Match report: Kidsgrove Athletic 1-2 Port Vale

Veteran Michael Brown was on the scoresheet as the Valiants came from a goal behind to win their second pre-season friendly game.

Bruno Ribeiro gave keeper Jak Alnwick his first start of the summer pre-season schedule as he named two separate Vale sides for each half. Jerome Thomas also started the game.

The Valiants began with a number of chances for Cicilia and a good free-kick from Tavares but it was goalless at the break.

There were second-half chances for Brown and Mbamba but Vale were rocked on 71 minutes when John Clayton put the home side ahead.

However, Vale equalised five minutes later when assistant-manager Michael Brown fired home. And it was Brown who put Vale ahead with seven minutes remaining following a cross from Gibbons.

Brown’s double was enough for Vale to win the game as they recorded their second successive friendly win of the summer.

Vale (first-half): Alnwick, Reeves, Mac-Intosch, Knops, Kiko, Lloyd, Grant, Tavares, Thomas, Hooper, Cicilia

Vale (second-half): Boot, Gibbons, Streete, Smith, Yates, Brown, de Freitas, Pereira, Mbamba, Kelly, Forrester

Attendance: 1,157

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