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Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Crockwell and Port Vale Bow Out of FA Youth Cup

Dequan Crockwell and his Port Vale youngsters drop out of the FA Youth Cup after a tight affair at the Proact Stadium against Chesterfield.

Just before the half-hour mark a shot by a Chesterfield striker, looked to be curling inside the far post but Crockwell went full length to push the ball around the post as a goal looked certain.

Chesterfield took the lead in the 31st minute from a corner, Willock rose highest to power the ball into the roof of the net even though Crockwell got a hand the ball.

The home team were on top at this stage and Vale attacks were infrequent but as the half drew towards a close, Green-Birch tried an overhead kick from 20-yards out as he was put under pressure but it dropped well past the far post.

Beeston got in a tackle to stop a shot at the expense of a corner and from this, Render eventually put in a powerful shot to the near post that Crockwell held well, Vale responded to also win a corner that saw Hill head just wide of the back post.

Chesterfield extended their lead in the 72nd minute after Ofoegbu played in Rawson who shot through Crockwell’s legs as he came out.

Vale almost reduced the arrears immediately as Green-Birch saw a shot pushed away for a corner by the ‘keeper at full stretch.

Vale did pull a goal back in the 79th minute a corner was not cleared by the home team and James Steele made space to shoot, his shot was deflected towards the far post and Joshua Ryder slid in to divert it into the net.
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