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Port Vale 1-1 Bristol Rovers

Port Vale dropped into the League One relegation zone as they were held by Bristol Rovers.

Bob Harris's own-goal put Rovers behind, but a fine goal from Billy Bodin secured the visitors a share of the spoils.

That leaves Vale, still under the caretaker management of Michael Brown, without a win in seven games.

After a goalless first period, the away side almost went in front three minutes into the second haf when Vale old boy Chris Lines' charging run left him with only Fasan to beat, but he fired just wide from a tight angle.

Vale then took the lead on 54 minutes when Harris attempted to clear Kiko's low cross, but he only succeeded in slicing the ball past his own keeper.

But Rovers were level on 78 minutes when Crewe old boy Bodin worked himself some space on the edge of the Vale box before firing an unstoppable shot past Leonardo Fasan into the top left corner.

Vale almost snatched a 90th-minute winner when Callum Guy latched onto a through ball, but he could not lift the ball over Joe Lumley.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Port Vale

  • 38Fasan
  • 2Purkiss
  • 24Smith
  • 5KnopsBooked at 80mins
  • 20Geraldo Rosa
  • 44EaglesSubstituted forKellyat 67'minutes
  • 11Foley
  • 12PughBooked at 90mins
  • 14Thomas
  • 10HooperSubstituted forWalkerat 68'minutesSubstituted forGuyat 73'minutes
  • 15Forrester

Substitutes

  • 7Kelly
  • 18Turner
  • 23Boot
  • 25Guy
  • 26Walker
  • 34Gibbons
  • 46Shodipo

Bristol Rovers

  • 31Lumley
  • 34PartingtonSubstituted forMontañoat 7'minutes
  • 4LockyerSubstituted forBurnat 47'minutes
  • 33SweeneyBooked at 41mins
  • 16HarrisBooked at 42mins
  • 23Bodin
  • 8O Clarke
  • 14Lines
  • 24Sinclair
  • 9HarrisonBooked at 45minsSubstituted forJamesat 64'minutes
  • 30Gaffney

Substitutes

  • 3Brown
  • 7Mansell
  • 21Montaño
  • 22Moore
  • 25Puddy
  • 29James
  • 35Burn
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
4,460

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home7
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Port Vale 1, Bristol Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Port Vale 1, Bristol Rovers 1.

Booking

Danny Pugh (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Danny Pugh (Port Vale).

Cristian Montaño (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Sam Kelly (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Sam Kelly (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Cristian Montaño (Bristol Rovers).

Foul by Anton Forrester (Port Vale).

Robert Harris (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Cristian Montaño (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Billy Bodin (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Kjell Knops (Port Vale).

Luke James (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Stuart Sinclair (Bristol Rovers).

Attempt saved. Rory Gaffney (Bristol Rovers) header from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Kjell Knops (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kjell Knops (Port Vale).

Cristian Montaño (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 1, Bristol Rovers 1. Billy Bodin (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Cristian Montaño.

Attempt missed. Ryan Sweeney (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box is too high following a set piece situation.

Foul by Kiko (Port Vale).

Rory Gaffney (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Callum Guy replaces Tyler Walker because of an injury.

Delay in match Tyler Walker (Port Vale) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Tyler Walker replaces JJ Hooper.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Sam Kelly replaces Chris Eagles.

Attempt missed. Cristian Montaño (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Luke James replaces Ellis Harrison.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Robert Harris.

Attempt missed. Chris Eagles (Port Vale) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

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

Foul by Ryan Sweeney (Bristol Rovers).

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Ben Purkiss.

Goal!

Own Goal by Robert Harris, Bristol Rovers. Port Vale 1, Bristol Rovers 0.

Attempt missed. JJ Hooper (Port Vale) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

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

Foul by Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

Attempt missed. Chris Lines (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd33198659352465
2Scunthorpe32179658332560
3Bolton31177744251958
4Fleetwood331610747321558
5Bradford331216542311152
6Southend32131184739850
7Millwall3114894740750
8Rochdale31146114440448
9Peterborough32138114541447
10Bristol Rovers331210115052-246
11Walsall33111394143-246
12Oxford Utd30127113733443
13Charlton3191574033742
14Northampton33117155054-440
15Wimbledon31912104141039
16MK Dons32109134040039
17Shrewsbury33108153445-1138
18Gillingham32811134050-1035
19Oldham33811142133-1235
20Bury3397175061-1134
21Port Vale31810133349-1634
22Swindon3379172947-1830
23Chesterfield3276193152-2127
24Coventry32510172849-2125
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