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Thrilling away victory for Spireites Women

14 January 2020

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Chesterfield FC Women secured a thrilling 5-3 win at Arnold Eagles on Sunday after going behind three times.

In the East Midlands Women’s Regional League fixture, which was played at Calverton Miners Welfare, Chesterfield dominated possession in the first half and created chances.

Arnold attacked on the counter on a number of occasions and were kept out by the ever solid Nic Watson, who pulled off some remarkable saves in goal.

Five minutes before half time, Arnold pinched a goal on the counter-attack when a long ball forward fell to the feet of the Arnold striker who finished well to give the home side a 1-0 lead at the break.

Chesterfield came out fighting in the second half and quickly equalised when a nice piece of play saw Singleton pull the ball back to Sammy Stokes who slotted the ball home.

From the kick-off, Arnold responded with another direct ball forward to their striker to give them the lead once again.

In what then turned into an end to end game, Chesterfield were once again looking for a goal to get them back into the game and were straight on the attack.

The Spireites equalised when a Kel Fidler corner found its way into the back of the net.

Remarkably, Arnold restored their lead again straight from kick-off when they went on the attack with another direct ball.

Chesterfield had to dig deep if they were to hey anything out of the game and they certainly did that.

Captain Robyn Henton stepped up with ten minutes to play and smashed a rocket into the top corner to pull the Spireites level once again.

This time Chesterfield managed to avoid conceding straight from kick-off and were now on top.

Looking for the winner, with five minute to play, up stepped Ami Buzzeo, who curled a right-footed effort into the far top corner to give the Spireites the lead for the first time in the game.

Stokes found the net again late on to get her second and secure the three points for the Spireites.

Chesterfield's next game is at home (Glapwell Stadium) against Arnold Town in the league next Sunday.

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