Victory over Wigan Athletic ensures top spot
Port Vale 5 (2) v Wigan Athletic 1 (1)
Wednesday 15 October 2014
Powerful Vale Side Go Top with 5 goal Haul
PORT VALE:Sam Johnson, Frederic Veseli, Reiss Greenidge (Kyle Clarke 75), Steve Jennings, Chris Robertson, Remie Steele, Byron Moore, Ryan Lloyd, Colin Daniel (Jonathan Kapend 60), Achille Campion, Omar Haughton (Billy Reeves 80).
SUBS NOT USED:Harry Pickering, Bradley Faulkener.
WIGAN ATHLETIC:Owen Evans, Luke Burke, Liam Lambert (Sam Cosgrove 65), Declan Poole, Michael Wilson, Reece McNally, Ryan Jennings, Tim Chow, Mathew Hamilton, Joey Johnson, Jordan Flores.
:SUBS NOT USED Connor Keane, Mayowa Balogun, Alex Cvetovic, Louis Robles.
.Campion minute as Lloyd whipped in a free kick from the left, after a foul on Daniel, and it was headed powerfully home by thA strong Vale XI were immediately under pressure as Greenidge lost ball 40 yards out and a Ryan Jennings’ shot whistled just past the far post in the first minute; within 30 seconds Vale were behind as Robertson passed the ball to Johnson who dithered, allowing Ryan Jennings race in and tap the ball home. Vale were level in the 8
minute Vale almost extended their lead as Daniel again swept down the left and his cross was fractionally too high for Campion as the ball grazed the top of his head and away to safety.th was first an under-hit back pass and although under pressure from a defender and the ‘keeper he managed to slip it home from 6 yards. Vale soon won another corner and Campion met the ball at the far post but his header hit a defender on the back and was cleared. In the 39Campion minute Daniel won the ball in midfield and broke at pace down the left and drew the visiting ‘keeper before pulling the ball back into Moore’s feet as he ran in on the edge of the box. Moore tried to place the ball but it was deflected away for a corner. Vale took the lead after 29 minutes as thThe game continued at high pace but with the defences on top although Wigan’s Jennings was causing problems with his pace and tenacity. In the 25
Vale should have gone further ahead on 59m minutes after a free kick by Lloyd was only half cleared and Daniel floated across into the goal mouth where Robertson headed over from 5 yards. This was Daniel’s last act as he was substituted by Kapend and Wigan’s Jennings then went into the book for a bad tackle on Streete. who calmly side footed high into the corner of the net from 12 yards.HaughtonVale looked promising for the first 5 minutes of the second half but then the Latics had a purple patch, with Chow shooting over from a good position and then Veseli twice kicked the ball off the line; but Vale responded with a Daniel hammering a shot from outside the box that the ‘keeper was happy to push away. Vale did extend their lead after 53 minutes as Lloyd slipped the ball through to
went on a mazy run into the box beating man after man before turning to find the far corner of the net for a spectacular goal. A rare Wigan attack saw Johnson saving with his feet and Veseli completing the clearance. Soon after Greenidge was in the book for a second foul in a minute and the resulting free kick led to a corner that eventually saw Hamilton heading wide from a clear opportunity at the far post.MooreVale added their fourth as
who slotted it into the corner to round off the win that continued the Reserves 100% record and take them top of the league.KapendWith five minutes to go Vale added their fifth as Kapend nipped through to collect a threaded ball and his powerful shot was saved by the Evans at point blank range; the ball ran to Lloyd but as defenders closed his shooting options down he slipped the ball sideways to
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