Derby County Ladies Football Club

Under 13’s

Under 13's Match Report

Match Report DCLFC Under 13s v. Eastwood Athletic U14s

12 October 2019 @ Racecourse, Derby 9:30am Kick off 

An early start on a dull & wet October morning might not sound too appealing, but a full squad arrived ahead of schedule, buoyed by the previous weekends finale and eager to maintain momentum. Derby started brightly and pushed forward from the outset, Liv showing good strength to break clear and force an early save from the Eastwood keeper. Lydia was seeking to impose her presence up front and her determination was almost rewarded as she narrowly missed the target, but when a corner ball worked it’s way through she wasted no time in slotting home to give Derby an early advantage with only 5 minutes on the clock.

Lucy still had the taste of goal from last weeks’ screamer and was shooting on sight, drawing a good save from a very capable Eastwood keeper who despite a barrage of shots was doing well to frustrate Derby until Lucy and Charlie combined in a fast flowing move which Charlie buried to double the lead. At 2-0 and despite the Derby pressure the game was far from over and it looked like the score was to narrow when Eastwood broke forward and put the ball in the Derby net.  But following a lengthy consultation with the linesman, the referee ruled it out for offside, a bitter blow for Eastwood at the end of the first half.

Emma gave Derby the perfect start to the 2nd half with a thumping effort from outside the area which gave the keeper no chance, and soon after the restart Adela latched on to a loose ball, strode forward and showed composure to fire home Derby’s fourth. Liv showed her usual eye for goal with an instinctive and powerful strike from long range which the keeper did well to parry, but it fell into Charlie’s path who followed in to tap home for  Derby’s fifth. Derby were testing the keeper with a barrage of shots from Liv, Millie & Gracie among others, but it was an Emma free kick that floated right through the area and into the back of the net for Derby’s sixth.

With the seconds ticking down, Leah eloped from left back and stretched her legs all the way up the left wing into the Eastwood half, and it was lucky 7 indeed as she pumped the ball forward towards the goal mouth only to watch it bounce through the pack and grease it’s way straight between the unfortunate replacement keepers shins and over the line to seal Eastwood’s fate.

Final score: Derby County 7 – Eastwood Athletic Girls 0.

Submitted by:

Annette Hancock