Derby County 2-3 Port Vale, 1990

Derby County 2-3 Port Vale, 1990

One of Vale’s finest cup performances away from home as they defeat First Division Derby County at the Baseball Ground.

OVF report:


Port Vale recorded another famous FA Cup victory under the managership of John Rudge as they defeated top flight Derby County in a replay.

The first leg, at Vale Park, had finished 1-1 after Darren Beckford’s strike had beaten legendary keeper Peter Shilton. But in the replay, Vale went one better.

In front of a crowd of 21,389, Vale’s goals were scored by Derby defender Rob Hindmarch, Ray Walker and a stunning winning strike from Nicky Cross, who capitalised on a surging run from left-back Darren Hughes.

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  1. I was working in Derby at the time so the result was mighty sweet. I also live in South Derbyshire which is an area of predominately Derby fans so that made it all the better.

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