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Port Vale 3-4 Tranmere Rovers

Kieron Morris capped a thrilling game with a 96th-minute winner as Tranmere fought back with two goals in stoppage time to win 4-3 at 10-man Port Vale.

Vale took the lead, courtesy of midfielder Tom Conlon's 15th-minute penalty after his charge into the box had drawn a foul from Jay Spearing.

That lead was doubled on 24 minutes with a fine goal straight from the training ground. Conlon was again involved, neatly flicking David Worrall's short corner into the path of David Amoo, who slammed it first time into the roof of the net.

But Tranmere were handed a lifeline seven minutes into the second half, when Vale's Luke Joyce was sent off for his lunge on Morris.

They took just six minutes to capitalise before James Vaughan slid home Corey Blackett-Taylor's ball across the face of goal.

With 20 minutes left Tranmere drew level with a penalty of their own. Blackett-Taylor was fouled as a group of defenders converged on him and Vaughan emphatically converted.

Vale then regained the lead when substitute Devante Rodney glanced in Worrall's free-kick. But the Valiants were heartbroken when Kaiyne Woolery struck in the third minute of stoppage time.

They were left despairing when Morris then found the top corner of the goal to seal an exhilarating game.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Port Vale

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1BrownBooked at 54mins
  • 17Clark
  • 5LeggeBooked at 59mins
  • 6Smith
  • 3Crookes
  • 10Conlon
  • 4JoyceBooked at 52mins
  • 20Burgess
  • 19AmooSubstituted forOyelekeat 83'minutes
  • 9PopeSubstituted forRodneyat 62'minutes
  • 7Worrall

Substitutes

  • 8Oyeleke
  • 11Montaño
  • 13Cullen
  • 16Brisley
  • 21Rodney
  • 22McKirdy
  • 30Visser

Tranmere

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 1DaviesBooked at 45mins
  • 4NelsonSubstituted forSmithat 86'minutes
  • 26Clarke
  • 6Monthe
  • 18MacDonald
  • 8Spearing
  • 7Morris
  • 17Khan
  • 35Lloyd-McGoldrickSubstituted forFerrierat 71'minutes
  • 11Blackett-TaylorSubstituted forWooleryat 78'minutes
  • 9Vaughan

Substitutes

  • 10Ferrier
  • 14Woolery
  • 15Young
  • 21Ray
  • 28Banks
  • 29Smith
  • 30Jones
Referee:
Carl Brook

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamTranmere
Possession
Home32%
Away68%
Shots
Home8
Away15
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home19
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Port Vale 3, Tranmere Rovers 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Port Vale 3, Tranmere Rovers 4.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Port Vale 3, Tranmere Rovers 4. Kieron Morris (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Peter Clarke (Tranmere Rovers).

  5. Post update

    Manny Oyeleke (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sam Smith (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Peter Clarke.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Port Vale 3, Tranmere Rovers 3. Kaiyne Woolery (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner.

  8. Post update

    Offside, Tranmere Rovers. Calum MacDonald tries a through ball, but Emmanuel Monthe is caught offside.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Tom Conlon.

  10. Post update

    Kaiyne Woolery (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by David Worrall (Port Vale).

  12. Post update

    James Vaughan (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Manny Oyeleke (Port Vale).

  14. Post update

    Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Scott Davies.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tom Conlon (Port Vale) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Manny Oyeleke.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Sam Smith replaces Sid Nelson.

  17. Post update

    Morgan Ferrier (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Mitchell Clark (Port Vale).

  19. Post update

    Offside, Port Vale. David Worrall tries a through ball, but Manny Oyeleke is caught offside.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Port Vale. Manny Oyeleke replaces David Amoo.

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