Treble for Purcell as Vale hit eight

Treble for Purcell as Vale hit eight

Tadhg Purcell did his chances of a permanent deal with Port Vale no harm as the trialist netted a hat-trick in an 8-0 friendly win over Alsager Town.

The other Vale goalscorers were Ben Williamson (two), new signing Ashley Vincent, Tom Pope and an own-goal.

Vale played two seperate sides during the game which saw a return to action for midfield playmaker Ryan Burge and Vale debuts for summer signings Chris Neal, David Artell, Ashley Vincent, Richard Duffy, Tadhg Purcell  and Darren Murphy.

Manager Micky Adams told the Sentinel: “The pitch was a bit bobbly but the game was played in the right spirit.

“We’ve got no new injuries and it was a good exercise in terms of fitness.”

Port Vale (first half): Neal, Yates, McCombe, Artell, Loft, Dodds, Burge, Morsy, Shuker, Pope, Vincent.

Second half: Johnson, Duffy, Owen, Davis, Morris, Lloyd, James, McDonald, Murphy, Purcell, Williamson.

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