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 Melbourne Dynamo U14

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

Referee: Neil Smith

Match Day: 17 October 2020

Kick-off: 09:45 am

FT: 0 – 6

(HT: 0 – 2)

Goals Conceded:  25’, 30’, 38’ 50’ 55’ & 68’

Starters:

3       Mollie                

4       Abby

5       Emmie (Captain)      

6       Tonbara

7       Ruby L.      

9       Amelie

11     India                  

12     Ruby S. (Goalkeeper)

Substitutes:

None

Match Summary: 17 October 2020

Today’s semi-final Challenge Cup match of the 2019/20 season between Derby County FC Women (DCFCW) U13 White Socks and Melbourne Dynamo U14 was initially played on 12 September 2020 (but cancelled by the League).

The DCFCW U13 White Socks had only eight players available for this match, because most of its players that were registered for the 2020/21 season were cup-tied.

The DCFCW U13 White Socks started this game with a 3-3-1 formation with Emmie, Tonbara, and Abby in defence, Ruby L., Mollie and India in the mid-field and Amelie as the lone striker. Despite playing 8 against 9 players, the DCFCW U13 White Socks started this match very well.

The DCFCW U13 White Socks dominated and controlled the first 20 minutes of this game and they were very unlucky not to have been out of sight. The DCFCW U13 White Socks Girls positioning, passing, defending and transitional play was outstanding during the first quarter of this match. However, the impact of playing with a player down started having its toil on the White Socks Girls. Melbourne Dynamo U14 optimised their numerical advantage by scoring two goals during the 25th and 30th minutes of this match. The 1st half ended 0 – 2 in favour of Melbourne Dynamo U14.

The DCFCW U13 White Socks started the 2nd half slowly and went 0 – 3 down during the 38th minutes of today’s game. Ruby S. continued to be exceptional as a stand-in goalkeeper with some great saves and as a sweeper keeper.

Melbourne Dynamo U14 continued to exploit their numerical advantage by scoring twice during the 50th and 55th minute of the match making it 0 – 5. The DCFCW U13 White Socks continued to be disciplined with and without possession and created some incredibly good goalscoring opportunities. With fatigue setting in, Melbourne Dynamo U14 made it 0 – 6 during the 68th minutes of the game. The outcome of today’s semi-final match notwithstanding, the DCFCW U13 White Socks Girls should be proud of themselves by their individual and collective display. The DCFCW U13 White Socks Girls played today’s game with passion and gave a good account of themselves despite the numerical advantage of the opposition.