Pictured: the goal that took Vale into the semi-final

Pictured: the goal that took Vale into the semi-final

Thanks to OVF reader Paul Rafferty, we have an image of Vale’s crucial FA Cup goal against Leyton Orient – the strike that secured Port Vale’s place in the semi-finals.

The sixth round match was played on the 13th March 1954 in front of a crowd of 31,000 and Albert Leake was the scorer of the winning goal.

The media reported that the  team were ‘delightedly mobbed’ by supporters after the finish

The following clippings were taken from the Sentinel newspaper…

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