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Dior Angus on scoring his first Vale goal

29 April 2018

The Valiants ended their 2017/18 home campaign with a defeat to Carlisle United in Sky Bet League Two on Saturday, but it was a day to remember for Dior Angus as he scored his first goal in a Vale shirt.

It did look as if Dan Turner's initial effort was looping in via a touch from the opposition goalkeeper, but Angus was on hand to make sure as he headed the ball home from close range. 

On his goal, Angus said: "It was the easiest one that I have ever scored in my life, but it was definitely my goal. I have been waiting a long time for my first start, so it was good to get out there and it was nice to grab the goal.

"We would have liked to sent the fans home with a win. The lads are disappointed that we couldn't put on a performance, especially with it being the last home game of the season, but Carlisle were quite a good side - we didn't really turn up today."

Having made the step up to the Football League when he signed from Redditch United in January, Angus has had to be patient and a loan move to Tamworth, a Vanarama National League North side, has aided his development.

During his time at The Lamb Ground, the striker made six appearances and scored three goals. Now back from his time away from Vale Park, he is looking to kick on ahead of next season and he could feature at Cambridge United next weekend.

He said: "It did me the world of good going out as I had suffered an injury before that, so to go and play there for a handful of games really did help me. I'm thankful to them for giving me the opportunity, but I'm glad to be back.

"We will see what next week brings now. It's the last game of the season and the gaffer has said he wants us to get to 50 points, so the lads will be going to Cambridge thinking that we can win the game.

"I think we will win. After the disappointment of today's result, there will be a reaction and hopefully we can get three points to end on a high."

Following the full-time whistle, Vale players and staff showed their appreciation to the supporters who have backed the team all season, and Angus also took the time to thank them.

"I know what it's like supporting Coventry through hard times, so you have to really appreciate it because some people use their last penny to come and watch the football. It's a massive things for the lads, and it certainly means a lot to me," he said.


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