Derby County Ladies Football Club

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In the week we saw our first Christmas lights, we came up against a very talented Alvechurch side eager to revenge their 4-3 defeat at the hands of the Ewes, only a few weeks ago.

A perfectly observed minutes silence was followed by 70 minutes of exhilarating football in which Derby played a part but ultimately fell to a heavy defeat.

The Ewes set off on the front foot with Ella going close in the opening seconds.

Abbie produce an excellent tackle at the expense of a corner. However, Alvechurch took the lead from the resultant corner when their number 9 powered her way through to head home.

Lola made the first of several good saves soon after but the Ewes gradually played their way into the game. A series of excellent throw ins from Tash wreaked havoc in the Alvechurch defence but they stood firm and cleared their lines.

Derby did have the ball in the back of the net midway through the half, but a late flag saw the goal ruled out.

Alvechurch extended their lead just shortly before half time. As a Derby attack broke down, a quick interchange saw the number 9 through on goal and there was only ever going to be one winner.

The same player was unlucky not to complete her hat-trick when she smashed the ball against the crossbar with virtually the last kick of the half.

It was Derby’s turn to survive a goalmouth scramble at the start of the second half.

Lola then saved well from the number 6 and the number 10 broke clear of the defence but fired into the side netting in the next attack.

Derby again grew into the game and started to play some good football with Joint Moza Lady of the Match winner Steph, standing out in midfield. However, two goals in a matter of minutes broke the girl’s spirits with the Alvechurch Number 9 completing her second hat trick against them this season.

It was damage limitation after that, and it became the Moza Lady of the Match Lola versus Alvechurch show, as the home side went for the kill.

The young keeper made excellent saves to deny the Numbers 14, 7 and 9 (twice) to keep the score respectable. Not to be outdone, the Alvechurch goalie also produced an incredible save to deny Steph K and Derby a consolation goal.

Manager Hannah Freeman said “The girls kept battling against strong opposition and despite the score line it was still a very tight match”.