Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 1, Port Vale 1.
Port Vale picked up their first point away from home as Tom Pope's penalty cancelled out Carl Winchester's goal in a draw at Forest Green Rovers.
Rovers were reduced to ten men when Farrend Rawson was sent off, but they held on to maintain their unbeaten start.
Forest Green took the lead when Joseph Mills' free kick was headed in by Winchester at the back post.
They had a good chance to double their lead when Reuben Reid burst through the middle and released Joseph Mills on the right, but he shot straight at the keeper on his weaker foot.
Vale grew into the game in the second half and equalised when Pope fired a penalty into the roof of the net after Ricky Miller was fouled by Rawson, who was booked.
It got worse for Forest Green when Rawson was shown a straight red card for a nasty challenge on Mitch Clark.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 6RawsonBooked at 76mins
- 7WinchesterSubstituted forGrubbat 66'minutes
- 10BrownSubstituted forWilliamsat 65'minutes
- 11HannantBooked at 79mins
- 7WorrallSubstituted forMillerat 58'minutesBooked at 60mins
- 22ConlonBooked at 42minsSubstituted forHardcastleat 87'minutes
- 9PopeBooked at 87mins
- Alan Young
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 1, Port Vale 1.
Attempt missed. Dayle Grubb (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Tom Pope (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Substitution, Port Vale. Lewis Hardcastle replaces Tom Conlon.
Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Mitchell Clark.
Attempt missed. Reece Brown (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.
Gavin Gunning (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).
Luke Hannant (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.
Hand ball by Luke Hannant (Port Vale).
Attempt saved. Luke Joyce (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Farrend Rawson (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the red card.
Foul by Farrend Rawson (Forest Green Rovers).
Tom Conlon (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Goal! Forest Green Rovers 1, Port Vale 1. Tom Pope (Port Vale) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the high centre of the goal.
Farrend Rawson (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Penalty conceded by Farrend Rawson (Forest Green Rovers) after a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty Port Vale. Ricky Miller draws a foul in the penalty area.
Attempt saved. Liam Shephard (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.