Port Vale manager: we will take the point from a very poor performance

Port Vale manager Neil Aspin said his side were “terrible for eighty minutes” as two late goals snatched a 2-2 draw at Morecambe.

Vale were second-best for most of the match until two late goals from Antony Kay and Tom Pope plus a penalty save from Scott Brown helped them to a point.

I thought the players let themselves down in the first-half, I thought they were terrible…

Aspin commented: “I can describe it quite easily – I thought for 80 minutes we were terrible. We were abysmal in the first-half and I didn’t think we were great in the second.

“But when you get a goal back it changes things. The one bit of quality we did get was a great cross by ‘Quigs’ and great header by ‘Popey’. So, I am absolutely delighted with a point and very disappointed with the performance.

“You can go behind in any game, but what annoyed me was that you come to Morecambe in December, it is a gale force wind and rain…and you don’t compete. There is no excuse for that. I thought the players let themselves down in the first-half, I thought they were terrible.

“It is a lesson really that they have to learn because they are not good enough to just turn up and not compete and in matches.

“We will take the point from a very poor performance.”