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Looking Back at the 2014-15 season

26 May 2015

Crawley Town 1 Port Vale 2


Crawley Town 1 Port Vale 2 Attendance: 2,320 including 183 visiting supporters
Saturday 20th December 2014 Stadium
League One

First half goals from Michael Brown and Louis Dodds ensured Vale left the Checkatrade Stadium with the spoils again – a well-deserved three points for Rob Page’s side in the Valiant’s final game before Christmas.

Neither side was able to stamp their authority on the game in the early stages of the game, though Vale were arguably the more adventurous of the two.

, drove the ball into the net from just outside the box.Michael BrownVale took the lead on the half hour when

, who quickly played the ball on to Williamson, who knocked it straight back to Dodds and this time the Vale midfielder belted a shot past Price for Vale’s second goal.Louis DoddsThree minutes before the interval Vale doubled their lead. Brown played the ball to the feet of

Vale seldom looked in danger after half time, though they were indebted to goalkeeper Chris Neal, whose penalty save from former Valiant Gavin Tomlin prevented the home side from getting themselves back into the game at a crucial time in the game.

drove the ball hard and low from the edge of the box, but it wasn’t enough to concern Vale too much.Conor Henderson minute when substitute thThe home managed to pull a goal back in the 88

PORT VALE: Ryan Boot, Chris Robertson, Chris Birchall, Ryan Lloyd, Alex Nimely, Achille Campion, Byron Moore SUBS:Chris Neal, Adam Yates, Richard Duffy, Fredi Veseli, Carl Dickinson, Louis Dodds, Michael O’Connor, Michael Brown, Mark Marshall, Ben Williamson, Dany N’Guessan.

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