Match Analysis: Port Vale 2-1 Notts County

Match Analysis: Port Vale 2-1 Notts County

The Valiants scored two penalties through Jennison Myrie-Williams and Gavin Tomlin as they defeated Notts County on Boxing Day.

 

The Valiants scored two penalties through Jennison Myrie-Williams and Gavin Tomlin as they defeated Notts County on Boxing Day.

Vale brought back Adam Yates and Doug Loft into their starting line-up and also gave a start to Lee Hughes against his former side. And the home side swept into a lead on the half-hour mark when Jennison Myrie-Williams scored his eighth goal of the season from the penalty spot following a hand ball.

However, County equalised on the stroke of half-time when Murray scored after hesitant defending from the Valiants defence. Vale suffered a further blow in the second-half when Robertson picked up his fifth booking to earn a suspension.

Tomlin was agnonisingly close to netting with fifteen minutes left only for Bialkowski to produce a fine save. Minutes later, the dangerous Tomlin set up Pope who blazed over as Vale tried to re-take the lead.

But the Vale pressure paid off when Tomlin was felled in the box and the ref awarded a penalty. Tomlin stepped up to score via the post. It was the second senior goal of his Vale career.

That proved to be enough for Vale who recorded their tenth win of the season so far and proved that they had bounced back well from the disappointing defeat to Milton Keynes.

Vale: Johnson, Yates, Robertson, Duffy, Dickinson, Myrie-Williams (Shuker), Loft, Griffith, Tomlin (Dodds), Hughes (Williamson), Pope

Subs: Boot, Birchall, Hugill, Chilvers

 Attendance: 7,028 (811 away)

 

 

 

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