Derby County Ladies Football Club

Academy Update with Dave Cholerton

With the opening weekend of the season, eight of eleven Academy teams were in action this weekend with impressive results and performances across the age groups. 

The Foundation team opened their season with an emphatic 12-1 win over Castle Donnington with hat tricks by Fitch and Barker, picking up where they left off last season, looking to retain all three trophies won last season.

In the Central Warwickshire Girls League, the u16 travelled to Telford and the Ewe Rams were dominant in the first half and stormed into a 2-0 lead with goals from debutant Juliet and Chloe adding a second five minutes later. Telford fought back to make the game 2-1 with just over 10 minutes to play but it was a superb response from Derby with Juliet scoring her second goal and securing a 3-1 victory.

The u14 black socks game in the Central Warwickshire Girls League was closely fought against Warwick Juniors with the Ewe Rams coming out on top with a 2-1 win with goals by Nicola and Steph.

The u15 were without a league game so they played a friendly against Stone u16. Coach Dolan, has set high expectations for his team this season after moving to the Warwickshire League and despite winning 4-2 he believed his team should have scored more.

The u14 white socks competed in the Challenge Shield against Sleetmoor. An exciting game ended 2-2 after extra time but it was the Ewe Rams who won the penalty shoot out 4-2.

The u12 black socks, the only team representing the Academy in a boys league, played their part in a very exciting game. Despite being in a losing position, the girls fought back to win the game 3-2. The u11 black socks, playing in the u12 league, won 7-0 including a hatrick for Hollie versus Outwoods.

Our non-competitive teams, u10 and u11 white socks, both produced good performances in their opening games with the coaches pleased with the progress.

A special mention goes to our u16 goalkeeper Naeve who saved two penalties in the Rammie v Sandy Ryan shoot out at half time in the Ewe Rams v Forest game.

Match Reports

Click here for the Foundation Team Match Report

Click here for the Under 14’s Black Socks Report

Click here for the Under 12’s Black Socks Report

Click here for the Under 11’s Black Socks Report