John Askey says decision to disallow Port Vale goal was wrong

New Port Vale manager John Askey says his side’s disallowed “goal” should have been allowed to stand.

The Vale were narrowly defeated 1-0 by Cambridge United in Askey’s first game since taking the charge.

We got the ball in the back of the net and the linesman gave it offside. When we watched it back, it wasn’t, so that is disappointing…

After the game, the new manager told the media: “We got the ball in the back of the net and the linesman gave it offside. When we watched it back, it wasn’t, so that is disappointing.

“In the first-half there were things we hadn’t had time to work on and and they were getting in down their right and left-hand side too many times. It is stuff that we talked about at half-time and in the second-half we came out and I don’t think they created too many chances at all.

“But even at the death we should have had the ball in the back of the net really. It fell to the wrong man in Smithy but today wasn’t through lack of commitment or effort, it was just one of those days.”

Cambridge manager Colin Calderwood conceded that Vale had the better chances in the second period telling the media: “The wind was affecting the flow of the game and maybe giving them the dominance and threat that they had. They really, really tested us in lots of ways.

“I thought the opposition really tested us and played well and the threat of Pope gave them a great focal point.”

 

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