Adams: Goals came just in time

Micky Adams admitted he was about to make a triple substitution before Port Vale scored two in the space of five minutes.

Last Updated: 08/03/14 at 20:40

Micky Adams: Now looking up the table

Micky Adams: Now looking up the table

Carlisle led at half-time through Courtney Meppen-Walter's header and it needed a brilliant save from Vale goalkeeper Chris Neal to deny Liam Noble early in the second half.

But Ben Williamson and Tom Pope, with his 14th goal of the season, struck either side of the hour mark to turn the tables and end Vale's run of three straight defeats.

Adams said: "Chris' save was terrific and I was just about to make a triple substitution when Ben scored. I was going to make the changes to try to inject some life into us, so the goal came at a good time.

"I'm delighted both of our centre-forwards scored because they are judged on their return of goals. Tom's strike rate is good, but Ben's is not so good so that should give him a boost.

"Ben ran the channels really well in the second-half and he's got to understand the qualities he's got. Sometimes he doesn't quite do that.

"No-one has been more disappointed than me with how things had gone in recent games and the lads had got a bit down on themselves. Players can lose confidence and belief when a run of results go against them, so this should give them a lift.

"Results have gone for us (on Saturday) too and we've now got a nice buffer of 11 points above the relegation places. We should now start to look up the table again instead of down."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

T

his is brilliant! All these years of moral ambiguity, grey areas of offence and context..now we have a simple, easy to follow guide to right and wrong. What did you do today? I kicked the face off a panda . Oh well, you didn't rape, kill anyone or abuse a minor, knock yourself champ.

megabrow (cufc)
Redknapp leaps to Mackay defence

I

wonder if he'd feel the same way if he wasn't a white, non-jewish heterosexual male. Because Mackay has basically insulted everyone else!

Jay_D
Redknapp leaps to Mackay defence

C

heers Harry. I was wondering if he'd murdered anyone

Ezy_Rider
Redknapp leaps to Mackay defence

Footer 365

England boss Roy Hodgson sets his sights on winning Euro 2016

Roy Hodgson has put England's awful World Cup display behind him and has set his sights on winning Euro 2016.

Malky Mackay apologises for offensive texts while Cardiff manager

Malky Mackay has issued an official apology for sending offensive text messages during his time as Cardiff manager.

Dutch Eredivisie: Ajax v PSV preview

Ajax hope to steal a march on title rivals PSV when the two sides clash at the Amsterdam ArenA on Sunday, live on Sky.

Mail Box

More Fan Mail For Football365...

'Just p*ss off with your righteous indignation will you. W*nkers.' There's a lot of anger going around for what should have been a sleepy Friday afternoon at F365 Towers...

Man United: One Game To Save Season

They have one match to convince decent players that they are worth joining - over to you, Louis. We also have mails on Malky Mackay, Mario Balotelli and Tim...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property