ENGLISH FA CUP

Vale Park, England

Referee: D Sheldrake | Attendance: 4658

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Port Vale

  • Chris Robertson 24'
  • Tom Pope 78'
  • Robert Taylor 81'
  • Ben Williamson 90' +1'

4 - 1

FT

Salisbury City

  • Dan Fitchett 64'

Port Vale 4-1 Salisbury City

Tom Pope and Rob Taylor combined to score two goals in three minutes to see off Salisbury's brave challenge and push Port Vale towards a flattering 4-1 victory in the FA Cup.

The Skrill Premier side threatened to cause an upset until Pope rose to bury a downward header from 10 yards after Taylor crossed from the left in the 78th minute.

And Pope soon returned the compliment with a clever pass which gave substitute Taylor the space to place a 14-yard right-foot shot just inside Will Puddy's left-hand post.

Salisbury held their own for much of the first half, though, and were unfortunate to trail at the break when Chris Robertson fired in a low left-foot drive from 10 yards after Pope's effort was deflected into his path.

And the visitors deserved their 64th-minute equaliser when Vale failed to clear Elliott Frear's free-kick from the left flank and Dan Fitchett forced the ball in from point-blank range after his initial effort was saved by Vale keeper Sam Johnson.

The hosts' substitute Ben Williamson turned smartly to fire in his side's fourth goal a minute from time as his 16-yard shot flashed low inside Puddy's left-hand post to seal the win.

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Scoring Summary

  • Port Vale
  • Salisbury City
(64') Dan Fitchett

Match Stats

  • Port Vale
  • Salisbury City
10(8) Shots (on goal) 6(4)
11 Fouls 11
0 Corner kicks 0
3 Offsides 1
0% Time of Possession 0%
1 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
2 Saves 2

Teams

  • Port Vale
  • Salisbury City
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