FA Girls’ Youth Cup & Plate success for Arsenal Girls and Donny Belles

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Arsenal were 5-2 winners over Chelsea in the FA Girls’ Youth Cup final, while Doncaster Rovers Belles defeated Milton Keynes in an inaugural Plate final seven-goal thriller. 

Played on Saturday 27 April at Quorn FC, the Cup final saw the Gunners build a four-goal advantage before Chelsea found the net.

Arsenal then went 5-1 up, with the Blues responding a second time.

In the first match of the double-header, Doncaster twice took the lead against MK Dons in the first half but Grace Gillard buried a header from a corner and then Rhianne Rush made it 2-2 via a Sophie Bolton free kick.

Goals were exchanged a third time with substitute Leoni Miceli on target for the Dons, before the decisive goal for the Belles came on 75 minutes.

Doncaster’s Lucy Watson scored twice in the match, including a superb solo effort.