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MATCH REPORT: Alsager Town 0 Port Vale 8

14 July 2014

Vale hit Alsager for eight as they record their second pre-season victory

Micky Adams’ side racked up the goals again in a comprehensive win over Alsager Town, in Vale’s second pre-season game in three days.

Again the focus was on fitness, with twenty-two players getting time on the pitch, twenty-one of them playing for forty-five minutes or more.

minute.stThe odd one out was third choice goalkeeper Ryan Boot, who came on to replace Ryan Lloyd - who had been on from the start - on the left wing in the 71

Boot did well on the left flank, but capped his outfield appearance with a textbook headed goal ten minutes after coming on, when he met a cross from Louis Dodds to nod home Vale’s seventh.

minute lead with a close range near-post header from a right wing corner taken by Mark Marshall.thDefender Ryan McGivern had given Vale a 10

Although a home defender managed to hack the ball away, the officials decided without the help of goal-line technology that the ball had crossed the line.

minute when he danced around two defenders to slam the ball inside the far post in style.thMarshall was on the mark himself in the 19

minute when Chris Lines, who had been brought down inside the box, coolly slotted home from the penalty spot.rdVale extended their lead in the 43

Vale made ten changes at the start of the second half, with only Ryan Lloyd keeping his shirt.

Omar Haughton, a product of the Vale youth team, did well to add Vale’s fourth goal and then a brace from Tom Pope made it six for the visitors.

Then came the well-headed seventh from Boot, before another youth team player, Alex Morris, rolled home Vale’s eighth from 10 yards to cap off another successful evening.

Vale’s next match is at Norton United on Tuesday – kick off 7.30pm


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