Gareth Owen scored the winning goal for Port Vale reserves as they defeated Mansfield Town 1-0 on Wednesday night.
Owen: back in Vale action
Owen and Rob Taylor were both given a run out after recovering from injuries and joined fellow first-team squad members Kingsley James, Joe Davis, Ryan Burge, Sam Johnson, Ben Williamson and Ryan Lloyd in a strong Vale side.
Owen gave Vale the lead just before break following good work from James and Tom Morris. Ryan Lloyd had a chance to double Vale’s lead but the Mansfield keeper pulled off a good save.
Vale: Sam Johnson, Joseph Evans, Tom Morris, Joe Davis, Gareth Owen, Kingsley James, Ryan Burge, Ben Williamson, Ryan Lloyd, Rob Taylor
Subs: Ryan Booty, Jack Pryor, Josh Croft, Ollie Marland, Doug Price