Match ends, Port Vale 2, Notts County 2.
Tom Pope headed a last-gasp equaliser as Port Vale extend their unbeaten League Two run to four games after a dramatic draw against Notts County at Vale Park.
Vale led after 13 minutes when midfielder Luke Hannant guided his close-range header - following Ben Whitfield's cross from the left - into the top-left corner past Magpies goalkeeper Ross Fitzsimons.
Kane Hemmings equalised after 22 minutes, reacting first to beat home stopper Scott Brown from yards out to turn Enzio Boldewijn's ball from the right into the bottom-left corner.
After the restart, Neil Aspin's hosts pushed for a winner, with Connell Rawlinson seeing his header cleared off the line by Jamie Turley before Fitzsimons was forced to push Whitfield's swivelling 25-yard volley away to safety.
Elliott Ward thumped Harry Kewell's Magpies into an 87th-minute lead, when Turley flicked on a corner.
However, Pope was on hand to earn a point for Port Vale with one minute remaining when the striker nodded home Nathan Smith's flick on, which extended their unbeaten run and moved them up to 13th.
Report supplied by Press Association.
- 24WhitfieldSubstituted forDoddsat 79'minutes
- 22ConlonSubstituted forMillerat 73'minutes
- 2TootleBooked at 30mins
- 11BoldewijnBooked at 84mins
- 7AlessandraSubstituted forBrisleyat 83'minutes
- 15HemmingsSubstituted forDuffyat 90+1'minutes
- 9DennisSubstituted forEteteat 73'minutes
- Lee Swabey
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Port Vale 2, Notts County 2.
Luke Joyce (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Matt Tootle (Notts County).
Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Shaun Brisley.
Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).
Robert Milsom (Notts County) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Substitution, Notts County. Richard Duffy replaces Kane Hemmings.
Nathan Smith (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Kion Etete (Notts County).
Goal! Port Vale 2, Notts County 2. Tom Pope (Port Vale) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Nathan Smith.
Goal! Port Vale 1, Notts County 2. Elliott Ward (Notts County) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jamie Turley following a corner.
Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Theo Vassell.
Attempt blocked. Louis Dodds (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Enzio Boldewijn (Notts County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Theo Vassell (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Enzio Boldewijn (Notts County).
Substitution, Notts County. Shaun Brisley replaces Lewis Alessandra.
Attempt missed. Ricky Miller (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Substitution, Port Vale. Louis Dodds replaces Ben Whitfield.