Fifths off to good start

Matlock Baileans 5ths 4

Leek 3

Matlock 5ths started the new season in determined fashion in this friendly and early pressure was soon rewarded.

Janice Bush opened this year’s account with a confident shot that hammered into the opposition’s backboard. Some excellent passing play quickly added two more goals.

Lauren Craven pounced on a loose ball in the D to make it 2-0 and a well-timed shot from Sarah English took the score to 3-0.

Leek came back stronger and more determined in the second half.

Making the most of their breaks, Leek didn’t take long to score two goals. Janice eased the pressure by scoring her second goal of the match but both teams battled to the whistle with Leek scoring in the final moments.

With a number of new players, this was an encouraging performance. Player of the match was Janice Bush.