Vintage Gallery: Crewe Alex 1-1 Port Vale, 15th March 2003

We take a look back through our archives and revisit a game against our near neighbours back in the 2002-2003 season.

About this game

This 2003 league match ended 1-1 with Neil Sorvel scoring for the home team and Neil Brisco hitting a rare Vale goal to level matters. The Vale team featuring a few notable names including loan defender Peter Clarke, Dean Delaney getting a rare start in goal and veteran Adrian Littlejohn upfront. It was one of four meetings between the two sides that season – as well as two league fixtures there were fixtures in the FA Cup and the League Cup. The Valiants failed to win a single game – there were three losses and this solitary draw.

The Vale team that day: Delaney, Carragher, Brightwell, Clarke, Walsh (Burns 62), Boyd (Durnin 45), Brisco, Bridge-Wilkinson, Brooker, McPhee, Littlejohn

Unused subs: Goodlad, Armstrong, Paynter

We are grateful to Paul Humphreys who took these photos for us many years ago.

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