Vale Reserves go nap against Bradford
Central League – Divisional
Port Vale 5 Bradford City 1
The Vale second string showed that they could emulate the first team with a another comprehensive victory against a team from Yorkshire.
minute when Rob Taylor tapped a free kick to Ryan Burge and he let fly from fully 30 yards with a shot that took a slight deflection before nestling in the corner of the net.thVale went in front in the 7
minute. Sam Johnson did well to tip over a shot from Ross Hannah but from the resulting corner Carl McHugh headed the ball home at the near post.ndThe visitors hit back to level matters in the 22
Five minutes later Vale were awarded a penalty when Robert Hiza brought Kingsley James down in the box. Ben Williamson stroked the ball home to regain the lead. Burge forced a good save from Stuart Morrison with a curling free kick and Vale increased their lead on the stroke of half time. A cross from the left saw Williamson take the ball with his back to goal but he turned and fired the ball into the far corner of the net in one movement for his second goal of the night.
minute. Taylor went on a surging run down the left and when his cross found Williamson, he knocked the ball back for substitute Ollie Marland to drill the ball home.thWilliamson hit the bar early in the second half as he sought a hat trick before the home side made it 4-1 in the 69
Williamson went close on three further occasions before Vale made it 5-1 with three minutes to go. James strode forward from midfield and hit a shot from 25 yards that took a wicked deflection before completely deceiving the ‘keeper on its way into the net.
Vale team – Johnson, Yates, Morris, James, Davis, Owen, Croft (Marland 59), Burge, Williamson, Lloyd, Taylor
Subs not used – Hemmings, Pryor, Whieldon, Price