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The team pictured in the new shirts.

The team pictured in the new shirts.

Second defeat in pre-season.

The team pictured in the new shirts.

Bit of a disaster again. Blanks up front, with shots wayward and not a Jabulani in sight. Any other shots were soft and usually direct at the ‘keeper.

Greenwell leaps for the ball.

Pearson failed to show due to a car failing to start and Scott Smith wasn’t there, which shows his unreliability, despite saying that he wants to come back as a regular player.

This meant that Dave Gourlay had to cobble together his starting line-up, which picked itself. McConville and McDermont were in central defence, while the whinging Muers was in attack, alongside Callum Howe.

David Oxley on the floor after being unceremoniously booted in the skull. Muers, despite the goal, had a poor game.

The first half was quite balanced, but New Derby – in their first game – broke clear and scored the opener. Prior to this, Muers had a glorious chance, when clean through, to put Sassco 1-0 ahead.

Dave Smith's excellent handling all game meant that his mistake for the third goal was unexpected.

Second half saw more chances for Sassco, but none were really on target. The ones that did reach the target didn’t trouble the replacement goalkeeper. Sassco conceded again, but then Muers squeezed one in to make it 2-1.

An unexpected error from Dave Smith saw New Derby lead 3-1, and no more goals after that.