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Pope Discusses Yeovil Draw

14 January 2018

Tom Pope was left disappointed with Port Vale’s performance on Saturday but was more than pleased to salvage a point over Yeovil Town.

It was Pope’s penalty four minutes from time that allowed Neil Aspin’s men to snatch a point against The Glovers in a more than frustrating game.

Speaking after the game, the 32-year old explained his frustration during the game and knows that Vale should have been better.

He said: “It wasn’t great.

“We didn’t really get going, they didn’t help with the way they killed the game – they got their goal, they looked good – miles better than us.

“They killed the tempo well and it stopped us trying to get anything going. It was a tough game, but we grinded a point out and that was the main thing.”

Despite the performance, Pope was happy to come away with a point and believes that one is better than none.

“Last week we were just as bad and we lost 1-0,” he said.

“That was more disappointing because we lost the game, today we weren’t much better than last week but we got a point out of it.

“When you’re playing badly and still get a point out of the game, you have to take that as a positive.”

It was Tom’s 14th goal of the season as the striker continues his good form as he moves up the goalscoring ranks within League Two.

“Goals are always good for your confidence,” he added.

“It’s been a couple of games without me scoring so it ends that run, but we wanted three points mainly.”


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