Vale lose first summer friendly

Vale lose first summer friendly

Micky Adams’ side failed to make it ten friendly victories in a row as they lost 0-1 to League One side Coventry City in a closed doors friendly.

Adams once again named two separate sides for each period as he looked to give all his first-team squad a chance.

Vale suffered an early blow when trialist Tadhg Purcell had to be replaced by Ashley Vincent. Vincent and Williamson both had chances but so did visitors Coventry who were impressive going forward.

The visitors took the lead on 42 minutes and held on to record an away win and end Vale’s winning run.

Vale first-half: Chris Neal, Adam Yates, John McCombe, Dave Artell, Doug Loft, Louis Dodds, Darren Murphy, Sam Morsy, Jennison Myrie-Williams, Ben Williamson, Tadhg Purcell

Vale second-half: Chris Neal, Gareth Owen, Joe Davis, Clayton McDonald, Doug Loft, Ryan Burge, Kingsley James, Ryan Lloyd, Chris Shuker, Tom Pope, Ashley Vincent

Vale’s senior friendly results this summer:

  • Alsager Town 0-8 Port Vale
  • Biddulph Town 0-5 Port Vale
  • Newcastle Town 0-2 Port Vale
  • Athlone Town 0-5 Port Vale
  • Shiven Rovers 0-9 Port Vale
  • Galway 0-3 Port Vale
  • Ilkeston 0-2 Port Vale
  • Stafford Rangers 1-3 Port Vale
  • Nantwich Town 0-1 Port Vale
  • Port Vale 0-1 Coventry City


  • Tom Pope 11
  • Ben Williamson 6
  • Louis Dodds 5
  • Tadhg Purcell 5
  • Jennison Myrie-Williams 3
  • Ashley Vincent 2
  • Chris Shuker 1
  • Clayton McDonald 1
  • John McCombe 1
  • Ryan Burge
  • Own goals 1

Future friendly fixtures

  • Tranmere  Rovers (Saturday, August 11)

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