Vale hit seven goals as they romp home to victory
Port Vale 7 (1) v Morcambe 1 (0)
Wednesday 17 March 2016
STRONG RESERVE TEAM OVERPOWERS SHRIMPERS
PORT VALE:Ryan Boot, Adam Yates, Colin Daniel, Brad Ede (Mike Calverley 79), Remie Streete, Mackenzie Faulkner (Taylor Attrell 67), Chris Birchall, Michael Brown, JJ Hooper (Alex Morris 60), Achille Campion, Sam Kelly (Dan Turner 60).
SUBS NOT USED:Calum Ferrie, Alex Morris, Dan Turner, Taylor Attrell, Mike Calverley.
MORECAMBE:Morecambe Reserves: Nial Maher (Jordan Slade 67), Conor Doherty, Matthew Livingstone (Jack Taylor 77), Robbie Jenkinson, Tyler Brownsword, Paul Dawson, Luke Jordan, Oliver Box, Kyle Hawley, Ben Hadley (Shay Finney 60), Steven Yawson.
Vale fielded a strong reserve team against bottom of the table Morecambe as Page looked to give supporting players game time. Conditions weren’t ideal with heavy rain and strong winds but Vale were soon dominating the play without creating too many chances but first to threaten was Birchall as he turned on a ball from Brown but fired just wide of the far post. Boot fielded a rare Morecambe threat and his throw saw Kelly break to find a Brown who provided a “box to box performance” who shot wide.
to sweep the ball home at close range. Streete was soon in action to close down an attacker in a dangerous position close to goal but the majority of the first period was Vale going close but failing to add to their tally as Hooper, Campion had a number of chances before Kelly saw a cross cum shot drift past the far post as the half finished much closer than it deserved to be.Birchall minute saw Vale finally take a deserved lead as Daniel crossed for Hooper to knock down for th minute saw Boot watch a shot fly high and wide before Vale had the ball in the net for the first time; however Birchall was flagged off-side as he tapped home a free ball after Hooper’s initial shot was only parried by Maher. The 27ndAnother rare excursion into Vale territory in the 22
who lashed the ball into the bottom corner of the net.Hooper minute Vale extended their lead as a cross to Campion in the penalty area saw him control and then square the ball to thThe first action of the half saw a Morecambe opportunity but 2 forwards went for the same header and the chance was gone. Vale continued to press the visitors and Hooper saw shots blocked close to goal and then his cross was cut out just before reaching Campion at the far post; he then saw a shot cleared off the line before driving the rebound over the bar. Finally in the 57
minute.th hold off his defender before sweeping the ball home for 3-0. Hooper and Kelly were then substituted but Vale still poured forward with Daniel chipping the ‘keeper but just went over the bar, Campion rounding the ‘keeper but shooting into the side netting from a narrow angle before the injured Morecambe ‘keeper was substituted in the 67HooperThe visitors seemed to lose heart for a short period and 2 minutes later Brown’s pass saw
got his second as he rose at the far post to nod in Birchall’s cross.Campion minute and 3 minutes later th strode forward from the halfway line before picking his spot in the opposition net in the 70Campion with the pick of the goals as thVale got their 4
made space to shoot home No.7.Turner collected the ball some 30 yards out and strode forward, shrugging off a tackle, before slotting home into the far corner of the net. Morecambe got their consolation goal almost from the re-start as Taylor lobbed Boot from distance. The 6 goal margin was soon restored as Campion saw a shot blocked and from the loose ball DanielAs the game entered the final 10 minutes Vale were still seeking to add further goals and Campion saw his header cleared off the line and he knocked the rebound square for Birchall who saw his shot cleared off the line by Brownsword. The sixth goal arrived with 6 minutes remaining as
Lindon Roberts – Port Vale Volunteers Group