Having not been able to play or train in over 5 weeks it was always going to be difficult against a much bigger, stronger, physical side on a huge pitch and so it turned out. Having had to wait in the pouring rain for over an hour after the venue double booked the venue the signs were on the wall that it was not to be a good day. Fair play to Chadderton who used the space and size of the pitch really well spreading the ball around and exploiting the gaps and the kind natured Hepworth players. The Eagles found themselves hit by three goals inside the first 12 minutes before they even started to find their shape. Then just when they were easing into the game and were putting pressure on their opponents Chadderton broke quickly and scored a 4th just before half time.
Hepworth had more presence about themselves in the second half but found Chadderton too quick and strong for them and despite a much better start fell behind even further to two good goals in the 31st and 38th minute. With many of the goals coming from individual Errors which were to be expected after such a long period without being able to kick a ball. At six nil down Hepworth did force several corners and had a few good chances of their own but could not force the ball into the net. When it looked liked the game may just stumble away at 6-0 Chadderton struck a further two goals in the last couple of minutes to make it 8 -0 and complete the misery on Hepworth. It was not all doom and gloom there were some good individual performances but collectively as a team they looked of the pace a little and things will hopefully improve once the pandemic allows a regular training regime. The Referees player of the match was Sophie Badrock who as Captain lead by example.