Derby County Under-23s bowed out of the Derbyshire Senior Cup at the Quarter Final stage following a 2-1 defeat by New Mills FC.
Josh Shonibare had given the Rams the lead in the first half, however, New Mills completed a second half comeback to ensure they continue in the competition.
The hosts started brightly, but the Rams quickly adjusted to the pitch and conditions. Shonibare’s strike on 12 minutes was a lovely finish.
After a strong run into the box, the forward guided the ball past the helpless goalkeeper to give the Rams the perfect start.
Derby continued their domination of the game, creating chance after chance with Jack Stretton and Shonibare denied by the New Mills goalkeeper.
With the wind and slope with them in the second half, New Mills took the game by the scruff of the neck and managed to equalise just before the hour mark.
A free kick by New Mills midfielder Darren McKnight thundered past Josh Barnes in the Derby goal to draw the hosts level. The goalkeeper had no chance of saving his 25-yard effort, and two minutes later, New Mills were ahead in the game.
Striker Shelton Payne managed to get behind the defence and fired past Barnes to turn the game on its head.
The Rams struggled to find a way back into the game until the final few minutes where they threw caution to the wind.
Substitute Jauvan Splatt went close as he shot wide from inside the box, whilst in the final minute of the game, Stretton hit a powerful effort inches wide of the post, and with that, the Rams exited the competition.
Derby County: Barnes, Ebosele, Grewal-Pollard (Splatt 70’), L.Thompson, Jinkinson, Cashin, Shonibare (S.Thompson 79’), Aghatise, Cresswell, Stretton, Brown.