Football: Emilia bags brace for Dearne

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Rebeca Emilia (2) and Nicola Savage netted in a 3-0 home victory for Dearne & District to end Chesterfield’s four-game unbeaten start, writes Julian Barker.

Prior to the Dearne fixture, Chesterfield had conceded just two goals in the Sheffield and Hallam County League’s Division One.

In the same division, Lauren Saunders bagged a hat trick for Edlington Royals in their 5-1 win at Anston.

Swinton Athletic were downed 4-0 by Socrates in a clash between the Division Two’s bottom clubs.

Mexborough Athletic lost 9-0 at Staveley Miners Welfare.

The Midland Combination saw Rotherham United Ladies return to winning ways with a 3-1 win over Leicester City Ladies.

Nat Shaw’s brace and an Amy Pollock strike settled the points for the Millers on home turf.

Claire Needham captained Brighouse to a 3-1 win at Millers Ladies whose side included familiar faces from her days at Rotherham United - one of whom Kerry Longstone scored the home goal from a penalty.

Millers lost Chelsea Kitchen to injury during the North East Women’s Regional League’s Southern Division tie.

After a four game unbeaten start followed by two defeats, Rovers Foundation edged their home game with Sheffield Wednesday 3-2 thanks to goals from Gemma Harte (2) and Tara Fisher.