Port Vale: Proud Micky Adams hails fab four after thrashing Fleetwood Town
PROUD Micky Adams hailed Port Vale's fab four after a sensational victory at Fleetwood Town last night.
The manager was delighted by a stunning performance from his team and particularly pleased with the four-pronged attack which has helped turn the Valiants into the great entertainers.
• GALLERY: Match Action: Fleetwood Town 2 Port Vale 5
Last night's five-goal haul made it 21 in just seven league games so far – the best record in the country – and Adams says that's just the way he wants it.
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"With the players we've got and even the ones we have on the bench, we are always going to attack teams and it's paying off at the moment," he said.
"We have four very attack-minded players, in Jennison Myrie-Williams, Ashley Vincent, Tom Pope and Louis Dodds, but we don't take it lightly. We work very hard on doing the right things in the right areas and when we do that, we can cause teams problems.
"Sometimes we can leave ourselves a bit open at the back playing like we do. But we are certainly doing things right at the moment."
Striker Tom Pope stroked Vale into the lead and Vincent doubled it with a stunning strike out of nothing. Though Fleetwood pulled one back before the break, Pope soon grabbed his second and strike partner Dodds rounded off a magnificent away day with a superb double of his own.
Fleetwood had won four games in a row before the match. But they were simply blown away and their late penalty did little to dampen the mood. The result, and performance, left Adams purring.
"It was everything we wanted it to be," he added. "I didn't expect it and we certainly had to work hard for it.
"They're a good side and at certain stages I didn't feel that comfortable. If we are within a few points of them at the end of the season, I think we'll have done ok.
"But we did really well on the night. It was a match between two teams in good form and we came out on top. We scored some excellent goals in what was a great game.
"Every time we went forward, we looked like we would cause Fleetwood problems and it was definitely our attacking play, rather than our defending, which got us through.
"Vincent was at it from the first whistle, causing them problems all night, while Pope and Dodds scored some great goals. They need that and it will breed confidence."
Adams is already looking forward to another test of Vale's ability and character at home to leaders Gillingham on Saturday.
"That will be a good game, but there are really only three points at stake," he added. "Being top of the table means nothing at this stage, it is more for the fans than anything else.
"I thought they were terrific at Fleetwood. They came in their numbers and were really loud and proud.
"It's a shame we couldn't have played here on a Saturday and seen even more of them, but I'm sure those who came enjoyed themselves."