Derby Men’s 4th XI 5-1 De Montfort Men’s 4th XI: Hosts cruise in East Midlands derby
Words by Jim Quinlan
Picture by Sam Ward
A Tino Mtangadura hat-trick, including a goal after just nine seconds, inspired an emphatic win over De Montfort.
It didn’t take them long to double their advantage either, as Mtangadura bagged his and Derby’s second inside 10 minutes. Bradlee King laid the ball off to the striker on the edge of the area, who fired his volley home.
De Montfort didn’t let their early slip-ups conquer them as winger Philip Davies struck the crossbar, although Derby soon scored a third. Cam Hall lined up a free kick on the edge of the area, and placed his shot directly into the bottom right corner away from Metson’s reach.
The home side could have had a fourth just minutes later but Ross William’s shot from the centre of the box was blocked on the line by Daequan
After the interval, the home side once again came out flying and Mtangadura got his hat-trick to restore Derby’s three-goal cushion. The in-form frontman continued to cause problems and after seeing his shot saved, substitute Ross Barnett fired into the empty net.
The home side looked hungry for more goals, although the referee called time before they could add a sixth, meaning it finished 5-1.
Player-manager Bradlee King was ecstatic with his side’s performance, he said: “(The)
“Tino (Mtangadura) was absolutely fantastic today. I dropped him last week because he’s not been clinical enough in front of goal, so I put my arm around him today, I said you’ve got to be more clinical in front of goal, and the proof’s in the pudding!”
The victory sees the 4th XI maintain their title push, and they could move into top spot with their game in hand if Leicester