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Port Vale 1-1 Northampton Town

Port Vale and Northampton were left waiting for their first League Two win of the season after playing out a 1-1 draw at Vale Park.

David Amoo gave Vale a deserved lead when he headed home in the 26th minute.

But the Valiants were pegged back by Ryan Watson's leveller in first-half stoppage time.

Manny Oyeleke headed over inside the opening minute, before he curled an effort wide midway through the first half as the home side enjoyed a good opening.

Amoo put them ahead when he headed home from David Worrall's corner.

A shot from Jamie Gibbons hit the side-netting as Vale nearly doubled their lead five minutes later.

Watson equalised two minutes into stoppage time after getting on the end of a Joe Martin corner.

Leon Legge headed narrowly wide from Tom Conlon's free-kick just after the restart, before Luke Joyce cleared Scott Wharton's header off the line eight minutes into the second half.

Scott Brown pulled off the save of the match to keep out Watson's point-blank header after 65 minutes to ensure the points were shared.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Port Vale

  • 1Brown
  • 2Gibbons
  • 5Legge
  • 15Smith
  • 3Crookes
  • 8OyelekeSubstituted forCullenat 71'minutes
  • 4JoyceBooked at 43mins
  • 10Conlon
  • 7Worrall
  • 9Pope
  • 19Amoo

Substitutes

  • 6Kennedy
  • 11Montaño
  • 13Cullen
  • 18Evans
  • 20Burgess
  • 21Bennett
  • 30Maddison

Northampton

  • 25ArnoldSubstituted forCornellat 65'minutes
  • 2Hall-Johnson
  • 5GoodeBooked at 45mins
  • 16Wharton
  • 3MartinBooked at 36minsSubstituted forBunneyat 65'minutesBooked at 74mins
  • 8Watson
  • 14Lines
  • 10Adams
  • 20WarburtonSubstituted forMoriasat 77'minutes
  • 7HoskinsBooked at 90mins
  • 9SmithBooked at 61mins

Substitutes

  • 1Cornell
  • 6Turnbull
  • 11Williams
  • 12Pollock
  • 17McWilliams
  • 30Morias
  • 39Bunney
Referee:
David Rock
Attendance:
5,931

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home16
Away10
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away9
Fouls
Home11
Away20

Live Text

Match ends, Port Vale 1, Northampton Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Port Vale 1, Northampton Town 1.

Booking

Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town).

David Worrall (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by David Cornell.

Attempt saved. Adam Crookes (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by David Worrall with a cross.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Chris Lines.

Attempt blocked. Tom Pope (Port Vale) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by David Amoo with a headed pass.

Foul by Harry Smith (Northampton Town).

Nathan Smith (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. David Amoo (Port Vale) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tom Pope with a headed pass.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Nathan Smith.

Harry Smith (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nathan Smith (Port Vale).

Foul by Junior Morias (Northampton Town).

Nathan Smith (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Luke Joyce (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Ryan Watson.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Tom Pope.

Ryan Watson (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Conlon (Port Vale).

Foul by Chris Lines (Northampton Town).

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

Offside, Northampton Town. Ryan Watson tries a through ball, but Junior Morias is caught offside.

Foul by Harry Smith (Northampton Town).

Nathan Smith (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Leon Legge (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by David Worrall following a corner.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Reece Hall-Johnson.

Attempt saved. Scott Wharton (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ryan Watson.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Junior Morias replaces Matthew Warburton.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Leon Legge.

Booking

Joe Bunney (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Joe Bunney (Northampton Town).

David Worrall (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Mark Cullen replaces Manny Oyeleke because of an injury.

Attempt missed. David Worrall (Port Vale) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Manny Oyeleke (Port Vale) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Tom Pope with a headed pass following a corner.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Reece Hall-Johnson.

Foul by Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town).

goal

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8Macclesfield21013123
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10Carlisle21014403
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14Mansfield20204402
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16Port Vale20202202
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23Stevenage200203-30
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