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1 August 2012

Gaffer looking for more of the same

Vale boss Micky Adams was pleased wit the way things went at Ilkeston last night and will be looking for more of the same against Stafford Rangers this evening.

He told the official website: “We stepped it up again and I thought it was a competitive game. I thought our movement and passing was excellent, particularly in the first half.

“We got a little bit sloppy in the second half, but that was only to be expected - as a fitness exercise it was ideal for us.

“There were a lot more tackles flying in the game and my goalkeeper had a couple of saves to make as well, so all in all, it was a step up from what we have faced so far.

“Chris Neal didn’t have to do anything spectacular, but he dealt with everything that he had to deal with.

“Defensively we looked sound and I thought the movement between Ben Williamson and Tadhg Purcell was excellent and really, we could have had more goals.

“We haven’t picked up any injuries and we look forward to the game against Stafford Rangers now.”

The gaffer promises to play the other ten fit professionals at Marston Road this evening and will make his mind up whether to include one of the youth team or to play one of the players who featured at Ilkeston to make up the eleven.

Tonight’s game at Marston Road kicks off at 7.30pm


Adults: £7.00

Concessions £5.00

Under 16s: £3.00

Under 12s: Free



FROM THE M6:Exit the M6 at junction 14 and follow the A34 (Stone) to the next roundabout. Go straight over into Beaconsfield then third right into Common Road. The ground can be seen one mile ahead.

FROM THE A34 NORTH:Follow the A34 to the outskirts of the town centre and then at the first roundabout turn left into Beaconsfield, then third right into Common Road. The ground can be seen one mile ahead.

FROM A34/A513 SOUTH:Follow the signs for Stafford until the railway bridge. Turn right at the next set of lights (Lloyds Bank near the left corner) into Riverway. Follow Riverway and continue straight over at the traffic lights by the tower block. Continue until the ‘T’ junction, turn left, and then right at the traffic lights by the new housing estate. The ground is on the left.



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