Vale hit for four

By ter­rific Ter­ri­ers

The Football League Paper - - FA CUP THIRD ROUND - By Richard Laverty

said the care­taker man­ager.

“You come and hope you would be right in the tie to the end.

“We cer­tainly set out that way to try to last 65 or 70 min­utes, even with it be­ing 1-0. Then we would come and have a go, put An­ton (For­rester) on to make the sec­ond striker and that’s where we would try to open up.

“But with the de­flec­tion like that (for the sec­ond goal) it is game over. To lose Jak (Al­nwick) with a frac­tured cheek­bone and a se­vere an­kle, which could keep him out longer than the cheek­bone, it be­comes very dif­fi­cult.”

Chelsea loa­nee Palmer sealed the match with an ef­fort that de­flected home off Sam Hart be­fore sub­sti­tute Harry Bunn curled home the Ter­ri­ers’ third with his left foot with ten min­utes to go.

With Port Vale tir­ing, Payne added his sec­ond with a tap-in af­ter good work from Tareiq Holmes-Den­nis down the left as the hosts cap­i­talised on their dom­i­nance against lower-league op­po­nents.

And re­gard­ing Mon­day’s draw, Wag­ner added: “When you play in the FA Cup, the only tar­get is to progress to the next round, the draw is some­thing I can’t in­flu­ence so we’ll see what hap­pens on Mon­day.” THERE was no magic of the cup at the John Smith’s Sta­dium as Hud­der­s­field Town ran out 4-0 win­ners over League One side Port Vale.

Two goals from Jack Payne ei­ther side of strikes by Kasey Palmer and Harry Bunn saw David Wag­ner’s troops com­fort­ably progress to the fourth round for the first time since 2014.

And Town boss Wag­ner was de­lighted by the dis­play against a po­ten­tial ba­nana skin

“We’ve seen a very fo­cused, con­cen­trated per­for­mance,” he said.

“We weren’t sloppy against a lower league side, so I can’t ask for more.

“We played with speed and tempo for 90 min­utes and we got a great re­sult.

“Last week we wasted some op­por­tu­ni­ties and in this game we’ve scored four re­ally great goals.

“Joe Lol­ley had a re­ally great game, Jack Payne scored two and it was a re­ally good de­but for Izzy Brown.”

Af­ter some frus­tra­tion in front of goal, Payne got Hud­der­s­field up and run­ning with a cool fin­ish off the post be­fore three sec­ond-half goals added gloss to the dom­i­nance.

Michael Brown’s Port Vale side never re­ally got go­ing, one halfchance early on for Rig­ino Ci­cilia was as good as it got, leav­ing Brown un­der­stand­ably frus­trated.

“I am very dis­ap­pointed,”

STAR MAN JACK PAYNE Hud­der­s­field

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