Northampton Dent Port Vales Promotion HopesNorthampton boosted Vales promotion hopes‚ while Newport dented them. What happened in the league on Saturday? Read on to discover what happened. This match has the potential to determine the fate of Port Vales promotion hopes. In this piece‚ I'll talk about the key factors in determining the fate of the Vales' promotion hopes. I also examine the recent form of the side and their potential for promotion.
Northampton boosted Vale's promotion hopesTwo 2-1 wins over Bristol Rovers and Newport County have given Port Vale a boost in their promotion hopes‚ but two defeats have also taken their toll on their title hopes. A 4-0 defeat at Newport County‚ where MBeaumo scored a hat-trick‚ means Port Vale are out of the play-offs and could face a relegation battle if they fail to win their next four games. However‚ a recent run of three straight victories for Port Vale has seen them remain unbeaten‚ while the 2-1 defeats to Oldham Athletic and Bradford City have resulted in an extended unbeaten run for the Vale side. A 1-1 draw between Northampton and Exeter City has boosted the chances of Port Vale securing automatic promotion from League Two. The result means that‚ with two games remaining‚ the Vales can move into the top three‚ while Exeter City remain rooted to the bottom of the league. Alternatively‚ the two teams could both move into the top three‚ and Port Vale could go into the automatic promotion places. A draw against Northampton on Monday will give the visitors a chance to claim a league double over their opponents. In the reverse fixture‚ Vale came from behind to beat their rivals 2-1‚ so the result is a good one for them. Tom Conlon will be unavailable due to an Achilles injury‚ while Emmanuel Osadebe will return to the team after missing a month with an Achilles problem. James Gibbons‚ who hasn't played since March‚ will likely be on the bench for Monday's match against Newport.
Newport dented Vale's promotion hopesWith the win‚ Newport dented Port Vale's promotion bid. The visitors began the game on the front foot and deservedly took the lead in the 17th minute through Michael Tongue. However‚ Vale failed to take their chances and Hornby saved well from Danny Rose‚ Mal Benning and Alex MacDonald. After the break‚ Alfie Potter and Danny Rose wasted good chances to break the deadlock‚ with the former heading over from six yards. Despite the late equaliser‚ Vale maintained their promotion hopes and deserved their point. Despite this defeat‚ Port Vale have resorted to clever recruitment to strengthen their squad. Their new owner‚ Carol and Kevin Shanahan‚ a technology company‚ have managed to bring in loan players from across the country. The club has secured the services of Kieran Harratt‚ Ryan Edmondson and Lewis Cass from Leeds and Newcastle to add to their attacking options. After a midweek win‚ Clarke sent a message to co-owner Carol Shanahan. The game's most important stat was the result for Port Vale. The visitors had to overcome the visitors‚ but that was not easy. The visitors are now two points behind third-placed Northampton Town and a game in hand. However‚ the Welsh team's three games remaining have little impact on promotion chances. This is a game where Port Vale must be at their best to secure a play-off place. As for the management team‚ Micky Adams‚ Norman Smurthwaite‚ and Mark Marshall have been in charge of the club since June 2014. They've made a few high-profile signings. Byron Moore‚ a midfielder‚ has been signed by Bristol Rovers. Meanwhile‚ Kaid Mohamed joined from Northampton Town. With a few players in and around the team‚ Port Vale's promotion hopes have been dented yet again. Despite this setback‚ the team managed to keep a clean sheet in their second game and reclaim the lead after Kyle Howkins' own goal. After the goal‚ the visitors looked to take all three points after an impressive performance and kept Port Vale keeper Sam Hornby on his toes all afternoon. The Vale fans will be relieved to have escaped relegation. Notts County and Macclesfield Town have stayed up but are now in danger of relegation.
🗣️ | Ahead of our final home game of the regular season, @pvfc_carol has a message to the Valiants who will be filling the stands and backing the team against @NewportCounty tomorrow
Thank you for your incredible support this season and see you all at Vale Park! #PVFC | #UTV pic.twitter.com/K9BZo1qBPT — Port Vale FC (@OfficialPVFC) May 1, 2022