Women’s team edged out by title rivals

Chesterfield FC Women went down to a 2-1 defeat at home to title rivals Millmoor Juniors this afternoon.
The Spireites went into the game having not played last week. It was always going to be a keenly contested game due to it being first versus second in the league.
Both teams started well  and looked to break each other down. There were chances at either end with both keepers kept busy.
The Spireites thought they had scored but unfortunately the referee ruled that the ball had not crossed the line.
Millmoor were the first to get the upper hand. Following a corner, Carroll made a great initial save but unfortunately the opposition striker was the first to react and turned the ball into the net.
The Spireites started the second half well and created numerous chances but unfortunately couldn’t find the back of the net.
The equaliser came following hard work from Allen, who capitalised when the keeper spilled the ball and found Butterworth, who scored with an effort from distance.
Both teams were again looking for ways to break each other down. Unfortunately, a chance opened up for Millmoor when their pacy winger created her own chance and found the net.
The Spireites then became dominant, keeping the ball well and they had a chance to level when they were awarded a penalty, but Foster missed from the spot.
Chesterfield kept creating chances but couldn’t find the back of the net.
Following a two-week break, the Spireites will be back on the road to face Lower Hopton.