Plymouth Argyle fought back from two goals down to secure an FA Cup third-round replay with Port Vale.

Against the run of play, League One Vale opened the scoring as Gavin Tomlin glanced in a testing Jennison Myrie-Williams free-kick.

Their lead was doubled before the break when Tom Pope nodded home.

Vale's League Two opponents got a lifeline as Reuben Reid converted from close range and went level as Ben Purrington chipped in over the keeper.

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The game at Vale Park was the first time the sides had met in the FA Cup

Argyle started the brighter, but fell behind when Tomlin was left unmarked in the box to convert. The visitors continued to push forward and had their demands for a penalty turned down when Conor Hourihane's free-kick appeared to strike an arm.

Again, Argyle were punished for not converting their chances when Pope connected with a cross from captain Doug Loft to make it 2-0.

The Pilgrims had only been beaten once in their last eight games in all competitions, and this resolve was on display after the interval. Reid reduced the arrears when he side-footed home after a cut back from Lewis Alessandra.

The deserved leveller came with 15 minutes remaining, with Alessandra the creator again as he fed rampaging left-back Purrington to secure a replay.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Port Vale

  • 01 Neal
  • 02 Yates
  • 05 Dickinson
  • 21 Griffith
  • 04 Robertson Booked
  • 24 Duffy (Chilvers - 40' )
  • 09 Myrie-Williams (Hugill - 71' )
  • 07 Loft
  • 10 Tomlin Booked
  • 11 Pope
  • 08 Dodds (Williamson - 65' )

Substitutes

  • 06 Chilvers
  • 12 Johnson
  • 15 Shuker
  • 19 Williamson
  • 22 Lloyd
  • 26 Birchall
  • 39 Hugill

Plymouth Argyle

  • 01 Cole
  • 04 Blanchard (Purrington - 58' )
  • 02 Berry
  • 11 Blizzard
  • 16 Trotman
  • 17 Nelson
  • 27 Gurrieri Booked
  • 06 Hourihane
  • 09 Reid (Boco - 88' )
  • 26 Obadeyi (Thomas - 67' )
  • 07 Alessandra

Substitutes

  • 05 Branston
  • 08 Boco
  • 14 Young
  • 15 Wotton
  • 19 Thomas
  • 23 McCormick
  • 25 Purrington
Ref: David Webb
Att: 5,511

Match Stats

Shots

4 14

On target

4 5

Corners

7 6

Fouls

18 8

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Port Vale 2, Plymouth Argyle 2.

90:00 +4:01 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Port Vale 2, Plymouth Argyle 2.

90:00 +3:38

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Curtis Nelson.

90:00 +2:45

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Chris Robertson.

90:00 +2:21

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Chris Robertson.

90:00 +2:07

Attempt blocked. Nathan Thomas (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

90:00 +1:05

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Neal Trotman.

90:00 +0:04

Andres Gurrieri (Plymouth Argyle) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the left side of the box.

87:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Romuald Boco replaces Reuben Reid.

84:51

Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84:51

Foul by Liam Chilvers (Port Vale).

83:15

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Chris Neal.

82:54

Attempt saved. Nathan Thomas (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

82:03

Ben Purrington (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

82:03

Foul by Ben Williamson (Port Vale).

77:30

Curtis Nelson (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

77:30

Foul by Jordan Hugill (Port Vale).

77:05

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Ben Purrington.

73:34 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Port Vale 2, Plymouth Argyle 2. Ben Purrington (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner.

70:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Port Vale. Jordan Hugill replaces Jennison Myrie-Williams.

70:24

Attempt missed. Dominic Blizzard (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

68:23

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Chris Robertson.

67:20

Andres Gurrieri (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

67:20

Foul by Doug Loft (Port Vale).

66:49

Attempt saved. Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

66:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Nathan Thomas replaces Tope Obadeyi.

65:27 Booking

Booking Chris Robertson (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

65:23

Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65:23

Foul by Chris Robertson (Port Vale).

64:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Port Vale. Ben Williamson replaces Louis Dodds.

64:00

Jennison Myrie-Williams (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

63:57

Foul by Neal Trotman (Plymouth Argyle).

63:32

Attempt saved. Jennison Myrie-Williams (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

62:46

Dominic Blizzard (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

62:46

Foul by Louis Dodds (Port Vale).

60:41

Attempt saved. Gavin Tomlin (Port Vale) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

60:08

Attempt missed. Tope Obadeyi (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

58:13

Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

58:13

Foul by Anthony Griffith (Port Vale).

57:32 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ben Purrington replaces Maxime Blanchard.

54:49

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Conor Hourihane.

53:52

Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

53:52

Foul by Chris Robertson (Port Vale).

52:15

Attempt missed. Tope Obadeyi (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

50:45 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Port Vale 2, Plymouth Argyle 1. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lewis Alessandra with a cross.

46:54

Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).

46:54

Neal Trotman (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:13

Attempt missed. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

45:00

Second Half begins Port Vale 2, Plymouth Argyle 0.

45:00 +4:12 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Port Vale 2, Plymouth Argyle 0.

45:00 +3:26

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Durrell Berry.

45:00 +2:01

Foul by Louis Dodds (Port Vale).

45:00 +2:01

(Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

44:45

Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).

44:45

Curtis Nelson (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

43:44

Foul by Doug Loft (Port Vale).

43:44

Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

39:14 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Port Vale. Liam Chilvers replaces Richard Duffy because of an injury.

35:20 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Port Vale 2, Plymouth Argyle 0. Tom Pope (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Doug Loft with a cross.

34:36

Foul by Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle).

34:36

Richard Duffy (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

32:35

Foul by Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle).

32:35

Richard Duffy (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

31:09

Foul by Durrell Berry (Plymouth Argyle).

31:09

Jennison Myrie-Williams (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

29:38

Dominic Blizzard (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

29:38

Foul by Louis Dodds (Port Vale).

24:05

Durrell Berry (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

24:05

Foul by Jennison Myrie-Williams (Port Vale).

21:02

Foul by Curtis Nelson (Plymouth Argyle).

21:02

Chris Robertson (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

20:44

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Tom Pope.

19:43 Booking

Booking Gavin Tomlin (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

19:37

Tope Obadeyi (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19:37

Foul by Gavin Tomlin (Port Vale).

17:28

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Durrell Berry.

16:20

Foul by Durrell Berry (Plymouth Argyle).

16:20

Jennison Myrie-Williams (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15:40

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Durrell Berry.

14:29 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Port Vale 1, Plymouth Argyle 0. Gavin Tomlin (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jennison Myrie-Williams with a cross.

13:31 Booking

Booking Andres Gurrieri (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card.

13:23

Foul by Andres Gurrieri (Plymouth Argyle).

13:23

Carl Dickinson (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

13:05

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Chris Neal.

12:51

Attempt saved. Maxime Blanchard (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

12:25

Tope Obadeyi (Plymouth Argyle) hits the right post with a left footed shot from the right side of the box.

10:38

Attempt missed. Tope Obadeyi (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

9:50

Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

9:50

Foul by Richard Duffy (Port Vale).

8:55

Tope Obadeyi (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

8:55

Foul by Carl Dickinson (Port Vale).

8:04

Neal Trotman (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

8:04

Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).

5:02

Carl Dickinson (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

5:02

Foul by Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle).

3:33

Attempt missed. Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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