EFL Cup game abandoned because of rain – in August

Blundell Park

The weather in Lincolnshire was wet and miserable well before kick-off and got worse

The EFL Cup match between Grimsby Town and Derby County at Blundell Park was abandoned after 19 minutes because of heavy rain in north east Lincolnshire.

The Rams were leading 1-0 through Richard Keogh’s header but, with the rain teeming down and surface water building up, the match was called off because of concerns for player safety.

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BBC Radio Derby’s Owen Bradley foresaw the early end to the evening’s entertainment

Referee Trevor Kettle initially took the players off as a temporary measure.

But the conditions worsened and the game was abandoned soon after.

Keogh had put the Championship side ahead, heading home from Jacob Butterfield’s corner, while Johnny Russell almost made it 2-0 but was denied by a fine save by keeper James McKeown.

Live Text

Match abandoned due to waterlogged pitch, Grimsby Town 0, Derby County 1.

First Half ends, Grimsby Town 0, Derby County 1.

Attempt missed. Luke Summerfield (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Jacob Butterfield (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Siriki Dembele (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Foul by Markus Olsson (Derby County).

Tom Bolarinwa (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Markus Olsson (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Bolarinwa (Grimsby Town).

Foul by David Nugent (Derby County).

Danny Collins (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by James McKeown.

Attempt saved. Jacob Butterfield (Derby County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Goal! Grimsby Town 0, Derby County 1. Richard Keogh (Derby County) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jacob Butterfield with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Danny Collins.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Paul Dixon.

Attempt blocked. Luke Summerfield (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Scott Vernon (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Richard Keogh (Derby County).

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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