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Looking Back at the 2014-15 season

8 May 2015

Vale 6 Hartlepool 2


Port Vale 6 Hartlepool United 2 Attendance: 2,824 including 79 visiting supporters
Tuesday 12th August 2014
At Vale Park
Capital One Cup

Ben Williamsongrabbed himself a ten-minute hat-trick to help Vale on their way to Capital One success over Hartlepool United at Vale Park.

It was reported to be the quickest hat-trick by a Vale player since Fred Mitcheson netted three goals in as many minutes back in 1934.

grabbed a brace as Micky Adams’ side finished up 6-2 winners, reaching the second round of the competition for the first time in four years.Tom Pope netted his first goal in a Vale shirt and Michael BrownMidfielder minute and despite the visitors levelling two minutes later, ‘Willo’ restored Vale’s lead in the 14thWilliamson opened the scoring when he slammed the ball home in the 8

And four minutes later, Williamson met a deep cross from the right by Chris Birchall to plant a firm downward header into the visitors’ net.

minute, but two minutes later Michael Brown restored Vale’s two-goal advantage and a brace from Tom Pope completed the job.thHartlepool pulled one back from the penalty spot in the 59

PORT VALE: Chris Neal, Richard Duffy, Louis Dodds, Michael Brown, Steve Jennings, Adam Yates, Ryan LloydSUBS: Sam Johnson, Frederic Veseli, Chris Robertson, Ryan McGivern, Carl Dickinson, Chris Lines, Michael O’Connor, Ben Williamson, Chris Lines, Tom Pope, Chris Birchall.  

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