Final Third Development League
Morecambe 0 Port Vale 3
Vale reserves comfortably won 3-0 at the UCLan Sports Arena in Preston thanks to two goals from Jordan Hugill and one from Dominic Dell.
Dell had the game’s opening shot in the third minute which was saved by Tom Stewart in the Morecambe goal. Declan Watson had a shot saved by Sam Johnson before the Vale took an eleventh minute lead. A long ball from the back by Cheye Alexander found Hugill and he controlled it before flicking it past the advancing ’keeper.
Ben Jefford had a shot tipped around the post and Louis Tambini fired wide as Vale began to dominate proceedings. Dell had a shot saved, as well as going close with a curling effort that just cleared the bar.
minute. Hugill flicked the ball on to him and he first weaved one way and then the other before placing the ball past the ’keeper.stVale almost doubled their lead immediately after the break when a ball over the top from Doug Price found Hugill in space but Stewart smothered his effort with Tambini missing the target from the rebound. Dell forced another save from the ‘keeper before he got on the scoresheet with Vale’s second goal in the 51
Price played the ball over the top to Ryan Lloyd but he shot wide as did Tambini soon afterwards. Joe Davis headed a corner over the bar and Jefford had a shot saved as Vale could have scored more. minute. Wilson Carvalho sent over a cross from deep out on the right touchline and Hugill controlled it perfectly before slamming it into the corner of the net.thVale made it 3-0 in the 65
Morecambe – Stewart, Edwards (Dowling 85), Bondswell, Bell, Bowman, Colebourn, Dunleavy, McCready (Thomas 61), Watson, Bailey, Mwasile
Subs not used – Kitchen, Akande
Port Vale: Johnson, Alexander, Jefford, O’Neill, Price, Davis, Carvalho, Tambini, Hugill, Dell, Lloyd
Subs not used: Smith, Morris, Reeves
MATCH REPORT - Phil Sherwin