FLEETWOOD: Barry Nicholson, Alan Goodall, Chris Maxwell, Steven Gillespie, David ball, Alex Marrow, Tom Barkhhuizen.SUBS:Scott Davies, Shaun Beeley, Dean Howell, Steve McNulty, Jon Parkin, Lee Fowler, Junior Brown, Andy Mangan, Jamie McGuire, Damien Johnson, Ashley Eastham.
PORT VALE: Adam Yates, Rob Taylor, Gareth Owen, Sam Johnson, Ben Williamson, Ryan Lloyd, Ryan BurgeSUBS:Chris Neal, John McCombe, Doug Loft, Louis Dodds, Jennison Myrie-Williams, Ashley Vincent, Tom Pope, Clayton McDonald, Chris Shuker, Sam Morsy.
Attendance:3,392 including 1,139 visiting supporters
There was very little between the two sides in the opening minutes of the game, neither side managing to boss things.
John McCombe picked up an early injury but play continued and the Vale defender had to wait until a break in play before he could receive treatment.
minute and twisted and turned in an attempt to get a clear sight of goal, but when he did he fired wide.thAshley Vincent was the first with an effort on goal. He was fed by Louis Dodds in the 8
The home side then went within a whisker of taking the lead with a 20 yard drive from Lee Fowler, but Chris Neal touched it confidently over his crossbar.
Jennison Myrie-Williams was then denied after the ball was slipped into him inside the 18 yard box. Fleetwood ‘keeper Scott Davies was quick off his line and Vale had to settle for a corner kick.
The home side used the ball well and kept Vale well on their toes with some sleek passing football.
Clayton McDonald showed the never-say-die attitude of the side when he threw himself in the way of a powerful low 20 yard drive from Jon Parkin.
minute.thThe importance of that block was shown just two minutes later when Vale got their noses in front following a superb crossfield ball from Ashley Vincent in the 29
, he slipped the ball inside to him and the Vale striker made no mistake, stroking the ball past Davies for the opener.TOM POPEJennison Myrie-William received the ball and, spotting
cut inside then hit an absolute screamer into the far corner of the net.ASHLEY VINCENTVale then doubled their lead five minutes later. Receiving the ball wide left,
minute when a terrific header from Junior Brown flew past the outstretched fingers of Chris Neal into the top right hand corner.thThe home side pulled a goal back in the 39
Vale started the second half on the front foot, winning a couple of early corners, but the hme side defended well enough to snuff out any danger.
minute but he couldn’t keep his close range header down.thBrown had a great chance to grab his and Fleetwood’s second when he met a left wing corner in the 58
goal of the season.th was on hand to fire home his 8TOM POPE minute. The home side couldn’t clear a free kick from Chris Shuker and thVale got their third goal of the night in 60
LOUIS DODDS minute, advanced into the box and confidently slotted home Vale’s fourth.thtook advantage of an awful mistake in the Fleetwood defence in the 67
Vale made their first substitution of the game three minutes later when Ryan Burge came off the bench to take over from Sam Morsy in the middle of the park.
MickyAdams minute. On came Rob taylor for Ashley Vincent and Ben Williamson replaced Jennison Myrie-Williams.ththen made a double substitution in the 74
with the outside of his right foot from the edge of the box.LOUIS DODDSVale then netted their fifth goal – a sublime finish from
inside the box andGillsepie dispatched the penalty into the roof of the net.STEVEN GILLESPIE minute when Clayton McDonald was adjudged to have brought down substitute thThe home side pulled a goal back from the spot in the 84