UK time is: 16:58:43
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Derby County 0 - Brighton and Hove Albion 0

Pride Park

06/10/12 15:00

Attendance: 22, 059

Brighton Hold Rams

Derby County and Brighton and Hove Albion played out a 0-0 draw at Pride Park in a game of few chances. Brighton kept hold of the ball at times and were difficult to break down when they did give possession away and neither side could find the breakthrough as the game ended goalless. Liam Bridcutt hit the bar a few minutes into the second half when his effort took a deflection and Adam Legzdins kept out a header from close range before Gordon Greer headed wide from the rebound. Derby finished strongly with John Brayford and Craig Bryson both bringing saves out of Tomasz Kuszczak but they couldn`t find the all important first goal as the sides had to settle for a point.

There were three changes to the Derby side with Adam Legzdins replacing the injured Frank Fielding in goal, James O`Connor replacing Gareth Roberts and Conor Sammon coming back into the side at the expense of Nathan Tyson. The sides cancelled each other out in the opening stages with Brighton keeping the wall well without troubling the Derby goal until David Lopez`s freekick brought a comfortable save out of Legzdins. Andrea Orlandi tried his luck from distance but was wide of the mark and Paul Coutts had The Rams first effort but dragged his effort wide of the mark after twenty minutes. Orlandi headed another effort over top before the end of a half of few chances.

The visitor`s came close to scoring not long into the second period when Liam Bridcutt`s effort took a deflection and struck the bar with Legzdins watching. Substitute Stephen Dobbie was then allowed to turn and shoot but his effort flew over the top and Lopez put his effort wide after some neat buildup play as Brighton started the half brightly. Gary Dicker`s corner was headed goalwards but Legzdins kept it out with a smart reaction save and Gordon Greer headed the rebound wide from close range. That near miss sparked The Rams into life and John Brayford forced a full length save from Tomasz Kuszczak with Craig Bryson also bringing the best out of the former Manchester United keeper with an effort from twenty-five yards that he tipped behind for a corner. Derby had the pressure on and where on the front foot in the closing stages but couldn`t quite find the breakthrough before the final whistle.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: MikeC Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday October 7 2012

Time: 3:58PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. felling4 1
2. diddyram 1

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
2. Ipswich 22 11 8 3 14 41
3. Brentford 22 12 4 6 8 40
4. Middlesbrough 22 11 6 5 18 39
5. Derby County 22 11 6 5 17 39
6. Watford 22 11 5 6 16 38
7. Norwich 22 9 7 6 11 34
8. Blackburn 22 9 7 6 3 34

Breaking League News

Pearce: We were the better team all game
Reading : 22/12/2014 15:50:00
Fulham`s McCormack Going Nowhere!
Fulham : 22/12/2014 15:14:00
Fulham in for Sears?
Fulham : 22/12/2014 15:04:00
Why Woodrow Took that Penalty!
Fulham : 22/12/2014 14:42:00
Hoolahan Wants Premier League Football
Norwich : 22/12/2014 13:25:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Are The Rams still the team to beat in the Championship?
Suggested By:  MikeC
Yes 67%
No 33%