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Derby County Ladies Black Socks U12’s 3 -2 Duffield Dynamo Eagles 

First game of the of the season for us today and being the first team to enter the boys league, as a collective coaches and players we didn’t know really what to expect.

However, the girls rose to the challenge and came away with a win on the opening day of the season.

The match started with an early goal from Olivia Wheatcroft finding space in the channel, cutting inside and getting an early shot off to find the bottom right hand corner, giving Derby Ladies an early 1 - 0 lead.

Soon after Duffield equalised with a rocket of a shot from outside of the area giving our goal keeper very little chance to stop the shot.

The game there after was very tight with a few chances from both teams but the derby defence held firm and a few chances for Derby Ladies just missing the target.

5 minutes before half time Duffield scored from a well worked corner with a very good cross coming into the box and met with a very good header from the Duffield captain to make the game 1 - 2 before half time.

The girls came off a little deflated after going a goal down just before the first half but a number of changes were made to give Derby Ladies some fresh legs and a pep talk from the coaches lifted the spirits again.

Soon after the second half kicked off Charlie Duthie found herself through on goal one on one with the keeper to slot the  ball hole to make the score 2 - 2.

The game was then pretty level with limited chances for both teams and the majority of play being contested in the midfield.

However with around 15 minutes left on the clock Emma Coates picked up the ball in midfield and drove towards the 18 years box, Emma then cut inside the defender and got a good solid shot off to find the bottom corner giving Derby a much deserved 3-2 lead.

Derby and Duffield both had chances in the final 15 minutes of play and Duffield did pile on the pressure towards the end but the Derby Ladies showed their resilience in the end to give them the first win of the season and in the boys league.

All of the team played their roles well all getting equal time and the coaches, players and parents couldn’t have been any more proud of them all.

Goal Scorers
Olivia Wheatcroft
Charlie Duthie
Emma Coates