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Yeovil Town 1-2 Port Vale

A late Michael Brown goal secured League One survival for Port Vale and consigned Paul Sturrock to his first defeat as Yeovil Town boss.

Tom Pope thought he had given the visitors the lead but his header was ruled out for a foul on Liam Shephard.

But Pope was on hand minutes later to link up with Ben Williamson before scoring his 12th goal of the season.

Gozie Ugwu levelled with a shot on the turn but Vale's Brown scored the winner from Michael O'Connor's free-kick.

Vale are now safe, four points clear of the bottom four, as Crawley and Leyton Orient failed to win.

Line-ups

Yeovil

  • 1Weale
  • 32Shephard
  • 26Arthurworrey
  • 27WebsterSubstituted forOfori-Twumasiat 45'minutes
  • 35Kingsley
  • 5BellSubstituted forEdwardsat 45'minutes
  • 8Berrett
  • 11FoleySubstituted forSmithat 12'minutes
  • 30Sheehan
  • 13Moore
  • 25Ugwu

Substitutes

  • 3Smith
  • 4Edwards
  • 9Hayter
  • 10Leitch-Smith
  • 12Krysiak
  • 15Ofori-Twumasi
  • 17Grant

Port Vale

  • 1Neal
  • 21Veseli
  • 16Collins
  • 4Robertson
  • 3Dickinson
  • 8DoddsSubstituted forDanielat 55'minutes
  • 15O'ConnorSubstituted forO'Sullivanat 86'minutes
  • 17Brown
  • 20MarshallBooked at 19mins
  • 9WilliamsonSubstituted forBirchallat 73'minutes
  • 11PopeBooked at 84mins

Substitutes

  • 2Yates
  • 7Birchall
  • 12Johnson
  • 14Daniel
  • 18O'Sullivan
  • 25Coulibaly
  • 28Campion
Referee:
Graham Scott
Attendance:
4,127

Match Stats

Home TeamYeovilAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home8
Away6
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Yeovil Town 1, Port Vale 2.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Gozie Ugwu (Yeovil Town) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

  4. Post update

    Kieffer Moore (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Neill Collins (Port Vale).

  6. Post update

    Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Stephen Kingsley.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Chris Weale.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Colin Daniel (Port Vale) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Smith (Yeovil Town).

  10. Post update

    Colin Daniel (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Stephen Kingsley (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Josh Sheehan.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Port Vale. Tommy O'Sullivan replaces Michael O'Connor because of an injury.

  14. Booking

    Tom Pope (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Yeovil Town 1, Port Vale 2. Michael Brown (Port Vale) right footed shot from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Michael O'Connor with a cross following a set piece situation.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town).

  17. Post update

    Colin Daniel (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  18. Goal!

    Goal! Yeovil Town 1, Port Vale 1. Gozie Ugwu (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner following a set piece situation.

  19. Post update

    Stephen Kingsley (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Michael O'Connor (Port Vale).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City452812588365296
2Preston452514679394089
3MK Dons452610996435388
4Swindon442381373541977
5Sheff Utd4519131365521370
6Chesterfield4519111567541368
7Rochdale451962072611163
8Bradford451614155455-162
9Peterborough45188195255-362
10Fleetwood451612174751-460
11Walsall451417144846259
12Gillingham451514166265-359
13Barnsley451611185761-459
14Doncaster451513175360-758
15Scunthorpe451414176070-1056
16Oldham451414175366-1356
17Port Vale45159215463-954
18Coventry451216174759-1252
19Crewe451410214374-3152
20Notts County451214194460-1650
21Crawley451311215277-2550
22Leyton Orient451212215767-1048
23Colchester44139225676-2048
24Yeovil451010253570-3540
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