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Stevenage 1-1 Port Vale

Luke Norris cancelled out Devante Rodney's opener as Stevenage came from behind to earn a 1-1 draw at home to Port Vale in an evenly matched game.

Stevenage started off the stronger of the two sides, with Jake Reeves hitting the post inside the opening two minutes.

It was the visitors though who look the lead, Rodney poking the ball in from close range following Dan Jones' cross from the left flank.

The hosts had the majority of the chances in the first half and equalised just after the half-hour mark, with Norris driving his free-kick hard along the ground from 25 yards out.

Ben Coker then had his free-kick hit the post before half-time as the sides went in level.

Port Vale came out with renewed energy after the restart, with James Wilson and Brad Walker both having good efforts to retake the lead, while the home side had a Luke Prosser headed effort cleared off the line by Ben Garrity and an Elliott List header flashed past the post.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Stevenage

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Anang
  • 2Wildin
  • 15Vancooten
  • 6Prosser
  • 3Coker
  • 11OsborneSubstituted forMarshallat 90+1'minutes
  • 8Taylor
  • 4Reeves
  • 7List
  • 9NorrisSubstituted forDalyat 76'minutes
  • 20ReidSubstituted forReadat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Bastien
  • 17Daly
  • 19Read
  • 23Smith
  • 24Marshall
  • 25Townsend-West
  • 26Williams

Port Vale

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Covolan Cauagnari
  • 6SmithBooked at 13mins
  • 5LeggeSubstituted forMartinat 36'minutes
  • 15JohnsonSubstituted forGarrityat 45'minutes
  • 27Cass
  • 7Worrall
  • 4WalkerBooked at 52mins
  • 23Pett
  • 3Jones
  • 21Rodney
  • 9WilsonBooked at 30minsSubstituted forProctorat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Garrity
  • 11Benning
  • 13Proctor
  • 16Martin
  • 19Amoo
  • 22Politic
  • 26Stone
Referee:
Sam Purkiss
Attendance:
2,727

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home13
Away12
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Stevenage 1, Port Vale 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Stevenage 1, Port Vale 1.

  3. Post update

    Hand ball by Jake Reeves (Stevenage).

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Nathan Smith (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Brad Walker.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Stevenage. Ross Marshall replaces Elliot Osborne.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Terence Vancooten (Stevenage).

  7. Post update

    Devante Rodney (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. David Worrall (Port Vale) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ben Garrity.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jamie Proctor (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ben Garrity with a headed pass.

  10. Post update

    Luke Prosser (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Proctor (Port Vale).

  12. Post update

    Foul by Elliott List (Stevenage).

  13. Post update

    Lewis Cass (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Offside, Port Vale. Dan Jones tries a through ball, but Ben Garrity is caught offside.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Elliot Osborne (Stevenage).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Hand ball by Ben Coker (Stevenage).

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. David Worrall (Port Vale) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Dan Jones with a cross following a corner.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Jake Reeves.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Elliott List (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Arthur Read.

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