• Date: Sat 24 April 2010
  • Venue: Ashton Gate
  • Ref: Pawson, C
  • Attendance: 15,835
Bristol City

Bristol City

Maynard (3)

Maynard (79) P

2 - 1
Derby County

Derby County

Pearson (86)

Bristol City vs Derby County

Team Lineups

Bristol City

Dean Gerken
Bradley Orr
Louis Carey
Lewin Nyatanga
Gary Sawyer
Marvin Elliott
Paul Hartley (Lee Johnson, 70)
Cole Skuse
Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Ivan Sproule, 61)
Nicky Maynard
Danny Haynes (Patrick Agyemang, 43)

Derby County

Saul Deeney
Jay McEveley
Shaun Barker
Nicky Hunt
Russell Anderson (Paul Connolly, 52)
Robbie Savage
Stephen Pearson
Michael Tonge
Tomasz Cywka
Chris Porter (Dave Martin, 73)
Gilles Sunu (Gary Teale, 35)

Match Report
Nicky Maynard notched his 20th goal of the season as Bristol City ended their home campaign with a 2-1 victory over Derby County. The striker pounced after just three minutes to stab in Marvin Elliott's headed knock down and then scored a late spot-kick to reach 20 goals in a season for the first time in his career. Stephen Pearson's late goal couldn't dampen spirits at the end of a promising week for the hosts, who had already confirmed Steve Coppell as their next manager. Coppell signed a 12-month rolling contract and has taken on a watching brief from afar due to a pre-planned family excursion to the USA. When he relives this win on DVD, a wry smile will cross his face, especially with the goalscoring of Maynard at his disposal next term. City pressed their opponents from the first moments and were rewarded with the former Crewe forward's third-minute strike. Jamal Campbell-Ryce went close to adding a second goal on 21 minutes with a rasping drive from the edge of the box that flashed inches wide. Derby's best response came on the stroke of half-time when on-loan Bolton Wanderers man Nicky Hunt was afforded space 30 yards out and a dipping shot was pushed out by returning goalkeeper Dean Gerken. After the interval, Derby were given a glorious chance to level as Louis Carey's slip allowed Chris Porter to latch on to Stephen Pearson's cross but, with the goal at his mercy, an out-of-sorts Porter fired well wide of the goal. Maynard sealed victory with 12 minutes left when Hunt tripped him in the box. With regular penalty-taker Paul Hartley off the pitch, Maynard took the chance to score from the spot and bring about his own special landmark. Pearson's late strike wasn't enough for Derby as his low finish proved only a consolation.
Live Text Commentary
Full time

The ref has blown his whistle for full time.


Goal!! Stephen Pearson scores for Derby.

Yellow Card

Robbie Savage goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.


Nicky Maynard takes a penalty for Bristol City and scores!.


Chris Porter is being taken off, Dave Martin has come on in his place.


Bristol City are replacing Paul Hartley with Lee Johnson.


Jamal Campbell-Ryce is being taken off, Ivan Sproule has come on in his place.


Derby are replacing Russell Anderson with Paul Connolly.

Second half

The second half is under way with the score currently at 1 v 0.

Half time

The ref has blown his whistle for half time.

Yellow Card

Marvin Elliott is booked for unsporting behaviour.


Danny Haynes is being taken off, Patrick Agyemang has come on in his place.


Derby are replacing Gilles Sunu with Gary Teale.


Goal!! Bristol City have scored with Nicky Maynard putting it in the back of the net.


It's 3pm on Saturday, April 24th, the match has kicked off.

Awaiting Kickoff

Bristol City face Derby at 3pm on Saturday, April 24th.