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Port Vale 1-1 Scunthorpe United

AJ Leitch-Smith scored his sixth goal in seven games as Port Vale were held to a draw by Scunthorpe United.

Jack King put Scunthorpe in front, getting a boot to Luke Williams' corner to flick home past keeper Jak Alnwick.

Leitch-Smith levelled in first-half stoppage-time, doing well to control a Chris Birchall pass to fire low past goalkeeper Luke Daniels.

Vale's Michael O'Connor struck the post with a free-kick after the break and Daniels denied Ryan McGivern late on.

Scunthorpe manager Mark Robins told BBC Radio Humberside:

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Robins on Port Vale v Scunthorpe

"It was a hard-fought draw in terrible, terrible conditions. As far as the game is concerned it sort of ebbed and flowed, there was end-to-end at times, mistakes a plenty and the pitch made it difficult.

"I attended the pitch inspection this morning and it was touch-and-go at that stage but thankfully we got it played and we earned a point. We come away, move on from this game without any injuries and concentrate on the game on Tuesday (FA Cup second-round replay against Leyton Orient).

"It was fairly exciting I suppose in terms of goalmouth action and too many of them were in our goalmouth."

Line-ups

Port Vale

  • 21Alnwick
  • 2Purkiss
  • 6DuffyBooked at 53mins
  • 5McGivern
  • 16Yates
  • 7BirchallSubstituted forFoleyat 74'minutes
  • 42GrantBooked at 55mins
  • 8O'Connor
  • 18KellyBooked at 59mins
  • 10DoddsSubstituted forIkpeazuat 64'minutes
  • 20Leitch-SmithSubstituted forHooperat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Neal
  • 4Streete
  • 9Ikpeazu
  • 11Foley
  • 14Daniel
  • 15Hooper
  • 38Deen Conteh

Scunthorpe

  • 1Daniels
  • 2Wiseman
  • 20GoodeBooked at 72mins
  • 6Canavan
  • 3Laird
  • 18King
  • 12Bishop
  • 19Rowe
  • 7WilliamsSubstituted forNessat 82'minutes
  • 9MaddenBooked at 42mins
  • 10van VeenBooked at 49minsSubstituted forWoottonat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Henderson
  • 13Anyon
  • 16Adelakun
  • 25Boyce
  • 26Ness
  • 29Wootton
  • 33Clarke
Referee:
Lee Collins
Attendance:
3,983

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home5
Away6
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Port Vale 1, Scunthorpe United 1.

Full Time

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

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

Foul by Niall Canavan (Scunthorpe United).

Hand ball by Uche Ikpeazu (Port Vale).

Attempt saved. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Ryan McGivern (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Jack King (Scunthorpe United).

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Luke Daniels.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Charlie Goode.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Scott Wiseman.

Anthony Grant (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kyle Wootton (Scunthorpe United).

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. JJ Hooper replaces A-Jay Leitch-Smith.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Scott Wiseman.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Jamie Ness replaces Luke Williams.

Foul by Adam Yates (Port Vale).

Luke Williams (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Richard Duffy (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kyle Wootton (Scunthorpe United).

Foul by Sam Foley (Port Vale).

Jack King (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Richard Duffy.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Sam Foley replaces Chris Birchall.

Booking

Charlie Goode (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Uche Ikpeazu (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Charlie Goode (Scunthorpe United).

Michael O'Connor (Port Vale) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

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

Foul by Jack King (Scunthorpe United).

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Kyle Wootton replaces Kevin van Veen.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Uche Ikpeazu replaces Louis Dodds.

Attempt missed. Jack King (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Michael O'Connor (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United).

Booking

Sam Kelly (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Sam Kelly (Port Vale).

Tommy Rowe (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Anthony Grant (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton21142527161144
2Coventry20116338211739
3Walsall20116335191639
4Gillingham21115539281138
5Peterborough21104747321534
6Wigan219752920934
7Bury219663230233
8Millwall209473128331
9Southend208752522331
10Bradford208752220231
11Port Vale218672724330
12Sheff Utd207673230227
13Rochdale217682525027
14Scunthorpe2183102528-327
15Doncaster217682328-527
16Swindon2174103135-425
17Chesterfield2172122536-1123
18Shrewsbury2164112732-522
19Blackpool2164111728-1122
20Fleetwood2063112729-221
21Barnsley2163122836-821
22Colchester2155113252-2020
23Oldham2031072232-1019
24Crewe2154122136-1519
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