Match Report: Youth Team Lose Out At Port Vale

Ciaran Donnelly’s side suffered a 1-0 defeat away to Port Vale in a closely contested tie on Saturday.

Vale’s goal came just before the break when a ball over the top played in Dan Turner one-on-one with Myles Boney.

It was a disappointing defeat for the team, who went agonisingly close on a couple of occasions.

Kit Gregory smashed a shot which was destined to go in but it was stopped by a headed block that was so impressive that the Blackpool staff applauded it.

In the first-half The Seasiders were denied by the very windy conditions in Staffordshire.

James Doyle’s shot from the edge of the box was going into the top left corner but the wind blew it away from the goal.

Macauley Wilson’s header from a corner also looked like it was going into the back of the net but the wind denied him.

In the dying embers of the game, Wilson had a late penalty shout denied after he went down when a free-kick was whipped in.

“If we’d won, we would have gone up to second or third in the league so it’s a big three points dropped,” Donnelly said.

Talking about the block that denied Gregory, he commented: “It was one of the best defensive blocks we’ve ever seen.”

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