Port Vale were mentioned at this year’s FA Cup Final but not for the right reason!
Former Vale midfielder Jeff Minton won a Player of the Round award by scoring a hat trick in Canvey Island’s 4–3 victory in the Third Qualifying Round over Dover. Canvey had been 1–3 down with nine minutes to play. Sounds familiar!
Not present at Cardiff was Ashley Sestanovich, the player who scored Scarborough’s winning goal against us in the Second Round.
However, the 71,000 crowd were treated to a replay of Sestanovich’s goal against us and the ex-Scarborough player was awarded the Second Round trophy in his absence.