Date:Monday November 4 2013
Vale boss Micky Adams was left frustrated after seeing his side lose 5-2 at Swindon Town on Saturday. It was the Valiants third consecutive heavy defeat at the County Ground, after the Vale suffered 6-0 and 5-0 defeats on their two previous visits.
After wins against Crawley and Gillingham, hopes were high that Vale could secure their third straight win at this level for the first time since 2008. However, a poor defensive display saw Adams` side punished badly, with the team`s lack of pace at the back once again cruelly exposed. Despite goals from Tom Pope and substitute Lee Hughes, which briefly threatened a comeback, Vale were well beaten in truth.
Adams revealed that despite plenty of effort, it was his side`s lack of consistency which was becoming a problem. "The inconsistency of us has reared its ugly head again. From looking a decent side last week, our frailties were exposed.
"We have to be on our game at all times, defend properly at all times and do the right things at all times, and if we don`t, then we get punished because we are not good enough.
"We picked a side that we thought would do well at Swindon but you have got to defend properly, and when I talk about defending properly you have got to have the heart and desire and do it like you mean it not to concede goals."
Vale don`t return to League action until the home game with Shrewsbury Town on November 16th, a run of three consecutive 'derby` games, with trips to Crewe and Walsall immediately following. Adams will be hoping that Vale can avoid continuing their long history of embarrassing FA Cup defeats to non-league opposition when they take on the lowest ranked side left in the competition, Shortwood United, live on BT Sport next Monday.
Date:Monday November 4 2013
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Vale Boss Thrilled With Walsall Win (Sunday December 1 2013)
Stats: Walsall v Port Vale (Saturday November 30 2013)
Vale Duo Out On Loan (Thursday November 28 2013)
Team News- Vale v Preston (Tuesday November 26 2013)
Vale Hit By Loft Injury Blow (Tuesday November 26 2013)
Stats: Crewe Alex v Port Vale (Saturday November 23 2013)
Vale 3 Shrewsbury 1 (Sunday November 17 2013)
Stats: Port Vale v Shrewsbury Town (Sunday November 17 2013)
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