Team Sunderland still winless after Derby defeat
Team Sunderland 1-6 Derby Futsal
Team Sunderland are still looking for their first win of the season after losing 1-6 against Derby Futsal in the FA National Futsal Series League.
Derby broke the deadlock and went into half time two goals up against Sunderland.
Sunderland managed to grab a goal back in the second half through Tom Bailey but couldn’t prevent Derby scoring and the game finished 1-6.
Sunderland started the first half the better team, with an early chance falling to Tom Bailey who put his effort just past the post.
Sunderland kept the pressure up in the first few minutes, with chances falling to Tom Bailey and Lewis Cann, but neither could convert.
Derby grew into the first half, forcing two good saves from Sunderland keeper Patrick Crombie.
Derby opened the scoring after a penalty was awarded for a trip inside the box, and Derby coolly converted it.
Derby doubled their lead at the end of the half. Sunderland’s corner was played to Rodrigo Diniz, where he looked to be tripped on the edge of the box. No foul was given and Derby quickly broke away and played it around the Sunderland keeper to make it 0-2.
Sunderland looked fired up at the start of the second half, and almost got a goal back when two strikes rattled the crossbar in quick succession.
Sunderland continued to keep the chances coming, and managed to claw a goal back when Tom Bailey was able to fire his shot past the goalkeeper after his first shot was blocked.
Despite all of Sunderland’s pressure, they were unable to capitalise with an equaliser, and Derby scored their third of the day when a forward pass was played into the box, and the striker showed good composure to slot it past the keeper.
Sunderland went a man down for a while after Aidan Brown was sent off for two bookable offences.
Derby finished the half off very strongly with some great interplay, scoring three more goals to make the final score 1-6.
Sunderland may feel that they deserved far more than the result suggests, but Derby showed why they are fighting at the top of the table. Sunderland’s next game is against Washington Pumas on December 22.