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Derby v Albion - from Pride Park
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- Full-time: Derby 0 Albion 0
- Albion the better side
- Hammond and Bridcutt go closest
- Buckley goes off injured
- Two Kuszczak saves repel late Derby rally
Thanks to Howard Griggs for the goals this afternoon. Not a bad game here at Pride Park though.
FT East Boro 2 Hendon 2. Report online and in Argus on Monday— @HowardGriggs 06 October 2012
Albion remain well-placed ahead of a stern examination after the international break, Boro (h), Leicester and Blackpool (a). #bhafc— @AndyNaylorArgus 06 October 2012
All over. Decent enough point. It was the five dropped beforehand at home that were expensive. #bhafc— @AndyNaylorArgus 06 October 2012
Derby finished the game pushing forward but I would suggest Albion will be the more frustrated with the result.
Full-time. It ends 0-0.
Boro 2-2 Shephard again 85mins— @HowardGriggs 06 October 2012
This would be Derby's first clean sheet at home. #bhafc— @AndyNaylorArgus 06 October 2012
Derby asking late questions with their intricate build-up and home fans were ready to celebrate as a low cross was slid in for Sammon at the near post. But Greer came in with a super challenge.
It was almost a case of the nervous 80s as the match headed towards 90 minutes still on a knife edge. Away fans at the far end held their breath as Bryson weaved his way into the box and got the ball on his right foot but his effort was blocked. A minute before that it seemed Dicker had unlocked the defence but his through ball was just too far ahead of Dobbie.
Away support is 1,490.
Boro behind again a minute later. Ngoyi 72mins— @HowardGriggs 06 October 2012
We were not given a figure for the away support but Sussex Police were saying it would be about 1,700.
Attendance is 22,059.
Derby sent on Davies for Robinson.
FA Cup action there from Howard Griggs. Eastbourne Boro v Hendon in 3rd qual round.
Boro level ay 1-1 Chris Shephard 71mins— @HowardGriggs 06 October 2012
How costly will that miss be? It was almost very costly, very quickly. Derby came alive after their let-off and Kuszczak dived to his right for two carbon copy saves in the space of a minute from Brayford and Bryson.
Now that really should have been 1-0 as went into the final 20 minutes. Legzdins made a point blank save from a header and then Hammond somehow headed the rebound wide from point blank range. Great save, then a bad miss.
First name in the book was Bridcutt for a foul in midfield, followed a minute later by Keogh for clipping Dobbie as the Albion man turned away from him. Then seconds later Bridge saw yellow for a late challenge.
That chance for David (Lopez) was on his left foot. The result might have been different on his right. #bhafc— @AndyNaylorArgus 06 October 2012
We probably should have had the first goal on 63 minutes. It was a lovely move which ended with Bruno sliding a clever pass into the run of Dobbie, who laid off for David. David had time to steady himself and guide a left foot shot across Legzdins but he curled wide of the far post.
Hammond replaced Orlandi on 61.
This is in a game which, from a neutral's perspective, is in desperate need of a goal. #bhafc— @AndyNaylorArgus 06 October 2012
That was a bright spell by Albion who continued to play some enjoyable football - but lacking an end product.
Boro 1-0 down 47mins. Greg Ngoyi after Boro gave the ball away— @HowardGriggs 06 October 2012
Albion have started the second half on the front foot. #bhafc— @AndyNaylorArgus 06 October 2012
Bridcutt's effort was from a corner which Bridge looked embarrassed about being awarded. It seemed to come off him, not Robinson. #bhafc— @AndyNaylorArgus 06 October 2012
It was a bright start which continued a minute later when Dobbie made ground but then shot past the top corner from about 20 yards.
Albion were close to a breakthrough in the 49th minute. They worked a short corner and a gap eventually opened for Bridcutt to let fly from outside the box with a shot which hit the bar. So they were unlucky.....but also a bit lucky in that the shot took a big deflection and we could see from here the corner should not have been awarded in the first place! Still, they were making a bright start to the second half.
