Alfreton Ladies were away to Hasland Ladies at Cavendish Fields in Matlock at the weekend and made a bright start, putting Hasland under pressure.
With only five minutes on the clock, Charlotte Maxted put Alfreton 1-0 up.
From the restart, Alfreton again put Hasland under pressure and, with some good one-twos in the box, Sara Gingell found the back of the net.putting Alfreton 2-0 up. But as the game restarted, Alfreton seemed to lose concentration and, with one of Hasland’s rare attacks, they scrambled the ball over the goalline to make it 2-1.
Alfreton’s answer to this was, straight from the kick off, to attack Hasland’s goal, where, from the edge of the 18-yard box Charlotte Maxted curled the ball into the net, making the score 3-1 to Alfreton.
Then, in the 20th minute, Alfreton got a corner on the right, the ball came out to Lyndsey Barnet, she played the ball back into the box and over the keeper’s head and into the net, making it 4-1.
From the kick off, Alfreton carried on playing some great football with good passing and movement and this paid off again in the 27th minute with Sara Gingell receiving the ball and running at the Hasland defence, curling the ball into the net from 20 yards out, putting Alfreton 5-1 up.
Alfreton kept the pressure up but could not add to the score so went into half-time 5-1 up.
Alfreton kicked off the second half and carried on from the first half with some good football, playing the ball from one side of the pitch to the other and, with the midfield in control, Alfreton kept looking for the next goal.
This came in the 50th minute as the ball fell to Lisa Dolan in the 18-yard box.
In the 55th minute, a cross from Laura Swift found its way to Lisa Dolan on the edge of the six-yard box and scored her second goal.
As the game was coming to a close, Sharni Hall made the final score 8-1 to Alfreton. This keeps Alfreton top of the division.
and, with Dronfield beating Killamarsh, Alfreton are now one point clear at the top with two games to go. The first of these is against Killamarsh next Sunday at Pentrich Road.