Derby Men’s 3rd XI 4-0 De Montfort Men’s 2nd XI: Four-Goal Showing Brings First Points of the Campaign
Words by Kurt Beresford
Picture by Bradley White
Derby’s Men’s 3rd XI recorded a 4-0 win over De Montfort Men’s 2nd XI as they claimed their first points of the campaign.
First-half goals from Kol Krik and Isaiah Taylor gave the home side a 2-0 lead going into the break before another goal from Taylor, and then captain Aaron Hayer sealed the victory.
Derby got their noses in front within three minutes of kick off.
The hosts then doubled their lead midway through the half. Isaiah Taylor scored a goal very similar to the first, latching onto a long ball and firing into the net.
De Montfort could have counted themselves unlucky not to have reduced the deficit. A headed effort from a cross bounced off the underside of the bar and potentially over the line, but it wasn’t given.
Derby started the second half in the same way they began the first. Their third goal of the afternoon came as a result of a defensive mix up which allowed Taylor to slot home his second of the game.
The visitors’ best chance arose when Fungui Myakaban found space in the box but saw his initial chance well saved. Chris Clog then picked up the ball to deliver a low cross but Charlie Barlow was there to clear the danger inside the five-yard box.
There was still time for the home side to grab a fourth. Aaron Hayer’sfloated free-kick from the left-hand side somehow eluded everyone in the box and nestled inside the far post to cap off a dominant performance.