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Derby County v Leicester City

Derby County take on Leicester City at the Baseball ground in April 1939 - the last full season of football before the outbreak of war.

Amateur film 1939 2 mins Silent

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Under the distinctive and long lasting Offilers Ales hoardings this pre-war match finished a one-all draw. This amateur film shot from behind one of the nets unfortunately doesn't capture either of those goals! Derby's was scored by big-shot specialist Jackie Stamps, a Derby legend still revered in the city for scoring two in the club's only Cup Final victory in 1946. He could have made it a hat-trick if his mighty boot hadn't burst the ball making for an easy save.

Derby County finished the 1938-'39 Division One season in sixth position. Leicester City were twenty-second and bottom.