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Port Vale 2-2 Scunthorpe United

Scunthorpe's 10 men came from behind to earn a point against Port Vale but still slid to the bottom of League One.

Neal Bishop struck from six yards out to put the Iron ahead, but Vale responded with Ben Williamson's header.

Substitute Chris Birchall gave the hosts the lead after Adam Yates had been denied by keeper Bobby Olejnik.

Former Vale winger Jennison Myrie-Williams was sent off for a second bookable offence before Lyle Taylor glanced in a header to earn a draw.

However, with Crewe beating high-flying Peterborough, Scunthorpe dropped to the foot of the table behind Walsall on goal difference.

Port Vale manager Rob Page told BBC Radio Stoke:

"I am bitterly disappointed. It feels like a defeat. I have made my feelings clear to the players. From the first whistle there were aspects of our game that weren't what they should have been.

"We got off to a terrible start and that is when we had to change things slightly. You respect the fact that we had the character to come back into it but we shouldn't have had to.

"At half-time we tried to change it slightly and play more in their half. I put Birchy on and he got what we thought was going to be the winner.

"But instead of us being on the front foot and dictating to them, they dictated the tempo of the game to us. And they were down to 10 men as well. That's why it is a bitter pill to swallow."

Scunthorpe United manager Mark Robins told BBC Radio Humberside:

"We were very good in the second half. The players gave me everything and they even gave me a headache when Myrie-Williams got sent off.

"We were controlling the game and we broke them down and started to get forward and create opportunities.

"We lost the momentum after the sending-off, which I'm not best pleased about because it was a poor one. It cost us that momentum. We conceded a goal which was a poor goal, and then we worked our socks off to get back in it.

"There's some really good stuff and there's some really, really frustrating stuff. But we know that's the case and we've just got to keep working. But, as long as they give me that effort, that's all I can ask at this stage."

Line-ups

Port Vale

  • 1Neal
  • 2Yates
  • 6Duffy
  • 5McGivern
  • 3DickinsonBooked at 67mins
  • 8DoddsSubstituted forBirchallat 65'minutes
  • 10Lines
  • 15O'ConnorBooked at 32mins
  • 20Marshall
  • 11Pope
  • 9WilliamsonSubstituted forSlewat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Birchall
  • 12Johnson
  • 17Brown
  • 19Moore
  • 21Veseli
  • 25Slew
  • 26Streete

Scunthorpe

  • 26Olejnik
  • 24O'Neill
  • 33BrisleyBooked at 41mins
  • 25Boyce
  • 30Williams
  • 35OsbourneSubstituted forMcAllisterat 75'minutes
  • 14HawkridgeSubstituted forKeeat 57'minutes
  • 12BishopBooked at 88mins
  • 11Myrie-WilliamsBooked at 73mins
  • 19TaylorSubstituted forBurtonat 85'minutes
  • 9Madden

Substitutes

  • 1Slocombe
  • 3Dawson
  • 4McAllister
  • 10Burton
  • 16Adelakun
  • 27Kee
  • 32Llera
Referee:
James Adcock
Attendance:
3,590

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home11
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home16
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Port Vale 2, Scunthorpe United 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Port Vale 2, Scunthorpe United 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Adam Yates (Port Vale).

  4. Post update

    Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Jordan Slew (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United).

  7. Post update

    Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Luke O'Neill.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Robert Olejnik.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Booking

    Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card.

  12. Post update

    Chris Lines (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United).

  14. Post update

    Foul by Chris Birchall (Port Vale).

  15. Post update

    Marcus Williams (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Port Vale. Jordan Slew replaces Ben Williamson.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Deon Burton replaces Lyle Taylor.

  18. Post update

    Ryan McGivern (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Lyle Taylor (Scunthorpe United).

  20. Post update

    Hand ball by Ben Williamson (Port Vale).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City1495030151532
2Peterborough148242214826
3Preston1274123111225
4MK Dons1272327151223
5Notts County136522012823
6Sheff Utd137242118323
7Swindon1264225151022
8Oldham145722116522
9Rochdale136252315820
10Chesterfield135442320319
11Fleetwood145451513219
12Bradford145451818019
13Crawley145271323-1017
14Colchester144461920-116
15Leyton Orient133641515015
16Barnsley134362022-215
17Doncaster124261220-814
18Port Vale143471723-613
19Gillingham143471320-713
20Coventry143471523-813
21Yeovil143471223-1113
22Crewe144191230-1813
23Walsall142661115-412
24Scunthorpe143381728-1112
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