After a long trip to Penrith last weekend, the girls face another long journey, this time to the North-East, as Bishop Auckland hosted an FA Cup clash.
The side lined up as a flat 4-4-2 to begin the game, with Jeneaya Webb and Chloe Mapp leading the line up top.
The Hatters started quickly, with Hanna Wilson breaking down the right to cross in to Chloe Mapp, who tucked home from close range after just 22 seconds. Following this, another break down the right from Wilson, who played the ball through to Chloe Mapp, who crossed the ball into Katie Brusell, who was stood in acres of space just five yards from goal. A strong header from Brusell and it was 2-0 after just under 70 seconds.
A break from the home side saw them register their first shot of the game, which went wide of Blackett's goal. But the shot was quickly overlooked as there were cries of pain from the halfway line. Jade White, who had started the game in the centre of midfield was down clutching her knee. A short break followed and Geo France replaced White.
On the 20 minute mark, Chloe Mapp got her second, and County's third, quickly followed by Chloe's hat-trick to give County their fourth of the game.
Katie Brusell then struck a sweet shot from the edge of the box, curling away from the goalkeeper and into the goal to make it 5-0 after 40 minutes.
Just before the break, and another run from the right saw Chloe Mapp work her way into the box before being fouled for a penalty. Mapp stepped up to take the spot kick and put it home to make it 6-0 at half-time.
HT | Bishop Auckland 0-6 County (Mapp 1, 20, 29, 45, Brusell 2, 40)
The second half started slower than the first, as the home side looked to make their first real attempts on goal. A mix-up at the back between Hayes and Blackett, who were both expecting the other to clear the ball, lead to Bishop's first corner of the afternoon.
County's second change saw Shelby Wolstencroft replace Chloe Mapp.
The Hatters continued to break down both sides, with Wilson and O'Reilly being pivotal players once again as they made strong runs in behind the defence.
As the game neared to a close, Jeneaya Webb got in on the goals, as County broke down the right once more, giving County a seven goal cushion. The eighth and final nail in the coffin for Bishop Auckland's cup dreams came through Shelby Wolstencroft, who took the ball down in the box before hammering home to make it 8-0.
We wish Bishop Auckland luck with the rest of their season, kudos must go to their goalkeeper who, despite conceding eight goals, made some superb saves to keep the score in single figures.
FT | Bishop Auckland 0-8 County (Mapp 1, 20, 29, 45; Brusell 2, 40; Webb 85, Wolstencroft 90)
For a full match gallery of the game, click here.
Another Win For The Development Squad
Rosie Emerson's Development Squad won 4-0 in a 'local derby' game against AFC Stockport this weekend. Imogen Porteous-Williams earned herself the match ball with a hattrick for the girls in blue, with Emma Massey getting in on the goals herself.
Another strong outing once again from a very strong development side.