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Central League Cup

4 December 2013

Shrewsbury Town 0 Port Vale 1

Central League Cup – Group Stage


Shrewsbury Town 0 Port Vale 1


Vale reserves began their Central League Cup campaign with a hard earned victory at the Greenhous Meadow.

Sam Molyneux and Alex Fletcher both had shots that flew wide before Vale hit back with a Jordan Hugill header that went just over. Ryan Lloyd then went even closer after a great run from the half way line ended with a shot that hit the inside of the post.

minute. Gary O’Neill picked up the ball outside the area and let fly with a superb 25 yard effort which gave former Vale ‘keeper Joe Anyon no chance.thTom Bradshaw dragged a shot wide as the first half ended goalless. Four minutes into the second half John Marsden hit the Vale crossbar from the edge of the area. Vale took the lead in the 59

Shrewsbury almost drew level when Dave McAllister hit a shot that rebounded off the post but Vale hung on to be worthy winners. The other two teams in the group are Leicester City and Doncaster Rovers who we will meet in the New Year.


Shrewsbury Town – Anyon, D.Smith, Winfield, Grandison (Carpenter 46), McQuade, Bradshaw, McAllister, Fletcher, Molyneux, Johnson (Anderson 55), Marsden

Subs not used – Flint, Burton, Hickman


Port Vale – Boot, Alexander, Jefford, Price, Chilvers, O’Neill, Carvalho, Shuker, Hugill, Tambini, Lloyd.

Subs not used - N.Smith, Beesley, Swaby, Wright, Osborne


Match Report: Phil Sherwin

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