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Draycott extend their lead at the top

Derbyshire Ladies League leaders Draycott travelled to Buxton to play SK Vipers and a clean sheet and goals from Hill, O’Connor, Loughenbury and Ferris, ensured they returned with all three points.

Draycott’s lead at the top was extended as second-placed Wirksworth lost at home to Pride Park, thanks to goals for the visitors by Znamirowska, Jones and Snape.

Mickleover are now only behind Wirksworth on goal difference, after a resounding 5-0 win against bottom side Ilkeston Town Development. Beth Jones scored a hat-trick to maintain her record of scoring in every game and to pass 20 for the season. Kiernan and Martin completed the scoring.

Action from Wirksworth v Pride Park. Photo: Shaun Hardwick Photo.

Chesterfield have reinforced their Development side since the re-start with a sprinkling of players with first team experience, and it was enough for them to climbed our of the bottom two, at the expense of AFC Mercia who did not play, after a home win against Belper Town. Marsden (2) and Dennis were the scorers for Chesterfield, with Faulding scoring for the visitors.

In Division Two the meeting of the top two ended with Chesterfield Inspire Blues coming on out top, and consolidating their position at the top with a 4-0 win against Matlock Town who drop to third. Woodlands Reserves have now moved into second, after a comfortable win at Shirebrook.

Stanton Ilkeston are now fourth, behind Matlock on goal difference, after a win against Sleetmoor United. University of Derby returned empty handed after a 1-3 defeat at SK Vipers, whilst Sandiacre Town and Castle Donington slugged out a 4-4 draw.