In our latest weekly digest, we have a match report on Port Vale fan team Portly Vale who smashed five goals past Stoke City fan team Stoke Ramblers.
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Derby victory for Portly Vale
Portly Vale 5-1 Stoke Ramblers, match report kindly supplied by Jonny
The game started slowly, whilst Portly got to grips with the sun and the slight incline which we were up against. Stoke had an early opportunity ruled out for an offside decision. This then woke Portly up and Fedtschyschak (Mole) had a few good chances to put Portly ahead. Stoke rarely threatened the goal, but saw a lot of the ball until a Portly corner found Mole who got the ball for Daniel Berrisford to sweep home with a side foot finish. James Higginson hit the bar from a header, from yet another corner and Mole missed two or three more chances before the half-time break.
In true Portly style, they started the second half slowly and Stoke grabbed an undeserved equaliser. This spurred Portly on. Chances started to comes and finally the break through was made when the Stoke goalkeeper failed to deal with a cross and the defender placed the ball in the back of his own net to make it 2-1 to Portly.
The goals then started to flow, Liam Bailey entered the game as a substitute for Jonny Hancock, and soon after a third goal was scored. The ball was sent into the box and Daniel Berrisford claimed handball against the defender and the referee gave the penalty. Stevie Birks cooly smashed the penalty low and hard and it managed to slip under the Stoke keeper to make it 3-1.
The next goal came soon after as Stoke’s heads dropped. Nath Worthington took on three men down the right -and side and put a good cross into the box for Mole to finally get his reward with a neat finish into an open goal.
A string of good saves from the goalkeeper Jason Sarginson, kept Portly in the game and allowed them to build on their earlier dominance.
Late Portly substitutions paid off, after good work from the captain Jake Murfin saw him take on two players, play the ball out wide to Mole who crossed the ball in for Ryan Myatt to make it 5-1. The game then was all Stoke for the final five minutes as Portly soaked up the pressure well and dealt with everything quite comfortably as the game ended 5-1.
Jason Sarginson (GK)
Jake Murfin (C)
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