Derby County Ladies Football Club

Under 14’s

Under 14 Match Report

Derby County LFC U14s 6-0 Claverdon

Our second meeting with Claverdon within seven days went in much the same way as the first meeting, despite having lost two influential players through injury.

Setting up differently, Claverdon obviously hoped to contain last week’s four goal hero, Leah. However, the striker was inches away from adding to her tally against them in the opening minutes.

Full of confidence, Leah tried an audacious backheel in the next attack which the Claverdon defence managed to scramble away but their relief was short lived, as Leah soon opened the scoring by glancing in Faye’s cross with her head.

In a rare foray into the Ewe’s half, Amber made a great save, diving to right to stop a shot from outside the box. At the other end, the Claverdon keeper was having a great game, single-handedly keeping her team mates in the game.

Sommer hit the post from outside the box before the keeper denied Ava twice within minutes just before the break.

As in previous weeks, the Ewes found another gear in the second half, and soon doubled their lead. Faye’s pass released Ruby and she cut in from the right to bury the ball past the keeper.

Soon after Lydia won the ball from a throw deep in the Ewes half. Seeing Sommer’s run, she laid the ball into her stride and Sommer in turn fed Ava, who had the composure to take the ball round the keeper and roll it into the back of the net.

The Claverdon keeper produced another outstanding save to deny the luckless Ava.

The Moza Lady of the Match Ruby then scored a carbon copy of her first goal as she ran onto Sommer’s through ball, outpaced the defender before cutting inside and burying the ball past the keeper.

Megan’s cross-come shot was tipped onto the post by the keeper who then produced a tremendous save to deny Leah a second goal

The goal of the game and potential goal of the season was scored by Katy as she controlled Sommer’s corner on the edge of the box and fired a shot which flew into the top corner.

As the game drew to a close, Eve struck a post and the keeper made a good save to deny Faye only to see Millie net the rebound.

Coach Stuart Cokayne said “The girls played some fantastic football today with all players involved in the build up to one of the goals. We will need to be on top form next week when we play an in-form Coventry team.”