A battling performance sees the Ewe’s book their place in the final after managing to breakdown an organised Chesterfield Women FC.
From the first whistle both teams began to play their football, but the Ewe’s managed to open the scoring in the 7th minute from a corner, as Laura Monk fired in the cross that found Ruby Barnes unmarked at the back post and she tapped it home to put Derby 1-0 up.
The game continued, with derby dominating possession for much of the half but were unable to double their lead due to an immense defensive display by the Spireites.
The tides turned towards the end of the match, where Chesterfield began to really apply some pressure, However, the Ewe’s did not back down and managed to maintain the lead going into the second half.
Chesterfield started the better of the sides and began to maintain some possession, but Derby continued to counter on both flanks making life hard for the Spireites, which was the theme of the second half.
Derby had some great chances to double their lead through some brilliant attacking spells, but the Spireites battled hard and remained organised to deal with the pressure.
The final whistle blew and the game ended 1-0 with a beautifully worked set piece at the start of the game being the match winner.
Derby remains unbeaten in all competitions and had Chesterfield their first loss since October.
Due to adverse weather conditions, the semi-final between Borrowash Victoria and Chesterfield Ladies was postponed, meaning Derby will have to wait to see who they will face in the Cawarden Women's Cup Final.
Written by Max Stairs