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Port Vale 2-2 Notts County

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.

Line-ups

Port Vale

  • 1Brown
  • 23Clark
  • 5Legge
  • 15Smith
  • 13Rawlinson
  • 21Vassell
  • 24WhitfieldSubstituted forDoddsat 79'minutes
  • 22ConlonSubstituted forMillerat 73'minutes
  • 4Joyce
  • 11Hannant
  • 9Pope

Substitutes

  • 2Gibbons
  • 6Kay
  • 10Miller
  • 12Hornby
  • 17Kanu
  • 19Dodds
  • 25Hardcastle

Notts County

  • 1Fitzsimons
  • 2TootleBooked at 30mins
  • 19Ward
  • 26Turley
  • 25Evina
  • 4Hewitt
  • 24Milsom
  • 11BoldewijnBooked at 84mins
  • 7AlessandraSubstituted forBrisleyat 83'minutes
  • 15HemmingsSubstituted forDuffyat 90+1'minutes
  • 9DennisSubstituted forEteteat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Duffy
  • 10Thomas
  • 13Pindroch
  • 16Brisley
  • 21Davies
  • 33Dunn
  • 37Etete
Referee:
Lee Swabey
Attendance:
4,236

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamNotts County
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home12
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home5
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Port Vale 2, Notts County 2.

Full Time

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

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!

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!

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.

Booking

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

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

Substitution, Port Vale. Louis Dodds replaces Ben Whitfield.

Attempt missed. Enzio Boldewijn (Notts County) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Ricky Miller replaces Tom Conlon.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Kion Etete replaces Kristian Dennis.

Hand ball by Cedric Evina (Notts County).

Attempt missed. Luke Hannant (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Cedric Evina.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Robert Milsom.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Ross Fitzsimons.

Attempt saved. Ben Whitfield (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Jamie Turley.

Ben Whitfield (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Elliott Ward (Notts County).

Attempt missed. Leon Legge (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Matt Tootle.

Theo Vassell (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Enzio Boldewijn (Notts County).

Attempt missed. Theo Vassell (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Nathan Smith.

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

Foul by Kristian Dennis (Notts County).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City17113332151736
2MK Dons1797124101434
3Colchester1794431161531
4Tranmere178632516930
5Exeter178542617929
6Newport178542529-429
7Stevenage178452116528
8Forest Green176922617927
9Bury1775528181026
10Mansfield16510123121125
11Carlisle177281922-323
12Crawley177282429-523
13Port Vale176471721-422
14Yeovil165652318521
15Northampton175662021-121
16Swindon175661922-321
17Oldham165562118320
18Crewe175481619-319
19Cambridge175391627-1118
20Morecambe1752101729-1217
21Grimsby164391021-1115
22Notts County163492036-1613
23Cheltenham162591225-1311
24Macclesfield1714121435-217
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