By Paddy Finnemore
Derby Futsals’ 100% record in the National Futsal Series tier 2 was ended on Sunday after a disappointing 7-5 defeat to York.
Coming into this game, Derby had won all three of their previous and were looking strong. York lost their previous game to Loughborough.
The Rams started the game well and opened the scoring in the fifth minute through Jasper Korsholm, great play from Matt Silver winning the ball back and dribbling past two players, a smart pass to Korsholm and a great finish through the keepers’ legs opened his account for the season.
After the goal, York started to get a hold of a game, two minutes after going behind Mathias Veneroso scored from all his work, battling to win the ball back, he ran the rest the length of the pitch and finished powerfully past Jez Poulson. He then scored an almost identical goal six minutes later to complete the turnaround.
York scored their third and fourth in a matter of seconds. Thiago Bucci got his first of the game, followed seconds later by Jed Devine to secure an impressive first half for the visitors and left plenty of work to do for The Rams.
The second half started much like the first, Bucci grabbing his second of the game, showing great composure to round Poulson and slammed the ball into the roof of the net.
Derby got one back through a fantastic free-kick from Matt Richardson, it was past the York keeper before he had a chance to react. The score was brought back to 5-3 as Gareth Keeling scored again this season after being in the right place to head home to start what was looking like an unlikely comeback.
York ruined Derby’s resurgence with Bucci who was a huge problem all game, got his hat-trick with a very well taken finish to increase the gap and add a little bit of breathing space.
Even though the defeat will frustrate Derby, the spirit and battling was clear to see, Liam Hunt scored the fourth for his side with a great run beating his man and finishing well, the deficit was down to one and arguably the best goal of the game went to Pawel Tomczak. The captain who was back in the side bought the ball down well and on the turn fired the ball into the roof of the net. A very nervy two minutes were coming for York as Derby were looking confident.
In the final seconds of the game, Thiago Bucci got his fourth and the decisive goal for York from the 10 metre line to end a difficult day for the Rams, the pain wasn’t over yet as Matt Silver and Gareth Keeling were both shown red cards at the end of the match.
Derby will be looking to bounce back in two weeks against Leicester. A huge game to iron out the wrongs in this game and recapture their form.