, featuring two debut goals and a penalty.


The Imps made three changes from Sunday's winning line-up. Sophie Crosby, Ellie Scotland and Katy Thornley made way for Amy Blinkhorn, Jess Rousseau and Alivia Chambers.



Lincoln dominated from the start. Captain, Ellie Gilliatt had numerous early attempts and Rousseau and Emily Atkinson created lots of chances but failed to capitalise on them.


On the half hour mark, Leah Hardy made it 1-0 to the Imps with an incredible volley from long distance. This was Hardy's first competitive goal as an Imp.


Just before the break, Emily Atkinson raced down the left wing and delivered a great cross. A Belles' defender knocked the ball it into the back of the net.


Half time 2-0.


It took only a few minutes for the Imps to add to their lead at the start of the second half. Amy Kay received the ball after a goalmouth scramble, chipped it into the roof of the net and made it 3-0.


In the 59th minute, Blinkhorn delivered a powerful cross from a corner which found Ash Housley-Stott at the back post. She calmly tapped the ball into the back of the net to score her debut goal.


With twenty minutes of the game to go, Gilliatt was brought down for a penalty. Hardy stepped up the spot and confidently made it 5-0.


Not easing up, three substitutions were made and Toni McHamilton, Lauryn Wilcock and Ella Tuplin all came on and made an impact, lining up plenty of opportunities and keeping pressuring the Belles.


Full time 5-0.


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