Match report: Sheff Wed 3-0 Port Vale

Port Vale’s second friendly match of the weekend ended in defeat as a strong Sheff Wed side overcame a much-changed Port Vale line-up.

Bruno Ribeiro rang the changes from the win over a Man Utd XI with Ryan Boot, James Gibbons, Ryan Lloyd, Sebastien Amoros, Nathan Ferguson, Sam Kelly and Carlos Saleiro all starting. Possible new goalkeeping signing Miguel Santos was on the bench.

The home side started the stronger and on 19 minutes Tom Lees  headed Sheffield Wednesday ahead. It was then mainly Wednesday pressure for the rest of the first-half with Vale reduced to long-range efforts from Tavares and Saleiro.

However, five minutes after the restart, the home side doubled their lead when Forestieri volleyed home and moments later the striker almost had another but his chipped effort just missed the goal.

But seven minutes later, Sheff Wed got a third when Almen Abdi found himself one-on-one with Boot and fired home. This prompted Bruno Ribeiro to bring on three subs including Miguel Santos.

Vale were again mainly reliant on Tavares as their main threat on goal with the midfielder having an effort deflected over while Forrester missed another chance after being set up by Mbamba.

In the closing stages, Abdi hit the post for the home side while Forrester missed another chance for the Valiants.

At the final whistle, it ended in a comprehensive win for the home side but Vale fans will consider this to be far from the first-choice Vale line-up and therefore not be too downbeat at the loss to a Championship side.

Port Vale: Boot (Santos), Gibbons, Lloyd, Mac-Intosch, Streete (Reeves), Kelly (Hooper), Loza (Mbamba), Tavares, Ferguson (Pereira), Amoros (de Freitas), Saleiro (Forrester)

Subs: Haughton, Turner

Attendance: 6,711

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