Vale v Getafe match report from Vale Park
Port Vale v Getafe
At Vale Park
July 2015thSaturday 25
Vale’s decision to take on Getafe at this stage of pre-season was vindicated as Vale showed they are bang on target with their preparations ahead of the new season.
Ajay Leitch Smith again showed why Rob Page was keen to add him to the squad with two well-taken goals to twice put Vale in front.
minute, but take nothing away from the home side, who were up against a decent La Liga outfit.thVale played against ten men for the final hour of the game,after the Spaniards had a man sent off in the 27
August .th on 8 Despite the game finishing all-square, Vale showed the determination and desire that they will need when their League One campaign gets under way
minute.thclass was evident right from the kick off, with the Spanish side moving the ball around with ease, yet it was the home side who opened the scoring in the 6 Getafe’s
GOAL: was on hand to apply the finishing touches.AJAY LEITCH-SMITHThe visitors failed to clear their lines and the ball fell to Colin Daniel inside the box – he knocked the ball across the 6 yard box and
GOAL: escaped the fingers of Sam Johnson as he dived to his leftWANDERSON CAMPOSGetafe levelled the scores ninety seconds later when a 25 yard drive from
In fairness to the Vale, they continued to compete, refusing to make it easy for the La Liga outfit with a hard-working display expected of them by manager Rob Page.
minute when Pedro Gil, who had been on the receiving end of a Michael Brown tackle a few seconds earlier, clearly elbowed Colin Daniel in the face and the referee promptly produced a red card.thThe visitors were reduced to ten men in the 27
Campos went close to claiming a second goal when he hit a close range effort hard and low against the upright following a decent spell from the visitors.
minute from 20 yards, but Sam Johnson reacted well to fingertip over the crossbar.thThe visitors were certainly not having things all their own way, but Campos was causing quite a few problems and he went close again in the 38
GOAL: to beat the ‘keeper with a low shot from a tight angle.AJAY LEITCH-SMITHSeconds before the half time whistle blew, Vale went back in front after the visitors failed to clear, leaving
Vale made on change at the start of the second half, with Sam Kelly coming off the bench to replace Colin Daniel on the Vale left.
minute for the Vale. Uche Ikpeazu, Enoch Andoh, Michael O’Connor, Byron Moore and Anthony Grant all came on, replacing Ajay Leitch Smith, Chris Birchall, Michael Brown, Louis Dodds and Sam Foley.ndFive further substitutions were made in the 62
minute, Uche Ikpeazu showed just what he can bring to the team when he held off his marker down the Vale left before turning , pulling back a yard and then unleashing a powerful right footed drive which beat the ‘keeper and struck the far post.thIn the 68
GOAL: curled a 20 yard shot inside Sam Johnson’s left hand upright.JUAN VILLAMEUELAJust seconds later the visitors were back on level terms when
minute, sending on Ben Purkiss and Carl Dickinson in place of Remi Streete and Richard Duffy.thRob Page made two more changes in the 77
PORT VALE: Ryan Boot, Ben Purkiss, Carl Dickinson, Anthony Grant, Michael O’Connor, Byron Moore, Uche Ikpeazu, Enoch Andoh, Achille Campion, Ryan Lloyd, Sam KellySUBS:Sam Johnson, Adam Yates, Ryan McGivern, Remi Streete, Michael Brown, Richard Duffy, Chris Birchall, Sam Foley, Louis Dodds, Ajay Leitch-Smith, Colin Daniel.
GETAFE: Carlos Martin Vigary, Alberto Redondo Guijarro, Emiliano Buendia Stati, Engel Lafita Castillo, Juan Pedro Arcas Marin, Alberto Carbonell Gomariz, Borja Galan Gonzalez, Mbaka Philtgerald Gregory, Santiago Vergini, Deavid Gil Mohedano SUBS:Balazs Attila Megyeri, Alexis Ruano Delgado, Roberto Lago Soto, Juan Torres Ruiz, Medhi Guiussepe Lacen, Alvaro VazQuez Garcia, Pablo Sarabia Garcia, Pedro Leon Sanchez Gil, Damian Nicolas Suarez Suarez, Wanderson Maciel Sousa Campos, Juan Antonio Rodriguez Villameuela.