Tom Pope's injury-time strike snatched Port Vale a first away victory of the season over struggling Carlisle.

  • After 33 goals last season, Tom Pope drew a blank in this term's first five games but, having netted in the last minute in the 3-1 home defeat by Wolves, he hit two late goals to beat Bury in the JPT before Saturday's injury-time winner

The hosts started the brighter, Lee Miller's header rebounding off the bar from James Berrett's cross.

Troy Archibald-Henville missed a great chance for United just before half-time, heading over from close range.

But Pope earned Vale's first League win over Carlisle since 1963 in stoppage time, sweeping home after the hosts had failed to clear their lines.

Pope's fourth goal in eight days leaves the home side still without a league win this season.

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Port Vale manager Micky Adams told BBC Stoke:

"Wins cheer everybody up. It gives the players belief and sends the supporters home happy.

"But I thought we deserved that. And I'm pleased to get our first clean sheet of the season, as that's what we set out to do.

"We were lucky with the chance that their fellah blazed over in the second half, but that was from a setpiece.

"And, overall, the four lads at the back did all the right things at all the right times."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Carlisle

  • 01 Gillespie
  • 02 Townsend
  • 05 Livesey Booked (Noble - 88' )
  • 30 Archibald-Henville
  • 31 McSweeney
  • 03 Robson (Gillies - 71' )
  • 07 Amoo
  • 12 Thirlwell
  • 16 Potts
  • 21 Berrett (Symington - 71' )
  • 09 Miller

Substitutes

  • 20 Fleming
  • 08 Noble
  • 14 Gillies
  • 19 Symington
  • 26 Lynch
  • 17 Beck
  • 29 Guy

Port Vale

  • 01 Neal
  • 04 Robertson
  • 05 Dickinson
  • 06 Chilvers
  • 24 Duffy
  • 07 Loft
  • 21 Griffith
  • 26 Birchall (Myrie-Williams - 64' )
  • 08 Dodds (Mohamed - 62' )
  • 11 Pope
  • 19 Williamson (Tomlin - 62' )

Substitutes

  • 02 Yates
  • 09 Myrie-Williams
  • 15 Shuker
  • 18 Lines
  • 10 Tomlin
  • 23 Mohamed
  • 29 Hughes
Ref: Brown
Att: 3,866

Match Stats

Shots

13 8

On target

2 3

Corners

9 6

Fouls

11 18

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:41 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +3:18

Clearance by Liam Chilvers.

90:00 +3:12

The ball is delivered by Leon McSweeney.

90:00 +2:16

The assist for the goal came from Doug Loft.

90:00 +2:16 Goal scored

Goal! - Tom Pope - Carlisle 0 - 1 Port Vale Tom Pope scores a right footed goal. Carlisle 0-1 Port Vale.

90:00 +1:37

Free kick taken by Mark Gillespie.

90:00 +1:30

Jennison Myrie-Williams concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Gillespie.

90:00 +0:53

Free kick taken by Mark Gillespie.

90:00 +0:44

Doug Loft challenges Lee Miller unfairly and gives away a free kick.

90:00 +0:01

David Amoo takes a shot and goes harmlessly over the bar.

89:48

Chris Robertson makes a clearance.

89:38

Corner taken by Josh Gillies.

89:25

Carl Dickinson manages to make a clearance.

89:09

David Symington crosses the ball.

88:03

Mark Gillespie takes the free kick.

87:46 Substitution

Substitution Liam Noble is brought on as a substitute for Danny Livesey.

87:23

Anthony Griffith concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Miller.

87:06

Clearance made by Lee Miller.

86:59

The ball is sent over by Chris Robertson.

86:32

Clearance made by Danny Livesey.

86:05

Corner from the left by-line taken by Jennison Myrie-Williams.

85:53

Clearance made by Troy Archibald-Henville.

85:43

Free kick crossed by Jennison Myrie-Williams.

