Hasland CFC Ladies opened their Division One season with a dominant 5-2 win over newly promoted Pride Park Ladies.
Goals from Leann Cole (2), Emily Mapley-Sims (2) and Cath Costello gave the Hasland side the win in a game which saw four players make their full debut.
It took nine minutes for Hasland to make the breakthrough when Mapley-Sims cut back the ball from the byline for last season’s top scorer Cole to stroke home from close range.
Cole got a second three minutes later when she latched on to a lobbed ball over the top of the Pride Park defence and buried into the keeper’s bottom left corner.
Hasland were comfortable and Mapley-Sims extended the lead after debutant Tania Shelley played an accurate cross field ball to start off a lovely passing move.
Pride Park pulled a goal back before Mapley-Sims hit the post from close range. Another debutant Cath Costello made it 4-1 after player of the match Kirbi Jackson found her in the area. The game was well and truly put to bed in the 73rd minute when Mapley-Sims used her raw pace to break into the box and fire high into the corner to make it 5-1. Pride Park scored from a rare breakaway to add a little bit respectability to the scoreline as it finished 5-2.