Following yesterday’s win at Hasland, our roving reporter asked three of the players for their thoughts on the game and, in particular, the versatility of the squad;
Summer Evans: "It was great to get a hat trick today, although I thought it was never going to happen after hitting the cross bar and post!
I'm enjoying playing with Annie, and think we’re developing a good partnership. She’s very selfless, passing the ball across goal for me to make runs on to. She’s also scored some great goals too."
Bleu Lewis-Wilson: "I feel like all the girls played really good football today, in a well deserved win. From starting in centre-mid to then being put up front was quite enjoyable, especially as I got to score my first goal of the season. I was pleased to finish off a great move, working the ball up the pitch and the pass from Annie was perfect for me to hit."
Beth Thompson: "I enjoy playing defence and centre-mid as it gives me an opportunity to show different aspects of my game - although I was a bit worried I might be asked to go to centre back when Hannah Roberts went off injured!
At right back I was up against a fast opponent so the main focus was on limiting her involvement in the game. When I moved to centre-mid I was able to get forward and play some more attacking football and be involved in creating chances on goal. There’s a big emphasis in the squad on versatility and I’m often required to play different positions, but after missing an absolute sitter today, I think it’s safe to say one position Dave will not be playing me is up front!"
As Mickleover Sports v Belper Town was postponed, the only other Division 1 game played yesterday featured next week’s opponent, Wirksworth Colts, who beat Draycott Victoria 3-0.
Chesterfield Reserves and Mickleover Sports remain first and second in the table respectively, on 7 points. Pride Park are now 3rd, a point behind the leaders with games in hand, and Level on points with next week’s opponents, Wirksworth.