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Preview: Port Vale v Fleetwood Town

8 August 2023

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Fleetwood Town are set to face Port Vale in Round One of the Carabao Cup, and we have all you need to know ahead of the 7:45pm kick-off in our match preview.

Fixture: Port Vale v Fleetwood Town

Competition: Carabao Cup Round One

Date: Tuesday 8 August 2023

Kick-off: 19:45

Venue: Vale Park, Hamil Rd, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, ST6 1AW


After picking up a point in their opening match of the Sky Bet League One season away at Carlisle, it was defender Brendan Wiredu's strike that salvaged a point for the Cod Army after Owen Moxon's 30-yard free-kick curled and bounced off the post to beat Jay Lynch between the sticks.

Town have had success in this competition, with last year winning their Round One tie at home to Everton thanks to a Ged Garner header inside the penalty box. Back in 2020/21 season, Town reached the Third Round and played Everton at Goodison Park. The match finished 5-2 to the Toffees, with the Cods taking the lead in that game thanks to a Danny Andrew wonder strike from 20-yards out.

If you haven’t already purchased your tickets for today’s match, click HERE to buy now!



The Sky Bet League One side had a opening day they'll want to forget. The Valiants lost 7-0 away at last season's Play-Off Finalists Barnsley at Oakwell. Former Fleetwood Town forward Devante Cole scored a hat-trick - his first for the Reds since joining. Liam Kitching, Jon Russell and Andy Dallas were also on the scoresheet, with Port Vale's man Dan Jones scoring an own goal to make it seven for the Reds in Yorkshire.

Port Vale have made 14 signings this summer, with majority of those being free transfers. Former Morecambe keeper Connor Ripley made the move in the summer, along side, Conor Grant from Plymouth Argyle and Jason Lowe from League Two side, Salford City.

Having exited the competition in Round One last year at home to Rotherham United, they will be wanting to go one better this year, whilst also trying to turn things around from the weekend. United won 2-1 back on August 10 2022 , with Oliver Rathbone and Chiedozie Ogbene scoring first half goals. Mal Benning scored in the 81th minute, but it was only a concellation goal. 



Supporters can watch Brown’s full interview on iFollow, with the gaffer talking about the draw at Carlisle United, as well as previewing the Cods match this evening.



On the night of the game, there will be one matchday packages available for our UK and Overseas based supporters.*

*Please note, Carabao Cup fixtures do not stream internationally.

Audio Match Pass - £2.50

Those who choose the Audio Match Pass option will get access to just the commentary, which will be provided by our partners, BBC Radio Lancashire.

Season passes are available with audio passes for only £45 for the season, for all UK-based members of the Cod Army! You can find more details by heading over to our iFollow page.

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A local company near Vale Park - Big Parking - are providing parking for the match on Tuesday. If you would like to pre-book your parking space, you can click HERE for full details!

Social media accounts are as follows:

Facebook: @BigParking

Twitter: @BigParking

Instagram: @thebigparking

We do highly recommend that fans pre-book in a safe car park to avoid any fines, particularly if they are not familiar with the area. 

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Match Reports

Report: Town knocked out the Carabao Cup by Port Vale

8 August 2023

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Fleetwood Town were knocked out of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday evening after losing 3-2 to Port Vale at Vale Park.

Even though Town started both halves the better, it was the hosts who won out in the end as a brace from Ethan Chislett – one either side of the half – and another from Josh Thomas was enough for the hosts to get the win.

It was an almost perfect start for the Cods as Toto Nsiala almost found the back of the net four minutes into the clash, after latching onto Junior Quitirna’s dangerous set-piece, but goalkeeper Connor Ripley was a match for the effort.

Town’s number 15 was a key part of all the early action as his corner, soon after, was played deep towards Nsiala again, but this time he took the ball down and laid it off to Hayes, who curled the ball into the back of the net from 18 yards out, making it 1-0 just six minutes in.

Around the quarter-hour mark, the Valiants cancelled out the early goal though as a similarly brilliant strike at the other end of the pitch from Chislett curled its way past Jay Lynch, off the post from range, meaning it was game on once again.

Chances after this were scarce in the first half, but one that sticks in the mind was started by Jack Marriott in his own half as he hit a long ball into the path of Ryan Graydon a good 50-yards away, who nodded it down but fired high and wide of the target.

With added time in the first period just around the corner, Lynch had to be called upon on two occasions. The first was to deny Josh Thomas’ powerful effort from just inside the area, and the second was to stop Vale’s number 44 – once again – a minute later.

It was a quick start to the second half, with a chance coming for either side in the opening stages, with Fleetwood being more clinical, earning the side the lead for the second time in the clash.

It was a cleverly played corner kick from Town as Quitirna aimed at the near post, where Graydon was able to jump up, unmarked, and nod home to put the Cods back into the lead less than 60 seconds into the half.

But Vale came right back into the game as Thomas, who was a handful all evening, drove into the box, all whilst holding off a defender, and fired his effort past Lynch, meaning the score would be level once again at 2-2.

It looked like Vale were riding high off this confidence as, after a cluster of substitutes, they found themselves in the lead for the first time in the tie when Gavin Massey crossed the ball into Chislett, who netted his second of the afternoon from two yards out.

Town pushed to try and find an equaliser late on and take the tie to penalties, but it wasn't meant to be as this result confirmed an early exit of the cup for Scott Brown and his men - all eyes now turn to Cambridge United at home on Saturday.

Vale XI: Ripley (GK), Cass, Smith (C), Harrison (Massey 64’), Chislett (Garrity 74’), Ojo, Grant (Sang 74’), Iacovitti, Arblaster (McDermott 82’), Plant, Thomas (Wilson 64’).

Unused subs: Leutwiler (GK), Jones, Shorrock, Walters.

Town XI: Lynch (GK), Robertson (Mayor 72’), Broom (Vela 80’), Marriott, Quitirna, Holgate (Teale 80’), Graydon (Omochere 72’), Hayes, Nsiala, Rooney (C) (Asamoah 90'), Earl.

Unused subs: McMullan (GK), Johnston, Glenfield, Patterson.

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Ticket News

Tickets go off sale for Port Vale away at 2pm today

8 August 2023

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Supporters have until 2pm today to sort their tickets for Fleetwood Town’s trip to face Port Vale in the opening round of the Carabao Cup from our club shop and online store.

With an away clash already notched off for the season on Saturday against Carlisle, the Cods are set to make their way to Vale Park on Tuesday evening for Round One of the Carabao Cup and you can be backing the lads from the stands by purchasing your match tickets in-store and online today!


The Cod Army have been allocated seats in the Bycars Stand, with prices as follows:

Adults: £14

Seniors: £7

Under-22s: £7

*Ticket can be purchased on the day online HERE or by scanning the QR codes at the away turnstiles.


Supporters can also purchase coach travel from the club's official ticketing website. The coaches will be departing from Hatfield Avenue on Tuesday 8 August at 3pm, with this costing £10 for all those with an Onward Card - meaning you will get a seat to and from Brunton Park.

You can buy your tickets online HERE, or in-store at the Ticket Office at Highbury, which will be open from 9am-5pm Monday to Friday. If you have any questions, please contact the ticket office on 01253 775080 (option 1).

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