Vale twice come from behind to fire five past the Bullets
Vale twice came from behind against a hard-working Alsager Town side to record their second pre-season win in four days, leaving boss Rob Page happy with how things are going do far.
It was the performance of second half substitute Enoch Andoh who caught the eye, with a lively performance up front for the Valiants.
The youngster was rewarded with a goal for his efforts, but there was no goal for new signing Uche Ikpeazu, who played the opening forty-five minutes.
a simple equaliser to Ashley Hill’s opener for the Bullets.Byron MooreThat’s not to say the man on loan from Watford didn’t deserve to get on the scoresheet. His presence up front impressed the Vale fans watching and it was his shot that came off the upright to give
Ikpeazu showed exactly why Rob Page was so keen to bring him to Vale Park and he certainly got the nod of approval from the Vale fans present at the Woodpark Stadium.
minute with a well taken overhead kick.rdVale trailed 2-1 at half time after Jordan Johnson had restored the home side’s lead in the 43
Vale made three changes at the start of the second half, with Nathan Smith, Enoch Andoh and Colin Daniel coming on to replace Remi Streete, Uche Ikpezu and Louis Dodds.
made no mistake from the spot, hammering the penalty kick to the ‘keeper’s right.Michael O’ConnorAnd when Andoh was bundled over inside the box on the hour,
That signalled a mass substitution for the Valiants, as Rob Page made a further eight changes for the final half hour.
struck with a nice finish, following good work by Michael Brown and a final pass from Colin Daniel.Enoch AndohSix minutes later Vale got their noses in front for the first time, when the lively
go his name on the scoresheet for a second consecutive game, side-stepping his marker before stroking home confidently.Colin DanielJust two minutes later,
Achille Campion minute to meet a beautifully-flighted cross from Ryan Lloyd to send a powerful downward header past home ‘keeper Manning.ndreplaced Daniel with fifteen minutes remaining, and he too netted his second in two games when he rose high at the back post in the 82
Chris Neal, Adam Yates, Aziz Deen-Conteh, Richard Duffy, Remi Streete (Nathan Smith, 45), Byron Moore, Sam Foley, Michael O'Connor, Sam Kelly, Louis Dodds (Enoch Andoh, 45), Uche Ikpeazu (Colin Daniel, 45).PORT VALE:
Ryan Boot, Ben Purkiss, Nathan Smith, Ryan McGivern, Carl Dickinson, Chris Birchall, Anthony Grant, Michael Brown, Ryan Lloyd, Colin Daniel (Achille Campion, 75) Vale team on 61 minutes: