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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.


Match Report: Red card blot at end of a 10-goal thriller.

Wessex League Division OneSaturday 10th September 2016

Pewsey Vale 5 – 5 Fleet Spurs

The young Pewsey side turned in a good performance in this high scoring match.
They went ahead in the second minute when a cross found Tom Taylor out on the side. He took two touches before shooting the Vale into the lead past the visitors goalkeeper, Mark Appleby.

Vale’s keeper Sam Tuttle denied Sam Knowles on the 15th minute but Fleets persistance paid off when Tom Slane equalised.

Pewsey’s Injured Danny Horwood, was replaced by Ryan Howard just before Ryan Banks headed them back into the lead at the break.

There were chances at both ends but Fleet levelled scores at 2-2, though Knowles and then a strike by Slane put the visitors ahead for the first time to make it 2-3.

Micky Martin the Vales’Team Captain, set up Banks for his second goal for the equaliser and also scored himself.

Pewsey’s dominance began to tell as the substitute Dee Flanagan made it 5-3 and surely heading for 3 points.

But then it all went wrong for the Vale as they let Fleet back into the match again with Adam Nash getting number four and then Drew Matthews bringing the game back to 5-5.

Pewsey was to end the match with only ten players when Ben Holcombe was straight red carded for something he said to the Referee.

However that wasn’t the end of the action, as a Pewsey defender adjudged to have brought down a Fleet player inside the penalty area to give fleet the chance to complete a remarkable comeback.

However young goalkeeper Sam Tuttle was equal to Sam Knowles’s penalty in the dying seconds to save a point for the Vale. 

Star Man: Sam Tuttle.


Match Report: Vale 0 – Shaftesbury 3

Shaftesbury’s return to the Wessex League began with a flourish and continued with this victory over the Vale at the Recreation Ground on Tuesday night.
Lee Gale struck in the 15 th minute to put them one-up and they might have increased their lead in the 24th minute but no-one could connect to a cross with the goal at their mercy.

Mati Benjamin also sent the ball high over the cross bar with his 27 th-minute free kick before Lenin Harvey was unlucky not to equalise on the half hour after some good play.

Pewsey also had a goal disallowed to deny them the chance to go into the break all square.

But the Vale were soon down to ten men in the second half after Martin Burkill received a straight red card for something he said to the referee.

Shaftesbury seized on the the extra man initiative and went further ahead in the 80th minute when Gale netted his second.

Cahon made it three to keep the new boy’s good record going and condemn the Vale to their third defeat in a row.

Match Report: Vale share the spoils

For the first 25 minutes it was all Pewsey Vale with good chances falling to Adam Field and Mike Bhara but both were denied by the Assistant Referee as being off-side.

Good defending by the Vale holding midfielder denied Milton of their chance on goal by turning the ball away for a corner when in a good area.

The match was to go into the half time break all square at 0-0 after the Vale having the best of the first half.

The second half was to continue a very shabby affair with the deadlock being finally broke in favour of the Vale on the 70th minute when Holcombe found Joe Benfield to head home a perfect header from a corner kick to make it 1-0.

This spurred the Vale on and a great though ball found Connor Marsden to run through on goal, but his shot was deflected for a corner kick.

Milton got back level terms when they opened up the Vale defence with some good play and leaving the Vale keeper stranded leaving Carl Phillips strike to to salvage a point for the visitors and deny the Vale their second win in as many games.

The Vale will be looking to bounce back to winning ways on Tuesday night as they travel to Downton FC for a 7:45pm KO.

Pewsey Vale Star Man: Ben Holcombe