Vale 0 Spartans 5

Vale 0 Spartans 5
For the second week running Vale were left with only 11 fit outfield players.
The pitch which was slightly frozen in the morning, had recovered by kick off but was left with an uneven surface.
The game was only 2 mins old when Spartans Bremner was upended in the box and Greenhill sends Gilpin the wrong way with the resultant penalty.
Things got worse for Vale in the 16 min when Greenhill was allowed space on the left to cut inside and cross for Dishington to knock home.
Vale then had a chance to get back into the game in the 21 min when Stewart was brought down in the box.
Allan’s spot kick was then saved by Carswell.
Within 2 mins the game was virtually over when Spartans broke up the park and Lamarca turned a Bremner cross home for a 3-0 lead.
Spartans made it 4-0 in the 43 min when Lamarca forced a Greenhill corner over the line.
HT 4-0
Vale made some positional changes at half time and generally appeared to be better defensively although Spartans continued to control the game.
Vale almost scored on the 86 min when only a good double by Carswell stopped Stewart from scoring.
The last action of the game in 89 min resulted in Corbett prodding home a Dachi cross.
FT 0-5
The Vale Man of the Match selected by match sponsor Steven Gibb of BARC Travel was Sean Stewart.
The only bit of good news was that all the teams in the relegation fight lost, and hopefully if we can get our strongest team on the pitch we can start to get a winning run going.