We made it hard work in the end – Port Vale manager on dramatic win at FGR

Port Vale manager John Askey was delighted to record an away win but disappointed to see two players sent-off in the closing stages of their 3-2 victory over Forest Green Rovers.

Vale were cruising at 3-0 thanks to goals from Shaun Brisley and a double from Tom Pope. But the home side pulled one back, Mitch Clark was dismissed for a dangerous tackle. Rovers then scored in injury time and Vale saw striker Pope dismissed for a second yellow. It was a dramatic end to Vale’s first-ever League win at Forest Green.

I think you can see the belief is there. One thing you can’t knock them for is their effort. We need to see games out better…

Askey told the media: “We made it hard work in the end. It’s great we won. I am really pleased about that, but disappointed that we have ended up with two players sent off. From being in such a commanding position, we lost two goals.

“But I don’t want to take any shine off it because, to come away from home and get three points again, is a fantastic effort from the players.

“I think you can see the belief is there. One thing you can’t knock them for is their effort. We need to see games out better. We have been saying that all season, but we have come away and got three goals. Full credit to them.

“We made it hard work in the end. It’s great we won. I am really pleased about that, but disappointed that we have ended up with two players sent off. From being in such a commanding position, we lost two goals.”

 

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