Derby County Under-18s continued their six-game unbeaten streak in all competitions as they defeated Stoke City 2-0.
The Rams threatened early on of what was to come as shortly after kick-off the prolific Jack Stretton clipped the post after turning a low driven cross towards the goal.
Despite consistent pressure the Under-18s finally put themselves a goal ahead five minutes before half-time as Lee Buchanan managed to stab the ball past Nathan Broome to open the scoring.
Derby looked assured in their performance and in little danger of being pegged back until they managed to put clear daylight between themselves and the Potters.
Some excellent, patient build up play around the Stoke 18-yard box eventually led to Tyree Wilson launching an unstoppable effort into the bottom corner of Broome’s goal.
As the Under-18s asserted their dominance Archie Brown almost made the score line even more convincing as he latched onto a through ball and smashed his effort against the woodwork.
Stoke could find little by way of reply and Derby comfortably saw out their two-goal victory to make it six unbeaten in league and cup.
Next up The Rams face West Bromwich Albion at the West Bromwich Albion Training Ground on Saturday, 20th October, kick-off 11am.
Last time out the Baggies recorded a 3-3 draw away against Everton in the Premier League – North.
West Brom currently sit second bottom in the league after six games in 11th place.
West Bromwich Albion U18s Vs Derby County U18s – Saturday, 20th October 2018 (kick-off 11am)
Everton U18s Vs Derby County U18s – Saturday, 27th October 2018 (Kick-off 12pm)
Derby County U18s Vs Sunderland U18s – Saturday, 3rd November (kick-off 1pm)
Derby County U18s Vs Sunderland U18s – Saturday, 10th November (kick-off 1pm)
Liverpool U18s Vs Derby County U18s – Friday, 23rd November (kick-off 7pm)
Words: Andrew Haines