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Match Report | Port Vale FC Women 3-0 Newcastle Town Women

29 November 2023

Match Reports

Match Report | Port Vale FC Women 3-0 Newcastle Town Women

29 November 2023

Second-half goals from Olivia Grocott, Cassie Davies and Elissa Dockerty secured all three points at the Vale’s new home venue against Newcastle Town.

Mollie Prime had gotten the best of her former teammates when she cut inside on her favoured left, in the 17th minute, but her curled effort was over the bar.

Six minutes later Macy Isherwood picked the ball up in the middle of the pitch turning the defender behind her and received the ball back off Harrison however her shot from range was comfortable for the keeper.

The first half was a dominant performance by the Valiants, and they were unfortunate to have not been ahead at the break.

Towards the end of the half, in the 40th minute, Prime’s in swinging cross from the right flank almost found Davies at the back post to head home but it was cleared just before it reached her.

The Valiants could have found the opener in the 48th minute, when Grocott had her shot blocked in the penalty area and the rebound fell to Tara Harrison with only an empty net to aim at, but she miscued her shot.

The Valiants opened the scoring through Grocott, in the 61st minute, after she was brought down in the box and stepped up to blast the ball into the roof of the net.

Shortly after Vale’s first goal, in the 64th minute, Newcastle Town were reduced to ten players, when their forward was given two yellows for fouls on Daisy Anderson-Wright and Jess Smith. 

The lead was doubled 15 minutes later when Grocott drilled the ball across the face of the goal towards the sliding Davies at the back post.

The third goal came with 10 minutes of stoppage time played at the end of the game with Lucy Moss’ first-time cross from the right flank being volleyed into the net at the back post by Dockerty.

Dockerty believed she had gotten the third goal of the game in the first minute of stoppage time of the second half when Grocott had played her through, but the linesman had flagged her for offside.

The Valiants continued their winning streak in the league after not playing a league fixture since their 6-1 win over Walsall in late September.

 

Port Vale | Connie Watts, Daisy Anderson-Wright (79’ Anna O’Leary) Naomi Sale-Hancock, Jess Smith (90+3’ Rosie Tomkinson), Mollie Prime, Sophie Garratt, Sophie Garratt, Cassie Davies (88’ Lucy Moss), Macy Isherwood (79’ Elissa Dockerty), Tara Harrison (77’ Amelia Whitehouse), Elissa Dockerty (46’ Olivia Grocott). 


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