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Port Vale 2-1 Notts County

Gavin Tomlin strikes Port Vale's winner against Notts County from the penalty spot

Gavin Tomlin scored a late penalty as Port Vale edged past a stubborn Notts County after a pulsating second half.

A Jennison Myrie-Williams penalty put Vale ahead after Andre Boucaud handled.

Notts levelled just before the break through Ronan Murray's 20-yard strike, and both sides had chances in an even and increasingly open second period,

Away keeper Bart Bialkowski twice made brilliant saves to deny Tomlin while a Callum McGregor shot skimmed the bar, before Tomlin struck from the spot.

Magpies defender Mustapha Dumbuya was the man who conceded the spot-kick for a foul on Tomlin.

But for the second time in the game Notts were furious about the penalty award and subsequent winner which ends their three-game unbeaten run under new manager Shaun Derry.

Line-ups

Port Vale

  • 12Johnson
  • 2Yates
  • 5Dickinson
  • 7LoftBooked at 86mins
  • 4RobertsonBooked at 56mins
  • 24DuffyBooked at 48mins
  • 9Myrie-WilliamsSubstituted forShukerat 64'minutes
  • 21Griffith
  • 29HughesSubstituted forWilliamsonat 64'minutes
  • 11Pope
  • 10TomlinSubstituted forDoddsat 90+4'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Chilvers
  • 8Dodds
  • 15Shuker
  • 19Williamson
  • 26Birchall
  • 34Boot
  • 39Hugill

Notts County

  • 1Bialkowski
  • 2DumbuyaSubstituted forThompsonat 87'minutes
  • 37Fox
  • 22FotheringhamBooked at 89mins
  • 6Leacock
  • 3SheehanBooked at 79mins
  • 7Grealish
  • 28Boucaud
  • 19MurrayBooked at 52minsSubstituted forShowunmiat 72'minutes
  • 8McGregor
  • 20Campbell-RyceSubstituted forHaynesat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Smith
  • 9Showunmi
  • 10Haynes
  • 21Thompson
  • 25Tempest
  • 26Hollis
  • 35Pilkington
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
7,028

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamNotts County
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home11
Away5
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home10
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Port Vale 2, Notts County 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Port Vale 2, Notts County 1.

Attempt missed. Doug Loft (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Dean Leacock.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Curtis Thompson.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Louis Dodds replaces Gavin Tomlin.

Booking

Mark Fotheringham (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Curtis Thompson replaces Mustapha Dumbuya.

Booking

Doug Loft (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Doug Loft (Port Vale).

Jack Grealish (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Ben Williamson (Port Vale) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Ben Williamson (Port Vale).

Alan Sheehan (Notts County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Daniel Haynes replaces Jamal Campbell-Ryce.

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 2, Notts County 1. Gavin Tomlin (Port Vale) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Booking

Alan Sheehan (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.

Penalty Port Vale. Gavin Tomlin draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Mustapha Dumbuya (Notts County) after a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt missed. Tom Pope (Port Vale) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Ben Williamson (Port Vale) header from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Bartosz Bialkowski.

Attempt saved. Gavin Tomlin (Port Vale) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Jack Grealish (Notts County) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Enoch Showunmi replaces Ronan Murray.

Attempt saved. Gavin Tomlin (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Ben Williamson replaces Lee Hughes.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Chris Shuker replaces Jennison Myrie-Williams.

Foul by Ronan Murray (Notts County).

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

Foul by Mark Fotheringham (Notts County).

Doug Loft (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Carl Dickinson (Port Vale) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Carl Dickinson.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Sam Johnson.

Attempt saved. Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Chris Robertson (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

Ronan Murray (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chris Robertson (Port Vale).

Foul by Dean Leacock (Notts County).

goal

As It Stood

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2Wolves22145337162147
3Brentford22144436211546
4Preston2211833122941
5Peterborough2212373425939
6Rotherham22108437271038
7Swindon2210393930933
8Walsall229672319433
9Port Vale2210393234-233
10MK Dons219483529631
11Bradford227963425930
12Coventry2211564840828
13Colchester226972730-327
14Crawley226882430-626
15Gillingham2374123040-1025
16Carlisle2266102336-1324
17Shrewsbury225892225-323
18Oldham2165102429-523
19Tranmere2265112640-1423
20Sheff Utd2257101928-922
21Bristol City2231092935-619
22Stevenage2254132138-1719
23Notts County2353152737-1018
24Crewe2246121845-2718
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