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Cup victory for Spireites Women

9 December 2019

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Chesterfield FC Women beat Leicester City Ladies 5-0 in the League Cup at Glapwell on Sunday.

It was an impressive victory for Mchael Noon's side, especially given the fact that they were playing a team from a division above them.

Noon, who had a depleted squad to choose from due to injuries, gave a start to 16-year-old Rachael Kelly.

The Spireites started the game brightly and had a few good chances to score early on.

Paige Singleton opened the scoring on 20 minutes following some good work from Becky Bryan and Izzy Lonsdale to create the opening.

Leicester had a few chances with long balls over the top, but Nic Watson dealt with them.

Chesterfield were unfortunate not to take a two-goal lead into the break when Lonsdale when through, only to be denied by a great save from the Leicester keeper.

Chesterfield were on the front foot in the second half, looking to put the game to bed.

Leoni Everley and Steph Warren put some good crosses in but couldn’t find a blue shirt.

Chesterfield doubled their lead when a fantastic ball from Lonsdale fell to Singleton who slotted the ball past the keeper.

Courtney Caunt replaced Lonsdale on the hour-mark and had an instant impact, taking on the Leicester full-back and having a shot.

Caunt did score five mins later when she found some space in the box and smashed the ball into the back of the net. It was the 16-year-old's first goal since being promoted to the first team.

Chesterfield didn’t let up and continued to press forward with some great play through the midfield unit of Green, Henton, Stokes and Fidler.

Singleton got her hat-trick when the Leicester defence stopped, looking for off-side, but the flag stayed down and she rounded the keeper to make it 4-0.

Sammy Stokes scored a fifth goal with a well-taken strike.

The Spireites return to the Proact next Sunday when they take on Long Eaton United in the semi finals of the Derbyshire Cup.


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