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MATCH REPORT: Staffs Senior Cup

1 May 2014

Port Vale 1 Rushall Olympic 2

 

Staffs Senior Cup Final

 

Port Vale 1 Rushall Olympic 2

 

A young Vale side lost to a more experienced Rushall line up despite a late fight back in the second half.

minute before Josh Craddock hit a shot from 30 yards that Vale ‘keeper Harry Pickering saved well. A long ball found Jordan Hugill in space but he placed his effort wide of the goal.rdNathan Smith headed a Gary O’Neill free kick wide in the 3

minute a free kick from James Dance thudded against the post but Stan Mugisua turned the rebound home from six yards. Less than a minute later Dance scored with a shot from the edge of the box.thRushall then took control of the game with two goals in a minute. In the 26

Vale went close early in the second half when a free kick by O’Neill was flicked on to the top of the bar by a defender. A flurry of Vale corners came to no avail but then a mazy run down the left by Wilson Carvalho caused problems before being cleared.

Substitute Dan Turner hit a shot from the edge of the box that was saved and then a long ball to Hugill was only just intercepted by Chris Gemmell in the Rushall goal. Lewis Bergin hooked a shot over the bar before Vale pulled a goal back with seven minutes remaining.

The impressive Carvalho thundered a shot against the post and Ryan Lloyd made no mistake from the rebound. Bergin headed an O’Neill free kick wide and Hugill flashed a shot past the post as Vale pressed for an equaliser. It wasn’t to be though as Rushall took the trophy for the first time since 2006.

 

Port Vale– Pickering, Clarke, Bergin, Reeves, N.Smith, Price, Carvalho, O’Neill, Hugill, Steele (D.Turner 67), Lloyd

Subs not used– Ferrie, Haughton, Kapend, Lewis

 

Rushall Olympic– Gemmell, J.Turner, Wood, Tolley, S.Smith, Spink, Palmer (Martin 87), Craddock, Spencer (Adebola 65), Mugisua (Obeng 84), Dance

Subs not used– Ashton, Caines


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