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Vale Under 18's lose out in League Cup

6 October 2014

Vale beaten at home by Carlisle United

The Football League Youth Alliance West

League Cup Round2


Port Vale U18s 1 (0) v Carlisle United U18s 2 (2)


  Callum Ferrie, Kyle Clark (James Gibbons 60), Alex Morris, Brad Ede, Taylor Attrell, Lewis Bergin, Luke Lewis, Chekaine Steele, Billy Reeves, Jonny Kapend, Dan Turner ( Liam Mottram 72), Omar Haughton.Port Vale:

Harry Pickering, Mackenzie Faulkner, Box.Subs not used:


   minute as the wind took the ball over Ferrie but the attacker headed down and just wide of the far post. The respite only lasted 2 minutes as Vale lsot possession in midfield and a through ball saw Jack Elliott, their No. 11 run on to slide the ball past the advancing Ferrie into the corner of the Round of the Youth Alliance Cup North against a Carlisle side who used the strong wind to better effect. The early exchanges were end to end without any clear challenges and the first action of note saw a visiting attacker booked for impeding Ferrie as he collected the ball. Vale had a let off in the 9ndVale slipped to defeat in the 2


Ferrie was soon in action again in smothering a flick that was goal bound and vale’s first threat came as turner nicked the ball past his defender but was then just beaten in a race to ball and saw the ball cleared before he could shoot. Ferrie then saved at the foot of the post after a slick move by the visitors; the resulting corner saw a group of players attack the ball and Ferrie succeeded in getting the ball around the post but was injured in the process and required lengthy treatment before continuing. On a rare break Reeves fed Kapend down the left and he cut in to shoot but the ‘keeper collected at the near post.


     booking of the day. With 5 minutes to the break Vale fell further behind as an attack saw a bouncing ball at the edge of the box which was attacked by a group of players and after hitting a number of them, with Jason Blackburn getting the last touch, it headed goalwards. Bergin made a valiant effort to keep it out but was just too late. Vale had 2 late chances to reduce the arrears before half time but Turner saw an effort caught by the ‘keeper and a cross to the near post saw Kapend just unable to get enough on it to find goal and Carlisle were well worth their 2 goal lead.ndHaughton then tried to bustle up the right wing but was crudely blocked which resulted in Carlisle’s 2


Vale started the second half brightly and Steele just failed to connect with a header before Ferrie was called into action again as Carlisle broke quickly. Just after the hour mark Haughton curled a free kick that beat everyone and went just past the far post. A Steele cross was just over Turner’s head but a corner was gained from which Steele forced the ball home at the far post to reduce the deficit to a single goal. Vale looked for an equaliser with an Attrell shot from the edge of the box dropping just over the bar with the ‘keeper watching on.


minutes to go a Steele shot from 25 yards skidded a couple of yards wide of the post causing no problems to the visitors and as Carlisle responded Attrell was booked for a Challenge on the right just outside the box. The free kick again saw Ferrie coming to Vale’s rescue with a good save low down from a header. The game was relatively even after that but got a little scrappy as the referee made a number of decisions that annoyed the visiting players, but it was Reeves who went into the book for dissent. With 20


      In the final minute of normal time Vale nearly equalised as a Haughton cross from the left was carried by the wind over the players in the centre of the goal. It dropped at the feet on the inrushing Steele but he was unsighted and it stuck under his foot and stopped whilst he finished up in the net with the ball being cleared away. The visiting ‘keeper was then the fifth and final player to see a yellow card for time wasting as Carlisle comfortably saw out the added time to proceed to the next round.


Lindon Roberts 

Port Vale Volunteers’ Group

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