Pride Park Preview

‘Boot Room’ provides us with a full preview of Impetus Partner Club Pride Park’s Derbyshire Ladies League Division One encounter with Chesterfield Inspire Blues.

Artwork: Pride Park FC

This weekend brings a first up for Pride Park, with a home fixture against Chesterfield Inspire Blues. The teams have never met previously, so represent something of an unknown quantity.

The Blues came into Division One this season after winning the Division Two title last tie round, with only two defeats and 11 wins from 13 games, in which they scored 45 and conceded just nine times. The Blues finished three points clear of Sandiacre Town, who were also promoted.

The Blues currently lie sixth in Division 1, with four points from four games. The transition to Division One hasn’t been plain sailing, but after a couple of heavy defeats in their opening fixtures, against Belper Town and Draycott, the Blues have steadied the ship, with a draw against Sandiacre and a win and clean sheet last week against Mickleover, suggesting they may now be finding their feet in the division.

The Blues’ main goal threat comes from Kim Harrison-Sinclair, who scored 13 in last season’s title campaign, and has maintained that form of around a goal-a-game with five so far this season. 

Both teams come into the game with wins behind them and unbeaten in two games and will be looking to continue that form and build momentum, so it promises to be a good game. Kick-off at Moorways is at 1.30pm. 

Form Guide (most recent results first):

Pride Park: WWLWLL

Chesterfield Inspire Blues: WDLL

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