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Port Vale 2-2 Colchester United

Port Vale twice came from behind courtesy of Dave Worrall to earn a well-deserved draw with Colchester at Vale Park.

The visitors took the lead on 12 minutes when Courtney Senior's cross bobbled and found its way into the back of the net.

Port Vale managed to bring things level on 32 minutes when Worrall brought the ball down and fired low and hard with his left foot to beat Sam Walker at the near post.

Colchester went into the break ahead when Sam Szmodics found Drey Wright in the box and his shot hit goalkeeper Rob Lainton but still found the back of the net deep into first-half stoppage time.

Worrall again found the back of the net two minutes from time when he turned in Luke Hannant's low shot that looked to be heading wide.

Port Vale went looking for a winner in added time with a series of crosses into the box but failed to test Walker.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Port Vale

  • 1Lainton
  • 24Smith
  • 6KaySubstituted forAndersonat 45'minutes
  • 3Jules
  • 21Gibbons
  • 32TongeBooked at 56mins
  • 10Worrall
  • 34Hannant
  • 11MontañoSubstituted forWhitfieldat 64'minutes
  • 9Pope
  • 28WilsonSubstituted forForresterat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Anderson
  • 7Myers-Harness
  • 8Pugh
  • 14Barnett
  • 15Forrester
  • 23Boot
  • 31Whitfield

Colchester

  • 1Walker
  • 2Jackson
  • 6Kent
  • 18Eastman
  • 22Vincent-YoungBooked at 70mins
  • 4Lapslie
  • 16Murray
  • 10Szmodics
  • 7WrightSubstituted forProsserat 77'minutes
  • 20SeniorSubstituted forComleyat 63'minutes
  • 19MandronSubstituted forGuthrieat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Prosser
  • 12Kpekawa
  • 14Comley
  • 27Ogedi-Uzokwe
  • 28Guthrie
  • 29Gilmartin
  • 31Issa
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
4,044

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home13
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away1
Fouls
Home10
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Port Vale 2, Colchester United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Port Vale 2, Colchester United 2.

Foul by James Gibbons (Port Vale).

Kurtis Guthrie (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 2, Colchester United 2. David Worrall (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Luke Hannant.

Zak Jules (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kurtis Guthrie (Colchester United).

Attempt missed. Michael Tonge (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by David Worrall (Port Vale).

Tom Lapslie (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Kurtis Guthrie replaces Mikael Mandron.

Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).

Frankie Kent (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Luke Prosser replaces Drey Wright.

Delay in match Tom Anderson (Port Vale) because of an injury.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Kane Vincent-Young.

Attempt missed. Michael Tonge (Port Vale) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Kane Vincent-Young.

Booking

Kane Vincent-Young (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).

Frankie Kent (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Ben Whitfield replaces Cristian Montaño.

Foul by Nathan Smith (Port Vale).

Tom Eastman (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Brandon Comley replaces Courtney Senior.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Sam Walker.

Attempt saved. Anton Forrester (Port Vale) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Zak Jules.

Booking

Michael Tonge (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Michael Tonge (Port Vale).

Drey Wright (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Frankie Kent (Colchester United).

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

Attempt missed. Cristian Montaño (Port Vale) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Drey Wright (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a fast break.

Attempt blocked. Drey Wright (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Tom Lapslie.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Anton Forrester replaces Donovan Wilson.

Second Half

Second Half begins Port Vale 1, Colchester United 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Tom Anderson replaces Antony Kay.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton29186564273760
2Notts County29149648321651
3Mansfield291311543321150
4Wycombe28147752381449
5Accrington28154948341449
6Exeter2715393833548
7Coventry28145931201147
8Swindon28152114440447
9Newport29121074033746
10Lincoln City28129738271145
11Colchester30111094037343
12Crawley30126123235-342
13Carlisle29118103937241
14Stevenage29108113840-238
15Cambridge28108102736-938
16Cheltenham3098134045-535
17Grimsby3098132840-1235
18Port Vale3096153441-733
19Morecambe3079142941-1230
20Crewe2992183449-1529
21Yeovil2877143850-1228
22Chesterfield3076173053-2327
23Forest Green2975173151-2026
24Barnet2957172843-1522
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