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Port Vale 2-1 Fleetwood Town

Alex Jones' late goal helped Port Vale come from behind to beat Fleetwood Town in a match which saw both sides reduced to 10 men.

Chris Long put the visitors ahead before late strikes from substitute Rigino Cicilia and Jones - his ninth of the season - turned the match on its head.

With just one minute of normal time remaining, Fleetwood goalscorer Long and Vale's Anthony Grant received their marching orders following a scuffle involving several players.

Having had the majority of the play, the Trawlermen will feel aggrieved not to have come away with at least a point after they took a deserved lead on 52 minutes when Long nodded in Devante Cole's back-post header.

But 15 minutes from time, a cross from the left fell kindly at the feet of Cicilia, who made no mistake firing past former Vale keeper Chris Neal.

Jones completed the turnaround in the 86th minute when he bundled the ball past Neal following good work by winger Jerome Thomas.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Port Vale

  • 1Alnwick
  • 40Taylor
  • 4Streete
  • 24Smith
  • 46HartBooked at 53minsSubstituted forGeraldo Rosaat 66'minutes
  • 26Jones
  • 8Tavares
  • 42GrantBooked at 89mins
  • 7KellySubstituted forPereiraat 82'minutes
  • 14Thomas
  • 13PatersonSubstituted forCiciliaat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Mac-Intosch
  • 9Cicilia
  • 16Mbamba
  • 20Geraldo Rosa
  • 21Pereira
  • 25Santos
  • 28de Freitas

Fleetwood

  • 1Neal
  • 35EkpoloBooked at 36minsSubstituted forNirennoldat 45'minutes
  • 6Pond
  • 12Bolger
  • 3Bell
  • 11Grant
  • 8RyanSubstituted forGlendonat 27'minutes
  • 34Dempsey
  • 22Hunter
  • 19LongBooked at 90mins
  • 44ColeBooked at 69minsSubstituted forBallat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Eastham
  • 9Holloway
  • 10Ball
  • 15Nirennold
  • 18Glendon
  • 21Cairns
  • 28Sowerby
Referee:
John Brooks
Attendance:
3,890

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home6
Away13
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away9
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Port Vale 2, Fleetwood Town 1.

Full Time

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

Attempt missed. Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Kiko (Port Vale).

Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Kyle Dempsey (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Dismissal

Chris Long (Fleetwood Town) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Anthony Grant (Port Vale).

Foul by Remie Streete (Port Vale).

Chris Long (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 2, Fleetwood Town 1. Alex Jones (Port Vale) with an attempt from very close range to the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Quentin Pereira (Port Vale) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Cian Bolger (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Ryan Taylor.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Quentin Pereira replaces Sam Kelly.

Alex Jones (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cian Bolger (Fleetwood Town).

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Jak Alnwick.

Attempt saved. Amari'i Bell (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Remie Streete.

Attempt blocked. David Ball (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. David Ball replaces Devante Cole.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Sam Kelly.

Attempt missed. Kiko (Port Vale) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

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

Foul by Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town).

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 1, Fleetwood Town 1. Rigino Cicilia (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ryan Taylor.

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

Foul by Victor Nirennold (Fleetwood Town).

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

Foul by Devante Cole (Fleetwood Town).

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Amari'i Bell.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Nathan Pond.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Kiko replaces Sam Hart because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Chris Long (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Rigino Cicilia replaces Martin Paterson.

Foul by Victor Nirennold (Fleetwood Town).

Jerome Thomas (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left following a corner.

goal

As It Stood

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2Bradford1788126141232
3Bolton169432011931
4Sheff Utd158432618828
5Bristol Rovers177552627-126
6Port Vale177462225-325
7Northampton176652825324
8Millwall167362927224
9Wimbledon176652321224
10Rochdale177371922-324
11Peterborough166552619723
12Southend176562226-423
13Fleetwood176472423122
14Walsall165742122-122
15Charlton164841817120
16Bury176292529-420
17Gillingham175572430-620
18Coventry174761518-319
19Swindon175481923-419
20Oxford Utd175481822-419
21MK Dons174582126-517
22Oldham17377918-916
23Shrewsbury173591829-1114
24Chesterfield1633101624-812
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