Vale go nap over in Ireland as Ben Williamson hits a hat-trick
Vale racked up the goals once again as they went nap against Bray Wanderers in the final game in Ireland, recording their fourth win to date.
They did, however, concede for the first time in four pre-season games, but a total of 25 goals scored will keep the confidence sky high.
.rdBen Williamson was again on target, netting a second half hat-trick to suggest he will be pressing hard for a place in the starting line-up when the season begins on August 3
minute.thNew signing Chris Lines went close to putting the Vale in front when he rattled the Bray upright, but it was another new boy, defender Chris Robertson who put his side ahead in the 34
Vale went in at half time holding a narrow advantage, but five minutes into the second half Ben Williamson netted the first of his treble to double the lead.
Lines grabbed Vale’s third after receiving a square-ball from Tom Pope, slipping the ball into the net with a simple finish from 6 yards.
Williamson made it 4-0 before the home side pulled a goal back - the first time the Vale defence has been breached in four outings.
Williamson restored Vale’s four-goal advantage when he completed his hat-trick to wrap up another comfortable victory for Micky Adams’ men.
Vale face their toughest pre-season test yet when they take on Nigel Clough’s Derby County on Tuesday evening, kick off 7.30pm.
Make sure you purchase your ticket for the game in advance for what is expected to be another exciting fixture against Championship opposition.
Match Report Dave Johnson