Vale reserves victorious at Vale Park
Port Vale 4 (2) v Morecambe 0 (0)
Wednesday 03 December 2014
PORT VALE: Ryan Boot, Aziz Deen–Conteh, Ryan McGivern, Chris Birchall, Richard Duffy, Reiss Greenidge, Byron, Enoch Andoh, Jonathon Kapend (Omar Haughton 68), Achille Campion, Ryan Lloyd.
SUBS NOT USED:Harry Pickering, Billy Reeves, Kyle Clarke, Chekaine Steele.
MORECAME: Anfreas Arestidou, Tyler, Edwards, Jim Smith James Roberts, Adam Reynolds, Charlie Bailey (Ben Thomas 61), Cameron Rigby(Josh Signey 61), Tom McReady, Jack Kelleher, Tyan Williams, Aaron Pomeyie
SUBS NOT USED: Will Kitchen, Ross Hilton.
minute as the pressure continued and a corner resulted. Andoh was next to threaten as his drilled shot went just the wrong side of the post.th minute as a ball over the top saw Kelleher have a run at goal, but Greenidge soon overhauled him before he got into a shooting position and played it back to Boot. Lloyd saw a shot to the far post just tipped away in the 15thThe game was switched to the main pitch yesterday, before the over-night frost and was played in bright sunshine. A strong Vale team were soon doing all the pressing and it only took 4 minutes to take the lead as Lloyd pressed the defender to make a hurried back pass across the edge of the penalty area. Byron Moore saw the opportunity to intercept the ball and tuck it into the corner as the ‘keeper tried to get back into the goal. It was all Vale but they were nearly caught in the 10
minute with a powerful shot across goal that he tipped around the post for a corner. Vale immediately responded with a second goal as Kapend found Lloyd who drove the ball home from the edge of the area. McGivern then crossed for Campion to get in a header at the far post which was well saved by Arestidou. Morecambe then had their second shot of the game but it was well over the bar into the back of Bycars.thMcGivern was next to go close as a cross was headed back across goal by Lloyd and McGivern’s acrobatic shot flew a yard over the bar. A flick over the top allowed Campion a shot at goal from an angle but it was blocked by the ‘keeper. Lloyd set up Kapend but again Arestidou came to the visitor’s rescue with a save. Andoh was next to test him with a shot from 25 yards that he got down well to. Kellerer finally brought Boot into the game in the 28
minute Andoh saw a shot that looked goal bound tipped away at full stretch. Vale continued to press and Kapend did well down the left and it eventually led to a shot by Moore that was smothered by Arestidou, who was having an excellent game to keep the score down to manageable proportions. Vale continued to look the most likely to add to the score but Morecambe reached the break still in touch.thIn the 34
minute.nd as Campion converted a McGivern cross in the 72th minute and a few minutes later Andoh had a shot blocked inn the penalty area. Andoh then beat 3 defenders but his cut back from the by-line was cut out by the ‘keeper. Vale extended their lead in the 57th minute as McGivern charged up the left wing and his cross eluded a number of players before finding Kapend at the far post and he side footed home. A Lloyd cross to the far post saw a Campion shot saved at the foot of the post as the pressure continued, but Vale added their 4th a Lloyd cross headed over the bar by Campion in the 48 Vale’s first real attack saw
Vale almost added another a couple of minutes later as a loose ball found Campion but Arestidou dived at his feet to deflect the ball around the post. As the game came to a conclusion Byron Moore saw a close range shot blocked by Arestidou which was soon followed by one of the visitor’s rare attacks that finished with a shot going just wide as Vale ran out easy winners.
REPORT: Lindon Roberts – Port Vale Volunteers Group