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Derby County must wait until their final game of the season if they are to clinch the Midland Combination title after they were beaten 2-1 by Wolverhampton Wanderers in their penultimate match.
The last meeting of the two teams ended as a goalless draw as they cancelled each other out, and Derby started this game tentatively. Wolves manager Dave Ball's determination to give young players a chance to make their mark again paid dividends, and the first 45 minutes ended in stalemate.
Derby broke the deadlock in the 63rd minute when Wolves failed to clear a ball in the area and Emily Jeffery took advantage to put the visitors ahead. However Wolves replied within just five minutes as substitute Nicole Ledgister scrambled to get hold of a ball which she gently pushed round the keeper and watched it roll agonisingly over the line.
This inspired the home team, and winger Jenni Anslow sent in a strong of crosses as Wolves went in search of a winner, which duly arrived in the 83rd minute as Sophie Richards got on the end of one of those crosses to head home.
The result means that Derby are still two points ahead of Coventry City at the top, with both sides having one match left to play. Coventry take on Loughborough Students on Sunday and need nothing less than a win to keep their hopes alive, if they do so, Derby will need to beat Crewe Alexandra at Pride Park on Tuesday evening in order to overtake them.
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