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Port Vale 1-1 Forest Green Rovers

Forest Green scored both goals in their League Two draw at Port Vale as Aaron Collins netted to cancel out skipper Chris Stokes' own goal.

But Vale will wonder how they did not take all three points as they extended their unbeaten run to four games.

John Askey's side created a host of chances but had to rely on Stokes to hit the target for them after 34 minutes.

Highly-rated Devante Rodney produced a superb low cross for team-mate Tom Pope to force the error from the visitors' captain.

Collins crashed home a fine 41st-minute leveller as Vale were held to a second successive home draw after taking the lead.

Their bid to turn one into three points was foiled in the second half by the woodwork, goalkeeper Luke McGee and poor finishing.

Scott Burgess hit the crossbar, Rodney had a shot hacked off the line, Tom Conlon saw another effort saved while substitute David Amoo fired wide after making space for the shot.

High-flyers Forest Green were denied their own winner when Scott Brown kept out Nick Cadden's right-footed effort.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Port Vale

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Brown
  • 15Mills
  • 5Legge
  • 6SmithBooked at 22mins
  • 24Fitzpatrick
  • 20Burgess
  • 4Joyce
  • 10Conlon
  • 21Rodney
  • 9Pope
  • 27HurstSubstituted forAmooat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Robinson
  • 16Brisley
  • 17Clark
  • 18Whitehead
  • 19Amoo
  • 22McKirdy
  • 30Visser

Forest Green

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 1McGee
  • 22Godwin-Malife
  • 5Stokes
  • 3Bernard
  • 25Richardson
  • 4Sweeney
  • 8AdamsBooked at 75mins
  • 11CaddenSubstituted forWagstaffat 87'minutes
  • 17BaileySubstituted forYoungat 73'minutes
  • 14MattSubstituted forStevensat 53'minutes
  • 10CollinsBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 2Wilson
  • 9Stevens
  • 18Young
  • 20Whitehouse
  • 21Wagstaff
  • 24Thomas
  • 28March
Referee:
Charles Breakspear

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamForest Green
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home16
Away12
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home13
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

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

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Booking

    Aaron Collins (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Collins (Forest Green Rovers).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jake Young (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Scott Wagstaff (Forest Green Rovers).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Tom Conlon (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by David Fitzpatrick.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Scott Wagstaff replaces Nicky Cadden.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Collins (Forest Green Rovers).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Scott Burgess (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tom Conlon (Port Vale) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Devante Rodney.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Leon Legge (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tom Pope (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Conlon.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Ebou Adams (Forest Green Rovers).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. David Amoo (Port Vale) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Tom Pope.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Dominic Bernard.