Bass Charity Vase Football 2014
This year's Football Match will take place on
Saturday 19th July kick-off at 3.00 p.m.
Burton Albion v Sheffield United
at the Pirelli Stadium, Princess Way, Burton-on-Trent
Referee; Jon Moss (Premier League, Horsforth)
Assistants: Karl Jeffries, Michael Gardner. 4th Official: Ryan Haynes
Further details can be found on the Burton Albion web-site or by telephoning 01283 565938
Bass Charity Vase Final 2013 - Tuesday 13th August
Burton Albion defeat Derby County 3 -2
It was good to see the Bass Charity Vase back in its customary place in the local football calendar after a brief hiatus. As usual the final took place at the splendid Pirelli Stadium with Burton Albion taking on Derby County in a repeat of the 2011 encounter.
Albion made eleven changes from the side that had beaten Rochdale 1-0 on Saturday but Derby manager Nigel Clough opted for a particularly strong line-up by selecting four players who had played in their impressive 2-1 victory at Brighton with another three on the bench.
The Rams started brightly and went ahead in the sixth minute when Jacobs found Mason Bennett with a fine pass which the promising young striker fired home powerfully past keeper Lyness. The visitors continued to press and it came as no surprise when they doubled their lead eleven minutes later. Bennett turned provider this time when the ex-Dundee United striker Johnny Russell latched on to his low centre to steer the ball past the stranded keeper.
Albion were struggling to break down Derby’s rearguard but with half-time seconds away they pulled a goal back against the run of play when Spillane latched onto MacDonald’s free-kick and found the back of the net with ex Albion keeper Saul Deeney well beaten.
Half Time Burton Albion 1 Derby County 2
During the interval Albion fans in the crowd of over seven hundred could be excused for thinking that Spillane’s goal might be the prelude to a thriller. Derby had made four changes at the interval with Buxton, Martin, Coutts and young Max Lowe replacing skipper Keogh, Russell, Bryson and Forsyth. Sure enough, four minutes after the resumption Knowles picked out Symes who fired calmly past Deeney to make it 2-2.
Buxton almost put his side ahead with a thunderous header which rebounded to safety off the cross-bar but with time running out and a penalty-shoot-out looking likely Jimmy Phillips picked out Knowles who rifled past Deeney into the corner of the net. Seconds later it was all over and the Brewers had won a famous victory to retain the Vase.
Chief Guest, Alan Wiley, the former Premier League referee, presented the medals to the players and officials which included referee Andre Marriner before handing over the magnificent trophy to Burton captain Jack Dyer.
Burton Albion: Lyness, Reed, MacDonald, Phillips, Knowles, Dyer, Palmer, Slade, Symes (Harness 76), Spillane, Currie.
Derby County: Deeney, Smith (Vernam 81), Forsyth (Lowe 46), Eustace, Keogh (Buxton 46), Hanson, Davies, Bryson (Coutts 46), Bennett, Jacobs, Russell (Martin 46),
Result: Burton Albion 3, Spillane (45), Symes (49), Knowles (90), Derby County 2 (Bennett (6), Russell (17).
Referee Mr Andre Marriner (Solihull)