ASHBOURNE Ladies reached the quarter-finals of the County Cup after pulling off something of a giant-killing against Little Eaton.
After a long lay-off Ashbourne – who ply their trade in Division Two of the Derbyshire Girls & Ladies League – hosted on Division One high-flyers Little Eaton and so on paper it was a hard task to progress.
But Ashbourne started the livelier and progressed to dominate the game, so much so that it should have been all over by half time, the hosts missing chance after chance.
Much of the same followed after the break, due to total organisation in the Ashbourne side.
Little Eaton had a couple of spells of possession but in the whole game Lucy Swift in the Ashbourne goal had one shot to save.
Eventually the breakthrough came, thanks to the pace of Laura Sears, who latched onto a great through ball from a battling Lisa Shenton to slot home.
In truth, Sears could have had more as chance after chance went begging.
Great credit should go to all the team for their fitness and commitment to the cause, and now the ladies find themselves second in the league and still in three cup competitions.
ASHBOURNE: Swift, Wager, Allsop, Coles, Poyser, Sears, Fearn, Shenton, Wood, Martin, Glanville (Dales 65).