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Plymouth Argyle 2-3 Port Vale

Ben Williamson scores Port Vale's second goal

Port Vale twice came from behind to earn a place in the FA Cup fourth round at the expense of League Two Plymouth.

The Pilgrims took an early lead through Andres Gurrieri's header, before Vale's Jordan Hugill fired in from 18 yards.

Conor Hourihane restored Argyle's lead only for Ben Williamson to head the League One visitors level again.

Jennison Myrie-Williams put Vale 3-2 up before Chris Neal saved Argyle striker Reuben Reid's penalty, after Chris Lines had been sent off.

Reid - Argyle's top scorer this season with 13 goals to his name - saw his 80th-minute spot-kick brilliantly kept out by Vale keeper Neal after Lines had fouled Hourihane inside the box.

In the first meeting, Plymouth came back from 2-0 down to earn a replay. But this time it was Vale who showed admirable character after Argyle had made a flying start.

Gurrieri headed his side ahead after just 90 seconds at Home Park following an error by Neal.

Vale responded well through Hugill's well-struck drive from the edge of the box after a one-two with Louis Dodds.

Argyle captain Hourihane then showed real drive from midfield to run from the halfway line before smashing a 25-yard shot on the run into the bottom corner for an excellent goal.

Once again, however, the visitors found a way back, substitute Williamson heading home a Myrie-Williams' cross in the 63rd minute shortly after coming on.

With 15 minutes to go, Myrie-Williams smashed home Tom Pope's pass to earn a fourth-round home tie against Championship side Brighton.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Port Vale assistant manager Mark Grew told BBC Radio Stoke:

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Port Vale assistant manager Mark Grew

"We don't do anything easy. That's what the FA Cup is all about.

"We made too many simple errors in the first half. The gaffer's gone in and spoken to the players constructively at half-time and the second half speaks for itself.

"It was a bit like Plymouth in the first game. 2-0 down, nothing to lose, let's have a go at them and, for the first 25 minutes of the second half, they couldn't get the ball off us.

"We made it difficult for ourselves. We had a horror show in the first minute. Chris Neal's made a ricket and he'd be disappointed with the second goal too, which has gone across him. But he's made a world-class penalty save to get himself out of the mess."

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 1Cole
  • 2BerrySubstituted forBlanchardat 45'minutes
  • 25Purrington
  • 11Blizzard
  • 16Trotman
  • 17Nelson
  • 27Gurrieri
  • 6Hourihane
  • 7Alessandra
  • 9Reid
  • 24VassellSubstituted forThomasat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Blanchard
  • 8Boco
  • 14Young
  • 15Wotton
  • 19Thomas
  • 22Richards
  • 23McCormick

Port Vale

  • 1NealBooked at 90mins
  • 2Yates
  • 7LoftBooked at 90mins
  • 18LinesBooked at 80mins
  • 4Robertson
  • 5DickinsonBooked at 13mins
  • 9Myrie-WilliamsSubstituted forBirchallat 82'minutes
  • 21GriffithSubstituted forShukerat 61'minutes
  • 39HugillSubstituted forWilliamsonat 61'minutes
  • 11Pope
  • 8Dodds

Substitutes

  • 12Johnson
  • 15Shuker
  • 19Williamson
  • 22Lloyd
  • 26Birchall
  • 41O'Neil
Referee:
Graham Scott
Attendance:
6,474

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home35%
Away65%
Shots
Home16
Away14
Shots on Target
Home7
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 2, Port Vale 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 2, Port Vale 3.

Booking

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

Booking

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

Attempt missed. Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Nathan Thomas (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam Yates (Port Vale).

Attempt saved. Andres Gurrieri (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Carl Dickinson.

Attempt blocked. Maxime Blanchard (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Chris Birchall.

Carl Dickinson (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle).

Substitution

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

Attempt saved. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Adam Yates.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Chris Neal.

Penalty saved! Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the top left corner.

Dismissal

Chris Lines (Port Vale) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

Penalty Plymouth Argyle. Conor Hourihane draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Chris Lines (Port Vale) after a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt saved. Chris Lines (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Foul by Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle).

Louis Dodds (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 2, Port Vale 3. Jennison Myrie-Williams (Port Vale) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tom Pope.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Nathan Thomas replaces Isaac Vassell.

Booking

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

Attempt missed. Isaac Vassell (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Chris Neal.

Attempt saved. Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jennison Myrie-Williams (Port Vale).

Ben Purrington (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chris Shuker (Port Vale).

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 2, Port Vale 2. Ben Williamson (Port Vale) header from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jennison Myrie-Williams.

Maxime Blanchard (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Ben Williamson replaces Jordan Hugill.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Chris Shuker replaces Anthony Griffith because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

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