Team Derby Suffer Heavy Loss
Team Derby’s Men’s Football Team 4ths suffered a heavy home 5-0 defeat to Birmingham City University.
The visitors started quickly when Daniel Uche skipped past the Derby defence. Fortunately for Derby his effort struck the post and went to safety.
Another chance for BCU came soon after the post’s intervention as Derby could not contain their early pressure, however this time Nathan Robertson managed to open the scoring with a fierce strike into the bottom corner.
Derby tried their best to equalise but found chances hard to come by in the first half due to Birmingham’s well organised defence – striker Alex Nunnington had the best chance for Derby but his shot was saved easily.
In the second half Birmingham continued to dominate and were awarded a penalty in the 52nd minute. Uche was involved again; he was brought down after a late challenge from Jaq Lamb which allowed Ceepy Longongo to step up and pass the ball underneath Cameron Hall.
The away side’s brilliance in attack continued to cause problems for Derby and proved too much to contain as on 70 minutes Uche beat the offside trap and neatly placed the ball into the corner of the goal.
Soon after, Uche again found himself one-on-one with Hall and placed the ball into the same corner.
Birmingham’s convincing lead was extended just before full time when Uche was played through to complete his hat-trick however his shot was saved only for Modesto Chakanyuka to stroke home on the rebound.
Speaking after the game, manager George Thompson was disappointed by his side’s performance: “There aren’t many positives and the players just gave up, if I see them do it again they won’t play again.”
Derby will look to return to winning ways as they play Staffordshire University next Wednesday.
BY: DOMINIC SCOTT-BONE