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 notch a win!

Pewsey grabbed only the second win of the season in what in truth, was a very poor match.

Sam Tuttle was forced onto a great save early on go keep the visitors out, while Pewsey should have gone ahead when Mike Bhara was left with a free header but he headed/shouldered wide.

Soon after they did go into the lead after Craig Wall netted from a great cross from George Plank.

The Vale had the ball in the goal again ten minutes into the second half but after consultation with one of his assistants the referee ruled it out for offside.

Tuttle made another fine save to stop Cowes who missed a one-on-one opportunity but Tuttle pushed the ball around the post on the 60th minute.

On the 75th minute Cowes should have scored when Josh Craig was clear through but he put his shot wide.

The match eventually petered out and the win saw the Vale climb two places in the league table and now sit in the
17th position.

Star Men: George Plank and Mike Bhara (Pewsey Vale)

Match Report: Vale suffer at Ringwood

Pewsey Vale suffered the agonies as Ringwood Town thumped eight past them on Saturday.

After Matt Steer had gone close to opening Ringwood’s account, it was Pewsey who snatched a 12th minute lead through Tom Ballard’s penalty. Only for Lee Vint to level up minutes later.

Vint then netted a quick fire second and Ringwood added a third before half time through Michael Johnson after young keeper Sam Tuttle had saved the initial shot.

Vale brought on Ben Holcombe for Eden Bunce while Tuttle twice denied Ben Harris but couldn’t prevent Peter Richmond-Cole firing home a fourth for the rampant Ringwood who looked as though they could score at will. The young Vale side could not find a way to stop them at times.

Then Charlie Heggan registered their fifth with a powerful shot and with and then Steer making it 6-1 despite more fine Tuttle saves. Steer struck twice more to complete his hat trick, whilst inbetween those efforts Craig Simmonds struck a great free kick from outside the box giving the home keeper no chance to pull one back for the vale.

This heavy defeat follows on from a poor team performance midweek with a 0-0 draw at home to Andover New Street.

Star Man: Sam Tuttle

Match Report: Vale on the up despite loss

This was another good promising Pewsey performance but they were unable to overcome the high-flying Laverstock & Ford who were lucky to return back to the south of Wiltshire with all three points from this match.

Laverstock had the first chance to take the lead on the eight minute from a free kick (from what was to be a match with many free kicks for fouls), but Sam Tuttle easily claimed the ball.

During a spell of pressure from Laverstock, they were forced to make a change when James Smith was injured.
A shot towards goal by Craig Simmons sailed over the cross bar on the half hour mark. Despite all the first half pressure Laverstock could not give them a leading goal.

Then the deadlock was broke on the 40th minute when Micky Martins’ cross found Simmons’ head to put the Vale in front with the ball going into corner of the net. This gave the Vale a 1-0 half time lead.

Simmons had a good chance early after the restart but his shot was a very weak effort and the visitors’ keeper Alexis Aguer saved the poor shot.

Then Adam Jones for the visitors, on their first advance of the second half into the Vale goal area scored to level up the score-line at 1-1.

On the 63rd minute the Vale brought on some fresh legs in Joe Dixon and Connor Marsden and hope to get back in the lead. However, two minutes later saw Laverstock go into a 2-1 lead, when the keeper came off his goal line and Tom Mundy scored that important winning goal.

With minutes to go Pewsey brought on “senior” player and the clubs’ vice Chairman Craig Wall to see out the final minutes.

Despite the result things are looking up for Vale who ran their South Wiltshire opponents very close and the young back four putting in some great performances.

Star Man: Tom Ballard.