Vale cruise past hapless Bees
Louis Dodds volleyed Vale ahead in the eighth minute before
former Stevenage winger Myrie-Williams stroked home a 20th minute
penalty, awarded when Tom Pope was fouled by Jon Nurse.
Pope should have scored a third soon after, but curled wide
after being set up by Dodds, who also steered the wrong side of the
post after Bees keeper Liam O’Brien was caught off his line.
Dodds was looking for his second when he flashed an effort
across the face of goal after the break.
The Bees failed to trouble Vale keeper Chris Neal in new boss
Mark Robson’s first game in charge. Jon Nurse went closest for the
Londoners when he fired a first-half effort into the
But the Valiants weren’t flattered by their third goal which
Pope side-footed into the far corner after he was neatly set up by
substitute Ben Williamson in the 75th minute.