Port Vale: Club Profile
After a hard-fought battle in the 2009-10 FA Cup, we’ve gone on to meet The Valiants in both League One and League Two. Our first league encounter with Stoke’s second team came during the 2010-1 League Two season; League One battles as part of our ill-fated 2013-4 campaign. We’d pick up where we left off then when they were relegated in 2017.
Record vs Boro'
* league points only
Result-by-Result (Boro' Scoring First)
Saturday 19 October 2019
Friday 19 April 2019
Tuesday 23 October 2018
Saturday 17 March 2018
Saturday 30 September 2017
Saturday 05 November 2016
Saturday 29 March 2014
Saturday 14 December 2013
Monday 25 April 2011
Tuesday 22 February 2011
Tuesday 17 November 2009
Saturday 07 November 2009
Players For Us... and Them
Away Supporters' Stand:
Travel Information – Distance: 142 miles
Travelling to Stoke-on-Trent is a relatively straight forward journey in terms of navigation; however, you will be at the mercy of the Saturday motorway traffic whichever of the two potential routes you choose to take en-route to the Midlands.
Both involve joining up with the M1 through your preferred route. But at the M6 interchange, it's up to you...
M1/A50: One option will see you continue north on the M1 until you reach the junction for the A453 at Donington/East Midlands Airport/Nottingham. At this point, head off the motorway and along the dual carriageway parallel to hook up with the westbound A50 past Derby.
Essentially the M1/M6 link road, once you arrive on the outskirts of Stoke, enter the city and head past the Britannia Stadium (remember that place?) and turn right onto the A500. Exit the A500 onto the A527 and take the fourth exit at the roundabout for Tunstall.
Shortly after, turn right onto the B5051 and continue more or less straight on across a couple of crossroads (and a roundabout - just after the A50 crossroads is when you need to become watchful) until Hamil Road appears on your left. Take this turn, and hey presto - the ground's up here.
M6: If you fancy braving the weekend M6, head north to Junction 15 for the A500. Head into Stoke and once at the A527, it's all a bit samey to what has been said just above.
There is a decent-sized car park adjacent outside the ground on Hamil Road by way of a left turn just before drawing alongside the ground, which one imagines will fill up closer towards kick-off. A charge is payable, but it's hardly one that you'd deem to be highway robbery.
Services to: STOKE (for LONDON EUSTON)
If you're serious about getting the train and don't mind the faff of getting a connection from Stoke to Longport, this could well be your best bet.
From Longport station, head up Station Street towards Brookside and continue onto the A5271 Newcastle Street for just over half a mile. You'll pass The Pack Horse on the left.
As you follow the road around to the right over a roundabout, you'll see that Newcastle Street becomes the B5051. You'll want to remain on this road as it snakes back around.
You should ultimately pass the Duke William on the right hand side as you continue onto Market Place. Cross the A50 and the second left turning will be Hamil Road. The ground is up here.
If you prefer to use Stoke station, you'll be five miles from the ground and in need of bus or taxi connections.