Port Vale 4-1 Yeovil

Port Vale 4-1 Yeovil

Striker Tom Pope made if four in two games with a double against Yeovil as Rob Page’s side recorded a comfortable home victory.

Page named Ben Williamson upfront with Pope while Stephane Zubar kept his place in defence. New signing Remie Streete was named on the bench.

The Valiants took an early lead when Tom Pope headed home at the far post from the impressive Mark Marshall.

Vale looked comfortable although Yeovil did shave the post with one shot, they failed to test Chris Neal. Meanwhile, Vale’s attack, with Marshall prominent were causing the visitors all sorts of problems.

It was therefore no surprise when Tom Pope doubled Vale’s lead with a tap-in from Chris Lines’ corner.

Yeovil’s defence was looking pretty creaky and early in the second-half, Chris Lines, who ran the show in midfield and was arguably the man of the match, side-footed home.

Yeovil looked a beaten side and Vale had chance after chance with Williamson, Pope, Marshall and Daniel all spurning one-on-one chances.

The visitors pulled one back with only their third shot on target when Martin scored but Vale got the fourth their play deserved when Colin Daniel broke clear and netted his first for the club.

It was the least an impressive Vale side deserved.

Vale: Neal, Yates, Duffy, Zubar, Dickinson, Marshall, Lines, O’Connor (Brown), Dodds, Pope, Williamson (Daniel)

Subs: Johnson, Streete, Lloyd, Moore, Birchall

Attendance: 4,798


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