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Honours even in Potteries Derby

8 October 2015

Vale v Stoke match ends all-square at 1-1

 

Port Vale 1 (1) v Stoke City 1 (0)

Wednesday 07 October 2015

League Cup – Northern Group C

Honours even in Potteries Derby

 

PORT VALE:Ryan BootRyan Lloyd, Billy Reeves, McKenzie Faulkner, Chris Birchall (Ben Fraser 61), Michael O’Connor (Dan Turner 61), JJ Hooper, Achille Campion, Sam Kelly. , James Gibbons (Brad Ede 79), Aziz Deen-Conteh,

SUBS NOT USED:Calum Ferrie, Jonny Kapend.

 

STOKE CITY:Daniel Gyollai, JohnvilleRenee-Pringle, Lewis Banks, Sergio Molina, Ryan Shawcross (Mason Watkins-Clarke 46), Liam Edwards, Thibaud Verlindon, Oliver Shenton (Dominic Telford 65), Yusaf Coban, Mark Waddington, Mohamed El Ouriachi (Peter Skapetis 65).

SUBS NOT USED:Dominic Kurasik, Dominic Kurasik, Bobby Moseley.

 

   minute Verlinden collected a long ball as 2 Vale defenders ran to cover rather than attacking the ball, but his long range effort flew well over the bar.thStoke opened brightly with Boot holding on to a near post cross in the first minute. Vale’s first opening came from a swift Vale attack after 7 minutes as Lloyd played Deen-Conteh in up the wing but his cross was just too deep and fell past the back post. In 17

 

to take 2 strides and score from 6 yards out.Lloyd minute Vale had a good opportunity as Campion picked up a long ball and took it past Gyolli but was too wide to shoot and tried to pull it back; eventually Vale won a corner but Stoke cleared to the half way line. Vale kept up the pressure and took the lead as Deen-Conteh crossed low into the centre were Hooper laid it off for thIn the 25

 

minute and only cleared to the edge of the box allowingthVale came under some pressure in the 35Waddington to shoot, but Lloyd put his body in the way to avert any danger. In the last minute of the half Vale should have extended their lead as a long ball saw Hooper reach the ball before Gyolli, but after rounding him his shot hit the retreating defender’s heel and go away to safety. There was still time for Stoke to win a free kick on the edge of Vale’s penalty area out on the by-line, the ball reached the back post but was partially blocked and Boot collected the ball with ease.

 

minute a cross from wide right saw Hooper and Campion both hesitate to leave it to the other and the chance was lost.thRyan Shawcross did not come out for the second half but Stoke took the game to Vale and a shot from outside the box was partly blocked and Boot again collected with problem. A passing move from he Vale eventually led to a shot from Lloyd but he couldn’t get the ball out of his feet enough to got any accuracy and it went well wide. In the 60

 

    minute Reeves played a ball through and Hooper, under pressure from a defender, brought a good save from the ‘keeper. A Stoke substitute turned neatly in the box and drove just over the bar as Stoke made an infrequent attack. thVale made a double substitution after the hour mark with O’Connor leaving the field on his come-back. A Vale attack broke down and the ball came 45 yards out where Gibbons launched it back to see Gyolli reaching back as it bounced back from the crossbar. In the 70

 

November. The current league table is:th minute Kelly weaved towards the penalty area but his driven shot was just wide of the far post. The draw means that both teams go into their final game in the group stage on 4 points with a chance of proceeding into the semi-final. Vale’s final game is at home to Wrexham on 11th minute as Ben Fraser lost the ball allowing Skapetis to run on in goal and slot home past an unprotected Boot. In the 89thStoke fans thought Edwards had scored with a header from a free kick but the ball was in the side netting at the back post, Boot was soon in action when coming out of his area to take the ball from an onrushing attacker but Stoke equalised in the 84

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

PTS

Stoke City

2

1

1

0

6

1

5

4

Port Vale

2

1

1

0

7

4

3

4

Wigan Athletic

2

1

0

1

7

9

-2

3

Wrexham

2

0

0

2

3

9

-6

0

 

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