Chloe Evans' last ditch tackle on Katie Platts. (Credit: James Quinney)

Notts County Women are without a win in 10 after being held to a 0-0 draw by Sutton Coldfield Town at the RM stadium on Sunday.

County’s first clean sheet of the season wasn’t enough to secure all three points as their winless run continues.

Adam Dunleavy’s side started well as Katie Platts rattled the bar after being set through one on one by Thea Clearkin.

The Magpies remained on top, only a superb Chloe Evans tackle prevented Platts from having another clear sight of goal.

Sutton Coldfield grew into the game as Phillipa Davies held well from two Chloe Handy shots in quick succession.

The end of the half saw The Royals keep sustained possession but couldn’t muster up any clear-cut chances to trouble the County goal.

“We’re disappointed we didn’t convert it into three points because I think we were good for it.”

Adam Dunleavy – Notts county women’s manager

A stop – start beginning to the second half had the game lacking any real flow, Chloe Finn and Niki Wells had a coming together in the County box but any penalty shouts were quickly waved away by the referee.

The closest either team went came 10 minutes from time after a speculative effort from Niki Wells drew a fantastic fingertip save from Town ‘keeper Neve Jones.

It was Philipa Davies’s turn to be called into action getting down well to save at the feet of Chloe Handy.

Substitute Shoniqua Barnes became the latest Notts player to go close as her 90th minute effort cannoned off the bar after some tricky footwork to get the ball out of her feet.

Neither team found a way through, but Sutton Coldfield will be the happier of the two teams after being saved by the bar on separate occasions.

After the game County manager Adam Dunleavy spoke to CountyTV and said: “We created real good guilt edge chances which were enough to win the game today, on another day we could’ve had four or five.

“We’re disappointed we didn’t convert it into three points because I think we were good for it.”

Returning player Summer Gayle got her first minutes of the season and when speaking to CountyTV said: “It feels amazing, six months out it feels good just to get on the pitch.

“I didn’t quite have the impact I wanted to have but it was good to get minutes in the legs.”

County’s next fixture is in two weeks as they host Northampton Town at the RM stadium, whilst Sutton Coldfield host Derby County at the Central Ground this weekend.