Sam Hornby

Opposition manager hails excellent Port Vale keeper Sam Hornby

Opposition manager hails excellent Port Vale keeper Sam Hornby

Crewe manager David Artell has said that Port Vale sub keeper Sam Hornby was “excellent” after he took over from Ryan Boot during Easter Monday’s 2-2 draw.

Boot had endured a shakey start and after picking up an injury he was replaced by Hornby who was making his first appearance for Vale in 2018.

The save he made late on from Eddie Nolan was top drawer…

The summer signing put on an excellent display but was eventually beaten in the 94th minute as the two sides drew 2-2.

After the game Artell told the media: “The best thing that happened for Port Vale was the goalkeeper getting injured. That is not to belittle their goalkeeper but it was a genuine game changer. I am sure Neil Aspin would agree, because he had dropped two and had looked indecisive.

“In the end, he has made the decision for them by getting injured but Sam Hornby has come on and made some excellent saves. The save he made late on from Eddie Nolan was top drawer.

“The story was nearly all about the two goalkeepers, but our lads showed that perseverance and thrust to get something from the game.”

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