Derby County Ladies Football Club

Derby County LFC v Hilton Harriers



Team1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Derby County LFC Foundation303Win
Hilton Harriers000Loss

Match Report

Foundation Start Season With Win

Derby County Ladies Foundation Team Manager Chris Sanders was delighted with his side’s opening day win after a 3-0 victory over Hilton Harriers. 

Goals from Lauren Wigley, Harja Aftab and Charlotte Fitch secured all three points for the newly formed team and Sanders felt his side were well worth the points.

Chris said “Overall I thought it was a great start to the season. Given the relatively short time we have been with the group and the work we have done on the training ground it was very pleasing to see how we kept and moved the ball throughout the 90 minutes.

“We took our foot off the gas a little in the 2nd half which was expected given we only had 11 players but we managed the game really well and if it wasnt for the Hilton GK (who had a great game) we would have scored double figures.”

The Ewe rams found themselves ahead on two minutes when a testing in-swinging corner fell to Wigley who slotted home to the give the home side an early lead.

That early goal seemed to galvanise the team as they doubled their lead on 4 minutes after a ball over the top was latched onto by Aftab, who cooly finished for 2-0.

Further chances came for the home side as they worked the Hilton Harriers goalkeeper hard and they added a third on 15 minutes when Fitch was the recipient of a wonderful pass from Wigley, who then fired home a shot from 18-yards for a 3-0 lead.

There was little in return from Hilton with the Ewe Rams looking to add more to their goal tally but as the game wore on, the home side were content with keeping their lead having no subs available.

Late chances for both sides came with goalkeeper Jodie Hill keeping her concentration well to deny Hilton, whilst Fitch and Aftab went close for the Ewe Rams. 

The game ended in a 3-0 victory for Derby County Ladies Foundation Team, giving Sanders and coach Tom Hodges the perfect start to the season.


GK – Jodie Hill
RB – Charlotte Storrar
LB – Eleanor Farthing
CB – Tara Hall
CB – Eve Brumby
CM – Tirzah Cooper
CM – Alice Shelton
CM – Lauren Wigley
RW – Elouise Page
LW – Hajra Aftab
ST – Charlotte Fitch


Date Time League Season
10th September 2017 2:00 pm Foundation Team 2017/18