Burton Albion 1-1 Port Vale
Burton Albion 1 - 1 Port Vale
Port Vale maintained their unbeaten start to the season as Doug Loft's leveller gained them a point at Burton.
The hosts went in front through Aaron Webster as he timed his run perfectly to head in from Chris Palmer's corner.
Port Vale goalkeeper Stuart Tomlinson denied Calvin Zola and seconds later Vale made it 1-1 with Loft's low shot.
Both sides had chances to grab the winner but Jacques Maghoma missed for Burton before Vale substitute Rob Taylor blazed over from six yards.
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Burton Albion manager Paul Peschisolido told BBC Radio Derby:
"I thought we created quite a few half-chances and some very good chances as well.
"I am satisfied with a point. Maybe we could have edged it but they are a good strong side, they are organised and strong and we showed them what we are made of.
"Perhaps last year we would have been a little bit intimidated by them but we stood up to them and I am pleased by the way we are coming along."
Port Vale manager Micky Adams told BBC Radio Stoke:
"On chances created, we've had enough to have won the game, although my keeper has made a couple of saves in the second half and we could easily have lost it.
"I thought 'Lofty' was outstanding tonight. He's got fantastic energy and pace and he deserved his goal.
"He runs from deep, teams want a rest against him and they can't. The boy was outstanding today."
Live Text Commentary
Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.90:00 +6:34
Close range header by Calvin Zola goes over the crossbar.90:00 +5:57
Clayton McDonald concedes a free kick for a foul on John McGrath. Ross Atkins takes the free kick.90:00 +3:36
Tony James gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robert Taylor. Free kick taken by Doug Loft.90:00 +3:36 Booking
Booking Tony James is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.90:00 +0:30 Substitution
Substitution (Burton Albion) makes a substitution, with Ryan Austin coming on for Tom Parkes.90:00 +0:17 Substitution
Substitution Louis Dodds is brought on as a substitute for Tom Pope.89:07
Tom Pope has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.88:39
The assistant referee signals for offside against Justin Richards. Stuart Tomlinson takes the free kick.87:48
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jimmy Phillips, clearance made by Clayton McDonald.87:01
Jimmy Phillips takes the inswinging corner, John McCombe manages to make a clearance.85:55
Ben Williamson produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.84:01
Unfair challenge on Robert Taylor by John McGrath results in a free kick. Stuart Tomlinson takes the free kick.84:01 Booking
Booking John McGrath goes into the referee's book.83:32
Short corner worked by Jimmy Phillips.82:05
John McCombe has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.80:06 Booking
Booking Andrew Corbett is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.79:43
Robert Taylor produces a left-footed shot from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.78:52
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jimmy Phillips from the left by-line, comfortable save by Stuart Tomlinson.77:05
Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Justin Richards goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Substitution Sean Rigg goes off and Ben Williamson comes on.75:28 Substitution
Substitution Robert Taylor joins the action as a substitute, replacing Gary Roberts.75:28
Unfair challenge on Justin Richards by Gary Roberts results in a free kick. Free kick taken by John McGrath.74:20
Tom Pope fouled by Tony James, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Gary Roberts.72:49
Justin Richards takes a shot. Stuart Tomlinson gets a block in.72:03
Sean Rigg takes a shot. Save by Ross Atkins.68:41
Anthony Griffith fouled by Adam Bolder, the ref awards a free kick. Clayton McDonald takes the free kick.68:32
Jimmy Phillips produces a cross, comfortable save by Stuart Tomlinson.67:44
Jacques Maghoma takes a shot. Save made by Stuart Tomlinson.66:44
Inswinging corner taken by Doug Loft from the right by-line, Close range header by Tom Pope goes over the crossbar.64:50
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Yates by Justin Richards. Direct free kick taken by Doug Loft.64:03
Lee Collins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jimmy Phillips. Direct free kick taken by Jimmy Phillips.62:27
Effort on goal by Jacques Maghoma from outside the box goes harmlessly over the bar.60:05 Substitution
Substitution Chris Palmer leaves the field to be replaced by Jimmy Phillips.60:05
Sean Rigg is ruled offside. Tony James takes the direct free kick.58:38
Inswinging corner taken by Chris Palmer.51:33
Tom Pope takes a shot. Stuart Tomlinson makes a save.50:35
Gary Roberts fouled by Justin Richards, the ref awards a free kick. Clayton McDonald takes the free kick.46:48
Anthony Griffith takes a shot. Ross Atkins makes a comfortable save.45:17
The assistant referee flags for offside against Justin Richards. Stuart Tomlinson takes the free kick.45:01
The game restarts for the second half.45:00 +1:27 Half time
Half Time The match has reached half-time.43:45
The offside flag is raised against Justin Richards. Stuart Tomlinson restarts play with the free kick.43:24
The assistant referee signals for offside against Adam Yates. Ross Atkins takes the direct free kick.41:24
Calvin Zola takes a shot. Save by Stuart Tomlinson.39:36 Goal scored
Goal! - Doug Loft - Burton 1 - 1 Port Vale Doug Loft gets on the score sheet with a goal from just outside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Burton Albion 1-1 Port Vale.39:07
Calvin Zola takes a shot. Save made by Stuart Tomlinson.36:34
Jacques Maghoma sends in a cross.34:34
Adam Yates takes a shot. Save by Ross Atkins.32:04
Corner taken right-footed by Gary Roberts from the left by-line, Close range headed effort by John McCombe misses to the right of the goal.31:41
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Doug Loft from the right by-line, clearance by Aaron Webster.28:48
Headed effort on goal by Chris Palmer from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.27:57
Doug Loft has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.27:04
Gary Roberts fouled by Aaron Webster, the ref awards a free kick. Gary Roberts takes the free kick.26:02
Free kick awarded for a foul by John McGrath on Anthony Griffith. Free kick taken by Gary Roberts.25:18
Free kick awarded for a foul by Clayton McDonald on Chris Palmer. Shot comes in from John McGrath from the free kick.24:52
Justin Richards is ruled offside. Stuart Tomlinson restarts play with the free kick.22:32
Assist on the goal came from Chris Palmer.22:32 Goal scored
Goal! - Aaron Webster - Burton 1 - 0 Port Vale Aaron Webster grabs a headed goal from close in. Burton Albion 1-0 Port Vale.21:02
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Chris Palmer from the right by-line to the near post, John McCombe makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken by Chris Palmer from the right by-line, John McCombe manages to make a clearance. Corner taken right-footed by Chris Palmer from the left by-line,17:07
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tom Parkes by Anthony Griffith. Direct free kick taken by Adam Bolder.16:04
Effort from outside the penalty area by Tom Pope goes wide left of the goal.15:40
Unfair challenge on Anthony Griffith by Justin Richards results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.15:22
The assistant referee flags for offside against Sean Rigg. Direct free kick taken by Andrew Corbett.14:46
Free kick awarded for a foul by Aaron Webster on Tom Pope. Free kick taken by Tom Pope.14:09
Doug Loft takes a shot. Blocked by Ross Atkins.12:44
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Gary Roberts.12:28
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Doug Loft by Andrew Corbett. Doug Loft takes the free kick.10:44
Lee Collins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Palmer. Tony James restarts play with the free kick.8:59
Unfair challenge on Adam Yates by Jacques Maghoma results in a free kick. Tom Pope delivers the ball, Headed effort from inside the area by Aaron Webster misses to the left of the target.3:13
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Chris Palmer.0:54
The assistant referee signals for offside against Doug Loft. John McGrath restarts play with the free kick.0:00
The referee gets the match started.
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