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MATCH REPORT | Salford City 1-0 Port Vale

20 December 2022

Vale bowed out of the Papa Johns Trophy at the round of 16 stage after Matt Smith’s headed goal condemned us to a 1-0 defeat away at Salford City.

Salford scored the only goal of the game through Matt Smith on the 10-minute mark after he rose highest in the middle of the area to head home an Ibou Touray cross from the left-hand side.

Darrell Clarke made just two changes from the side that faced Bristol Rovers ten days ago, with Aidan Stone, and Dan Butterworth coming into the side.

Mal Benning look set to give Vale the lead nine minutes in when he managed to pinch the ball off Luke Bolton in the area, but Jacob Chapman did well to come out and smother his effort.

Vale’s next effort of the match came from a well-worked corner, as Butterworth was unlucky to see his first-time effort fly over the bar after David Worrall smartly found him alone on the edge area.

Five minutes before half-time, the Valiants came close to an equaliser with Worrall once again whipping in a delightful cross, this time for Ben Garrity, whose powerful volley was saved well by Chapman down to his right.

Just over five minutes after the break, the hosts should have doubled their lead when substitute Lorent Tolaj crashed an effort against the upright after he was sent through one-on-one.

The Ammies hit the woodwork once again five minutes later, this time through Smith, who latched onto a looping cross and saw his header from close range hit the base of the post.

Salford made it a hattrick of efforts hitting the woodwork in the 60th minute when Conor McAleny produced a spectacular effort from outside the area which cannoned back off the bar.

Vale pushed harder for an equaliser as the second period rolled on, and they nearly got it through Benning with 22 minutes to go, but his low-driven effort was cleared off the line by a Salford defender.

With only minutes left on the clock Vale somehow weren’t level after a goal-line scramble looked destined for the net, but the ball was hooked away at the last second.

Only moments later, Ellis Harrison saw an effort hit the bar from close range after he did brilliantly hit the ball on the turn.

Salford City | Chapman, Touray, Lowe (46’ Tolaj), Watson, Lund (72’ Hendry), Galbraith (72’ Jenkins), Smith, McAleny (62’ Bailey), Bolton, Leak, Vassell

Port Vale | Stone, Jones, Hall (61’ Holden), Smith, Worrall, Garrity, Wilson (61’ Odubeko), Conlon (61’ Pett), Benning (78’ Massey), Harrison, Butterworth (61’ Politic)

Attendance | 743 (332 Valiants)

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Ticket and Travel Details | Salford City (A) - Papa Johns Trophy

6 December 2022

Match ticket and travel information for this month's Round of 16 Papa Johns Trophy tie at Salford City.

Match Date: Tuesday 20th December 2022
Kick Off: 7:30pm

Category Price
Adult (aged between 22 and 59 inclusive) £10
Concessions (aged between 5 and 21 inclusive or 60+) £5
Under 5s FREE

The Vale's initial allocation is 216 seated tickets and 100 terrace tickets. Terrace tickets will also be available on the day, subject to availablity. On the day sales will be cash only at the turnstiles.

UPDATE: Tickets and travel pre-purchased for the initial fixture will remain eligible for the rearranged fixture on Tuesday 20th December. 

Supporters wishing to receive a refund for tickets or travel purchased for the initial fixture on Tuesday 13th December can do so by contacting the Port Vale Ticket Office. However, for refunds to be processed, the Ticket Office must receive the physical ticket in return before the fixture on 20th December.

Official Coach Travel Pricing

Price: £15
Departure Time: 4:45pm
Coaches will depart from the Hamil Road Car Park.
Please Note: Alcohol is strictly forbidden on official coach travel.

Release Schedule

Tuesday 6th December, 6pm 265+ Loyalty Points
Wednesday 7th December, 6pm Season and Half Season Ticket Holders
Thursday 8th December, 6pm 1876 Members
Friday 9th December, 6pm General Sale
Tuesday 20th December, 12pm Tickets Taken Off Sale - ticket available at Salford on the night cash only, subject to availability

Vale supporters will also be able to watch the game live on iFollow the Vale, with match passes priced at £10 and available by [clicking here].

Supporters travelling to the game should note that there is no on-site parking for supporters, and parking on the local streets is subject to council restrictions which Salford City accept no responsibility for. Turnstiles will open from 6pm, with away fans situated in the School End (East Stand), accessible via Turnstile A on Moor Lane.

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