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The Ewes were made to sweat by a very determined Boldmere team, who never gave up and can consider themselves unfortunate to end up on wrong end of this 13-goal thriller.

Derby went close to opening the scoring in the first minute, when a cross from Lydia was only half cleared and Nicole’s shot hit the crossbar

It was Boldmere that took the lead with their first attack. Their number 8 picked the ball up in her own half, ran into the Derby box before shooting low into the net.

The Ewes weren’t behind for long though, scoring two goals in quick succession. First, Amy pounced and scored with the Boldmere defence stood appealing for a handball following a corner. Then Ella tried her luck from distance and her shot deceived the keeper and nestled in the net.

Boldmere equalised soon after when another fine run by the number 8 drew three Derby defenders, before she slipped the ball through to the number 11 to score.

Steph went close to restoring the lead, shooting into the side netting and Abbie produced some excellent defending to deny the Boldmere forwards as the half drew to a close.

The Ewes were caught cold in the opening exchanges of the 2nd half when a quick throw saw the Boldmere number 7 weave her way into the box and score to put the visitors in front once again.

Back came Derby, switching the ball across the edge of box to the unmarked Amy who smashed it past the keeper for the equaliser.

Derby then took the lead as Lydia flicked the ball over the defenders for Steph to run through and score with a low shot into the corner.

Boldmere refused to buckle and the number 8, who had been a thorn in Derby’s side all game, latched onto a loose ball in the box and slotted it past Lola to equalise.

Again, the Ewes edged in front. Abbie headed a corner into the path of Shania who flicked the ball in off the post. This signalled the start of Derby’s most dominant period of the game and they finally opened up a two-goal cushion when Steph’s shot was saved and Amber beat the defender to net the rebound.

Trying to kill the game off once and for all, Amy saw her header cleared off the line and the Boldmere keeper saved well to deny Steph. When Derby finally extended their lead Steph played through Amber who lifted the ball over the keeper.

But the drama didn’t end there and in the final few minutes, Boldmere were awarded a penalty which the number 8 duly dispatched and followed that up with her 4th goal of the game capitalising on the panic and confusion in the Derby defence to slid the ball into an empty net.

Manager Hannah Freeman said “After the long Christmas break the girls returned to action in a very open game, creating numerous chances and converting 7. However, defensively conceding 6 was very disappointing. But a win is a win and we move on to next week”.