OVF research shows that Port Vale’s FA Cup record on Sundays is appalling – with the club last winning a game twenty eight years ago.
Over that time, Vale have played TEN FA Cup games on a Sunday and have yet to win a single one.
The stat will worry fans ahead of this weekend’s second round game – which is due to take place on a Sunday. Supporters will be hoping that awful run will end against Hartlepool United.
The Valiants last won on a Sunday in January 1988 when Kevin Finney’s header beat Macclesfield Town (and probably kept manager John Rudge in a job). Here is a list of the Sunday FA Cup games since then…
Vale’s stuttering Sunday service…
- Sunday 8th January 1989: Port Vale 1-3 Norwich City
- Sunday 7th January 1990: Port Vale 1-1 Derby County
- Sunday 3rd January 1999: Port Vale 0-3 Liverpool
- Sunday 12th Devember 1999: Leeds 2-0 Port Vale
- Sunday 19th November 2000: Canvey Island 4-4 Port Vale
- Sunday 7th December 2003: Port Vale 0-1 Scarborough
- Sunday 2nd December 2007: Port Vale 1-1 Chasetown
- Sunday 5th January 2014: Port Vale 2-2 Plymouth Argyle
- Sunday 8th November 2015: Port Vale 1-1 Maidenhead Utd
- Sunday 6th December 2015: Exeter 2-0 Port Vale
TOTAL: 10 games played, no wins, five draws and five defeats