Derby County Ladies Football Club

Under 15’s

Derby County Ladies Football Club

Under 15's News


On Saturday the U15s played host to the current table toppers Coventry who have got off to a very impressive start to the season having played 4 and won 4. In fact this talented Coventry side haven’t tasted defeat for more than 2 seasons so on paper this first ever meeting between the two sides was surely going to test the Ewes to the maximum.

However the Ewes were on the front foot from the first whistle playing some delightful football. Coventry simply had no answers to Derby’s high tempo, pass and move style of play. Coventry were hanging on with some brave defending having to deal with wave after wave of attacks from the rampant Ewes side. Then on 17 minutes the breakthrough, having created several good opportunities prior the Ewes finally took a deserved lead with a well worked goal scored by Eden. Derby didn’t take their foot off the gas and with 7 mins of the half remaining they took a 2-0 lead. Live wire Eden who was by now clearly enjoying herself, was the beneficiary of a well worked move to score Derby’s and her second goal of the game to give Derby a well deserved 2-0 interval lead.

There was no let up for Coventry in the second half as the Ewes continued in the same vein. Midway through the half Derby took a 3 - 0 lead with a wonderful goal brilliantly tucked away by Mia. A rare Coventry attack broke down in Derbys third - 4 passes later it was nestling in the back of the Coventry net to make it 3-0 and effectively game over. Derby weren’t finished yet and with 10 minutes remaining the wonderful Eden completed her Hatrick with another beautifully taken goal to make it 4-0 which was how the game ended.

Head Coach Franco Buonaguro said "This was probably one of the best all-round team performances I have witnessed in my long and distinguished footballing career - well long anyway. Much credit also goes to the Coventry girls who never dropped their heads and worked extremely hard just to stay in the game. They shouldn’t feel too down because Derby were unplayable at times and since my involvement with the club I don’t think I have ever seen the team perform better.

"Finally, at the end of a very difficult week for me personally with the passing of my cousin frank and one of the last truly great gen Secs Rodney Bickerstaffe former gen Sec of NUPE and then UNISON. I like so many others grew up with these guys and I shall miss them both very much. So a huge thanks to the girls for bringing a little smile back to my face with that wonderful performance."

FT Derby County LFC U15s 4 v 0 Coventry LFC U15s HT 2-0
Eden 3
Mia 1