Derby cruised to victory at Huish Park as newly promoted Yeovil suffered their third successive defeat.

Chris Martin and Johnny Russell went close for Derby before the visitors struck twice just before the break.

Richard Keogh fed Russell to curl the ball past keeper Wayne Hennessey from close range, before Russell and Martin combined to set up Craig Bryson.

When Hennessey could only parry Jamie Ward's 25-yarder on the hour, Martin added Derby's third from close range.

Drawing a blank

Yeovil have not scored a league goal since Ed Upson's late winner at Millwall on the opening day of the season

Hennessey was making his first competitive appearance since April 2012 because of injury, having joined the Glovers on loan from Wolves this week.

Another loan signing, Swindon striker Andy Williams, started on the substitutes' bench along with Yeovil's regular strike force of Paddy Madden and James Hayter, as manager Gary Johnson opted for a five-man midfield intent on containment.

But that backfired as Rams trio Bryson, Jeff Hendrick and Will Hughes controlled the midfield, while Yeovil's Michael Ngoo was left isolated in a lone striker role.

Yeovil tried to chase the game after the half-time introduction of Williams and Madden from the bench, in place of Ngoo and defender Alan Tate.

Winger Liam Davis forced a good save from visiting keeper Lee Grant, while referee Keith Hill waved away a penalty appeal from Williams, and Derby's backline held firm as the Glovers drew a blank for the third straight game.

Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson:

"They started very brightly and we never handled that. They had a couple of bits of clever play that got them in.

"We changed our shape and thought 4-5-1 was going to be more positive than it was, but unfortunately it didn't work out. Some players freeze a little bit and do things very well in training, but all of a sudden it doesn't happen on the pitch.

"We gave it a go in the second half and put them under pressure, but the game was already won. The goals before half-time were demoralising and we weren't quite good enough to get that goal back.

"It's a hard division and there are teams who are much bigger than us but I hope our fans aren't too disheartened. I hope they go and enjoy their Sunday lunch and let me sort it out."

Derby County manager Nigel Clough:

"We started the game well and dominated the first half. We waited around 40 minutes to score despite having a lot of possession, but we got another soon after our first. That second is as good a team goal as I think you will see all season and knocked the stuffing out of Yeovil.

"It's great when strikers get on the scoresheet and we had that today with Johnny Russell and Chris Martin. To score three great goals and get a clean sheet was brilliant.

"Johnny is still settling in but he's got a couple of goals already in the first four matches. There's plenty more to come from him.

"Winning away and keeping a clean sheet is a bit of a monkey off our back. We didn't win too many away last season but our home form was strong, but in the early weeks it seems to have reversed itself.

"I don't think Yeovil will be an easy place for teams to come, they will cause teams problems and you can see that with the way they knocked the ball around in the second half."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Yeovil Town

  • 27 Hennessey
  • 02 Ayling
  • 05 Webster
  • 06 Seaborne
  • 18 Tate (Madden - 46' )
  • 04 Edwards
  • 07 Dawson
  • 08 Upson Booked
  • 19 Ralls (Grant - 82' )
  • 21 Davis
  • 11 Ngoo (Williams - 46' )

Substitutes

  • 24 Dunn
  • 03 McAllister
  • 23 Grant
  • 09 Hayter
  • 14 Hoskins
  • 17 Madden
  • 28 Williams

Derby County

  • 01 Grant
  • 03 Forsyth
  • 06 Keogh
  • 17 Freeman
  • 25 Buxton
  • 04 Bryson
  • 08 Hendrick Booked (Eustace - 63' Booked )
  • 19 Hughes
  • 09 Martin
  • 10 Ward (Coutts - 69' )
  • 11 Russell (Sammon - 80' )

Substitutes

  • 26 Legzdins
  • 02 Smith
  • 07 Coutts
  • 12 Jacobs
  • 14 Eustace
  • 16 Davies
  • 18 Sammon
Ref: Hill
Att: 7,047

Match Stats

Shots

6 11

On target

3 7

Corners

8 6

Fouls

14 14

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:47 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows the whistle.

90:00 +3:57

Lee Grant takes the free kick.

90:00 +3:45

John Eustace fouled by Andy Williams, the ref awards a free kick.

90:00 +1:54

Wayne Hennessey restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +1:43

John Eustace is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +1:43 Booking

Booking

90:00 +1:30

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Edwards by John Eustace.

