Date: 16th April 2018 at 12:49pm
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Holders York City Ladies were playing in their eleventh final in thirteen years and already seven-time winners of the County Cup.

The Minsterbelles had previously overcome neighbours Pocklington 3-0 in their semi-final courtesy of Alice Turner’s second-half hat-trick.

Meanwhile, opponents Redcar Town were a couple of divisions lower but had earlier knocked out the higher-ranked Boro Rangers in the last four of the competition.

And it was Redcar with the early ascendancy and twice leading before Turner’s second of two replies on the stroke of half-time ensured it remained level at the break.

But the prolific Jess Round then proceeded to register her 40th goal of the season and eventually decide the issue by a 3-2 scoreline as the favourites this time missed out.

York City Ladies; (Back Row): Bob Wilkinson (manager), Kayleigh Davis, Megan Bramham, Josie Hewson, Lindsay Jordan, Abbi Webster, Jess Barnes, Sara Renfrew, Beth Clayton, Laura Midgley

(Front Row): Nikki Brown, Anna Whitehead, Emily Garland, Leigh Bamford, Charlie Shaw, Alice Turner

The two teams make their way onto the pitch in Stokesley

The Minsterbelles meet the match officials and their final opponents

The pre-match formalities continue

York skipper Kayleigh Davis lines-up just before kick-off

City Ladies defender Laura Midgley on the ball

Megan Bramham slides in on a challenge

Sara Renfrew plays the forward delivery

Photos by kind permission of the North Riding County Football Association

Link: North Riding FA