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Rampant Rams see off City

Goal celebrations

Derby County Community Trusts Football and Education team enjoyed a fruitful afternoon in EFL CEFA Central Four, beating Manchester City 9-1.

The Rams got off to a flying start when they look the lead within the opening two minutes as the Derby number 11 shrugged off the challenge of his marker to curl into the top corner.

Derby showed no mercy in their hunger going forward and added to their total, racing into a 3-0 lead by the twentieth minute.

Number 9 added goal four on 24 minutes from inside the area after a prolonged spell of pressure, before 11 added to his tally just after the half hour with a neatly finessed strike from outside the area.

After the break Derby didn’t take long to add a sixth goal after a long range effort was saved by the keeper, the unmarked number 10 clipped into an empty net.

Manchester City clawed a goal back just before the hour with a little help from a Derby defender but the Rams weren’t done, netting on the hour to make it 7-1 and restore their six goal advantage.

Derby showed little sign of slowing down, adding two more goals late on to seal three points and a hattrick for number 7, Oli, who took the player of the match award.

Education Support Brian Bennett said “I was really pleased with the performance today. We’ve worked really hard on organising a shape to play in, it’s the first time we’ve put the shape into practise in a game situation today, so I’m delighted to see us reap the rewards.

“The team settled down really well after taking the lead, the first half especially was exceptional.

“This will no doubt give them the confidence to work harder in training and help them to understand why we work on our shape and movement.”

Elsewhere in Central Division Two, it was a tough afternoon at Aston Villa, with the Rams’ beaten 5-3.


Player of the match

Winger Oli was heavily involved throughout, contributing to his team with three goals and two assists. Oli was chosen by his team mates for his efforts, being vocal during key periods of the game. 

Written by Joel Kilford, Education Champion