Belper Meadows Ladies stride into cup final in style

CHRISTINE NELSON, who helped Belper Meadows win their cup semi-final. (PHOTO BY: Terry Fletcher)
CHRISTINE NELSON, who helped Belper Meadows win their cup semi-final. (PHOTO BY: Terry Fletcher)

An emphatic victory over Breadsall earned jubilant Belper Meadows Ladies a place in the final of the Belper Ladies League, Second Division Cup.

Meadows strode home in the semis thanks to wins by Lesley England, Jean Griffin, Andrea Wheatley, Marion Frost, Janet Fletcher, Christine Nelson and Jane Simmonds. The final is at Spondon on Thursday (August 11).

In the South Derbyshire Men’s League, Belper Pottery have avoided relegation from Division Two, despite a 10-2 defeat at Sitwell Arms in their final match. And Belper Meadows are almost sure to be runners-up in Division Three after their main rivals, Rolls-Royce A, lost both their last fixtures. Their promotion owes a lot to newcomer Neil Ratcliffe, with 15 wins from 20 starts.