Vital Football

Latest Derby County News

Burton Albion XI 1 Derby County XI 3

Burton Albion XI 1 Derby County XI 3

Three quick fire goals saw a Derby County XI come from behind to win the Bass Charity Vase against Burton Albion at the Pirelli Stadium with a 3-1 victory. Having missed a first half penalty Luke Varney made amends with two goals in three minutes shortly after his side had fallen behind to a James EIlison penalty in the second half and a fine solo goal from David Martin sealed the victory as The Rams lifted the trophy for the seventeenth time in their history but the first time since 1996.

A young looking Derby side started the game brightly and David Martin had a firm shot blocked within the first sixty seconds and Luke Varney got his head on the resulting corner but could not direct his effort on target. The Rams continued to push the game with Dean Moxey having another effort blocked and Luke Varney shooting straight at the keeper with another opportunity.

Burton eased their way back into the match and Adam Bolder and Jack Dyer both came close with efforts from range but Derby were presented with an opportunity to break the deadlock on 42 minutes when Moxey was brought down in the area and the referee awarded a spot kick. Luke Varney was handed the responsibility but he fired his penalty high over the crossbar and he couldn`t find the mark again on the stroke of halftime when a neat turn on the edge of the area made room for the shot but his effort flew over the top.

A slow start to the second half found neither side being able to create an opening until the 53rd minute when Burton were awarded a penalty for a foul on Phillips and James Ellison showed how it is done by sending Saul Deeney the wrong way from the spot . Phillips nearly doubled the lead a few minutes later but Deeney made a fine one-handed save to deny him and it proved to be a turning point as Luke Varney found room in the Burton penalty area just after the hour mark to lash a volley into the roof of the net to level the scores.

Three minutes later Varney struck again when David Martin`s low effort was only parried back out by Burton keeper Platt and he was first to react to slam the ball into the net from close range. The scoring was completed on 68 minutes with a superb solo goal form David Martin who showed a turn of pace and beat two defenders before curling a right footed effort into the top corner of the net giving Platt no chance. The game finished at a leisurely pace with the only moment of note being the re-introduction of Jake Buxton for his first appearance in pre-season with twenty minutes to go as The Rams saw out the victory and Luke Varney was named man of the match.

Derby County: Deeney (Atkins 86), Mills (Garton 72), Hendrick, O'Brien, Moxey, Abalimba (Buxton 69), Pringle (Connolly 73), Bowen, Langford, Martin, Varney.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:MikeC
Date:Thursday July 29 2010
Time: 4:20PM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Derby County Articles

Vital MotM v. Barnsley - Tom Ince and David Nugent

Goalscorers Tom Ince and David Nugent were joint Man of the Match winners as Derby County came from behind to beat Barnsley at Pride Park according to Vital Derby readers.

Lowe Helps England To Win

Max Lowe played the full ninety minutes for England Under 20's as they beat France 1-0 in their second game of the Four Nations Tournament.

Rams Pair Add To Irish Caps

Richard Keogh and Cyrus Christie added to their Republic of Ireland caps as both played their part in the 0-0 draw with Wales on Friday evening.

Vital MotM v. Blackburn Rovers

Chris Baird was voted Man of the Match by Vital Derby readers as The Rams fell to a 1-0 defeat to Blackburn Rovers at end of last month.

Archived Vital Derby Articles

Vital Derby articles from

Site Journalists

MikeC
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Is Gar Rowett the right man for the job?
Suggested By: Staff Writer
Yes50%
Time will tell0%
No50%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 38 24 6 8 78 38
2 Brighton 38 23 8 7 77 30
3 Huddersfield 37 22 5 10 71 4
4 Leeds Utd 38 21 6 11 69 16
5 Reading 38 20 7 11 67 2
6 Sheff Wed 38 18 8 12 62 9
7 Fulham 38 16 13 9 61 19
8 Norwich 38 16 9 13 57 9
9 Preston 38 15 12 11 57 6
10 Derby County 38 14 11 13 53 3
11 Barnsley 38 14 9 15 51 0
12 Aston Villa 38 13 12 13 51 0
13 Cardiff 38 14 9 15 51 -1
14 Brentford 38 14 8 16 50 3
15 Q.P.R. 38 14 8 16 50 -5
16 Wolves 37 12 9 16 45 -2
17 Ipswich 38 10 15 13 45 -9
18 Birmingham 38 11 12 15 45 -16
19 Bristol City 38 11 8 19 41 -3
20 Forest 38 11 8 19 41 -11
21 Burton 38 10 11 17 41 -14
22 Blackburn 38 9 13 16 40 -11
23 Wigan 38 8 10 20 34 -13
24 Rotherham 38 4 5 29 17 -54
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Derby County Results (view all)

Derby County Fixtures (view all)

Mar 31 2017 7:45PM : Queens Park Rangers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Fulham (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Birmingham City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 14 2017 3:00PM : Brentford (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 17 2017 5:00PM : Huddersfield Town (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Sheffield Wednesday (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Vital Football Comment