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Draycott go top after beating Pride Park

Draycott leap-frogged Wirksworth - who were without a game - to go top of the Derbyshire Ladies League Division One on Sunday.

They were made to work for the points by a depleted Pride Park but, despite stiff resistance from the visitors, three second-half goals wrapped up the points in a 4-0 win. Scorers were Loughenbury (2), O’Connor and Ferris.

Mickleover returned to winning ways against Mercia, for whom Butcher scored but another brace for B. Jones and one from Clamp secured the points for Mickleover.

Belper Town hosted SK Vipers, who will have had their confidence boosted by last week’s win, but the hosts took the points, with goals from Brentnall (2), Burke and Travers. The scores for the visitors were S. Morrisey and Jones.



Action from Draycott's win over Pride Park. Photo by Shaun Hardwick.

In the bottom of the table clash Chesterfield Reserves came out on top to draw away from Ilkeston Town Development at the foot of the table, with goals from Caunt, Marsden, Stack and Dennis.

In Division Two, leaders Matlock Town were held at home by third-placed Sandiacre Town.


Chesterfield Inspire Blues, second in the table before kick off, took full advantage with a 4-1 win at home to Sleetmoor United, to move to the top, one point clear of Matlock.

Woodlands Reserves move into third, ahead of Sandiacre, thanks to a home win against Castle Donington.


Sandiacre are now one of three teams on 17 points after Stanton Ilkeston beat Shirebrook and Belper Town Development took all three points from their game with Vipers.

Division One:

Draycott 4-0 Pride Park

Mercia 1-3 Mickleover

Chesterfield Dev 4-0 Ilkeston Town Dev

Belper Town 4-2 SK Vipers

Division Two:

Inspire 4-1 Sleetmoor

Stanton 4-1 Shirebrook

Sandiacre 1-1 Matlock

Woodlands Res 4-2 Castle Don

Vipers 2-4 Belper Town Dev