88:54

Shot by Edward Upson went wide left of the target.

88:34

Liam Davis takes the free kick.

88:25

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Edward Upson by Will Hughes.

88:15

Free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.

88:03

Will Hughes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Davis.

86:40

Shot by Conor Sammon. Wayne Hennessey blocks the ball.

85:46

Short corner taken by Paul Coutts from the right by-line.

85:24

Centre by Kieron Freeman.

84:31

Jake Buxton makes a clearance.

84:22

Corner taken by Edward Upson from the left by-line.

84:02

Joel Grant sends in a cross.

82:32

Richard Keogh takes the free kick.

82:21

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kieron Freeman by Andy Williams.

81:42 Substitution

Substitution (Yeovil) makes a substitution, with Joel Grant coming on for Joe Ralls.

81:14

Header by Andy Williams goes harmlessly over the bar.

81:02

Kevin Dawson sends in a cross.

79:56 Substitution

Substitution Conor Sammon replaces Johnny Russell.

78:40

Clearance by Richard Keogh.

78:30

Centre by Luke Ayling.

78:02

Short corner worked by Joe Ralls.

77:47

Paul Coutts manages to make a clearance.

77:39

Edward Upson crosses the ball in from the free kick.

77:20

Foul by Craig Bryson on Luke Ayling, free kick awarded.

75:40

Richard Keogh makes a clearance.

75:31

A cross is delivered by Liam Davis.

73:33

Corner from the right by-line taken by Edward Upson.

73:05

Paddy Madden produces a cross.

72:48

Richard Keogh manages to make a clearance.

72:43

Corner taken by Edward Upson.

72:20

Richard Keogh manages to make a clearance.

72:10

Corner from the right by-line taken by Edward Upson.

71:52

Clearance made by Craig Forsyth.

71:43

Corner taken by Edward Upson from the right by-line.

71:22

Luke Ayling delivers the ball.

71:06

Clearance made by Jake Buxton.

70:57

Free kick crossed by Edward Upson.

70:45

Craig Bryson concedes a free kick for a foul on Edward Upson.

70:32

Clearance by Richard Keogh.

70:26

Free kick crossed by Edward Upson.

70:14

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Ayling by Craig Bryson.

69:04

Free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.

68:54 Substitution

Substitution Jamie Ward leaves the field to be replaced by Paul Coutts.

68:25

Chris Martin challenges Byron Webster unfairly and gives away a free kick.

67:58

The ball is crossed by Liam Davis.

67:08

Free kick taken by John Eustace.

67:00

Foul by Daniel Seaborne on Chris Martin, free kick awarded.

66:02

Free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.

65:51

The referee blows for offside.

63:45

Paddy Madden has a headed effort at goal. Lee Grant safely holds on.

63:34

Luke Ayling delivers the ball.

63:21

Jake Buxton manages to make a clearance.

63:07

Corner taken by Edward Upson.

62:58 Substitution

Substitution (Derby) makes a substitution, with John Eustace coming on for Jeff Hendrick.

62:25

Liam Davis has an effort at goal. Lee Grant parries the ball away.

61:42

Jamie Ward takes a shot. A parry by Wayne Hennessey prevents the goal.

61:27

Richard Keogh makes a clearance.

61:17

Free kick taken by Edward Upson.

60:47 Booking

Booking

60:47

The referee cautions Jeff Hendrick for unsporting behaviour.

59:54

Foul by Jeff Hendrick on Liam Davis, free kick awarded.

59:01

A cross is delivered by Jamie Ward.

58:37

Lee Grant takes the free kick.

58:30

Paddy Madden challenges Richard Keogh unfairly and gives away a free kick.

57:46

Daniel Seaborne takes the free kick.

57:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by Will Hughes on Joe Edwards.

57:01 Goal scored

Goal! - Chris Martin - Yeovil 0 - 3 Derby Chris Martin slots the ball right footed into the goal. Yeovil 0-3 Derby.

56:37

Jamie Ward takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Wayne Hennessey parries the ball but the danger is not over.

55:45

Corner taken by Jamie Ward from the left by-line.

55:31

Centre by Jamie Ward.

53:06

Free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.

52:48

Craig Forsyth is caught offside.

51:40

Richard Keogh restarts play with the free kick.

51:33

Joe Ralls gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Will Hughes.