A former Albion loanee gets on in the Premier League
Reyes on for Tamas for #wba as they look to close the victory out— @sportbbcwm 06 October 2012
Second half about to start. Back to my three-minute time lapse.
Derby have sent on Jacobs for Hughes at half-time.
Boro 0-0 at HT. Plenty of chances but most for lower division Hendon. Need a better second half— @HowardGriggs 06 October 2012
A bit of trivia. Albion have not conceded a first-half goal away from home since going 3-0 down in the first 11 minutes at West Ham in mid-April.
Score so far is a fair reflection. Defences generally in command. #bhafc— @AndyNaylorArgus 06 October 2012
Dobbie started quite brightly after coming off the bench. He linked well Barnes down the inside left channel just before the interval but somehow a shot never came and Dobbie eventually ran out of angle.
Half-time: It's still 0-0
Teams basically cancelling each other out so far. Neither goalkeeper tested. #bhafc— @AndyNaylorArgus 06 October 2012
Shout for a penalty as Dobbie's shot is blocked by the prostrate Keogh - with his arm? Not so says the ref.
Hope I've answered that now. Was waiting a few minutes because Albion were defending set-pieces and crosses immediately after Buckley went off.
3:39pm Sat 6 Oct 12
Jonathan Mouette says
As Buckley was playing the role of an out and out striker how come Agdestein wasn't used - who is the target man now?
Barnes now the frontman for Albion in general play but dropping back when needed to defend set pieces.
The Sammon v El-Abd tussle is an interesting one. Twice now the striker has tumbled forwards when landing in the Albion area with El-Abd right behind him as they go for headers. Sammon and the home side are convinced they were shoves in the back, ref Woolmer not interested.
Buckley has been suffering hamstring tightness in the past week.
Missing link in performance so far is CMS. Try as he might GP cannot conjure an effective replacement. #bhafc— @AndyNaylorArgus 06 October 2012
A change for Albion on 34 minutes as Buckley goes off injured. So we are back to how to form a combination between Barnes and Dobbie.
Bruno has been peerless again so far. #bhafc— @AndyNaylorArgus 06 October 2012
That's Eastboune Borough v Hendon in the FA Cup in case you were wondering.
0-0 at Boro but a disorientated Ben Adelsbury just hit inside of his own post with a cracking shot!!— @HowardGriggs 06 October 2012
Bruno got all the way to the Derby byline on 28 minutes after combining with David. The right-back took his time to try and pick out the right delivery but his far post cross was headed over by Orlandi.
I can see why Sammon is quite highly rated despite his modest goals return. The Irish striker was at the heart of an improved spell for Derby with his movement, strength and link play. Still don't believe his official height of 5ft 10in though!
Bruno marked his return with a good tackle to take the ball off Robinson while staying on his feet as the home wideman ran at him. Legzdins was called into action on 17 minutes when he dived to his right to hold a David free-kick from about 25 yards but it was a comfortable save.
Probably worth giving you a revised Albion line-up now we have seen them playing.
Bruno Greer El-Abd Bridge
David Barnes Orlandi
Albion looked comfortable in that opening period and got Buckley on the ball a few times. Orlandi showed nice touches too but there was no early test for the stand-in keeper Legzdins.
Away section #bhafc http://t.co/f5cV9KJd— @Brian__Owen 06 October 2012
That spell of possession from Albion culminated in a clever corne routine which saw Orlandi's well executed volley flick off a defender and off target.
We saw a bright opening from Derby and the ball bounced dangerously around the Albion box a couple of times, one of them from a corner. But the Seagulls soon settled down.
Albion fan and Argus stalwart Howie Blanks asked in the office on Thurs about Buckley playing cf. We scoffed! #bhafc— @AndyNaylorArgus 06 October 2012
Our Twitter names are @AndyNaylorArgus and @Brian__Owen - to which the time delay does not apply.
A reminder, this service is subject to a three-minute time delay while the game is in progress.
Early signs - Buckley up front.
