November 24, 2012
Vale end memorable week with win
Second-half goals from Ryan Burge and Jennison Myrie-Williams rounded off the perfect week for Port Vale, who proved too strong for struggling Aldershot as they triumphed 3-1 at the EBB Stadium.
Vale celebrated coming out of administration with a thumping victory over Bristol Rovers on Tuesday and Micky Adams' side made it two wins in five days to consolidate their hold on second place in League Two, closing the gap on leaders Gillingham to just two points.
Ben Williamson put the Valiants ahead after 17 minutes following some neat interplay with Tom Pope on the edge of the box, but the Shots were level just after the half-hour mark - Dani Lopez nodding home from close range.
Pope, League Two's top marksman, could have given the visitors the lead five minutes before the break from a Burge corner but Jamie Young got down well to save his goalbound header.
Vale did not have to wait long to move in front, however, Burge slotting home after Pope's 47th-minute header was saved.
Danny Rose's curling free-kick almost levelled it for the Shots but Myrie-Williams made the points safe when he tucked away from the spot, after he had himself been fouled by Troy Brown with 16 minutes remaining.
|Aldershot Town||Port Vale|
|21 Jamie Young||1 Chris Neal|
|3 Anthony Tonkin||24 Richard Duffy|
|2 Ben Herd||2 Adam Yates|
|11 Peter Vincenti||5 John McCombe|
|4 Aaron Morris||14 Clayton McDonald|
|5 Troy Brown||9 Jennison Myrie-Williams|
|23 Sonny Bradley||23 Ryan Burge|
|31 Daniel Rose||21 Kingsley James|
|28 Kieron Cadogan||10 Ashley Vincent|
|10 Daniel Hylton||11 Tom Pope|
|37 David López||19 Ben Williamson|
|29 Glenn Morris||Liam Chilvers 25|
|39 Michael Hector||Joe Davis 17|
|16 Doug Berqvrst||Chris Shuker 15|
|33 Jordan Robertson||Sean McAllister 20|
|8 Josh Payne||Robert Taylor 3|
|17 Adam Mekki||Ryan Lloyd 22|
|14 Robert Sinclair||Louis Dodds 8|
|Adam Mekki for Kieron Cadogan (77)||Liam Chilvers for Clayton McDonald (13)|
|Robert Sinclair for Daniel Rose (80)||Louis Dodds for Ben Williamson (77)|
|Josh Payne for Aaron Morris (82)||Chris Shuker for Jennison Myrie-Williams (87)|
|Troy Brown (62)||John McCombe (52)|
|· Squads: Aldershot Town | Port Vale|