Derby City League u18: Pride Park Juniors vs Allestree Juniors Colts 16/11/13
Pride Park started the game very brightly and were soon on top of possession with Allestree pegged back into their own half. Plenty of chances were available, but Pride Park did not score until the 30th minute when a loose ball in the box was smashed into the top of the net by Josh Matkin.
Five minutes later Dilraj Sadhera moved the ball to his left and slotted the ball past the keeper from just inside the box. The third goal was the pick of the bunch when a long cross field pass found Dylan Young on the corner of the box and he let the ball bounce once, then unleashed a volley which sailed past the keeper. Just before half time there was still time for Joe Parkin to head against the bar. Half time 3-0.
The second half found Allestree getting more physical and pushed on to Pride Park but only really threatened the goal once when James Clarke headed off the line. Pride Park could not find the fourth goal and squandered several chances, but were always in control of a quiet second half.
Overall a really good first half with some fantastic football, and a composed second half. Still unbeaten and top of the league.
Result: Pride Park 3-0 Allestree Juniors Colts
Scorers: Josh Matkin, Dilraj Sadhera, Dylan Young