Darren Beckford beats England keeper Peter Shilton – here’s how the national press reported on Port Vale’s creditable home draw with Derby County on January 7th 1990.
Derby County 2-3 Port Vale, FA Cup third round replay, 1990
See our complete coverage of the Derby County v Port Vale FA Cup game
The match was of course the precursor to an even more memorable game – as the Valiants travelled to the Baseball Ground and triumphed 3-2 in the replay. It was arguably one of John Rudge’s side’s most accomplished away performances.
However, this first game is often unsung as a result – so read on to find out what the national press made of both the game – and the antics of a Port Vale ballboy!
Thanks to Port Vale fan Ken Grocott for these clippings.