YOUNG Reserve side suffer second successive 4-0 loss
A YOUNG Morecambe Reserves suffered a second successive 4-0 loss with defeat at Port Vale.
A strong Vale team were soon in control and took the lead after just four minutes as Byron Moore intercepted a loose ball and tucked the ball into the net.
The Shrimps hit back with youngster Jack Kelleher having a run at goal only to be denied by some good defending from Reiss Greenidge.
Ryan Lloyd saw a shot to the far post tipped away in the 15th minute as the pressure continued and former Shrimps’ loanee Ryan McGivern with an acrobatic shot that flew a yard over the bar.
Andreas Arestidou produced neat saves to deny Achille Campion and Jonathon Kapend and was at his best again to save from Enoch Andoh’s 25 yarder.
Kelleher tested home keeper Ryan Boot with a powerful shot in the 28th minute that he tipped around the post for a corner.
Hopes of a comeback were dashed when Vale scored a second when Kapend found Lloyd who drove the ball home from the edge of the area.
The Shrimps had Arestidou to thank for an excellent save from Campion and the save of the game in the 34th minute when he tipped away a shot from Andoh at full stretch.
Vale extended their lead in the 57th minute as McGivern charged down the left wing and his cross eluded a number of players before finding Kapend at the far post and he side footed home.
The Valiants added a fourth in the 72nd minute when Campion converted a McGivern cross.
Arestidou made further blocks from Campion and Byron Moore before the Shrimps almost snatched a late consolation at the death.
PORT VALE: Ryan Boot, Aziz Deen–Conteh, Ryan McGivern, Chris Birchall, Richard Duffy, Reiss Greenidge, Byron, Enoch Andoh, Jonathon Kapend (Omar Haughton 68), Achille Campion, Ryan Lloyd.
Subs not used: Harry Pickering, Billy Reeves, Kyle Clarke, Chekaine Steele.
MORECAMBE: Andreas Arestidou, Tyler Edwards, Jim Smith, James Roberts, Adam Reynolds, Charlie Bailey (Ben Thomas 61), Cameron Rigby (Josh Signey 61), Tom McCready, Jack Kelleher, Ryan Williams, Aaron Pomeyie
Subs not used: Will Kitchen, Ross Hilton.