Vale Reserves come out on top in seven-goal thriller
Central League – Regional (West) Division
Wrexham 3 Port Vale 4
A strong Vale reserve side won a seven goal thriller at Colliers Park, Wrexham’s training ground.
minute with a 20 yard shot that hit the bar, with Chris Shuker’s follow up effort being smothered by Louis Gray.thTom Morris went closest to opening the scoring early on in the 17
minute Rob Taylor broke clear on the left and hit a shot from the corner of the area that flew into the net. A minute into injury time it was 2-0 as a cross from the left was knocked down by trialist Jack Hendry for Ollie Marland to sweep into the roof of the net.thVale took control with two goals in as many minutes just before the break. In the 44
minute Vale scored their third goal in nine minutes when Lloyd turned sharply in the box to lay the ball off to Shuker who stroked the ball home from eight yards. Wrexham pulled a goal back two minutes later when Nick Rushton steered a loose ball past Ryan Boot.rdIn the 53
minute. A long throw on the right caused confusion in the Vale defence and James Colbeck hooked the ball into the roof of the net.thWrexham scored again just past the hour mark when Rushton received the ball on the edge of the box and he turned to hit a fine looping shot into the top corner of the net. The Welshmen drew level in the 69
One minute from full time Lloyd broke clear down the middle and slipped the ball to Shuker who calmly steered the ball past the advancing ‘keeper into the corner of the net for the winner.
Wrexham – Gray, Ankers (White 83), Smith, Evans, Parle, Clowes, Rushton, Colbeck, Moreton, Royle, Reid (Carney 66)
Subs not used – Simpson, Weaver, Cartwright
Port Vale – Boot, Yates, Morris, Morsy (Whieldon 60), Hendry, J.Davis, Shuker, Birchall, Marland (M.Davies 71), Lloyd, Taylor
Subs not used – Hemmings, Price, Pryor
Match Report - Phil Sherwin