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Port Vale 1-1 Forest Green Rovers

Forest Green fought back to earn a draw against Port Vale in League Two at Vale Park.

Dan Turner had given Port Vale the lead but Omar Bugiel gave the visitors a share of the points in the second half.

Forest Green nearly took the lead after just six minutes as Christian Doidge went one on one with the keeper but saw his effort saved.

Port Vale took the lead as Turner slotted away a pass across the box from Tom Pope after 19 minutes.

Pope went close to doubling the Valiants' lead shortly after but his shot was parried over the bar by Bradley Collins.

At the end of the first half Port Vale nearly went into the break two to the good as Anthony de Freitas sent a good chance wide.

Substitute Bugiel headed in with his first touch of the game after a flick on from Doidge to equalise for Forest Green.

Rovers were just inches away from taking all three points as a Liam Noble free-kick from the edge of the area went over the bar with 12 minutes remaining.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Port Vale

  • 36Roos
  • 2Wilson
  • 4Anderson
  • 24Smith
  • 33Gunning
  • 10Worrall
  • 32Tonge
  • 28de Freitas
  • 3DentonSubstituted forWhitfieldat 81'minutes
  • 9Pope
  • 19TurnerSubstituted forMyers-Harnessat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Davis
  • 6Kay
  • 7Myers-Harness
  • 18Reeves
  • 23Boot
  • 31Whitfield
  • 35Middleton

Forest Green

  • 1Collins
  • 2Bennett
  • 21Roberts
  • 5Collins
  • 3Laird
  • 19Randall-HurrenSubstituted forBugielat 67'minutes
  • 15Cooper
  • 8Noble
  • 33JamesSubstituted forCorreia Gomesat 45'minutes
  • 9DoidgeBooked at 90mins
  • 14MullingsSubstituted forTraoréat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Traoré
  • 10Brown
  • 11Bugiel
  • 20Iacovitti
  • 23Russell
  • 25Correia Gomes
  • 35Stevens
Referee:
Martin Coy
Attendance:
3,910

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamForest Green
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home7
Away3
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home2
Away4
Fouls
Home16
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Port Vale 1, Forest Green Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Port Vale 1, Forest Green Rovers 1.

Booking

Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ben Whitfield (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers).

Delay in match (Port Vale).

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Lee Collins.

Foul by Anthony de Freitas (Port Vale).

Toni Correia Gomes (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Gavin Gunning (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Gavin Gunning.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Ben Whitfield replaces Tyler Denton.

Foul by Tom Anderson (Port Vale).

Omar Bugiel (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Liam Noble (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Foul by Nathan Smith (Port Vale).

Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marcus Myers-Harness (Port Vale).

Lee Collins (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Tom Pope (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers).

Foul by Anthony de Freitas (Port Vale).

Omar Bugiel (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Tom Anderson.

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 1, Forest Green Rovers 1. Omar Bugiel (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Christian Doidge following a set piece situation.

Foul by Nathan Smith (Port Vale).

Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Marcus Myers-Harness replaces Dan Turner.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Omar Bugiel replaces Will Randall-Hurren.

Attempt missed. Dan Turner (Port Vale) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).

Liam Noble (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Anthony de Freitas (Port Vale).

Liam Noble (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Tom Pope (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mark Roberts (Forest Green Rovers).

Dan Turner (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers).

Second Half

Second Half begins Port Vale 1, Forest Green Rovers 0.

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Exeter87101661022
2Notts County8611137619
3Accrington85121711616
4Luton8422179814
5Mansfield8341138513
6Coventry841395413
7Cambridge841377013
8Swindon84131112-113
9Newport8332118312
10Lincoln City8332107312
11Stevenage83321311212
12Wycombe83321413112
13Grimsby84041215-312
14Barnet8323129311
15Crewe8323109111
16Morecambe8233810-29
17Colchester82241214-28
18Carlisle8224914-58
19Yeovil82241320-78
20Crawley8215810-27
21Cheltenham8215812-47
22Forest Green81251020-105
23Chesterfield8125717-105
24Port Vale8116612-64
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