50:04

Edward Upson takes a shot and cleared the goal.

49:33

Clearance made by Byron Webster.

49:26

Corner from the right by-line taken by Jamie Ward.

49:04

Daniel Seaborne makes a clearance.

48:54

Jamie Ward crosses the ball in from the free kick.

48:20

Byron Webster concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamie Ward.

47:53

Free kick taken by Richard Keogh.

47:42

Joe Ralls gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Will Hughes.

47:03

Luke Ayling takes the free kick.

46:57

Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Bryson on Luke Ayling.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Paddy Madden replaces Alan Tate.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Michael Ngoo leaves the field to be replaced by Andy Williams.

45:00 +2:46 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

45:00 +2:07

Free kick taken by Daniel Seaborne.

45:00 +1:59

Foul by Will Hughes on Edward Upson, free kick awarded.

45:00 +1:42

Byron Webster makes a clearance.

45:00 +1:35

Corner taken by Jamie Ward.

45:00 +1:05

Jamie Ward takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Wayne Hennessey parries the effort to safety.

44:12

Chris Martin provided the assist for the goal.

44:12 Goal scored

Goal! - Craig Bryson - Yeovil 0 - 2 Derby Craig Bryson scores with a right foot finish. Yeovil 0-2 Derby.

42:45

Jake Buxton manages to make a clearance.

42:33

Free kick taken by Luke Ayling.

42:21

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Martin on Edward Upson.

41:41

The assist for the goal came from Richard Keogh.

41:41 Goal scored

Goal! - Johnny Russell - Yeovil 0 - 1 Derby Johnny Russell scores a left footed goal. Yeovil 0-1 Derby.

39:01

Clearance by Richard Keogh.

38:56

Corner taken by Edward Upson.

38:34

Kevin Dawson delivers the ball.

37:18

Jamie Ward has a direct shot on goal from the free kick and misses the left post.

36:46

The referee shows Edward Upson a yellow card.

36:46 Booking

Booking

36:37

Will Hughes fouled by Edward Upson, the ref awards a free kick.

35:15

Free kick taken by Will Hughes.

35:02

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Martin by Byron Webster.

32:01

Lee Grant takes the free kick.

31:53

Michael Ngoo is penalised for a handball.

31:11

Centre by Jamie Ward.

30:58

Michael Ngoo makes a clearance.

30:49

Corner taken by Jamie Ward from the right by-line.

30:26

A cross is delivered by Johnny Russell.

27:27

Jeff Hendrick restarts play with the free kick.

27:19

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Ngoo on Jeff Hendrick.

26:43

Centre by Kevin Dawson.

22:37

Shot by Jeff Hendrick went over.

19:30

Clearance made by Byron Webster.

19:23

The ball is swung over by Jamie Ward.

19:03

Luke Ayling makes a clearance.

18:57

Corner taken by Jamie Ward.

18:37

Byron Webster manages to make a clearance.

18:28

Centre by Craig Forsyth.

15:49

Centre by Kevin Dawson.

15:31

Free kick taken by Joe Edwards.

15:24

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jeff Hendrick on Michael Ngoo.

14:51

The ball is delivered by Craig Forsyth.

11:39

Clearance by Craig Forsyth.

11:32

Edward Upson crosses the ball in from the free kick.

11:23

Will Hughes concedes a free kick for a foul on Edward Upson.

10:04

Clearance by Byron Webster.

9:55

Will Hughes crosses the ball in from the free kick.

9:32

Craig Bryson fouled by Liam Davis, the ref awards a free kick.

8:30

Kieron Freeman takes the free kick.

8:22

Unfair challenge on Kieron Freeman by Michael Ngoo results in a free kick.

7:55

Luke Ayling manages to make a clearance.

7:42

The ball is swung over by Craig Forsyth.

7:05

Joe Ralls takes a shot. Lee Grant safely holds on.

5:37

Wayne Hennessey manages to make a clearance.

5:30

The ball is crossed by Johnny Russell.

5:00

Free kick taken by Will Hughes.

4:48

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jeff Hendrick by Joe Edwards.

4:29

Kieron Freeman takes the free kick.

4:21

Unfair challenge on Will Hughes by Joe Ralls results in a free kick.

3:16

Johnny Russell has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.

1:32

Shot by Craig Bryson cleared the net.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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