The goal for Derby tonight was to head into Campus and pick up another league win. Doing it against your rivals from the neighboring city would just be a bonus. The Panthers were solid this evening. The backline was in bend but do not break mode, while the attack was fast and furious. Tonight’s contest was pretty even with one large exception, shots on goal. The Panthers were way more dangerous in the attacking third this evening. Alyssa Rowlands 27’ goal was solid work of getting her in behind the defense and her slotting the shot under the charging keeper. The Panthers were successful attacking this way all evening, and wearing at the Colts backline.
Derby also found success getting the ball wide with multiple successful runs to the corners, the crosses were just short of finding the mark. The notable exception was Jordan Crone’s tough angled shot over the keeper and just under the crossbar for the 2-0 lead. Derby would go up 3-0 with a well placed corner from Marah Franke that found Heather Mills for the driving header and the upper corner goal. Campus would add a goal to close the gap, but Derby was able to hold off the Colts and pick up the victory.
Derby (9-3-1,3-0) will have the rest of the week off. They continue league play with a trip to Maize on Tuesday.
Derby Scoring Summary
27’ – Alyssa Rowland
51’ – Jordan Crone
58’ – Heather Mills