Coach Happy With Win Over Norton United
- Vale beat local rivals Norton to progress in Staffs Senior Cup
- An own goal and a Jonathon Kapend header did the damage
- Ede now targeting cup glory this season
Port Vale coach Mick Ede was pleased with his side’s performance against Norton United in the Staffordshire Senior Cup and is now targeting a place in the final of the competition.
An own goal and a second-half Jonathon Kapend header gave the Valiants a 2-1 win over their local rivals at the quarter-final stage of the tournament at Vale Park.
It was a hard-fought derby with both sides having numerous clear-cut chances but Vale showed enough class and determination to go through to the next round.
Speaking to Valiant Player after the cup tie, Ede admitted he was content with the effort his players showed.
“We were pleased. The football that you saw that we played at times, we totally dominated the possession of the game probably for a good 75 or 80 percent of the game, which was really pleasing,” he said.
“Second half I don’t think we really started with the same tempo as the first. First half, it was one of them, there were a couple of chances either end.
“They hit us on the counter as we dominated the play and we lost the ball in the final third and other than being two or three goals up in the first half, which I think we should have been, we were really pleased.”
Click here to watch the full interview with Mick Ede following Vale's 2-1 win over Norton United.
Or watch a small clip of the interview in the YouTube video below.