Written by Tom Horner
Callum Teal’s sweetly-struck volley was a rare highlight in Derby Football Men’s 5th XI’s 8-2 defeat to Bishop Grosseteste Football Men’s 1st XI.
The defeat saw Derby knocked out of the Conference Cup in the first round against the former winners of the competition.
Teal said: “I don’t actually think we played that badly. We just weren’t that organised at the back, especially from set-pieces, because five or six of our goals came from set-plays. When we had the ball and went forward, we played well.”
The winger was pleased with his well-taken goal and personal performance overall.
“I knew I had to keep the volley down because last time I had a chance like that it cleared the fence behind the goal,” he said. “I made sure to keep the ball on target because their keeper isn’t great.
“I thought I played quite well in the 70 minutes or however long I was on the pitch and it was obviously nice to get a goal too,” he continued.
Teal and the rest of the Derby squad are now determined to focus on the league following their exit from the cup.
“We haven’t lost a game in the league yet so we are doing well and we hope to keep that going.”