Futsal Super Sunday: Round-up
Words by Andrew Maddox.
Report from Derby Men’s 1st XI 9-5 Helvecia Under 18s.
The first leg of Futsal Super Sunday got off to a great start for Derby Men’s 1st XI as they beat Helvecia Under 18’s 9-5, courtesy of a Liam Hunt hat-trick.
Despite a stellar performance from all involved, it was Hunt that ran the show. He got his first, and Derby’s fourth, after 14 minutes. Slicing through the visiting defence, he slotted coolly down to the goalkeeper’s right.
His second came halfway through the second half, but it was his third that put the icing on the cake. In the last knockings of the game, he caught the ‘keeper off his line and fired home from his own penalty area.
The host’s scoring got started in the second minute, with a shot being parried straight into the path of a waiting striker. It was three after just nine minutes, before Hunt opened his scoring. Two quick goals from Helvecia either side of the break made the scores 4-2, before the three-goal advantage was restored just seconds later.
A flurry of goals for both sides in the latter stages of the match saw the game finish 9-5 in favour of the home side, who were fully deserving of their victory.
Report from Derby Men’s 2nd XI 10-2 Staffordshire Men’s 2nd XI.
Super Sunday was rounded off in style for Derby as the Men’s 2nd XI ran riot in a 10-2 demolition of Staffordshire.
The visiting team looked to frustrate their opponents early on but as the clock reached the 10th minute, their defence was breached with, what can only be described, as a really scrappy goal. However, the winning side took complete control on the verge of half time as they doubled their advantage.
After the interval, Lukas Kuklik took the game by the scruff of the neck and he grabbed a goal immediately after the restart. The floodgates opened from there and within five minutes, it was 6-0. Following another Derby goal, Staffordshire pulled one back as tempers frayed for both teams.
Derby managed to restore their seven-goal lead before the visitors missed two secondary penalties in the space of two minutes. The match finished with the home side running out clear winners with the scoreline at 10-2.
All in all, it was a fantastic Super Sunday for Team Derby who will surely be looking to carry this positive momentum forward into their next round of fixtures.