Chesterfield Women moved 4 points clear of their closet rivals on Wednesday night as they notched a confident 5-0 victory away at Arnold Town Ladies.
The Spireites started without several key influential players but offered a starting debut to recent signing Eleanor Abercrombie.
Abercrombie almost scored just 30 seconds into her debut with a clever cross finding her at the back post, only for her volleyed shot to find the Arnold Keeper.
Chesterfield worked hard against a very resilient Arnold Team, but found themselves take the lead on 21 minutes as captain Robyn Henton latched on to a clever Kelly Fidler flick before placing a well-placed shot passed the keeper under pressure.
Arnold Town attempted a quick recovery, but no avail as Chesterfield slowly asserted themselves in the game, after a patient period Chesterfield doubled their lead as the hard-working Kelly Fidler found herself in shooting position from a tight angle inside the box and with the aid of a deflection, she found the back of the net.
Half time Arnold Town 0 - 2 Chesterfield FC Women
Despite a brief period of pressure from the opposition, Chesterfield stepped up a gear in the second half as they asserted themselves strongly in the game.
They were rewarded with another goal on 65 minutes after an incredible Becky Bryan run, taking the ball past 6 players in the process, eventually found the feet of Kelly Fidler who calmly slotted home her second of the game.
The strong periods of pressure gained intensity as Chesterfield sought to finish the game strongly, Robyn Henton was rewarded with her second of the game on 72 minutes with a cool finish in the box giving the Spireites a 4-0 lead.
The victory was sealed just two minutes later with a sensational goal from Steph Warren who found herself free down the left wing and placed a shot neatly over the keeper from 25 yards into the top corner. A goal that perhaps mirrored the quality of the Chesterfield team performance.
A late onslaught on the Arnold goal could have seen more goals added to the scoreline with Lacey, Singleton, Caunt and Henton all coming close, but some smart stops by the keeper and the help of the woodwork kept Chesterfield at bay.
The victory leaves Chesterfield FC Women in second place in the league, a clear 4 points above their closest rivals and with 3 games in hand.
Final Score, Arnold Town 0 - 5 Chesterfield FC Women