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Alex Jones Talks Peterborough

13 September 2016

Alex Jones was the hero last Saturday, as his stoppage-time penalty earned Port Vale only their second point on the road this season.

Jones was instrumental within the game, opening the scoring early on with a calculated volley from the edge of the box.

And it was Jones who would close the scoring, when Nathan Smith’s close-range effort was judged to have been handled, resulting in a Peterborough United red-card, and a Port Vale penalty.

Jones’ brace sees his tally for the season so far increase to four goals in just five games, also, putting him at the top of Vale’s goal-scoring list.

The hard-earned point saw Vale get their campaign back on track, after a disappointing defeat away to Bury the week prior. The 21-year old explained the importance of this away point.

He said: “We were below par last week and it’s not something we take lightly and all the lads were gutted in the changing room afterwards, it was massively important to put it right today.”

The game seemed to have escaped Vale’s grasp after George Moncur grabbed his second goal of the game with just six minutes to play. 

However, the endeavour and determination that the Valiant’s showed is something to not ignore: “Obviously the manager tells us not to stop until the final whistle. It only takes a second to score a goal as you’ve seen today.

“Anything can happen, especially in those last few minutes when people are tired, and you’ve just got to keep going until the end,” he added.

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