Ashfield Rugby Club Ladies returned from their festive break to maintain their good form with a 10-5 victory at Derby against a very competitive side and in somewhat dubious playing conditions.
The first half was nip and tuck with both sides enjoying good possession without really threatening the try line.
This was a forwards game, especially with the heavy going, but the backs did contribute to this entertaining encounter.
Derby just edged the first half with a good try to give them a 5-0 lead at the break.
The game restarted and again was confined to centre field until Ashfield Danii Booth scored her first try and, with a missed conversion, the score was all square.
Ashfield had more opportunities to extend their lead, but a missed penalty by Trish Hart and a disallowed Mandy Taylor try made this a tighter game than maybe it should have been.
With the game almost over, Ally Sanders scored her first try for Ashfield.