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Forest Green Rovers 1-1 Port Vale

Port Vale picked up their first point away from home as Tom Pope's penalty cancelled out Carl Winchester's goal in a draw at Forest Green Rovers.

Rovers were reduced to ten men when Farrend Rawson was sent off, but they held on to maintain their unbeaten start.

Forest Green took the lead when Joseph Mills' free kick was headed in by Winchester at the back post.

They had a good chance to double their lead when Reuben Reid burst through the middle and released Joseph Mills on the right, but he shot straight at the keeper on his weaker foot.

Vale grew into the game in the second half and equalised when Pope fired a penalty into the roof of the net after Ricky Miller was fouled by Rawson, who was booked.

It got worse for Forest Green when Rawson was shown a straight red card for a nasty challenge on Mitch Clark.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Forest Green

  • 1Sanchez
  • 2Shephard
  • 19McGinley
  • 20Digby
  • 6RawsonBooked at 76mins
  • 23Mills
  • 7WinchesterSubstituted forGrubbat 66'minutes
  • 16Gunning
  • 4James
  • 26Reid
  • 10BrownSubstituted forWilliamsat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Collins
  • 8Grubb
  • 11Williams
  • 13Montgomery
  • 18Archibald
  • 21Worthington
  • 22Morris

Port Vale

  • 1Brown
  • 23Clark
  • 13Rawlinson
  • 15Smith
  • 11HannantBooked at 79mins
  • 7WorrallSubstituted forMillerat 58'minutesBooked at 60mins
  • 4Joyce
  • 8Oyeleke
  • 22ConlonBooked at 42minsSubstituted forHardcastleat 87'minutes
  • 24Whitfield
  • 9PopeBooked at 87mins

Substitutes

  • 6Kay
  • 10Miller
  • 12Hornby
  • 14Quigley
  • 19Dodds
  • 21Vassell
  • 25Hardcastle
Referee:
Alan Young
Attendance:
2,263

Match Stats

Home TeamForest GreenAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home8
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home2
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away14

Live Text

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

Full Time

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

Attempt missed. Dayle Grubb (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Tom Pope (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Lewis Hardcastle replaces Tom Conlon.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Mitchell Clark.

Attempt missed. Reece Brown (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Gavin Gunning (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).

Booking

Luke Hannant (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Hand ball by Luke Hannant (Port Vale).

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

Dismissal

Farrend Rawson (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the red card.

Foul by Farrend Rawson (Forest Green Rovers).

Tom Conlon (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 1, Port Vale 1. Tom Pope (Port Vale) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the high centre of the goal.

Booking

Farrend Rawson (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Penalty conceded by Farrend Rawson (Forest Green Rovers) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Port Vale. Ricky Miller draws a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt saved. Liam Shephard (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Nathan McGinley (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).

Attempt saved. Ben Whitfield (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Joseph Mills.

Foul by Farrend Rawson (Forest Green Rovers).

Ricky Miller (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Dayle Grubb replaces Carl Winchester.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. George Williams replaces Reece Brown.

Booking

Ricky Miller (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Paul Digby (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ricky Miller (Port Vale).

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Ricky Miller replaces David Worrall.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Joseph Mills.

Attempt blocked. Tom Pope (Port Vale) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Reece Brown (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Manny Oyeleke (Port Vale).

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Liam Shephard.

Second Half

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

Half Time

First Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 1, Port Vale 0.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City7511145916
2Newport751197216
3Exeter7412137613
4Carlisle741298113
5Colchester7331145912
6MK Dons633063312
7Swindon73311212012
8Yeovil632193611
9Forest Green7250116511
10Oldham732296311
11Stevenage732276111
12Mansfield624084410
13Bury7313129310
14Tranmere724187110
15Crawley7313910-110
16Crewe62139817
17Port Vale721478-17
18Cheltenham721468-27
19Cambridge7214712-57
20Northampton7133811-36
21Grimsby7124512-75
22Morecambe7106315-123
23Macclesfield7025514-92
24Notts County7016721-141
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