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It seemed strange going back to Alvaston Park, three and a half months since we last played there. On that occasion, it was Remembrance weekend and we beat a very good Boldmere side and on this occasion the Ewes swept aside Kinghurst Sporting with an excellent display of passing and movement followed by ruthless finishing.

There is a saying amongst journalists that more than five goals in a game is a list and that is true of today’s report.

Because of late arrivals we started the game 7-a-side and in truth, Kingshurst outplayed us immediately on kick-off.

The seven girls that started looked tentative and Kingshurst took full advantage. Literally in the first minute the number 4 flashed a shot across Emma that went just wide, then moments later the number 5 ran half the length of the pitch and smashed the ball into the back of the net to put the visitors into the lead.

With that an eighth Kingshurst player arrived, Lydia came on and equalised with her first touch.

Lydia doubled her tally when she netted the rebound from Amy’s shot. Lydia then repaid the compliment, flicking Sophie’s pass into Amy’s path to score. the third.

Lydia completed her hat trick following in Sophie’s shot and netting the rebound. Katy then fed the ball out to Aimee to score her 101st goal for the Ewes.

Sophie was next to get on the scoresheet, cutting in from the left to fire past the static keeper. Her second came moments later when she followed Katy’s shot in to net the rebound off the keeper.

The Kingshurst keeper made several good saves only to see the Derby forwards beat the static defenders to the loose ball. This time Aimee benefitted to score her second.

The ninth goal came when Amber profited from penalty area pinball with the ball at her feet and the goal gaping.

Lydia scored her fourth when she ran from the half way line, cut inside the defender to plant the ball into the net.

History was repeated as Charlie followed up a shot to net a rebound and Sophie gratefully accepted a gift and a goal kick found her lurking on the edge of the area to bag her hat trick.

All credit goes to the Kingshurst girls. Their heads never went down and they battled for every ball.

Katy, who had been unlucky with several shots from outside the box, then profited when Aimee unselfishly laid the ball back from the by-line by drilling it into the corner.

The biggest cheer was for Megan who was the only girl who previously had never scored for the club. The diminutive defender went up front for the final ten minutes of the game and despite squandering a couple of good chances, she expertly muscled her way past a defender to bury her shot in the corner, much to the delight of her team mates!

Manager Hannah Freeman said “It was really nice to see such a reaction after letting in an early goal and they showed fantastic team spirit trying to get others to score.“