Port Vale player ratings as Cambridge win with late stunner



PORT VALE 0

CAMBRIDGE 1 (O’Neil, 85)

POSSESSION

PORT VALE 46%

CAMBRIDGE 54%

GOAL ATTEMPTS

PORT VALE 14 (3 on target)

CAMBRIDGE 18 (5 on target)

CORNERS

PORT VALE 4

CAMBRIDGE 7

FOULS

PORT VALE 11

CAMBRIDGE 13

REFEREE: Lee Swabey

CARD WATCH

Yellow: None

Port Vale: None

Cambridge:

Red: None

PORT VALE

BROWN: Superb reflex save to deny Mullin 20 minutes from time. 7

MILLS: Recalled to the side at right wing-back because James Gibbons was rested after two games in close-succession following a long spell out through injury. Solid game, a couple of crucial interceptions and a terrific cross that deserved to force an opening after the break. 6.5

SMITH: Vital block to deny Hannant after the break 7

LEGGE: Earned his place at the heart of the back three. Rarely caught out 7

CROOKES: Deployed on the left of the back three, as he was against Stevenage on Tuesday. Got away with losing possession as he tried to bring the ball out but that was only a blemish on a decent performance 7

MONTANO: Did okay at left wing back before he was replaced at the break 5.5

CONLON: Given the holding role in the midfield three and did well. Got stuck in and used the ball well 7

TAYLOR: Not at his best yet but looked suited to the attacking role in the midfield three 6

BURGESS: Did okay having earned his place with a bright performance off the bench against Stevenage 6.5

RODNEY: Worked hard, plenty of pressing, but couldn’t force a chance 6

GUTHRIE: Denied by Burton after going through on goal in the opening stages 5.5

SUBS

HURST (Montano, 45) Came on at left wing back and had to do plenty of defending 5.5

ROBINSON (Guthrie, 63) Didn’t have much of a sight of goal apart from a 25-yard snapshot well wide 5

CULLEN (Rodney, 82): The manager is looking at all his options so got on late but didn’t get a chance 5

SWAN (Legge, 85): Brought on immediately after Plymouth’s goal but didn’t get a sight of goal. Not on long enough for a mark.

Subs: Gibbons, Brisley, Scott.

Cambridge : Burton; Knoyle, Taylor, Drysdale, Dunk; Hoolahan, May, Boateng (O’Neil, 69), Hannant, Mullin (Okendina, 88), Tracey (Ironside, 69).

Subs: McKenzie-Lyle, Iredale, Alese, Davies.





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