PREMIER LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL CUP U23 @ THE I PRO STADIUM
13 JAN 2017 --- 7PM
|IPRO HOME OF THE RAMS|
Once again a quick coverage of this mid week game but a trip to Derby's IPRO has to be a good option a superb ground with an excellent playing surface welcomed me after a one of bus journey to the city followed by a quick change for a bus that served Pride Park and Ride.
On this cold evening a ticket was collected from the ticket office before Derby issued a free team sheet very creditable some other clubs should take note. Underneath the stand on the concourse a warm drink was engaged and luxury of luxury the roof heaters were turned on create a nice welcome.
To the game and the first half was all Derby with Mason Bennett a constant threat down the left hand side and by the time we reached half time Derby were correctly two nil up however they were late in the first half goal. On 42 minutes a superb 25 yard free kick from Calum MacDonald found the top right hand corner before Bennett weaved his way into the box crashed in a cross that flew into his own goal by Josh Robson.
Early into the second half it was clear Sunderland were going to make a game of this and on 64 minutes it was game on when Andrew Nelson forced his way through to score. Rams keeper Kelle Roos was denying the Black Cats but he let one slip through his grasp with just 3 minutes remaining when own goal man Robson's cross ended up falling to the back post were Derby defender Cameron Creswell fired the ball into his own goal.
A good comeback completed by the visitors and its enough to see them into the next round of this competition.
|THE FINAL SCORE A GAME OF TWO HALVES|