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Reaction: Boyle on Port Vale

8 March 2020

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Will Boyle felt Cheltenham's home goalless draw with Port Vale was a point gained for his side.

In what was the third meeting with the Valiants this season, Boyle was part of a defensive backline that kept a clean sheet as he took the captains armband and played in the middle of the back three in the absence of the injured Ben Tozer.

Having come back into the starting XI of late, he contributed once again to another strong defensive showing against a Vale team who had plenty of threats going forward.

"We had Alfie's (May) chance, we've had a half-chance with Jonte's (Smith) at the end. They've obviously hit the crossbar," he said post-match.

"So on balance of chances I'd say they potentially might have just edged it. On play I'd say they probably had the better of it so I think it's definitely a point gained.

"They're good. You've got to respect the opposition at times. They've definitely got an identity and a way of playing.

"They've got a lot of energy - they get around the pitch well and land on a lot of second balls. They're good at maintaining attacks.

"They've obviously got an aerial threat with Popey (Tom Pope) who came on at the end. (Mark) Cullen has headed one onto the bar, he's not bad in the air either.

"They've got a lot of threats and a good way of playing. You can see that everybody understands the role so they're a tough team to play against."

Watch the whole of Boyle's post-match reaction by watching above for free on iFollow.

The defender will next be in action for the Robins on Saturday 14 March when the team travel to take on Cambridge United at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium.

Supporters can visit the ticket office on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday between 10am and 3pm to purchase match tickets and away travel for the game in Cambridgeshire.


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