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FleetwoodFleetwood Town1Port ValePort Vale2

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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Fleetwood Town 1, Port Vale 2.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Substitution

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

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Declan McManus (Fleetwood Town).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Sam Foley (Port Vale).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Colin Daniel (Port Vale).

  13. Post update

    Foul by Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Colin Daniel (Port Vale).

  17. Substitution

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

  18. Post update

    Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Victor Nirennold.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Victor Nirennold.

  20. Post update

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