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Match Preview: Port Vale vs Scunthorpe

27 August 2016

Report from Vale Park: Vale v Scunthorpe

April.nd Bruno Ribeiro’s man played some scintillating football at times to impose themselves on a Scunthorpe United side who suffered their first defeat in the league since 2

Attendance: 4,557 including 373 visiting supporters
At Vale Park
League One
Saturday 27th August 2016
Port Vale v Scunthorpe United

minute, but Vale let things slip when they allowed to visitors to equalise with a rather farcical free kick two minutes into first half stoppage time.rdAnton Forrester fired the Valiants ahead in the 33

goal right from the off, but apart from a Josh Morris shot that was charged down by Remie Streete Scunthorpe did little to threaten Jak Alnwick’s goal. 
Vale were forced to sit back and soak up the early pressure as the visitors went looking for a

However, a second half brace from on loan Alex Jones, along with a man of the match display from winger Jerome Thomas, saw Vale pick up three valuable points.

minute when Paulo Tavares pulled up injured.thVale began to venture forward and looked quite threatening, whilst leaving themselves open to counter-attacks, but the Valiants were dealt a blow in the 15

Despite receiving treatment on the pitch, we was forced to limp off and Sebastien Amoros was called upon to take up his position in the Vale midfield.

minute of the game, Jerome Thomas appeared to have been brought down inside the box, but the referee was having none of it.thVale were sure they would be awarded a spot kick when, in the 17

At this stage of the game, Vale were bossing things, though they did little to test visiting ‘keeper Luke Daniels, despite pressing hard in the final third.

Although the ever dangerous Kevin van Veen, scorer of several goals already this season, had been well marshalled by Nathan Smith right from the start, he managed to find room for an angled shot, which Jak Alnwick duly palmed away.

GOAL:, who made no mistake from 12 yards.ANTON FORRESTER minute when a neat move produced a smart ball from Sam Foley to rdVale were pressing hard and they finally got their reward in the 33

Vale continued to have the better of the game, but the visitors levelled rather controversially two minutes into stoppage time after the game had been held up while the referee had words with Scunthorpe boss Graham Alexander.

GOAL: waiting to take the free kick, on the right hand side of the Vale box, play eventually resumed and Morris hit a tame ball which went past everybody, including Vale ‘keeper Jak Alnwick.Josh MorrisWith

Despite that set-back, Vale started the second half brightly and within three minutes of the restart managed to get their noses in front once more.

GOAL: volleyed home for his first goal for the club.ALEX JONESJerome Thomas showed that he still has all of his skills, running at his man on the left, teasing, going one way and the other before cutting inside and crossing towards the far post and

minute when Jordan Clarke picked up his second yellow card and boss Graham Alexander was also ordered off following his protests.thThe visitors were reduced to ten men in the 56

Vale’s latest signing, Martin Paterson, came off the bench to make his Port Vale debut in the 71 st minute, Anton Forrester leaving the field to make way.

Paterson almost had an immediate when his hit a low 20 yard drive that Daniels was pleased to be able to touch around the post.

GOAL: who hit the headlines after netting his second goal of the game, to wrap up the three points for the Valiants in the 85ALEX JONESBut it was

Ryan Boot, Calvin Mac-Intosch, Rigino Cicilia, Martin Paterson, Quentin Pereira, Sebastien Amoros, Sam Hart.SUBS: Jak Alnwick, Ben Purkiss, Remie Streete, Nathan Smith, Kjell Knops, Paulo Tavares, Anthony Grant, Jerome Thomas, Sam Foley, Alex Jones, Anton Forrester. PORT VALE:

SCUNTHORPE UNITED: Scott Wiseman, Paddy Madden, Joe Anyon, Hakeeb Adelakun, Sam Mantom, Charles Goode, Kyle WoottonSUBS:Luke Daniels, Murray Wallace, David Mirfin, Stephen Dawson, Kevin van Veen, Josh Morris, Neal Bishop, Tom Hopper, Duane Holmes, Conor Townsend, Jordan Clarke.

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