An unbeaten Derwent 2nds travelled down the A6 to Derby to face Ramgarhia in an attempt to maintain their position at the top of the league.
After a cagy opening 15 minutes, Andy Mckeown made a strong run through the defence, finishing his run with a powerful finish low into the corner.
Derwent got into the rhythm as they took control of the game with Jim Harrison, Conner O’Sullivan and Stephen King passing strongly and stopping any chance of Ramgarhia finding their way back into the game.
More Derwent attacks showed just why we were top of the league. However, wasteful finishing meant the score remained at 1-0.
10 minutes before half-time, however a limp Ramgarhia counter-attack was cut out by defender Max Morris, but as he cleared the ball straight to the Ramgarhia midfield, they took advantage of the out-of-position defence and fired the ball into the D, managing to deflect it past Ed Berry and into the bottom corner.
A frank team talk from Neil English at half-time made Derwent come out with a new attacking mindset and a realisation that they had to work hard to win this game.
It worked and Derwent scored straight away as Andy Mckeown doubled his tally for the day.
From a deflection in the D, as the ball flew up in the air, Mckeown waited and tapped in to take the score to 2-1. Derwent continued to push forwards and a tidy finish from Tom Leech capped off his strong performance.
At 3-1, Derwent could have been forgiven for taking their foot off the pedal, however the opportunity to increase their goal difference drove them forward as Tom Higton swept the ball over the goalkeeper and in off the post, Tom’s first goal of the season.
Strong defending from the Derwent defence saw off any attacks that Ramgarhia had with Chris Rodgers, Steve King, Max Morris and Tom Higton powerfully defending, and Ed Berry saving anything that came through to him. Neil English capped off the goals with a clever finish and Derwent continued their unbeaten start to the season with a 5-1 victory keeping them at the top of the league.