Notts Co 1-0 Vale reaction: unlucky Valiants but what a run of form!

Port Vale fans hail their terrific recent run after it comes to an end with a defeat to Notts County…

Match summary

Port Vale’s unbeaten run came to an end as a late penalty saw Notts County take all three points on New Year’s Day.

Players and management

“I can’t fault the effort of the players. We have had a tough run of games and they come out of that with a lot of credit. It is a real shame that the unbeaten run has been ended by a referee’s decision.”

Vale manager Neil Aspin

“It was a tough game against a very good side who have been in incredible form…”

County goalscorer John Stead

Views from the OVF forum

“It was a shame to lose that. I thought we were excellent in the second-half and good value for a point. Anderson was excellent until now went off as was Davis. Worrall also impressed me when he came on and Boot had by far his best game in a vale top for me. Happy with the performance again. Onto the next one…”


“I thought we were good for the point until that . We created quite a few half chances, especially second-half when Barnett came on…”


“Well done Vale. Proud of the lads. They have fought tooth and nail over the past 8 matches or so. They deserve the plaudits. In Aspo we trust…”

Class Personified

“Not despondent and well done to Vale for the effort!”


“Unlucky today lads. We won’t lose many more with Aspo in charge…”

Valiant Steve

“Well done Vale players and staff. It took a penalty to break you down, but what an effort today and over the Christmas period. ”


“Hard luck Aspo and the lads, proved to be a bridge too far in this really tough set of fixtures. Time for a deserved rest, time to re-group, and time to recover for the next few crucial games. Great performance over the Christmas and New Year – all really proud of you. Let’s hope we can now keep Whitfield at least for the rest of the season…”

Cambridge Don

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