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Port Vale 1-1 Maidenhead United

National League South side Maidenhead United scored a 94th-minute equaliser against League One side Port Vale to set up an FA Cup first round replay.

The hosts had an early chance to take the lead but midfielder Colin Daniel fired the ball over the crossbar.

Vale broke the deadlock on the half hour when Byron Moore latched on to Louis Dodds' through ball to fire home.

But Maidenhead fought back to forced a replay with an equaliser through James Mulley's injury-time strike.

It capped a hard-working performance from the visitors, who lie 62 places and three leagues below Vale.

Port Vale took the lead when Dodds' superb long ball caught out the visitors' back line and Moore coolly slotted the ball home.

Dave Tarpey went close to finding a leveller but his right-footed effort from outside the box sailed just wide.

But Maidenhead boss Alan Devonshire, who won the FA Cup as a player with West Ham in 1980, saw his side come back to earn a replay when Mulley found the target after Vale failed to clear.

Port Vale manager Rob Page:

"Me and my coaching staff couldn't have been any clearer in our instructions through the week.

"Maidenhead had won their last six games and were unbeaten in eight. Our very clear message was not to underestimate them. It's unprofessionalism at the end of the day.

"Some of our players were a bit arrogant and the second-half performance was totally unacceptable all round.

"The only positive we can take is the fact we are in the hat for the second round draw."

Maidenhead boss Alan Devonshire:

"We got what we deserved and I can't praise the lads highly enough.

"We've got a young, part-time side, but their spirit and character is unbelievable. They kept going right to the end and got their just desserts.

"Vale were trying to keep the ball in the corners in the last 15 to 20 minutes and that showed how well our lads were playing. I'm not singling anyone out because every one of them was fantastic.

"Football fans aren't stupid and we appreciated the reception we got from the Vale supporters at the end. It was a nice gesture and of course well deserved."


Port Vale

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 21Alnwick
  • 2Purkiss
  • 6DuffyBooked at 44mins
  • 5McGivern
  • 3Dickinson
  • 19Moore
  • 8O'Connor
  • 42GrantSubstituted forStreeteat 90'minutes
  • 14DanielSubstituted forFoleyat 51'minutes
  • 10Dodds
  • 20Leitch-SmithSubstituted forIkpeazuat 51'minutes


  • 1Neal
  • 4Streete
  • 7Birchall
  • 9Ikpeazu
  • 11Foley
  • 15Hooper
  • 16Yates

Maidenhead United

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Pentney
  • 2Peters
  • 5MasseyBooked at 22mins
  • 6InmanBooked at 25mins
  • 3SteerBooked at 73mins
  • 8Forbes
  • 4Upward
  • 7Tarpey
  • 11PritchardSubstituted forMulleyat 76'minutes
  • 10WrightSubstituted forHugginsat 61'minutes
  • 9ReidSubstituted forJamesat 76'minutes


  • 12Nisbet
  • 14James
  • 15Barratt
  • 16Jenkinson
  • 17Huggins
  • 18Mulley
  • 19Wiltshire
Adrian Holmes

Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Port Vale 1, Maidenhead United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Port Vale 1, Maidenhead United 1.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Port Vale 1, Maidenhead United 1. James Mulley (Maidenhead United) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner.

  4. Post update

    Josh Huggins (Maidenhead United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Remie Streete (Port Vale).

  6. Post update

    Foul by Uche Ikpeazu (Port Vale).

  7. Post update

    Rene Steer (Maidenhead United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Rene Steer.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Maidenhead United. Conceded by Ryan McGivern.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Port Vale. Remie Streete replaces Anthony Grant.

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    Kieron Forbes (Maidenhead United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Sam Foley (Port Vale).

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dave Tarpey (Maidenhead United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

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    Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Alan Massey.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Uche Ikpeazu (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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    Attempt saved. Uche Ikpeazu (Port Vale) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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    Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Rene Steer.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sam Foley (Port Vale) header from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the right.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Upward (Maidenhead United).

  20. Post update

    Michael O'Connor (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.