Chesterfield FC Women enjoyed a 7-0 win at Corby on Sunday in the first round of the League Cup.
The opening to the game looked nervy for the Spireites as Corby won two corners in quick succession but thankfully they came to no end product.
On three minutes Chesterfield looked to break dangerously with Beth Smyth bringing the ball forward, but her pass was intercepted just in the nick of time.
Two minutes later, Chesterfield opened the scoring, Ami Buzzeo finding space in the middle of the field to slot in Gina Camfield who slotted the ball calmly past the keeper.
The Spireites doubled their lead a minute later when Robyn Henton had time and space in the middle to loft it through to Paige Singleton who placed the ball into the bottom corner.
Thirty seconds later, Camfield had her second and the Spireites their third. A defensive mix-up saw the striker clean through and she made no mistake in making it 3-0.
With 12 minutes on the clock, it was four. Singleton and Smyth linked up well in the corner to whip in a brilliant ball to Gemma Nuttall who controlled, turned and smashed the ball under the keeper from close range.
Twenty minutes gone and Corby had a great opportunity to pull one back when a defensive error fell to the number 9 who just couldn’t find her feet and her shot flew well wide.
Five minutes later and the game changed massively when Corby were down to ten players after an apparent push and kick out at Henton left the referee with no option but to show red.
Chesterfield searched for a fifth and got it when Singleton finished off an unbelievable team goal.
Camfield controlled the ball in the penalty area laid it off to Smyth who dinked it to the back post where Singleton was to head home and make it five.
That’s how the half finished.
Mike Noon made a triple substitution at half time, with striker Izzy Lonsdale and midfielders Kelly Fiddler and Carlie Green all coming on.
The players to leave the field were; Leoni Everley, Singleton and Henton.
For the opening ten minutes of the half there was nothing to report on until Smyth’s corner was attacked with real intent by Buzzeo whose header cannoned off the bar.
On the hour-mark, how the Spireites weren’t six-up was beyond many spectators.
Kelly Fiddler fizzed in a low ball across the face of the area which was met by Izzy Lonsdale whose effort cannoned off the post to Camfield whose rebound effort was blocked on the line and then blocked again.
Buzzeo then flicked the ball onto Camfield (66), who completed her hat-trick by slotting it into the bottom left corner.
With 15 minutes to play, Chesterfield completed the scoring when Buzzeo skilfully turned her marker on the edge of the box and fired under the keeper.