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"It’s a game that we really should have seen through" says Legge

27 December 2019

The Vale added another point to this season's tally yesterday afternoon, but Leon Legge was left frustrated after it should have been all three.

Port Vale drew 2-2 with Mansfield for the third time this season, after late drama at One Call Stadium saw CJ Hamilton rescue a point for the home side in stoppage time.

Askey’s side looked to be in the driving seat with ten minutes to go and were heading for yet another well-deserved away win, and Legge, who scored Vale’s second of the afternoon, described yesterday’s result as heart-breaking.

The centre-half admits that he would have taken a point before kick-off, but stresses that they really should have travelled home with all three.

"Like you say, it’s heartbreak, it’s two points dropped and it’s a game I felt we should have seen through and won.

“The way we were playing and in a winning position, it’s a game that we really should have seen through, a couple of errors on our part, we can be our own worst enemy today.

“Coming into the game you’ll take a point but in the midst of the game, we should have really taken all three.

“Once they scored their first goal, the crowd really got behind them they had their tails up and a little bit of panic set in for us I suppose and that’s something we’ve got to learn from. It’s disappointing but we have to go again because we can’t dwell on that, there’s a game around the corner."

Despite the final result, it was another positive showing from the Vale, but Legge says that they must start turning good performances into wins.

It’s now three unbeaten for the Valiants in League Two and up next is table-topping Swindon Town, and Legge stresses that the Vale must pick up as many points as they can during the busy festive period.

Following yesterday’s point, Askey’s side remain in tenth position in League Two and just five points off a play-off place heading into their final match of the decade, and the Vale centre-half admits that most of the fans will be happy with where the club is at.

“I think the season at the moment most fans will take it, some of the draws we’ve had this season should have been three points, and it’s those two points we dropped that could have carried us up the table.

“It’s the festive period so the games come thick and fast, we’ve got to make sure we come out of this period with as many points as we can really because like I say the points come thick and fast and everyone beats everyone so we’ve got to make sure we come out with positive results.

“It was a little bit scrappy, but we managed to play some decent football, we worked the ball well got into some decent positions Dave Amoo could have scored one today. It’s another good performance on the back of the Cheltenham game and we have to start putting them into wins now."

 


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