Here’s our occasional round-up of Vale stories including a Football League Paper honour for full-back Ben Purkiss.
Purkiss in team of the week
Ben Purkiss was in fine form during the 2-0 win over Gillingham as he set-up both Vale goals. His reward is a place in the Football League Paper’s League One team of the week:
A look at who made The FLP's Team of the Day for League One… pic.twitter.com/M3yJqyznsi
— The Football League Paper (@TheLeaguePaper) April 18, 2016
Paynter marks 500th game
It was also a memorable weekend for Hartlepool United striker (and former Port Vale youth team graduate) Billy Paynter who made the 500th League appearance of his career. Nice, erm, beard Billy!
— Hartlepool United FC (@Official_HUFC) April 18, 2016
Joy for Smith
He may be injured at the moment but Nathan Smith has played a major role for Torquay United this season. This weekend they moved to the safety of 50 points – a remarkable achievement considering they spend the first-half of the season in the National League relegation zone.
— Andrew (@torquaymudlark) April 16, 2016
Cut price Irons
Scunthorpe United have announced an amazing deal for their game against Port Vale.
— Scunthorpe United FC (@SUFCOfficial) April 17, 2016