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Fleetwood Town 1-2 Port Vale

Colin Daniel had not scored in seven previous appearances this season
Colin Daniel had not scored in seven previous appearances this season

Colin Daniel inspired Port Vale as they fought back from a goal down to beat Fleetwood at Highbury.

Bobby Grant had put the hosts in front on 14 minutes when he beat two men inside the box before hammering a low shot into the far corner.

However, Vale changed things at half-time and substitute Daniel levelled with a long-range drive on 56 minutes.

Nine minutes later, Daniel was then tripped in the box by Victor Nirennold and Sam Foley converted the penalty.

Vale boss Rob Page told BBC Radio Stoke:

"I chose my words very carefully at half time and made it quite clear that it was a million miles off what we are all about.

"The first-half performance wasn't acceptable. Thankfully we had a reaction. It showed our character to come from a goal behind and win.

"I felt we had to change it at half time if we were to get anything. Colin Daniel was outstanding in the second half and the first person who went to congratulate him on his performance was Uche Ikpeazu. That says a lot. It is about the squad performance, not just the 11 that are out there."

Line-ups

Fleetwood

  • 1Maxwell
  • 12Hornby-ForbesSubstituted forJordanat 87'minutes
  • 15Nirennold
  • 45Wood
  • 2McLaughlin
  • 18SarcevicBooked at 15mins
  • 8Ryan
  • 14GrantBooked at 73mins
  • 27Haughton
  • 23BallSubstituted forMcManusat 69'minutesBooked at 75mins
  • 10MattBooked at 3minsSubstituted forProctorat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Jordan
  • 5Jónsson
  • 9Proctor
  • 11Della Verde
  • 17McManus
  • 22Hunter
  • 41Arestidou

Port Vale

  • 21Alnwick
  • 2Purkiss
  • 6Duffy
  • 26InnissSubstituted forStreeteat 45+3'minutesBooked at 70mins
  • 3Dickinson
  • 10Dodds
  • 42Grant
  • 11FoleyBooked at 70mins
  • 19Moore
  • 20Leitch-SmithSubstituted forBirchallat 90+5'minutes
  • 9IkpeazuSubstituted forDanielat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Streete
  • 7Birchall
  • 12Johnson
  • 14Daniel
  • 15Hooper
  • 25McCourt
  • 27Andoh
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
3,560

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home10
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home13
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Fleetwood Town 1, Port Vale 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 1, Port Vale 2.

Attempt saved. Jimmy Ryan (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Chris Birchall replaces A-Jay Leitch-Smith.

Attempt saved. Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Jimmy Ryan (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Declan McManus (Fleetwood Town).

Anthony Grant (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sam Foley (Port Vale).

Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Colin Daniel (Port Vale).

Foul by Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town).

Anthony Grant (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Colin Daniel (Port Vale).

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Stephen Jordan replaces Tyler Hornby-Forbes because of an injury.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Victor Nirennold.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Victor Nirennold.

Attempt missed. Louis Dodds (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Declan McManus.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Tyler Hornby-Forbes.

Attempt missed. Byron Moore (Port Vale) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Jamie Proctor (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Booking

Declan McManus (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Richard Duffy (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Declan McManus (Fleetwood Town).

Booking

Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town).

Anthony Grant (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Declan McManus (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

Remie Streete (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Remie Streete (Port Vale).

Booking

Sam Foley (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Declan McManus replaces David Ball.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Jamie Proctor replaces Jamille Matt.

Goal!

Goal! Fleetwood Town 1, Port Vale 2. Sam Foley (Port Vale) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Penalty Port Vale. Anthony Grant draws a foul in the penalty area.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton9702127521
2Walsall9531156918
3Gillingham9522148617
4Coventry95131610616
5Bury94411713416
6Sheff Utd95131714316
7Rochdale9423128414
8Barnsley94231312114
9Wigan94231211114
10Colchester93421517-213
11Millwall94141214-213
12Port Vale93331110112
13Southend933399012
14Peterborough93241413111
15Chesterfield93241313011
16Shrewsbury932499011
17Swindon93241415-111
18Bradford9243913-410
19Fleetwood9234131309
20Oldham9162812-49
21Scunthorpe9225812-48
22Doncaster9144511-67
23Crewe9135916-76
24Blackpool9126617-115
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