85:26

David Symington challenges Jennison Myrie-Williams unfairly and gives away a free kick.

84:36

The ball is swung over by Josh Gillies.

83:09

Conor Townsend crosses the ball in from the free kick.

82:24

David Amoo fouled by Kaid Mohamed, the ref awards a free kick.

82:13

Clearance by Tom Pope.

82:04

Corner taken by Josh Gillies from the right by-line.

81:22

David Symington takes a shot.

80:40

Conor Townsend takes the free kick.

80:30

Richard Duffy challenges David Symington unfairly and gives away a free kick.

79:33

Free kick crossed by Jennison Myrie-Williams.

78:54

Foul by Troy Archibald-Henville on Gavin Tomlin, free kick awarded.

77:44

Free kick taken by Mark Gillespie.

77:18

Corner from the left by-line taken by Jennison Myrie-Williams.

76:56

The ball is delivered by Doug Loft.

76:47

Clearance made by Mark Gillespie.

76:41

Corner taken by Jennison Myrie-Williams from the right by-line.

76:27

Danny Livesey manages to make a clearance.

76:20

Corner taken by Jennison Myrie-Williams from the right by-line.

74:31

Leon McSweeney takes a brilliant shot and went wide right of the target.

74:23

Clearance by Anthony Griffith.

74:13

Corner from the right by-line taken by Josh Gillies.

73:56

Clearance by Chris Robertson.

73:48

Lee Miller crosses the ball.

73:22

Chris Robertson makes a clearance.

73:19

David Amoo crosses the ball.

72:52

Doug Loft takes a shot.

71:37

Conor Townsend crosses the ball.

70:44 Substitution

Substitution David Symington on for James Berrett.

70:30 Substitution

Substitution Josh Gillies comes on in place of Matt Robson.

67:44

Leon McSweeney manages to make a clearance.

65:07

Danny Livesey makes a clearance.

63:17

Free kick taken by Chris Neal.

63:10 Substitution

Substitution Chris Birchall leaves the field to be replaced by Jennison Myrie-Williams.

62:52

Paul Thirlwell takes a shot and went wide left of the target.

62:00 Substitution

Substitution Louis Dodds goes off and Kaid Mohamed comes on.

61:44 Substitution

Substitution Gavin Tomlin replaces Ben Williamson.

60:34

Chris Neal restarts play with the free kick.

60:17

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Neal by David Amoo.

60:08

Corner taken by James Berrett.

59:44

Conor Townsend crosses the ball in from the free kick.

59:12

David Amoo fouled by Carl Dickinson, the ref awards a free kick.

56:32

Matt Robson sends in a cross.

56:04

Danny Livesey restarts play with the free kick.

55:56

Danny Livesey fouled by Ben Williamson, the ref awards a free kick.

54:47

Mark Gillespie restarts play with the free kick.

54:40

Ben Williamson is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

53:16

Ben Williamson produces a cross.

53:04

James Berrett restarts play with the free kick.

52:53

Carl Dickinson challenges David Amoo unfairly and gives away a free kick.

52:02

Free kick taken by James Berrett.

51:40

Liam Chilvers challenges Lee Miller unfairly and gives away a free kick.

50:55

A cross is delivered by Conor Townsend.

50:05

Paul Thirlwell restarts play with the free kick.

49:58

Louis Dodds challenges Brad Potts unfairly and gives away a free kick.

47:47

Carl Dickinson takes the free kick.

47:36

Leon McSweeney challenges Anthony Griffith unfairly and gives away a free kick.

47:02

Header by Chris Robertson goes harmlessly over the bar.

46:56

Corner from the right by-line taken by Chris Birchall.

46:04

Louis Dodds has an effort at goal.

45:34

Troy Archibald-Henville manages to make a clearance.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:00 +1:27 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +0:28

David Amoo has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.

45:00 +0:13

Clearance made by Carl Dickinson.

45:00 +0:07

James Berrett delivers the ball.

44:54

Carl Dickinson makes a clearance.

