Derby County Ladies Football Club

Under 14’s

Under 14 Match Report

The score line might suggest that the Ewes had a ‘bad day at the office’, however, this wasn’t the case.

The game saw two evenly matched teams slug it out with Coventry’s clinical finishing, especially from set pieces being the main difference.

In tricky conditions Coventry started the brighter of the two teams. The Number 9 was causing the Ewes defence plenty of problems and it was no surprise when she muscled her way through and hammered the ball into the roof of the net, to open the scoring.

The Sky Blues doubled their lead soon after when the Derby defence struggled to clear a corner and their Number 2 buried the loose ball.

The goal however galvanised the Ewes and Leah was inches from heading home Sommer’s corner in at the far post. Inspired by that chance, the Ewes scored soon after when Ava bundled home another of Sommer’s excellent corners.

Amber was called upon to produce two excellent saves to keep the hosts at bay. Unfortunately, on the stroke of half time, the excellent Coventry Number 10 pounced to smash home a loose ball following a corner.

Up against it, the Ewes needed to come out strongly in the second half. The first goal was always going to be important and unfortunately it was Coventry that scored it. The quality of the Sky Blues corners was excellent and caused maximum panic in the Ewes box. This time the Number 16 profited firing home a loose ball for the fourth goal.

The Coventry Number 9 soon concluded the scoring by chasing down a back pass and slipping it under Amber and into the goal.

Credit to the girls though as they stuck to their task and dominated the ball for large periods of the second period. Ava, Ruby x2 and Leah x2 all had good chances that on another day they would have buried.

Manager Stuart Cokayne said “The game was played in difficult conditions. Coventry pressed well and prevented us from playing our usual game. The team will have learnt a lot from the experience that will help us going forward”.