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Performance at Macclesfield pleases Askey

25 September 2019

Club News

Performance at Macclesfield pleases Askey

25 September 2019

Manager John Askey was impressed with his sides performance last night away to Macclesfield Town but isn't getting over excited with the win.

After falling a goal behind after Macclesfield's Ironside gave the Silkmen the lead early on in the game, Askey's men responded perfectly with a late first half equaliser and two second half goals. 

Midfielder Scott Burgess marked his Vale debut with a goal, with striker Richie Bennett adding a fourth to his tally to the season and young midfielder Jake Taylor scoring his first professional career goal. 

There was plenty of positives to take from the 3-2 win against the Silkmen in the Leasing.Com Trophy, Vale's second group stage win in the competition, and manager John Askey took confidence from the performance. 

"I thought we did well, especially Scott Burgess who got a great goal on his weaker foot but played well as well. I think the system suited the players that we've got.

"The longer the game went on the better we got, you couldn't ask anymore of them really tonight. They played some really good football and there was some great goals scored.

"Going a goal behind with players who havent played, we could've quite easily fallen apart. But they didn't, they got stronger as the game went on, they're passing improved and I thought overall we played really well."

One player who caught Askey's eye last night was striker Jordan Archer, who returned to the side potenially earlier than expected after dislocating his shoulder against Newport County at the start of the month. 

Archer scored on his debut in the last group stage match against Shrewsbury Town and was named as a substitute in last nights win at Macclesfield, with Askey introducing him into the game at half time in place of Mark Cullen.

The striker did everything other than score, showcasing his pace against a tired Macclesfield defence as well as setting up a goal for Jake Taylor. With another 45 minutes under his belt, Archer certianly impressed the gaffer.

"He's done well to get out tonight, he's been really brave because his shoulder still isn't right. You could probably see, he was wincing two or three times when he made challenges.

"He gives us something a little bit different with his pace and his strength and he did great to hold the ball up and play Jake in, and Jake finished it really well which rounded off a really good performance from him."


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