Chesterfield FC Women won 4-0 at home to Grimsby Borough on Sunday.
Due to a waterlogged pitch at Glapwell, there was a change of venue with Shirebrook Academy hosting the match.
Chesterfield started brightly and with five minutes gone, a huge chance went amiss when Steph Warren’s low driven ball was met by Lonsdale at the back post but her effort went narrowly wide.
The Spireites continued to dominate possession, creating lots of opportunities going forward, but nothing seemed to fall to a blue shirt in the final third until they were awarded a penalty in the 19th minute.
Gina Camfield latched onto a beautifully weighted through ball and rounded the keeper who left her arms trailing and brought down the number 11. Camfield confidently stepped up and slotted the ball into the bottom right corner.
Chesterfield continued to attack, looking for a second before the break and they nearly had it when on 38 minutes Sammy Stokes’ effort from the edge of the area forced the Grimsby keeper into a good save, tipping the ball over the bar.
Manager Mike Noon made a substitution at half time, bringing Kelly Fiddler on for Ami Buzzeo.
Fiddler almost had and immediate impact two minutes after the re-start, weaving past two players before launching her effort to the top left corner, forcing an exceptional save from the Grimsby keeper who was playing exceptionally.
Noon was forced to make a second change five minutes into the second half when Carlie Green went down with a head injury. She was replaced by Paige Singleton.
Chesterfield had clearly found another gear in the second half and were playing some wonderful one and two-touch football all over the park, creating a wave of attacks, but they just couldn’t find the second goal.
The Spireites did eventually double their lead with 20 minutes to go, Singleton being played in behind where she calmly slotted the ball home.
Five minutes later, Chesterfield put the game to bed. A beautifully worked goal from left to right found Sammy Stokes out wide and with a player to beat, she took her on and found the onrushing Becky Bryan inside the area who fired her shot under the keeper to make it three.
The Spireites topped off a great afternoon's work by getting a fourth. Camfield heading down a Leoni Everley cross to Fiddler who volleyed her shot into the bottom right corner.
The win makes it two wins out of two in the league for the Spireites as they head to table-toppers Hykeham Town on Sunday.