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Galway 0 Vale 3

29 July 2012

Another clean sheet for the Valiants

Vale wrapped up week in Ireland with a 3-0 win against Galway on Saturday evening to finish off a successful trip to the Emerald Isle.

As he has done in every pre-season friendly up to now, Micky Adams again split the squad in order that the majority of the players got forty-five minutes under their belts.

Vale took the lead in the first half when Ryan Burge took advantage to tuck away a rebound off the Galway goalkeeper.

Louis Dodds added a second for the Valiants in a first half which saw Tom Pope, who has been amongst the goals in pre-season, rattle the woodwork on two occasions.

Ben Williamson was to emulate Pope during the second half, when he too hit the woodwork, but he also added a further Vale goal to extend Vale’s lead.

There was some bad news for Micky Adams when Darren Murphy was forced off with a hamstring injury and goalkeeper Sam Johnson played the final twenty minutes in an outfield role.

Vale now look forward to three games in a four-day spell, when they face Ilkeston Town on Tuesday and Stafford Rangers the following night. On Friday Vale make the short trip to Nantwich Town. 

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