Newark Town Ladies go to the top of the table in the Nottinghamshire Girls and Ladies Football League Division One after a tough win over Mansfield Town Development
Ladies' football across the district is flourishing as Newark Town top the table of the Nottinghamshire Girls and Ladies Football League Division One.
The side who won division two last year and were county cup champions, cemented their position after defeating a tough Mansfield Town Development 2-1.
The game was a tight encounter on the road for Julie Roberts' team but the team's dogged determination sealed them the victory.
Sophie Packer got the team off to a good start as she scored in the 14th minute.
The first-half saw both teams pushing for opportunities in what was a fiery contest at times.
Half-time came with Packer's goal being the decider and both teams went back out on the pitch with a lot to prove.
Connie Foreman wowed the crowd as she scored in the 53rd minute but the goal was controversially ruled offside.
Mansfield then got back into the game after converting a penalty in the 83rd minute and tying things up at 1-1.
Undeterred, it was Packer again who got her side the lead after the ball made contact with her head.
The goal had initially been thought to have been scored by Paxton Johnson who was involved in it but it was later confirmed that it would be Packer's name on the scoresheet.
The Blue Army will now host Teversal on Sunday at the YMCA Activity Village, (kick-off 2pm).
The club said that all are welcome to attend and hoped there would be a good-sized crowd for the free match.
In Division Two of the league, Bingham Town Ladies have strung a nice series of three wins together with their last victory being a 3-0 result over Sherwood Development.
They now sit sixth in their competition.
Debutants Southwell City Ladies are going from strength to strength in Division Three with three wins from three.
The side currently sits on top of their table.
Long Bennington Ladies currently sit in third place in the same competition, having won two games.
Newark Town Development Ladies have won one of their three matches and sit in seventh place just below Cotgrave Ladies but holding a game in hand.