Date: 10th August 2015 at 9:13am
Written by: VitalVale

The 2015/16 season got underway for Port Vale, as it did the remainder of League 1 at the weekend, with this starting in a draw at rivals Crewe on Saturday. Neither side could manage a breakthrough with the game ending in a nil-nil draw, which would please Rob Page more as the visiting boss wouldn’t it?

Vale had the better of the chances but Crewe ‘keeper Garratt denied Dodds and debutant summer signing, following his release by Yeovil, Foley. Summer signing from Watford, on loan, Ikpeazu did have the ball in the net at the end of a mazy run however the ball had gone out of play.

Honours were even, and no bragging rights gained from either side, at Gresty Road….

Match highlights can be viewed below….

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The other results this weekend were as follows:-

Burton 2-1 Scunthorpe
Chesterfield 3-1 Barnsley
Colchester 2-2 Blackpool
Coventry 2-0 Wigan
Crewe 0-0 Port Vale
Doncaster 1-1 Bury
Fleetwood 1-1 Southend
Gillingham 4-0 Sheff Utd
Rochdale 2-0 Peterborough
Shrewsbury 1-2 Millwall
Swindon 4-1 Bradford
Walsall 1-1 Oldham

In the opening round of fixtures you can’t really read too much, if anything into this, and things aren’t likely to settle down for several weeks if not months and only around the end of the year, at best, can you gage more from the table really, correct? It goes without saying the Valiants will be looking to be higher up this table than down it though!

Looking at these results the ones that stand out are Chesterfield’s, Gillingham’s and Swindon’s wins.

Barnsley are fancied by many to do well whereas the Spireites, having lost manager Paul Cook to Portsmouth and several key players, are being tipped by some to struggle but Chesterfield gained an impressive three-one win at the Proact Stadium with Swindon’s all-changed squad ripping into Phil Parkinson’s Bradford, seeing off the FA Cup ΒΌ finalists from last season four-one at the County Ground!

Arguably the result of the weekend, certainly in League 1, has to be Justin Edinburgh’s Gillingham side thrashing one of the hot favourites for the title, let alone promotion, Sheffield United four-nil at Priestfield in Nigel Adkins’ first match in charge of the Blades.

The Valiants are back in action this midweek with the 1st round of the Capital One Cup taking place.

Port Vale are chasing, what would be a serious League Cup upset if the Valiants could pull it off, against former Premier League side Burnley who come to Vale Park on Tuesday.


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