Take A Look Back At The Campaign In Facts & Figures
season has come to an end and it has been one full of ups and downs for Port Vale. Sky Bet League OneAfter nine months of football the 2014/15
Here, port-vale.co.uk takes a look back at the campaign in facts and figures, from attendances to points totals.
- The club’s highest attendance of the season came on Boxing Day when Sheffield United visited Vale Park. 8,524 fans packed into the ground to witness the Valiants beat the Blades 2-1 thanks to a late Dany N’Guessan penalty conversion.
- September’s trip to Gresty Road saw a season-high of 2,240 Vale fans supporting the club away from home. Unfortunately, it was an afternoon to forget as goals from George Ray and Vadaine Oliver secured a 2-1 win for Crewe Alexandra.
- Striker Tom Pope finished as the club’s top scorer with 12 goals, two ahead of Ben Wiliamson. The life-long Vale fan scored eight in the league and four in cup competitions, including a brace at home to Hartlepool United.
- Wing wizard Mark Marshall had the most assists with nine overall. Michael O’Connor matched his seven in the league but Marshall added two more in cup competitions.
- Overall Vale scored 68 goals during the campaign - 55 of which came in the league. Three in the FA Cup against MK Dons were added to by eight in just two rounds of the Capital One Cup, while a further two in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy completed the haul.
- A 2-1 victory was the Valiants’ most common winning result, which was achieved four times in total.
- The 6-2 win over Hartlepool United in the Capital One Cup was the club’s highest scoring game of the season, Ben Williamson bagged the match ball after an impressive hat-trick inside the first 18 minutes.
- Goalkeeper Chris Neal kept six clean sheets over the course of the season. The first of these was against Leyton Orient in October.
- The club finished the 2014/15 campaign with 54 points, four off the relegation zone and 15 short of the play-off places.
- Doncaster Rovers and Yeovil Town were the two teams that Vale did the double over. A 3-1 win at the Keepmoat Stadium early in the season was backed up with an impressive 3-0 victory over Paul Dickov’s side in February. Tom Pope scored twice in a 4-1 demolition of the Glovers at Vale Park and the striker scored again in the 2-1 triumph at Huish Park just a couple of weeks ago.
So there you have it, the 2014/15 campaign has been brought to an end – but don’t worry, you can be part of the next one by purchasing a 2015/16 season ticket at a reduced price before the end of June. For full details, please click here.