Port Vale: Fans' views v Cheltenham
WE needed a response to last week's poor performance against Chesterfield and the lads put in a shift to come away with a point.
Cheltenham may have felt unlucky, but we ground it out.
The referee was poor again, with some clear fouls missed, and how there was no added time at the end of the second half, given all the substitutions that were made, is beyond me.
The Sam Morsy situation continues to baffle everyone. Last week he was not in the squad, but he started against Cheltenham and was arguably Vale's best player.
It was nice to see Louis Dodds back in the starting XI too. He adds another option and it was great to see him back on the scoresheet.
THE reinstatement of Louis Dodds and Sam Morsy brought added structure to the side and Morsy forged a useful partnership with Ryan Burge.
He was unlucky to be booked and was on the end of some unwanted attention from the Cheltenham players.
He had no protection from the referee, who seemed influenced by a vociferous crowd every time a home player fell to the ground at the slightest touch.
There was some woeful finishing by Chris Zebroski, who somehow won the man-of-the-match award, and some last-ditch defending by Vale saw us emerge with a valuable point from an entertaining game.
I WAS happy with a point and it was well deserved because we battled well, though we were a bit fortunate at the end.
It was important that we ended that losing run because those sort of things can get out of hand if you're not careful.
It looked as though the first goal would be the winner, so I was delighted when Louis Dodds got the equaliser.
I was glad to see him back in the side because he's a goalscorer and I think he's our best option to play alongside Tom Pope. He also works very hard, which is something that is often overlooked.