Albion have the top tier of one side of one end of Pride Park.
Coming back up to date, the players are in the tunnel and the away following to my right building up.
If you like your Albion history, don't miss Howard Griggs' nostalgia feature in The Argus every Saturday.
Right, going back that test of memory...
The missing names were Dodd at right-back and Reid on the right of midfield. Phil Brown took charge of the Rams that day. As for Theo Robinson, he scored for Southend when they won at Withdean in March 2009 before hitting two for Huddersfield in that infamous 7-1 at the start of the following season.
Early indications are over 1700 #bhafc fans at pride park. Official attendance will be announced 2nd half.— @Suspolfootball 06 October 2012
At Eastbourne Boro for FA Cup 3rd qual rnd v Hendon. Will bring you goalflashes— @HowardGriggs 06 October 2012
Not surprised GP has freshened the side up after Tuesday. None of those omitted have cause for complaint. #bhafc— @AndyNaylorArgus 06 October 2012
Looking like Buckley will start up front, something that many have called for to happen for long time. Here's hoping it pays off #BHAFC— @BradStrat 06 October 2012
Going back to that game seven years ago, Albion drew 1-1 here on the opening day of the 2005-06 season. Dean Hammond scored – but can you fill in the blanks to identify the right-back and right-sided midfielder that day?
Henderson; ----, McShane, Butters, Mayo; ----, Oatway, Carpenter, Hammond; Knight, Kazim-Richards.
Who was Derby’s manager – taking charge of them for the first time – in the above match?
And finally, current Derby striker Theo Robinson scored against Albion for two clubs in 2009. Who were they?
Just for a bit of fun. No need to reply. And certainly no prizes!
A reminder both teams are missing their top scorers through hamstring injuries - namely Jamie Ward and Craig Mackail-Smith. Those two were the outstanding attacking players when the sides met here last season, CMS with his goal and Ward causing Inigo Calderon a torrid time out wide. Ward is also top assist-provider for the Rams with four. Bruno has three assists for Albion and returns today.
The long-term replacement for Paul Scholes, for England at least, will be #dcfc teenager Will Hughes. He's potentially that good.— @davidottewell 04 October 2012
Albion gave a debut to their smart all-maroon kit here in 2005. But more about that game in a few minutes. Green and black shirts, green shorts and green socks today.
Wonder if we will ever see 5 Spaniards in the same starting line-up, adding Vicente and Calderon? Unlikely but not impossible. #bhafc— @AndyNaylorArgus 06 October 2012
Derby tend to go 4-4-2 with Theo Robinson operating off Conor Sammon. There was a suggestion they could switch 4-5-1 with Robinson wide left and Will Hughes more central looking to get close to Sammon. Again, we wait and see.
Not quite sure how that line-up is going to work for Albion. Which is not a criticism - just intrigued to see how it all operates.
2:27pm Sat 6 Oct 12
Jonathan Mouette says
Hi Andy, looks very overcrowded down your left side - has Wayne got to sit in his own penalty box?
Probably David right of midfield triangle, Dicker left, Orlandi wider left. #bhafc— @AndyNaylorArgus 06 October 2012
4 changes in total: In Bruno, David, Dicker, Buckley. Out: Calde, Hammond, Dobbie, LuaLua. #bhafc— @AndyNaylorArgus 06 October 2012
Derby keeper Frank Fielding is out injured so Rams are Legzdins; Brayford, Keogh, Buxton, O’Connor; Coutts, Hendrick, Bryson, Hughes; Robinson, Sammon. Subs: Deeney, Gjokaj, Freeman, Davies, Jacobs, Tyson, Bennett.
Subs are Ankergren (GK), Calderon, Dunk, Hammond, LuaLua, Dobbie, Agdestein.
Welcome to sunny but chilly Pride Park and let's go route one with the Albion line-up. Bruno is back - and David is in. It's Kuszczak; Bruno, El-Abd, Greer, Bridge; Dicker, Bridcutt, Orlandi; David, Buckley, Barnes.