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1968-69 (Part two) - Derby's league cup heroics.

Posted by Tony Hutton

TUESDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER, 1968

FRIENDLY MATCH AT BRAMALL LANE, SHEFFIELD  - (ALAN HODGKINSON TESTIMONIAL)

SHEFFIELD UNITED VETERANS 1 (Pace) SHEFFIELD WED. VETERANS 2 (Broadbent 2)

Burgin; Coldwell, Richardson; Hoyland, J. Shaw, Summers;
Ringstead, Hagan, Pace, Rowley, Hodgson;

Williams; Johnson, Curtis; Bannister, O'Donnell, McAnearney;
Finney, Froggatt, Ellis, Broadbent, Woodhead;


TUESDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER, 1968

FRIENDLY MATCH AT BRAMALL LANE, SHEFFIELD - (ALAN HODGKINSON TESTIMONIAL)

SHEFFIELD UNITED 2 (Woodward, Mallender pen.) SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 2 (Woodall, Warboys)

Hodgkinson; Harmston, B. Shaw; Munks, Mallender, B. Wagstaff;
Woodward, Currie, Hill, Salmons, Reece; sub Peck

Springett; D.Mobley, Megson; Ellis, Young, Eustace;
Pugh, McCalliog, Warboys, Ford, Woodall; sub Branfoot

Referee:- G. McCabe, Sheffield




SATURDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER, 1968

MIDLAND LEAGUE AT CAUSEWAY LANE, MATLOCK

MATLOCK TOWN 5 (Howard 2, Parker 2, Anderson) ALFRETON TOWN 0



SATURDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER, 1968

MIDLAND LEAGUE AT CAUSEWAY LANE, MATLOCK

MATLOCK TOWN 6 (Dove, Leadbeater 2, Howard 2, og) LOUGHBOROUGH 2 (Minchen 2)

Ashmore; Whitham, Heaton; Adams, Anderson, Beresford;
Dove, Leadbeater, Parker, Howard, Purnell; sub Stark.

Pike; Harrison, Hodges; Wileman, Ford, Garland;
Langford, Gretton, Mincher, Roby, Skellington;

Referee:- F.A. Harwood, Derby


Plenty of goals not to mention two characters from ' Dad's Army' in the Loughborough team!






WEDNESDAY 2ND OCTOBER, 1968                            Attendance 34,346

LEAGUE CUP THIRD ROUND AT THE BASEBALL GROUND, DERBY

DERBY COUNTY 3 (Mackay, Durban, Hector) CHELSEA 1 (Birchenall)

Green; Webster, Robson; Durban, McFarland, Mackay;
Walker, Carlin, O'Hare, Hector, Hinton A. ; sub Barker

Bonnetti; Hinton M., McCreadie; Hollins, Webb, Haris;
Birchenall, Tambling, Osgood, Hutchinson, Houseman; sub Lloyd

Referee:- V. James, York

This was really a fantastic game - one of the finest atmospheres I have ever experienced. Second Division Derby really turned it on under the Baseball Ground lights against the First Division giants Chelsea. The crowd were unbelievable, the noise, the chanting continuing unabated throughout the whole game. After a 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge a week earlier the Rams were still very much the underdogs in a game against a full strength Chelsea side. George Edwards described the action brilliantly in his report in the Derby Evening Telegraph.














WEDNESDAY 9TH OCTOBER, 1968                      Attendance 30,445

LEAGUE DIVISION ONE AT HILLSBOROUGH, SHEFFIELD.

SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 1 (Whitham) CHELSEA 1 (Baldwin)

Springett; Megson, Smith; Ellis, Mobley, Young;
Ford, Eustace, McCalliog, Fantham, Whitham;

Bonetti; Webb, McCreadie; Hollins, Hinton, Harris;
Birchenall, Baldwin, Hutchinson, Tambling, Houseman;


SATURDAY 12TH OCTOBER, 1968                       Attendance 27,146

LEAGUE DIVISION TWO AT THE BASEBALL GROUND, DERBY

DERBY COUNTY 1 (Hinton) PRESTON NORTH END 0

Green; Webster, Robson; Durban, McFarland, Mackay;
Walker, Carlin, O'Hare, Hector, Hinton; sub Barker

Kelly; Ross, Ritchie; Smith, Hawkins, Knighton;
Wilson, Spavin, Irvine, Ingram, Temple; sub Gemmell

Referee:- D. Turner, Rugeley






WEDNESDAY 23RD OCTOBER, 1968

FOOTBALL LEAGUE CUP FOURTH ROUND AT THE BASEBALL GROUND, DERBY

DERBY COUNTY 1 (Hector) EVERTON 0                                          Attendance 34,370

Green; Webster, Robson; Durban, McFarland, Mackay;
Walker, Carlin, O'Hare, Hector, Hinton; sub Barker.

West; Wright, Brown; Kendall, Labone, Harvey;
Humphreys, Ball, Royle, Hurst, Morrissey; sub Wilson for Humphreys (70 mins)

Another magic evening at the Baseball Ground. Perhaps not quite as exciting as the Chelsea game but a memorable close contest nevertheless in front of another capacity crowd. Everton gave everything they had, but this Derby team now look something special and will take some stopping.
























Sadly this second magnificent victory against First Division opposition was as far as it went for the Rams in the League Cup. They were drawn at home to Third Division side Swindon Town in the next round but could only manage a goal less draw in the first match. In the replay at Swindon, early in November, they lost by the only goal of the game. Swindon famously went on to win the League Cup by beating Arsenal at Wembley in the final. I was lucky enough to be there and will report on that game in due course.







































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