44:47

Free kick crossed by Conor Townsend.

44:13

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Birchall on Paul Thirlwell.

43:29

The ball is crossed by Leon McSweeney.

42:18

Header by Troy Archibald-Henville goes harmlessly over the bar.

42:09

Corner taken by James Berrett.

41:46

Leon McSweeney sends in a cross.

41:30

Carl Dickinson makes a clearance.

41:12

Corner from the right by-line taken by James Berrett.

40:41

Clearance by Leon McSweeney.

40:33

Liam Chilvers takes the free kick.

40:03

Foul by Matt Robson on Richard Duffy, free kick awarded.

36:38

Ben Williamson takes a shot and went wide left of the goal.

35:46

David Amoo sends in a cross.

35:03

Troy Archibald-Henville manages to make a clearance.

34:58

Liam Chilvers restarts play with the free kick.

34:44

The referee cautions Danny Livesey for unsporting behaviour.

34:44 Booking

Booking

34:30

Ben Williamson fouled by Danny Livesey, the ref awards a free kick.

33:30

Mark Gillespie takes the free kick.

33:22

Chris Birchall concedes a free kick for a foul on Conor Townsend.

33:14

Danny Livesey manages to make a clearance.

33:09

Centre by Chris Birchall.

31:14

Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Conor Townsend and misses to the left of the goal.

30:26

Unfair challenge on Brad Potts by Anthony Griffith results in a free kick.

29:56

Clearance made by Anthony Griffith.

29:48

Corner from the right by-line taken by James Berrett.

28:24

Free kick taken by Mark Gillespie.

28:06

Troy Archibald-Henville fouled by Ben Williamson, the ref awards a free kick.

27:25

Chris Neal takes the free kick.

27:08

Lee Miller gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Chilvers.

26:14

Shot by Chris Birchall went wide of the left-hand post.

25:56

Free kick taken by Chris Neal.

25:50

The official flags Matt Robson offside.

24:57

Danny Livesey heads at goal.

24:50

Corner taken by James Berrett from the right by-line.

24:26

James Berrett takes a shot.

23:00

Conor Townsend restarts play with the free kick.

22:43

Anthony Griffith concedes a free kick for a foul on David Amoo.

22:27

Corner taken by Chris Birchall from the right by-line.

21:59

Chris Neal takes the free kick.

21:51

Richard Duffy fouled by Matt Robson, the ref awards a free kick.

21:34

Free kick taken by Mark Gillespie.

21:24

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Conor Townsend by Liam Chilvers.

19:04

Tom Pope takes the chance to get an effort at goal.

18:45

Chris Neal restarts play with the free kick.

18:39

Brad Potts challenges Anthony Griffith unfairly and gives away a free kick.

16:57

Liam Chilvers restarts play with the free kick.

16:45

James Berrett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Anthony Griffith.

16:35

Chris Robertson makes a clearance.

16:27

A cross is delivered by David Amoo.

15:40

The ball is delivered by Conor Townsend.

14:36

Conor Townsend takes the chance to get an effort at goal.

13:16

The ball is sent over by Conor Townsend.

12:52

The ball is delivered by David Amoo.

11:45

Danny Livesey restarts play with the free kick.

11:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Miller by Liam Chilvers.

9:44

Paul Thirlwell restarts play with the free kick.

9:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by Doug Loft on Brad Potts.

5:28

Shot by Ben Williamson cleared the target.

4:12

Lee Miller manages to make a clearance.

3:41

Danny Livesey has an effort at goal.

3:30

Corner taken by James Berrett.

2:52

Lee Miller takes a shot and bounced off the bar.

2:43

A cross is delivered by James Berrett.

2:28

Clearance made by Richard Duffy.

2:15

The ball is swung over by Matt Robson.

1:53

Shot by David Amoo.

1:07

Liam Chilvers takes the free kick.

0:46

James Berrett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Anthony Griffith.

0:00

The referee gets the game started.

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