Vale Reserves slip to first defeat of the season
Central League – Divisional
Morecambe 1 Port Vale 0
Vale reserves slipped to their first defeat of the season at Morecambe’s Globe Arena. After a slow start to the game it was the Vale who went closest when Josh Croft lobbed a ball goalwards just before the half-hour mark that the home ‘keeper tipped over.
Ten minutes later it was Vale again who went closest to opening the scoring when Ryan Lloyd fired a shot wide.
minute Luke Beesley forced Arestidou into a smart save and the ‘keeper reacted superbly to deny Croft when he seemed certain to score from the rebound.ndIn the 52
Simon Wearing hit the bar for the home side and just as it looked as if the points would be shared Morecambe conjured up a winner with six minutes to go.
Adam Dawson was the man who scored it with a low shot from the edge of the box.
Vale team – Johnson, Evans, Morris, James, Owen, Davis, Croft (Davies 61), Murphy (Whieldon 19), Marland, Beesley, Lloyd
Subs not used – Boot, Pryor, Price