Derby Regret Missed Chances In Tense Opening-day Draw
The University of Derby’s football third team rued missed opportunities as spoils were shared against Team Leicester on Wednesday.
Leicester had the first real chance of the game early on and forced a fantastic double save from Derby goalkeeper Luke Marriott.
The away side broke the deadlock on the eleventh minute as Leicester’s left wing talisman smashed home from close range.
There was another moment to remember for Marriott as he was forced to save a powerful drive which would’ve doubled Leicester’s lead. Goalkeeping heroics were the order of the day as Leicester’s keeper saved a header from Anthony Garmory with his face.
Derby started the second half in much better fashion, and their willingness to draw level paid off midway through the second half.
Garmory latched on to a pass from captain Williams and dispatched a half volley low to the keeper’s right which made it level.
Derby’s skipper Ross Williams said: “We only had three or four good chances and we didn’t take them.”
The first official BUCS fixture of the season ended with a mix of emotions for both sides. Williams joked: “First game, first draw – at least we’re unbeaten!”
Derby will be determined to continue this run as they travel to Nottingham in a weeks time.
BY AARON CURRY AND DARION WESTWOOD