Date: 6th October 2009 at 10:00pm
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County bowed out of the Paint Pot Trophy with a whimper after falling 3 goals behind to League 2 Port Vale after just 10 minutes at Vale Park tonight.

The Valiants were ahead after just two minutes when former Bristol Rovers winger Lewis Haldane shot past keeper Paul Gerard.

And Vale were two up two minutes later when Haldane teed up Louis Dodds who placed it past Gerrard.

And four minutes later it was all but game over as Marc Richards nodded in over the former £1 million keeper.

Liam Bridcutt pulled a consolation back in the 20th minute when his speculative long range effort was heavily deflected and in.

So County crashed out in the second round tonight, but more importantly, we find out no Pure FM that the 8th October ISN’T the important date that County fans were told to look out for.

It basically means more and more waiting and sitting on our backsides.

Why do we bother?


3 Replies to “Shell-shocked County Crash Out”

  • I seriously didn’t think we’d lose this one,why the sudden nose dive in form?? At times we look like a defo for remaining in league 1 and others we look doomed for blue square football,Within a matter of weeks! Starting to ignore these rumours of certain ‘dates to watch for’ as we’ve heard it all before,I don’t know what is taking so long but i just pray it does get sorted for the better and we don’t get slapped with a big points deduction to rub salt into the already gaping wound. I O County, come lads pick your heads up we need a gud run now!

  • Firstly we did not really come to Vale to compete. Think Ablett couldn’t be bothered with the JPT. We just haven’t got the squad to deal with a run in that cup.

    Secondly, I suspect the honeymoon period is over and reality is biting. I wonder whether we are now on the downward path. All the uncertainty must be having an effect. We must be losing money quite steadily now, and will have to sell the likes of Baker or OFW in Jan.

    I have little faith the Melrose think. Expect Thursday to pass and nothing to change.

    We need Melrose to come good in a big way and to do it now otherwise we could get into a rut on the playing side and I don’t think we have the players to get out of it if that happens.

    All in all predictable and depressing stuff.

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