March 16, 2013
Valiants reignite promotion hopes
Port Vale got their promotion quest back on track with their first win in six games, a 2-0 win at York.
It took only seven minutes for Vale to take the lead as Jennison Myrie-Williams was given time and space down the left side before dispatching a low effort past Michael Ingham into the far corner.
Midway through the first half Vale missed a crucial chance to double their lead as Myrie-Williams saw his tame penalty easily saved by Ingham down to his left.
That miss seemed to lift the home side and Scott Kerr almost restored parity with a rare goal but Chris Neal clawed his effort away from the top corner.
Three minutes after the restart the visitors finally managed to get a second as Lee Hughes turned home an inch-perfect cross from the left by Myrie-Williams.
York pushed on as they looked to get back into the game but the closest they came was when Chris Smith headed high over the bar in the closing stages.
|York City||Port Vale|
|24 Michael Ingham||1 Chris Neal|
|4 Chris Smith||25 Liam Chilvers|
|6 Daniel Parslow||2 Adam Yates|
|14 Josh Carson||5 John McCombe|
|16 Jamal Fyfield||26 Chris Birchall|
|22 Jack O'Connell||4 Anthony Griffith|
|8 Scott Kerr||9 Jennison Myrie-Williams|
|29 John McGrath||3 Robert Taylor|
|25 Michael Rankine||29 Lee Hughes|
|10 Ashley Chambers||8 Louis Dodds|
|9 Jason Walker||11 Tom Pope|
|1 Arron Jameson||Ryan Boot 32|
|23 Chris Doig||Daniel Jones 36|
|13 David McDaid||Joe Davis 17|
|17 Matty Blair||Chris Shuker 15|
|19 Michael Potts||Ryan Lloyd 22|
|26 Patrick McLaughlin||Calvin Andrew 16|
|7 Jamie Reed||Ben Williamson 19|
|Jamie Reed for Jason Walker (46)||Ben Williamson for Lee Hughes (77)|
|Matty Blair for Ashley Chambers (61)||Calvin Andrew for Jennison Myrie-Williams (86)|
|Patrick McLaughlin for Jamal Fyfield (78)||Chris Shuker for Louis Dodds (90)|
|Chris Birchall (45)|
|Lee Hughes (64)|
|Chris Neal (77)|
|· Squads: York City | Port Vale|