The final result was disappointing, but Asfordby shouldn’t be downhearted with their performance against a strong and experienced Desford side.
Asfordby were caught out by two early goals on the break from the visitors, but they certainly created enough first-half chances to get back in the game.
Jess Nightingale and Sarah Milner linked well and the pace of Sarah Brown and Hannah Green were always a threat, but the Desford defence stood firm.
The second half followed a similar pattern, until Desford made it 3-0 with a textbook header from a corner.
Asfordby continued to press and were rewarded with a goal from Danielle Sharpe who finished a great move.
This lifted the visitors, but with little time left on the clock, they couldn’t make their late dominance count.
Some good performance across the squad, with Clare Marlow outstanding at the back and a strong showing from Paige Martin in midfield.
Hannah Tyman and Alisha De’ath-Eccles made promising league debuts to add further strength to the squad
The result leaves Asfordby fourth in the league, but there is little between the top four.
Amateurs: E. Roberts, A. Roberts, H. Tyman, K. Hutton, C. Marlow, M. Reader, H. Millin, S. Anderson, P. Martin, H. Green, S. Brown, S. Milner, D. Sharpe, K. Plimmer, J. Nightingale, A. De’ath-Eccles.