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10 June 2014

Port Vale 2 Stockport County 1 - Saturday 22nd May 1993

Port Vale 2 Stockport County 1

Autoglass Trophy Final

At Wembley Stadium

May 1993ndSaturday 22

PORT VALE: Billing, CrossSUBS:Musselwhite, Aspin, Kent, Porter, Swan, Glover, Slaven, van der Laan, Foyle, Kerr, Taylor.

STOCKPORT: Preece, FrainSUBS:Edwards, Todd, Wallace, Finley, Miller, Williams, Gannon, Ward, Beaumont, Francis, Duffield.

Neil Edwards to fire the Valiants ahead. It was former Eire striker Slaven who got on the scoresheet for Vale’s second, although he admitted to accidentally handling the ball in the process, before volleying home Martin Foyle’s lay-off on 37 minutes. 6ft 7ins giant Kevin Francis gave Stockport some hope when he reduced the deficit midway through the second half, but it was Vale who were doing all the celebrating on the final whistle as the Autoglass Trophy was held high for all to see.  the opportunity for the Valiants after 14 minutes – Kerr nipped in ahead of Stockport ‘keeper Vale’s first ever appearance at Wembley Stadium ended in victory as John Rudge’s side won the Autoglass Trophy against promotion rivals Stockport, their third win in a week over Danny Bergara’s County side after ruining their play-off hopes. After 117 years, Vale had finally made it to the Twin Towers and they were determined to make it a day to remember. Former Middleborough team mates Paul Kerr and Bernie Slaven were the thorn in Stockport’s side, each of them finding the net to put Vale in command. It was Slaven’s through ball with created

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