Derby County v Everton


Testimonial for Martin Taylor
Wednesday 14 May 1997
The Baseball Ground, Derby

Result: Derby County (0) 4 - Everton (1) 1
Kavanagh, Powell, Hoult, Taylor (pen); Speed

Derby County: Taylor, Rowett, Powell (Gee 81), Flynn (Saunders 46), McGrath (Wright 46), Dailly (Forsyth 46), Laursen (Kavanagh 46), Willems (Ramage 46), Carsley, Asanovic (Hoult 50), Simpson.

Everton: Gerrard, Barrett, Eaton, Unsworth, Watson, O'Connor, Southall, Cadamateri, Stuart, Speed, Hills (Milligan 14).

 Last League Match: Everton v Chelsea -- Next Friendly: Everton v Glasgow Rangers

Match Summary

Everton lost to Derby County in Martin Taylor's testemonial match. Neville Southall wore the No 7 shirt and came close to scoring direct from the kick-off. Everton took the lead through Gary Speed from a Cadamarteri cross, but Derby soon took control with goals from Kavanagh and Powell.

Russell Hoult! headed Derby's 3rd before Taylor got on the score-sheet with a last minute penalty. Derby featured Dean Saunders and Mark Wright amongst their half-time substitutions.

John O'Connor was Superb

Wesley Snipes:  Just a quick note to say that it was John Hills that got taken off after 14 mins, he got stood on by Asanovic.

By the way, Gary Speed was outstanding, he ran the show in midfield, but although it was a friendly, Cadamateri, Stuart, and Eaton were disappointing. Nev played well in midfield, and John O'Connor looked superb -- I'm sure he willl be getting tons of games next year. Can he play right back? Problem solved. Young Millligan battled well too.

We finished the game with only Gerrard, O'Connor, Eaton, Cadamateri, Southall,and Millligan that I recognised. Derby scored two creditable goals, but the other two were farcical.

This Match Report Compilation was prepared by Michael Kenrick for Marko Poutiainen. 14 May 1997.