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Port Vale 4-3 Liverpool, 1955

Port Vale 4-3 Liverpool, 1955

Thanks again to Stuart Dean, we present a leaf through the pages of a vintage Port Vale programme – this time the publication that accompanied the league game against Liverpool in 1955.

Vale had just enjoyed the most successful season in their history thanks to their Iron Curtain side and were now established in the second division.

The home game was Vale’s second home fixture in the space of six days. They had defeated Bury 1-0 thanks to a Ken Griffith strike but the Liverpool game was an altogether more entertaining affair. Vale triumphed 4-3 thanks to four goals from Cyril Done (one a penalty). Done had transferred from Anfield to Vale Park in December 1954 and his goals against his former club were four of 34 goals he scored for Vale in just 52 league games.

The Valiants finished in 17th place that season while Liverpool ended the season in 11th place. Done ended up as Vale’s top-scorer with 13 goals in just 18 appearances.

Here are the programme pages:


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Author: Rob Fielding

Rob Fielding founded OVF in 1996. He's been a Vale fan for over 30 years and lives in Aylesbury. His favourite game was the FA Cup win over Spurs, his all-time hero is striker Andy Jones and he used to own a cat called Osher (named after former winger Osher Williams).

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On this day in Vale history...

  • 1967 Manager and Director Harry Myatt sadly passes away.
  • 1986 Defender Stephane Zubar is born.
  • 1993 Striker JJ Hooper is born.
  • 2002 Port Vale announce the signing of forward Lee Ashcroft.
  • 2014 Port Vale sign defender Remie Streete on loan from Newcastle United.

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