Port Vale: Reserves go top of the pile
OLLIE Marland grabbed the only goal to send Port Vale's reserves to the top of Central League Division Two.
The striker's 76th-minute strike was enough to see the Valiants beat previous leaders Gateshead this afternoon.
The visitors had the majority of the play in a scrappy game, but it was Marland who made the difference when he swept in substitute Elliot Osbourne's cross from the right.
First-team squad members Joe Davis and Ryan Lloyd played the full 90 minutes, though young trialist Louis Tambini, from Leicester City, failed to make much of an impression.
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Vale: Boot, Evans, Warner, Lander, Pryor, Davis, Price, Croft (Osbourne, 75), Tambini, Marland, Whieldon.
Subs not used: Hemmings, Wright, Smith, M Davies.