Live blog from Port Vales League Two home game against Leyton Orient. We have all the requirements, team messages, actions and reactions
The Vale are back in action – kicking off today at 1:00 p.m. – as they face a team from Leyton Orient looking for a third win in a row.
It was a different story for the Vale, who lost four league games in spin. The worst of these was Tuesday’s 2-1 loss to Stevenage.
John Askey has options with Luke Joyce and Leon Legge after suspension and Tom Pope after completing an isolation period after a family member tests positive for coronavirus.
I’m the Port Vale reporter for The Sentinel and StokeonTrentLive, Mike Baggaley, and I’m blogging LIVE from the game. So, follow me for all of the build, action, and reaction.
Vale hit back immediately but the ball won’t quite break for Rodney as it flashes over the area.
Oh my word. Dennis shot at Johnson eight yards from target, but his shot was blocked by Smith. Vale tried to clear, but the ball ricocheted off a defender, passed Brown and looked inside before Leon Legge was really good at sliding in and clearing the line. However, the ball broke to Wilkinson, who hit it from eight meters into the roof of the net.
So Worrall has switched to the right while Montano is playing to the left of the first three.
Rodney is expropriated by Wilkinson directly in the Middle East. Wilkinson looks up and tries to hit Brown from a long distance, but shoots far.
An excellent Crossfield pass from Worrall frees Amoo on the right. He gets to the area but his low hit is held up well by Vigouroux at his close post.
Louis Dennis sent a large cross to the front right and looked for Danny Johnson’s run, who skilfully passed Scott Brown into the near upper corner.
Dave Worrall sends a corner to the back post, where Leon Legge climbs the highest and sends a header down into the goal. It was hacked, but the assistant holds up his flag to indicate the ball has crossed the line. ,
Amoo runs to the defense and comes into the area on the right before his cross is directly behind Worrall.
Mitch Clark walks to the right and pulls the ball back where Conlon controls the near post. He spins and gets a shot off, but he hits the top of the bar and does a goalkick. Conlon hits the lawn in frustration.
This break from the Orient was an early warning for the valley. You are back in front when Amoo comes down to the right, but crosses his cross.
Vale on the forefoot, but Orient breaks through McAnuff and then Brophy in the lower left. The ball is played across the area to top scorer Johnson, but ricochets off him and scores a goal kick.
« Pope has to play – he would score 15 goals if he played every game that is more than the others. ”
« For me, Monty LB is at home to gain an attack advantage in a large space. Apart from that pretty strong side with Pope in the second half. ”
There will be a minute’s silence before former Vale players John Poole, Stan Trafford and John Rowland, as well as Argentine legend and world football icon Diego Maradona, are remembered.
“The best goalscorer, who starts from the top to the middle, makes sense. I think this is our strongest team right now. Unlike maybe Monty for Fitz. ”
« Where’s Mckirdy not in the roster?. We’re not sure all 11 players are 100% fit with Amoo’s hamstring and Conlon’s Achilles, but we need a win and hopefully everyone will get through and our strikers, Wozza, Amoo and Rodney will find the net. . . . ”
« I would have had Monty in the back left as he is a better attack option at home. And Pope up front in a 4-4-2. But we will see. ”
« Change just for me, Monty stayed behind . Since Pope only trained yesterday, he is in the right place. . . Feeding time from 60 min. ”
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