Relegation threatened Port Vale were dealt a huge favour by a weakened Walsall side. Jon Whitney fielded a very youthful side as he said in his previous match interview the pressure was off for them and he wanted to give the kids a run out.
Port Vale were very poor and didn’t seem like a side that had to win or be relegated. For long periods Walsall in the red bossed this game with ease. Hitting the bar and Amadou Bakayoko’s stretching bicycle kick were the dangerous Walsall moves. The game was settled in the 85th minute by Chris Eagles fine strike into the top left corner.
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