Port Vale defeated Cheltenham Town 3-1 thanks to a dramatic Tom Pope hat-trick to set up a potentially lucrative third round FA Cup tie. Here are the views on the Vale fans on the OVF forum.Have your say now on the dedicated match forum thread
Having Conlon back is a big plus. Loads of energy, committed, great left peg. With Burgess, Taylor, Atkinson, and Conlon competing to partner Joyce (with the slim hope that Manny can sort his hamstring out) central midfield is a real position of strength for us.
I thought Conlon did really well for his first full game back after an injury.
Feed the Pope! Wonder how many goals he’d have this season if he’d been played as the main striker with two wingers either side of him? More than Bennett I reckon.
I fear Oxford away in round three but for sure we deserve a home tie at long last…
Personally, after an excellent win away in the FA Cup and the chance of getting a great draw in the 3rd round my overwhelming feeling is of joy for the Shannahans. If anyone deserves a money spinning game in the next round it’s them.
Tom Pope you legend . Made up for the owners absolutely superb Vale! 54k and in the third round draw.
We’ve suffered a lot for the past three years with little light at the end of the tunnel. But Carol and Kevin and John and Tom and the rest have put a smile back on our faces. It’s been a very long time coming but that only makes it all the sweeter.
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