Derby County Football Club Women

Under 13’s White Socks

Under 13’s White Socks Match Report


Team: Derby County FC Women (DCFCW) U13 White Socks

Match: Derby County FC Women U13 (WS) Vs Eastwood Athletic FC Wildcats U13

Match Venue: Derby Racecourse Playing Fields, DE21 6AL.

Referee: Louis Carrington

Match Day: 1 May 2021

Kick-off: 10:50 am

FT: 3 – 3

(HT: 1 – 0)

Goals Conceded:  38’, 61’ & 62’

Starters:

1       Brooke    (Goalkeeper)     

2       Rhianna 

3       Mollie        

5       Emmie    (Captain)

6       Tonbara  (POTM)

7       Ruby L.    

11     India               (Goal)  60’ & 67’

12     Ruby S.   (Goal)  28’

14     Billie

Substitutes:

4       Abby        

Goal Assist: Abby (60’) & Tonbara (67’)

Match Summary: 1 May 2021

Today’s match between the Derby County FC Women (DCFCW) U13 White Socks and Eastwood Athletic FC Wild Cats U13 (Eastwood AFC Wild Cats) is a reverse league fixture between these teams that ended 0 – 4 in favour of the DCFCW U13 White Socks.

Today’s match was fairly balanced between both teams. The DCFCW U13 White Socks Captained by Emmie kept a high defensive line that was matched by the Eastwood AFC Wild Cats U13.

The regular strikers of the DCFCW U13 White Socks were not available for today’s match. Therefore, Emmie stood up to play as the lone striker (which she did exceptionally), Tonbara played on the left side of defence for the first time, India played in the mid-field instead of her preferred position on the wing and Rhianna dropped into right back for the first time during the 2nd half of the match to give the DCFCW U13 White Socks the required resilience. These Girls and the others adjusted perfectly to their assigned roles and responsibilities.

Ruby S’s trademark solo strike during the 28th minutes broke the deadlock of the match. The Eastwood AFC Wild Cats U13 resolutely defended against numerous onslaughts by the DCFCW U13 White Socks. The 1st half ended 1 – 0 in favour of the Home Team.

The DCFCW U13 White Socks returned for the 2nd half determined to increase their lead, but the Eastwood AFC Wild Cats U13 equalised from counter attack three minutes into the 2nd half. Numerous attempts by the DCFCW U 13 White Socks to restore their lead were rebuffed by this much organised opposition.

The DCFCW U13 White Socks determination paid off during 60th minutes of the when India scored from a well-timed pass from Abby making it 2 – 1. The Eastwood AFC Wild Cats U13 responded almost immediately by scoring two quick goals during the 61st and 62nd minutes. 

Despite going 2 – 3 behind, the DCFCW U13 White Socks were calm and disciplined. Tonbara made a solo-run from defence via the midfield to set-up India for a first brace during the 67th minutes of this very entertaining match. The match ended 3 – 3, which was a very fair outcome.

Today’s display by the DCFCW U13 White Socks Girls was as usual very commendable. Tonbara was awarded the Player of the Match (POTM) for her performance.