Port Vale v Plymouth Argyle, 18 October 2003

Score5-1 to Plymouth Argyle
RefereeLee Probert
CompetitionLeague Division 2
VenueVale Park
Attendance5,786
KICK-OFF: 3.15pm (Delayed by 15 minutes due to traffic congestion)

Goals:

Stephen McPhee 51 G

Goals:

Marino Keith 35 G
David Friio 38 G
Steve Adams 45 G
Paul Wotton 46 G
David Friio 72 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Dean Delaney
Defender Ian Brightwell
Defender Andreas Lipa
Defender/Centre back Sam Collins
Defender/Centre back George Pilkington
Defender/Left back Ryan Brown
Midfielder Chris Birchall
Midfielder Michael Cummins
Forward Stephen McPhee
Forward Billy Paynter

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Luke McCormick
Defender Steve Adams
Defender David Worrell
Defender/Centre back Graham Coughlan
Defender/Midfielder Paul Wotton
Defender/Left back Peter Gilbert
Midfielder David Friio
Midfielder David Norris
Forward Micky Evans
Forward Marino Keith
Forward Ian Stonebridge

Substitutions:

Ian Armstrong for Chris Birchall 46
Liam Burns for Ryan Brown 46
Marc Bridge-Wilkinson for Ian Brightwell 59

Substitutions:

Tony Capaldi for Marino Keith 61
Jason Bent for David Friio 74
Hasney Aljofree for Steve Adams 82

Cards:

Liam Burns 47 Y

Cards:

On the bench:

Defender Liam Burns
Forward Ian Armstrong

On the bench:

Defender/Midfielder Hasney Aljofree
Defender/Midfielder Jason Bent
Defender/Midfielder Tony Capaldi

Comments:

League position: 6th Unused substitutes: Johnny Brain and Marc Boyd This was Port Vale's heaviest home defeat since they lost 6-1 to Blackpool on 28 February 1987 in the old Second Division.

Comments:

League position: 2nd Unused substitutes: Nathan Lowndes and Blair Sturrock Having beaten Tranmere Rovers 6-0 a week earlier, the only previous occasion that Plymouth Argle scored eleven goals in consecutive league games was in 1925. They ended the 1924/25 season with a 6-0 defeat of Southend United at Home Park then opened the new campaign against the same opponents on the same ground with a 6-2 success. Their second game of the 1925/26 term also resulted in a 6-2 home win - this time against Crystal Palace. All games were played in Division Three (South). This win at Vale Park was Argyle's biggest away win since they won 5-0 at Bury on 2 September 1995. Micky Evans also played in that game, and scored two of the goals.