- 23 Dec 2017
It’s a shame we couldn’t have stayed at the Manor another 20 years. We wouldn’t have needed an all seater stadium until now.
ON THIS DAY :
May 1st 2001
United play Port Vale in the last competitive fixture at the Manor Ground on this day 20 years ago.
In the hours leading up to the game, United owner Firoz Kassam sacked manager David Kemp and Mike Ford
took charge. A late goal at the Cuckoo Lane End from Andy Scott looked to have given the old ground the perfect
send off but Vale striker Tony Naylor rolled in a soft equaliser past ‘keeper Richard Knight at the death to make it 1-1.
U’s: Knight - Robertson Patterson Hatswell King - Beauchamp Murphy Whitehead Brooks - Omoyinmi Scott
Subs: Holder, Tait & Folland.