Worrall: Win over Cobblers was Vale's best of the season

Saturday's 1-0 victory over Northampton was Port Vale's 'biggest win of the season' according to match-winner David Worrall.

Monday, 10th February 2020, 11:14 am
Updated Monday, 10th February 2020, 11:22 am
David Worrall

The 29-year-old headed in Tom Conlan's cross 17 minutes from time to end Northampton's long unbeaten home record and lift Vale up a place to ninth in League Two, level on points with the play-off positions.

"To win here has got to be our biggest win of the season," said Worrall afterwards. "Northampton have got such a strong squad.

“You just look at their bench. Those players would walk into just about every other side in this league.

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"The game was a bit nitty-gritty with the way they play with long balls, long throws, corners and direct play but every one of us stood up to it and it was a huge win.

“You could tell it was against us, they threw everything at us. I thought Shaun Brisley and Leggey bullied their centre-forwards. Their striker is probably the best in the air in the league and in my eyes they bullied him.

“When you’ve got that, it lifts the whole team going forward because you think he’s running everything so we need to pull our finger out and do a bit more and get the win and we did that.

“The mentality has always been good here but this just adds to it, each game we keep winning it keeps adding, the celebrations after the game, that speaks for itself.

“Going over to the fans and seeing them, especially when I scored the first thing I saw was them, I wanted to get in there but the referee started blowing his whistle, but it’s huge for the football club, it puts us in an even better position.

“Obviously we’re not in there at the minute, I think we’re ninth now, but if we get in there then we deserve to be there."