Two minute guide to: Port Vale v Barnet

Two minute guide to: Port Vale v Barnet

Here’s our brief guide to Port Vale’s next fixture – a home game against Barnet…


Match details

  • Football League
  • Saturday 18th November
  • Vale Park

Team news

anton-forresterWhat will the Vale look like?

Upfront Anton Forrester (right) will be pushing for a starting place after two goals in a week including one in the 1-1 draw with Newport County. Young goalkeeper Ryan Boot had picked up a knock but is fit to resume and stake a claim to be the club’s undisputed number one goalie.

What about the opposition?

Jamie Stephens, Shaquile Coulthirst and John Akinde, are fit again and could play. However, Barnet’s list of injuries includes Jamal Campbell-Ryce, Curtis Weston, Richard Brindley, Elliott Johnson and Dave Tarpey.

Pre-match quote

“These two games are massive. You look at Barnet and where they are In the table, they’re in a similar position to us. We need to try and win every single home game…”

Vale’s Anthony Kay

Who will triumph?

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Boss watch

Mark McGhee

The well-travelled 60 year-old will be taking charge of his first Barnet game. He has managed over 950 games including long spells at Reading, Wolves, Brighton and Motherwell.

History lesson

Overall record

  • Port Vale wins: 5
  • Port Vale losses: 3
  • Draws: 4

pope-non-watermarkLast time…

The last time the two sides met at Vale Park was back in 2012 when it ended in a 3-0 victory for the Valiants.

The goalscorers were Louis Dodds, Jennison Myrie-Williams and Tom Pope (right).

Classic clash

Few Vale fans will forget this thrashing from 1993. This is taken from the OVF YouTube channel

mark-marshall-2014Played for both…

Players to appear for both clubs include:

  • Winger Mark Marshall (right)
  • Midfielder Sam Togwell
  • Defender Sam Stockley
  • Winger Andy Clarke
  • Midfielder Tommy Fraser