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Notts County4Port Vale2

Notts County 4-2 Port Vale

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.

Line-ups

Notts County

  • 1Bialkowski
  • 21Thompson
  • 29Roberts
  • 24Vela
  • 12Mullins
  • 3Sheehan
  • 20Campbell-Ryce
  • 4Liddle
  • 16Spencer
  • 19MurraySubstituted forTysonat 83'minutes
  • 7Grealish

Substitutes

  • 2Dumbuya
  • 5Smith
  • 8McGregor
  • 23Speiss
  • 28Boucaud
  • 32Dixon
  • 39Tyson

Port Vale

  • 12Johnson
  • 24DuffyBooked at 15mins
  • 5Dickinson
  • 21GriffithSubstituted forWilliamsonat 62'minutes
  • 4Robertson
  • 17DavisSubstituted forYatesat 37'minutes
  • 26BirchallSubstituted forDoddsat 69'minutes
  • 28Knott
  • 11Pope
  • 10Tomlin
  • 9Myrie-Williams

Substitutes

  • 2Yates
  • 8Dodds
  • 14Taylor
  • 19Williamson
  • 22Lloyd
  • 27Smith
  • 39Hugill
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
5,613

Match Stats

Home TeamNotts CountyAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home16
Away14
Shots on Target
Home6
Away10
Corners
Home9
Away8
Fouls
Home10
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Notts County 4, Port Vale 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Notts County 4, Port Vale 2.
Attempt missed. Nathan Tyson (Notts County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.
Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Gareth Roberts.
Attempt blocked. Billy Knott (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Hayden Mullins.
Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Bartosz Bialkowski.
Attempt saved. Tom Pope (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Gareth Roberts.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Nathan Tyson replaces Ronan Murray.
Jack Grealish (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Adam Yates (Port Vale).
Attempt saved. Gavin Tomlin (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Attempt missed. Jennison Myrie-Williams (Port Vale) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is just a bit too high.
Attempt saved. Tom Pope (Port Vale) header from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Foul by Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County).
Jennison Myrie-Williams (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ronan Murray (Notts County).
Richard Duffy (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt blocked. Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt blocked. Ronan Murray (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt saved. Louis Dodds (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Jack Grealish (Notts County) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Billy Knott (Port Vale).

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Louis Dodds replaces Chris Birchall.
Attempt missed. Ronan Murray (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Chris Robertson.
Jack Grealish (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jennison Myrie-Williams (Port Vale).
Attempt saved. Ben Williamson (Port Vale) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Ben Williamson replaces Anthony Griffith.
Foul by Curtis Thompson (Notts County).
Jennison Myrie-Williams (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Gavin Tomlin (Port Vale) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Foul by James Spencer (Notts County).
Richard Duffy (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt saved. Billy Knott (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Attempt missed. Ronan Murray (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

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.
Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Alan Sheehan.

Second Half

Second Half begins Notts County 2, Port Vale 2.

Half Time

First Half ends, Notts County 2, Port Vale 2.
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.
Attempt blocked. Gary Liddle (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
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.
Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Carl Dickinson (Port Vale).
Attempt missed. Gavin Tomlin (Port Vale) header from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Adam Yates replaces Joe Davis because of an injury.
Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Joe Davis.
Hayden Mullins (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).
Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Alan Sheehan.

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.
Attempt missed. Jack Grealish (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Sam Johnson.
Attempt saved. Joshua Vela (Notts County) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom right corner.
Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Chris Robertson.
Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Chris Robertson.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Wolves4228955193
2Brentford4226972987
3Leyton Orient42231183980
4Rotherham42221372879
5Preston42211652379
6Peterborough42214171067
7Swindon4217916560
8MK Dons4217718158
9Port Vale4217619-1357
10Walsall42141414256
11Sheff Utd41151115-156
12Bradford42111714150
13Bristol City42111714050
14Coventry42161115-149
15Crawley40121315-749
16Gillingham4214622-1948
17Oldham41121118-1147
18Colchester42111318-1146
19Tranmere41121019-2046
20Notts County4213425-1543
21Carlisle41111020-2643
22Crewe42111021-2943
23Shrewsbury4291419-1441
24Stevenage4210923-2239
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