Derby County 0-4 Sheffield United
Sheffield United comfortably beat Derby County 4-0 on a cold and rainy afternoon at Friesland School.
Before the match started, Derby midfielder Millie gave her thoughts before the game: “It’s going to be a tough match, but we’ve been working hard in training.”
The match ball was delivered by headteacher Peter Monk
The visitors made a flying start when their number 17 found the bottom corner from just inside the box.
The same player had a chance to double Sheffield’s lead when she was played through, but her effort was saved by Jamie.
Sheffield United were 2-0 up just after halfway through the first half when their number 5 guided the ball into the top right corner.
The home side almost got a goal back when Millie ran down the right wing and squared it across to Bella who hit the crossbar from long range.
The away side got the decisive third goal when their number 12 beat the defender and lofted the ball over Jamie.
At half-time, Derby County had to put an outfield player in goal due to Jamie picking up an injury.
Early in the first half, Jada was given a yellow card and was put in the sin bin.
Sheffield United almost made it four when their number 9 was played through but hit the side netting.
The visitors put the game out of sight when their number 9 cut onto her left foot and slid the ball past the stand in Derby keeper.
With ten minutes to go, the number 2 for Sheffield United nearly added another goal when she got through down the right flank but only managed to hit the side netting.
Late on in the game, number 9 for Sheffield United had her deflected effort cleared off the line by Tiff.
Lucy for Derby County was awarded player of the match and had this to say after the game: “The team did well in the second half but just couldn’t put the ball in the back of the net.”
Interesting fact: number 19 for Sheffield United had her shorts on back to front.
Derby County Community Trust Trainee