Chesterfield FC Women are now unbeaten in their last 12 games following a victory on the road this afternoon, winning 3-1 at Barnsley FC Development.
Five changes were made following the draw against Brunsmeer last weekend with Broadhurst making her debut after signing this week.
The Spireites got off to a slow start with Barnsley taking advantage of that by capitalising and scoring from a corner. This was a wake-up call but the Spireites couldn’t really get going, misplacing passes and looking lethargic.
In the final quarter-of-an-hour in the first half, the Spireites took charge and started creating good chances, with the opposition keeper making some outstanding saves.
The second-half saw Chesterfield dictate play and limit Barnsley’s chances. Harrison equalised with an great free-kick from 35 yards out.
The Spireites built on this, kept the ball well and went searching for the next goal, testing the Barnsley defence and keeper.
With success down the left-hand side, Foster picked the ball up on the edge of the 18-yard box and scored a great goal.
A pin-point pass from Watkinson then sent Foster through and she rounded the keeper to score and make it 3-1.
Staying disciplined, compact and professional in the closing stages, the Spireites saw the game out.
Afterwards, manager Andrea Parkinson said: “I wasn’t happy with the first-half performance as I know we’re better than that. We lacked creativity and energy.
“The second half saw the response from the players that was needed and we got the goals we deserved after dominating the second half.
“Broadhurst came in to make her debut and she was outstanding.
“We are looking forward to the quarter-final cup game next weekend.”