October 6, 2012
Hot shot Pope inspires Vale
Tom Pope bagged a goal in each half to make it 11 for the season and help Port Vale to a 2-0 win in their top of the table clash at Exeter.
The first half was a generally poor affair with few clear-cut chances, with Port Vale perhaps shading it in terms of possession as the breakthrough came five minutes before the interval.
Exeter felt they should have had a free-kick on halfway, but the referee played an advantage which was not there. City's attack broke down, Jennison Myrie-Williams took full advantage and crossed to the far post for Pope to head in from six yards.
Exeter thought they had equalised when Danny Coles crossed into the box, but Steve Tully's powerful header hot the top of the crossbar.
And Vale made the Grecians pay as Ashley Vincent crossed for Pope to nod his second shortly past the hour mark.
With the points safely in the bag Vale were happy to sit back and let Exeter have the ball, with Guillem Bauza's long-range shot which was saved by Chris Neal the best they could manage.
|Exeter City||Port Vale|
|24 Rhys Evans||1 Chris Neal|
|16 Kevin Amankwaah||24 Richard Duffy|
|6 Danny Coles||5 John McCombe|
|3 Craig Woodman||14 Clayton McDonald|
|5 Pat Baldwin||7 Doug Loft|
|2 Steve Tully||9 Jennison Myrie-Williams|
|14 Tommy Doherty||3 Robert Taylor|
|8 Matt Oakley||18 Sam Morsy|
|11 Arron Davies||8 Louis Dodds|
|12 Jamie Cureton||10 Ashley Vincent|
|19 John O'Flynn||11 Tom Pope|
|1 Artur Krysiak||Sam Johnson. 12|
|37 Jordan Moore-Taylor||Adam Yates 2|
|7 Liam Sercombe||Joe Davis 17|
|23 Aaron Dawson||Chris Shuker 15|
|22 Jimmy Keohane||Ryan Burge 23|
|21 Guillem Bauza||Ryan Lloyd 22|
|20 Tom Nicholls||Ben Williamson 19|
|Guillem Bauza for John O'Flynn (68)||Ryan Burge for Doug Loft (51)|
|Jimmy Keohane for Tommy Doherty (68)||Chris Shuker for Ashley Vincent (85)|
|Liam Sercombe for Steve Tully (74)||Ryan Lloyd for Jennison Myrie-Williams (90)|
|Pat Baldwin (14)||Tom Pope (18)|
|Jimmy Keohane (71)||Ashley Vincent (45)|
|Clayton McDonald (81)|
|Ryan Burge (90)|
|· Squads: Exeter City | Port Vale|