Derby County Ladies Football Club

Under 13’s

Under 13's Match Report


Match Report DCLFC Under 13s v. Wirksworth Colts

11 Jan 2020 @ Anthony Gell School, Wirksworth 10:45am Kick off

A gloomy morning in the Derbyshire Peaks held host on an exposed and somewhat sloping pitch.  The going was heavy, but Derby followed their coaches instructions and imposed maximum intensity right from the off with shots aimed at the Wirksworth goal with only seconds on the clock, the most notable effort powerfully launched by Liv from the edge of the area, denied only by the crossbar.  If the aim of the game was to hit the oppositions keeper then Derby would quickly have been in double figures, a frustration compounded when Stacey broke clear and rifled into the net from long range but to be ruled out by the linesman’s flag.  But the seal was finally broken after 15 minutes when Liv picked up the ball at the edge of the area and drove home to the bottom left hand corner.

A goal mouth scramble fell to Stacey who tucked away the second, Charlie took one around the keeper and slotted it home from a tight angle for Derby’s third, and when the referee whistled and pointed to the spot for a Wirksworth hand ball, Lydia stepped up with a thunderous penalty kick to send Derby into half time with a 4-0 advantage.

With the slope of the pitch to their liking and the wind behind, Derby made easy work of the second half. Charlie quickly racked up her hattrick to extend the lead to six, and when Adela picked up the ball 30 yards out she spotted the Wirksworth keeper straying from her line and floated one straight into the net giving derby an unassailable 7-0 lead not 5 mins into the second half. Wave after wave of Derby pressure yielded more goals from Lucie, Adela & Charlie before Wirksworth broke forward with pace and determination and bagged themselves a consolation goal. But and a well-deserved birthday brace from Katie regained the Derby momentum, the game finishing with a sharp turn and  instinctive strike by Charlie for Derby’s 14th of the day.

Final score: Wirksworth Colts 1 - Derby County 14.