The FA Cup - Second Round
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Cheltenham Town 1-3 Port Vale

Tom Pope scored an eight-minute hat-trick to fire Port Vale into the third round of the FA Cup with victory at Cheltenham.

The home side dominated the first half after taking an early lead through Reuben Reid's third-minute penalty, after Sean Long was tripped by Cristian Montano.

Reid and Alex Addai both had clear chances to make it 2-0 but they could not find another before the break and they were made to pay in the second half.

Pope fired into the side netting after a cross was fumbled by Scott Flinders in the 47th minute and though Town's Chris Hussey headed wide from Jake Doyle-Hayes' cross, it was all Vale and they deservedly levelled after an hour.

Pope headed Rhys Browne's cross past Flinders and two minutes later the striker was powering another header past the Robins goalkeeper, this time from James Gibbons' centre.

And Pope made it three goals in eight minutes when he thumped in after Cheltenham failed to deal with a corner.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Cheltenham

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Flinders
  • 4Tozer
  • 15Boyle
  • 26Greaves
  • 2LongBooked at 66mins
  • 23InceBooked at 81mins
  • 11BroomSubstituted forSheafat 61'minutes
  • 21Doyle-HayesSubstituted forSmithat 82'minutes
  • 3Hussey
  • 16Addai
  • 9ReidSubstituted forReillyat 45+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Raglan
  • 8Clements
  • 14Sheaf
  • 19Lloyd
  • 20Reilly
  • 22Lovett
  • 27Smith

Port Vale

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Brown
  • 2Gibbons
  • 5Legge
  • 15Smith
  • 11Montaño
  • 16Taylor
  • 4Joyce
  • 10ConlonSubstituted forBrisleyat 90+2'minutes
  • 19Amoo
  • 9Pope
  • 17Browne

Substitutes

  • 12Atkinson
  • 13Cullen
  • 18Evans
  • 20Burgess
  • 21Bennett
  • 28Brisley
  • 30Maddison
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
2,725

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home10
Away7
Shots on Target
Home1
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home10
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Port Vale 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Port Vale 3.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Max Sheaf (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Port Vale. Shaun Brisley replaces Tom Conlon.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alex Addai (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Rohan Ince (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Ben Tozer (Cheltenham Town).

  8. Post update

    Rhys Browne (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jonte Smith (Cheltenham Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Jonte Smith replaces Jake Doyle-Hayes.

  11. Booking

    Rohan Ince (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  12. Post update

    Jake Taylor (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Rohan Ince (Cheltenham Town).

  14. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Rhys Browne.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chris Hussey (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

  16. Post update

    Alex Addai (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).

  18. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Leon Legge.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Alex Addai (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  20. Goal!

    Goal! Cheltenham Town 1, Port Vale 3. Tom Pope (Port Vale) right footed shot from very close range to the high centre of the goal following a corner.

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