Date: 18th August 2018 at 5:01pm
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Derby County

The Den


18/08/2018 3:00 pm

Referee: Stephen Martin

Millwall Derby County
Gregory 7, Williams 21 Nugent 72
Archer Carson
Romeo Bogle
Hutchinson Keogh
Meredith Malone
Wallace Johnson
Williams Bryson
Saville Lawrence
O'Brien Mount
Gregory Jozefzoon
Morison Waghorn


Amos Roos
Elliott Evans
Ferguson Forsyth
McLaughlin Marriott
Shalak Nugent
Tunnicliffe Wisdom

Game Statistics

11 Goal attempts 11
4 On Target 4
4 Corners 9
16 Fouls 9
1 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
28 % 72

The Rams decline started with this poorly defended free kick, which initially seemed to go staright in the goal without anyone touching it.

The Rams fresh from their 2-0 win over Oldham Athletic in midweek didn’t continue their winning for in the first period of the Game.

An early Foul in the 7th minute gave Millwall a free kick on the left of the Rams defence an unconvincing flat ball in caused panic for the Rams back-line with the ball apparently going straight into the Rams goal after a swing at the ball from Williams of Millwall.

The Rams struggled with playing the ball out of defence throughout this next period and was a contributing factor in Millwall’s second goal. Carson and his back four tried to play the ball out of defence but again things went drastically wrong and a vicious shot from outside of the Rams penalty area, which appeared to be heading wide was diverted into his own goal by Tomori.

Derby continued to struggle until the half-time whistle with little troubling Archer in the Millwall goal. Derby then has conceded 6 goals in 135 minutes of football with little sign of any reply. Derby needs to get more goal threat into midfield and more service to lone striker Martyn Waghorn.

A change at half time saw Craig Forsyth come on for Rams debutant Scott Malone. The Rams started brightly in the second period and Martyn Waghorn thought he had scored but was ruled off-side.

Millwall capitolise from the Rams defensive mistakes

With Derby desperate for a spark, Frank Lampard threw on his remaining two substitutes. Martyn Waghorn gave way for David Nugent and Mason Bennett taking over from Florian Jozefzoon. The injection of attacking power paid off and in the 77th Minute an unstoppable drive from David Nnugent on the edge of the Millwall box was too hot for Archer and billowed in the back of the net.

Derby now had belief and were attacking with purpose and giving Millwall all sorts of problems at the back. Time was against the Rams but they stook to their task and Millwall had visions of letting a two goal lead slip for the second week in a row but it wasn’t to be as the three minutes of time added on ran out.

Two losses on the trot for Frank Lampard and things have to be tightened up at the back and the mistakes ironed out if they are to get their season up and running again,


One Reply to “Millwall v Derby County Match Report”

  • Have to stop the silly defensive mistakes, attack teams from the off and cut out the negative, square and sideways passing in front of our own goal. Teams have now sussed this out and they simply press higher and force mistakes, which have come all to often in all the league games this season so far.

    Seven goals conceded in your first three matches is not top ten form, more bottom three. Get it sorted Frank. I would have hoped by now you can see that Keogh is not the person to take the club forward either as Centre Back or Captain. He has had chance after chance and is the only constant in the Derby County line-up over the last several seasons, where we fade once the pressure is on…………

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