Vale bow out on penalties
Port Vale 1 Shrewsbury Town 1 (after extra time – Shrewsbury won 3-1 on pens)
Vale’s youngsters bowed out of the Midland Youth Cup at the quarter final stage on penalties after a hard fought game.
minute.stVale ‘keeper Callum Ferrie made a couple of good saves in the first half, first from Scott Ryan as he attempted to round him and then from David Easthope. After the break Vale came more into it and Luke Beesley had a good shot tipped round the post in the 61
minute as he drove a 25 yard effort inches wide.thJonathan Davies also shot wide as Vale began to dominate and Elliott Osborne came close to winning it in the 87
Shrewsbury took the lead nine minutes into extra time when Kamian Anderson headed home from a corner. Vale hit back well though and Ricardo Swarby levelled matters five minutes later after cutting in from the right and hitting a low shot into the far corner of the net.
It was the Vale youngsters who dominated the second period of the extra half-hour. Beesley was just wide with a couple of efforts and Omar Haughton first had a shot well saved and then hit the base of the post with two minutes remaining.
Ferrie saved two penalties in the shoot out, but only Lewis Bergin scored for the Vale with Beesley, Macauley Davies and Swarby all missing, so Shrewsbury won 3-1.
Port Vale – Ferrie, Swarby, Lander, Wakeham, N.Smith, Warner (Bergin 69), Osborne, Wright (Reeves 65), M.Davies, Jon Davies (Haughton 94), Beesley
Subs not used – Pickering, Clarke
Shrewsbury – Rowley, Jones (Watkins 85), Millis, Fletcher, Hickman, Carpenter, Flint (D.Smith 46), Easthope, Ryan (Anderson 68), Molyneux, Ginnelly
Subs not used – Ashton, Burton
Match Report – Phil Sherwin