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Port Vale 1-1 Stevenage

Port Vale and Stevenage shared the points after a bad-tempered encounter at Vale Park.

Jake Taylor had given the home side an eighth-minute lead, but the visitors equalised not long after through Kurtis Guthrie's contentious penalty.

On-loan Nottingham Forest midfielder Taylor put Vale ahead when he slotted in David Amoo's cross.

Stevenage levelled matters 15 minutes later when referee Peter Wright pointed to the spot after centre-half Scott Cuthbert appeared to have his shirt pulled in the area.

Guthrie stepped up and sent home goalkeeper Scott Brown the wrong way, much to the ire of Vale's players and supporters, who furiously protested the referee's decision.

The home side should have regained the lead when David Worrall was put through by Amoo, but he forced a fine save from Stevenage goalkeeper Paul Farman at close range.

Stevenage had the better of the second half, with Brown denying Guthrie, Kelland Watts and Charlie Carter, while Farman made a stunning save to keep out Vale striker Ritchie Bennett's 25-yard thunderbolt.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Port Vale

  • 1Brown
  • 12AtkinsonSubstituted forGibbonsat 81'minutes
  • 5Legge
  • 15Smith
  • 3Crookes
  • 7Worrall
  • 4JoyceBooked at 70mins
  • 16Taylor
  • 19Amoo
  • 21Bennett
  • 11MontañoSubstituted forPopeat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Gibbons
  • 9Pope
  • 17Browne
  • 20Burgess
  • 28Brisley
  • 29Archer
  • 30Maddison

Stevenage

  • 1Farman
  • 5CuthbertBooked at 43mins
  • 31Nugent
  • 3Stokes
  • 2WildinSubstituted forVancootenat 60'minutes
  • 7Carter
  • 44Timlin
  • 20Watts
  • 33Denton
  • 28Guthrie
  • 9CowleySubstituted forMackail-Smithat 55'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Byrom
  • 11Sonupe
  • 13Bastien
  • 15Vancooten
  • 16Iontton
  • 18Parrett
  • 35Mackail-Smith
Referee:
Peter Wright
Attendance:
4,429

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamStevenage
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home10
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Port Vale 1, Stevenage 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Port Vale 1, Stevenage 1.

Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).

Kelland Watts (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jake Taylor (Port Vale).

Charlie Carter (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Richie Bennett (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by James Gibbons.

James Gibbons (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kelland Watts (Stevenage).

Attempt missed. Richie Bennett (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by James Gibbons with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Charlie Carter (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Michael Timlin.

Foul by Jake Taylor (Port Vale).

Terence Vancooten (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. Charlie Carter (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kurtis Guthrie.

Attempt saved. Michael Timlin (Stevenage) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Terence Vancooten.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. James Gibbons replaces Will Atkinson.

Leon Legge (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kurtis Guthrie (Stevenage).

Attempt blocked. Terence Vancooten (Stevenage) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Scott Cuthbert (Stevenage).

Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).

Terence Vancooten (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Tom Pope replaces Cristian Montaño.

Cristian Montaño (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Charlie Carter (Stevenage).

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Jake Taylor.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Luke Joyce.

Attempt saved. Kurtis Guthrie (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

Luke Joyce (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Luke Joyce (Port Vale).

Kurtis Guthrie (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Kurtis Guthrie (Stevenage) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Kelland Watts (Stevenage) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Craig Mackail-Smith.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Chris Stokes.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Paul Farman.

Attempt saved. Richie Bennett (Port Vale) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Will Atkinson.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Terence Vancooten replaces Luther Wildin.

Luke Joyce (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Craig Mackail-Smith (Stevenage).

goal

As It Stood

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2Bradford148332113827
3Newport13751147726
4Exeter147521815326
5Cheltenham1374223121125
6Forest Green14743169725
7Swindon146352119221
8Plymouth145542016420
9Macclesfield145541615120
10Cambridge145452014619
11Colchester145451613319
12Leyton Orient145452322119
13Crawley145452222019
14Grimsby145362020018
15Northampton145361616018
16Port Vale144641921-218
17Mansfield144552119217
18Salford144551622-617
19Walsall144371019-915
20Carlisle144281525-1014
21Oldham142571424-1011
22Scunthorpe142481723-610
23Morecambe142481426-1210
24Stevenage141671120-99
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