Jimmy Spencer and Jamal Campbell-Ryce both scored twice as Notts County came back from 2-0 down to beat Port Vale and climb out of the relegation zone.

Curtis Thompson headed into his own net and Gavin Tomlin's close-range effort gave Port Vale an early 2-0 lead.

Spencer's quick-fire double, which included a header and a toe-poke, sent the hosts in level at half-time.

A second-half volley from Campbell-Ryce gave Notts the lead before he met Jack Grealish's pass to add a fourth.

The victory leaves the home side level with Carlisle, who have a game in hand, and Crewe on 43 points and precariously placed with four games left to play.

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (4)

Notts County

  • 01 Bialkowski
  • 21 Thompson
  • 29 Roberts
  • 24 Vela
  • 12 Mullins
  • 03 Sheehan
  • 20 Campbell-Ryce
  • 04 Liddle
  • 16 Spencer
  • 19 Murray (Tyson - 83' )
  • 07 Grealish

Substitutes

  • 02 Dumbuya
  • 05 Smith
  • 08 McGregor
  • 23 Speiss
  • 28 Boucaud
  • 32 Dixon
  • 39 Tyson

Port Vale

  • 12 Johnson
  • 24 Duffy Booked
  • 05 Dickinson
  • 21 Griffith (Williamson - 62' )
  • 04 Robertson
  • 17 Davis (Yates - 37' )
  • 26 Birchall (Dodds - 69' )
  • 28 Knott
  • 11 Pope
  • 10 Tomlin
  • 09 Myrie-Williams

Substitutes

  • 02 Yates
  • 08 Dodds
  • 14 Taylor
  • 19 Williamson
  • 22 Lloyd
  • 27 Smith
  • 39 Hugill
Ref: Darren Drysdale
Att: 5,613

Match Stats

Shots

16 14

On target

6 10

Corners

9 8

Fouls

10 9

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Notts County 4, Port Vale 2.

90:00 +3:24 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Notts County 4, Port Vale 2.

90:00 +3:05

Attempt missed. Nathan Tyson (Notts County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

89:13

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Gareth Roberts.

88:46

Attempt blocked. Billy Knott (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

88:24

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Hayden Mullins.

88:13

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Bartosz Bialkowski.

88:01

Attempt saved. Tom Pope (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

87:09

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Gareth Roberts.

84:34 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Notts County 4, Port Vale 2. Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jack Grealish.

84:10

Attempt blocked. Billy Knott (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

82:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Notts County. Nathan Tyson replaces Ronan Murray.

82:29

Jack Grealish (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

82:29

Foul by Adam Yates (Port Vale).

81:59

Attempt saved. Gavin Tomlin (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

79:10

Attempt missed. Jennison Myrie-Williams (Port Vale) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is just a bit too high.

78:56

Attempt saved. Tom Pope (Port Vale) header from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

78:26

Foul by Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County).

78:26

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

76:54

Foul by Ronan Murray (Notts County).

76:54

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

74:14

Attempt blocked. Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

73:58

Attempt blocked. Ronan Murray (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

73:36

Attempt saved. Louis Dodds (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

70:08

Jack Grealish (Notts County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

70:08

Foul by Billy Knott (Port Vale).

69:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Port Vale. Louis Dodds replaces Chris Birchall.

66:33

Attempt missed. Ronan Murray (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

65:05

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Chris Robertson.

64:14

Jack Grealish (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64:14

Foul by Jennison Myrie-Williams (Port Vale).

61:53

Attempt saved. Ben Williamson (Port Vale) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the bottom right corner.

61:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Port Vale. Ben Williamson replaces Anthony Griffith.

61:06

Foul by Curtis Thompson (Notts County).

61:06

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

58:31

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

56:48

Foul by James Spencer (Notts County).

56:48

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

51:23

Attempt saved. Billy Knott (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

50:26

Attempt missed. Ronan Murray (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

47:59 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Notts County 3, Port Vale 2. Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner.

45:36

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Alan Sheehan.

45:00

Second Half begins Notts County 2, Port Vale 2.

45:00 +3:07 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Notts County 2, Port Vale 2.

45:00 +2:01

Attempt saved. Gavin Tomlin (Port Vale) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

44:14

Attempt blocked. Gary Liddle (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

43:06

Attempt missed. Alan Sheehan (Notts County) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

42:19

Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

42:19

Foul by Carl Dickinson (Port Vale).

39:03

Attempt missed. Gavin Tomlin (Port Vale) header from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

36:49 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Port Vale. Adam Yates replaces Joe Davis because of an injury.

35:26

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Joe Davis.

35:02

Hayden Mullins (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

35:02

Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).

34:53

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Alan Sheehan.

33:16 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Notts County 2, Port Vale 2. James Spencer (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Jamal Campbell-Ryce.

31:35

Attempt missed. Jack Grealish (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

30:22

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Sam Johnson.

30:05

Attempt saved. Joshua Vela (Notts County) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom right corner.

28:57

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Chris Robertson.

28:28

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Chris Robertson.

27:40

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Carl Dickinson.

27:10

Joshua Vela (Notts County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

27:10

Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).

26:34 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Notts County 1, Port Vale 2. James Spencer (Notts County) header from very close range to the top left corner. Assisted by Jamal Campbell-Ryce.

24:56 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Notts County 0, Port Vale 2. Gavin Tomlin (Port Vale) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jennison Myrie-Williams.

22:29

Attempt blocked. James Spencer (Notts County) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

22:00

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Anthony Griffith.

21:49

Attempt blocked. Jack Grealish (Notts County) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

20:16

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Carl Dickinson.

20:00

James Spencer (Notts County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

19:35

Foul by Carl Dickinson (Port Vale).

18:09

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Bartosz Bialkowski.

17:55

Attempt saved. Billy Knott (Port Vale) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

17:27

Foul by Alan Sheehan (Notts County).

17:27

Gavin Tomlin (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

14:45 Booking

Booking Richard Duffy (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

14:04

Foul by Richard Duffy (Port Vale).

14:04

Jack Grealish (Notts County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

12:52 Goal scored

Goal! Own Goal by Curtis Thompson, Notts County. Notts County 0, Port Vale 1.

12:00

Chris Birchall (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

11:58

Foul by Hayden Mullins (Notts County).

11:00

Foul by Jennison Myrie-Williams (Port Vale).

11:00

Curtis Thompson (Notts County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

8:23

Gavin Tomlin (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

8:23

Foul by Joshua Vela (Notts County).

7:53

Attempt saved. Gary Liddle (Notts County) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

7:20

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Carl Dickinson.

6:51

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

6:51

Foul by James Spencer (Notts County).

5:33

Foul by Joshua Vela (Notts County).

5:33

Gavin Tomlin (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

4:43

Foul by James Spencer (Notts County).

4:43

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

3:32

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Alan Sheehan.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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