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Staffs Senior Cup Semi-final

28 March 2014

Newcastle Town 2 Port Vale 3

Staffs Senior Cup Semi-final


Newcastle Town 2 Port Vale 3


Vale sacrificed home advantage but progressed to their first final in 4 years with a hard fought 3-2 victory last night. minute when a wayward back pass by Leon Ashman was seized upon by Dominic Dell and he took it past the ‘keeper before slotting the ball home. It was the Vale who dominated the first half and they made it 2-0 in the 31thVale took the lead in the 9

A free kick on the left was crossed to the far post by Gary O’Neill and Louis Tambini headed the ball into the net despite the ‘keeper getting his hand to it. Newcastle began the second half like a different side and their pressure brought them a goal back in the 55nd minute when Tom Urwin fired the ball home.

Vale’s schoolboy ‘keeper Harry Pickering made some good saves including a great one from a James Askey header as Vale stoutly defended their lead. Newcastle made it 2-2 with a quarter of an hour to go though when Jordan Cole scored with a close range header.

Just as extra time was looming, Vale snatched the winner with six minutes remaining. Good work down the left by Luke Beesley saw the ball fired across the face of goal and Dell turned the ball into the net from close range.

April against either Rushall Olympic or Norton United.thThe final will be held at Vale Park on Wednesday 30


   Newcastle Town - Moorhead, J.Askey, Bridge, Ashman, Wooliscroft, Lowe, France (Thompson 68), Skelton, Cole, Sanders, Urwin

Subs not used – L.Askey, Gordon, Lally, Davies 


Port Vale – Pickering, Alexander, Jefford, O’Neill (Lander 81), Price, Morris, Carvalho, Lloyd, Dell, Tambini (Beesley 58), Taylor (Reeves 70)

Subs not used – Smith, Ferrie.

Attendance 87


Report: Phil Sherwin

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