Vital Football

Latest Derby County News

Stags stun the Rams

Stags stun the Rams


League Two side Mansfield Town ran out 2-0 winners in yesterday`s pre-season friendly at Field Mill.

Goals from Mickey Boulding and John McAliskey gave Rams coach Billy Davies plenty to think about with the Premier League campaign only two weeks away.

The Rams boss used all the 19-man squad with Claude Davis and Lewis Price making their debut`s, and the Rams started well with Gary Teale and Robert Earnshaw wasting good chances, but Boulding showed them how to do it on 21 minutes, he had a bit of luck, the ball rebounding to him of Rams skipper Matt Oakley before neatly finishing past Stephen Bywater.

The Rams who were playing probably their best starting eleven with their new Jamaican international Davis, partnering Dean Leacock in central defence. Also in the back-four were Tyrone Mears and Jay McEveley, with Stephen Bywater in goal. In midfield was Teale wide on the right, Oakley and David Jones in the centre and Stephen Pearson on the left, and up front, record signing Earnshaw and Steve Howard.

The game was made safe for Bill Dearden side on 64 minutes, Andy Todd's attempted clearance from the edge of the Derby area was blocked by McAliskey, sending Boulding one-on-one with Bywater. The keeper did well to save at the striker`s feet, but the ball bounced high out to McAliskey who headed back into the net over the stranded Bywater.

Teams - Stags: GK White, John-Baptiste, Buxton (c), McIntosh, Jellyman, Hamshaw (Arnold 77), Bell (Reet 65), Dawson, Martin (Kitchen 84), McAliskey (Mullins 65), Boulding (M) (Boulding R 65) (Wood 84). Unused sub: Muggleton.

Rams - GK Bywater (Price 71); Mears, Leacock (Todd 45), Davis (Moore 45), McEveley; Teale (Beardsley 71), Oakley (Malcolm 71), Jones (Camara 61), Pearson; Earnshaw (Fagan 61), Howard (Macken 61)

Referee: Mr A. Woolmer

Att: 2,980

Writer:Peter Simcox
Date:Sunday July 29 2007
Time: 6:51AM

Comments

0
Good work out for both teams , you had your chances to score ( in fairness ) ... we took our's , But hey ! thats football . Good luck in the Premier league this season ... you deserve a crack at it !!!!
West Country Stag
29/07/2007 07:47:00
0
Still a shock result WCS..no matter how you dress it up!
sandgroanun
31/07/2007 22:35:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Whyte Wins on US Debut

Recent Derby County Articles

Derby Duo Get Scotland Call (23/8/17)

Ikechi Anya and Chris Martin have been called up by Scotland manager Gordon Strachan for the coming international break.

Safe Standing - The Time For You To Act Is Now!

The EFL supports safe standing, the FA chairman wants it and the EPL clubs are discussing it. After many years of campaigning, we are almost at the point where...

Rams Pair In Scotland Squad

Chris Martin and Ikechi Anya have been named in the Scotland squad for their upcoming internationals in September.

Officials - Grimsby v Derby (22/8/17)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the EFL Cup tie between Grimsby Town and Derby County this Tuesday.

Archived Vital Derby Articles

Vital Derby articles from

Site Journalists

MikeC
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MotM v. Bolton
Suggested By: MikeC
Carson1%
Wisdom57%
Keogh0%
Davies0%
Olsson0%
Johnson0%
Huddlestone14%
Russell0%
Vydra0%
Weimann0%
Nugent28%
Lawrence0%
Martin0%
Butterfiled0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Derby County Results (view all)

Derby County Fixtures (view all)

The Vital Football Members League