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Match Report: Vale claim a win!

Saturday 5th November 2016
Wessex League Division One
Pewsey Vale 2 vs. Hythe & Dibden 1

Pewsey snatched a second minute lead when David Cope finished past the Visitors keeper Mitch Steadman.
The Vale was having the best of this first half and was putting the pressure on the Hythe defence and were working well to try and increase the scoreline.

Vale entered the break with a 2-0 advantage when a great cross into the box found Garreth Robb who stooped low to head past the helpless keeper.

From the start of the second half, the contest became a very scrappy affair and tempers began to surface and the referee yellow carded two Pewsey players and two Hythe players in a short space of time.

This was followed by a very bad tackle on the Vale player Jake Force-Jones that saw another Hythe player going into the refs book on the hour. As the match continued to be a very niggly affair, the referee managed to book 6 players during this half.

Pewsey were having a great match and Hythe could not stop the pressure from the Vale.

The miss of the match went to Pewsey’s Tom Ballard who with the goal at his mercy put his shot wide.

The visitors got a goal back to see the match at 2-1 when Marcel Laptas, finally beat the home keeper Sam Tuttle.

Vale’s Captain Craig Wall had a great chance on the 70th minute with a one-on-one, however the keeper denied him his scoring change.

The last 10 minutes involved some late pressure from the visitors but the Vale were able to defend strongly and hold on to a well deserved and long overdue 3 points!

Star Man: Tom Ballard.

Match Report: Vale hit for four at Folland

Pewsey Vale suffered another defeat on their first visit to Folland on the South Coast.

The first chance fell to the Vale on the 7th minute, but the home keeper Joe Hunt cleared away the danger.

But it was the home side who broke the deadlock from a cross by Carel Kayembe who found Johnathan Rowe in front of the Vale goal to put his side 1 up on the 10th minute.

Another good cross into the box again by Kayembe created another good chance but this was saved smartly by the Vale keeper Sam Tuttle.

A let off for the Vale on 20 minutes saw the home side surge forward and a shot by Jamie Dover hit the cross bar as the Vale were put under pressure.

Folland went 2 up on the 32nd minute when a cross found Jack James with Tuttles hand not enough to prevent Folland doubling their score.

On the 32nd minute, another Folland attack on the Vales’ defence saw Dover put the hosts three goals in the lead to go in at half time well in command.

At the start of the second half, the Vale started to put in a lot better performance as they tried to salvage something from the match and they were having chances but they just could not get the ball into their hosts net.

A good free kick for the Vale saw Tom Ballard float his kick into the box that found Ben Holcombe but he headed wide of the post on the 67th minute.

Then on the 71st minute Kayembe put Folland into 4-0 lead. Then minutes later, Pewsey had chances but could not put them into the back of the net. Micky Martin was unlucky for the Vale but he shot wide of the Folland goal on the 75th minute.

The final minutes saw Tuttle make another fine save to deny the impressive Kayembe. Full Time: 4-0.

Match Report: Vale dumped by Shrewton

Wednesday 21st September 2016Salisbury Hospital Cup Round One.
Tonight’s opponents South Wiltshire based Shrewton United have enjoyed a decent start to their Wiltshire Premier league campaign lying in 2nd place. 

And it was the visitors who had a good first chance to take an early lead when Steven Holvey struck a powerful shot that went just wide of the far post.

Then five minutes later Shrewton took the lead when Craig Lewis,beat the Vale keeper Sam Tuttle to make it 0-1.

This was followed with a let off for Pewsey when a perfect cross flashed across the goalmouth through the Vale’s defence with no Shrewton player unable to get a touch on the cross.

On the 30th minute, the visitors went further in the lead when Lewis again struck after picking up the ball just outside the hosts box into the bottom corner to increase the scoreline at 0-2.

Five minutes later Pewsey got one back following some good play from Ryan Banks breaking through the Shrewton defence and finishing well past the visitors keeper Ben Bissinton and make the game 2-1.

Tuttle made a great save to deny the visitors a 3rd goal as the match went into the half time break.

Early in the second half a great cross from Micky Martin set up Adam Field at the near post to slot home with a sweet left-footed finish past the keeper to level the score at 2-2 .

After this the visitors got more on top of their Wiltshire neighbours and went back into the lead on the hour, when Lee Weeks made it 2-3.

As the match continued towards the final minutes James Dolman put the match out of reach of the Vale by making it 4-2.
Star Man: Adam Field.

Match Report: Vale luckless in shootout

Sydenham League Cup Round One
Pewsey Vale 2. v. Totton & Eling 2 (At 90 Mins)
Totton & Eling win 3-1 on penalty shootout.

Pewsey Vale’s young team again put it a great team performance however they could not overcome a strong Totton side after losing the tie in a penalty shoot out.
The match began very evenly, with both sides having chances.

Totton had a chance on the 30th minute but they shot over the Vale cross-bar from close range and then they hit the crossbar on the 34th minute with a good strike at the end of some good play.

The deadlock was broken on the 42nd minute when Totton took the lead to go into the break with a one goal advantage; the young 17 year old keeper Sam Tuttle made the save but was only able to parry the hard shot from Owen Fee into the back of the net.

Pewsey was to fight back from the restart of the second half when another youngster from the Vale side, George Plank was making some great runs up the left side and putting some great crosses into the Totton box but no Vale player was able to find the finishing touch.

Pewsey got back level in the 61st minute from a well struck free kick from Dee Flanigan to level the scores at 1-1.

This was turning into another great performance by the Vale keeper Tuttle as he made several telling saves. Then Ryan Banks was unlucky not to put the Vale back in the lead,but he had his perfect shot on goal cleared of the goal-line.

Then at the other end another free kick saw Totton go back in the lead at 1-2 on the 67 minute with Tottons’ substitute scoring with the first touch of the ball with his head.

The Vale was again putting in some great play, when on the 75th minute Micky Martin, received a great pass out on the left side and seeing the keeper coming out he shot over the keeper with a sumptuous strike to get the Vale back level at 2-2.

Pewseys pressure on their visitors could not get them another goal and the match went into a penalty shoot out with no extra time being played.

However this is where it went wrong for the Vale as we lost 1-3 on the shoot out. It was a decent team effort by once again a young promising side.

Star Man: George Plank. 


Match Report: Vale fall at Stoneham

Wessex League Division One
AFC Stoneham. 4 v. Pewsey Vale. 2
With a youthful back four, and new goalkeeper signing, Alex Chitejie making his debut, this was a much better performance by the Vale as they tried to put the last three defeats behind them.

The back four and Chiteji put in some great play against the more stronger and experience Stoneham side.

However despite all the promising signs, they could not return home with any points.

Pewsey took the lead with Ryan Bank’s strike in the tenth minute. But this was short lived because Andy Turner pulled his side level on the half hour.

Stoneham then turned the screwed on the Vale and took the lead when Turner was on hand to give them the advantage going into the break.

Terry New made it 3-1 in the second half as the Pewsey defence began to look a bit shaky and then Jamie Bentley soon made it 4-1.

But the Vale was not finished and they enjoyed a great last ten minutes when their teamwork yielded a second goal for Banks.
Star Player: Ryan Banks.