Late Winner Sees Off Burton Albion
Derby County A (Women) scored a late winner as they beat Burton Albion 2-1 at Moor Farm. Derby controlled the contest but fell behind from the penalty spot just after the break. They were back on level terms with less than 15 minutes left before firing in an 88th minute winner.
The game started slowly with neither side being able to fashion any real chances in the opening exchanges. It took until the half hour mark for Burton to register an attempt as they fired a freekick over the bar. Derby then saw an effort saved before their next counter attack was rounded off with an effort over the bar.
As the clock ticked down a fine solo run from deep inside the Derby half saw another save from the Burton ‘keeper to keep the score 0-0 at the break.
Burton started the second half on the front foot and took the lead eight minutes after the restart from the penalty spot. Derby then went on the attack searching for an equaliser and had an effort blocked before a long-range strike was held by the Burton number 1. On 70 minutes the hosts drew a fantastic save from the ‘keeper as the one-way traffic continued.
The pressure finally told as Derby drew level with an effort from inside the box. The hosts then went on the search for the winner but it seemed the visitors would hold onto a point until the 88th minute. The ball was dribbled into area and fired beyond the Burton ‘keeper to ensure that Derby took a deserved three points.
Elsewhere our other sides picked up three wins and just one defeat. A full list of our results today can be found below.
Derby County A (Women) 2-1 Burton Albion
Mansfield Town 2-8 Derby County E
Sheffield United 2-9 Derby County B
Birmingham City 0-7 Derby County A
Derby County C 2-4 Burton Albion
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