Derby County 2-3 Port Vale, 1990

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

Derby County 2-3 Port Vale, 1990

OVF report:

Mirror-headline-after-Vale-

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.

However, in front of a crowd of 21,389 at the Baseball ground the Valiants recorded perhaps one of their finest cup performances under John Rudge.

Port Vale’s goals were scored by Derby defender Rob Hindmarch (an own-goal), midfielder Ray Walker and a stunning winning strike from striker Nicky Cross, who capitalised on a surging run from left-back Darren Hughes.

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