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Northampton Town 1-2 Port Vale

Port Vale substitute Tom Pope scored a late winner with his first touch as John Askey's men won at Northampton despite playing over half the game with 10 men.

Pope slotted home from the penalty spot in the 75th minute as Vale recovered from going a goal down and losing skipper Leon Legge to a 42nd-minute red card.

The Cobblers hit the front just five minutes in when Vale failed to deal with Jack Bridge's cross and Sam Hoskins was perfectly positioned to find the net from close range.

Bridge then slashed a good chance wide before the visitors lost Legge to a straight red when he hauled down Andy Williams as the last man.

Vale had barely threatened up to that point but they were back on level terms at the break thanks to David Worrall, who took advantage of sloppy defending to race through on goal and beat David Cornell.

Visiting forward Ricky Miller sent two long-range efforts narrowly over at the start of the second half while Aaron Pierre fluffed his lines for the Cobblers.

The visitors won it with 15 minutes remaining when Charlie Goode was adjudged to have fouled Cristian Montano in the box and Pope, who had only just replaced Miller, stepped up to just about squeeze his spot-kick past Cornell.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Northampton

  • 1Cornell
  • 4GoodeBooked at 75mins
  • 6Taylor
  • 16Pierre
  • 3Buchanan
  • 7HoskinsSubstituted forO'Tooleat 73'minutes
  • 17McWilliamsSubstituted forElsnikat 55'minutes
  • 8FoleyBooked at 56mins
  • 19Bridge
  • 9WilliamsSubstituted forBowditchat 56'minutes
  • 27Sordell

Substitutes

  • 2Facey
  • 10Powell
  • 11Powell
  • 15Bowditch
  • 21O'Toole
  • 22Elsnik
  • 30Coddington

Port Vale

  • 1Brown
  • 23Clark
  • 15Smith
  • 5LeggeBooked at 42mins
  • 14Crookes
  • 8Oyeleke
  • 4Joyce
  • 22ConlonSubstituted forMontañoat 65'minutes
  • 7Worrall
  • 10MillerSubstituted forPopeat 72'minutes
  • 11HannantSubstituted forHowkinsat 45+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Montaño
  • 6Kay
  • 9Pope
  • 12Hornby
  • 21Vassell
  • 24Whitfield
  • 33Howkins
Referee:
Neil Hair
Attendance:
5,651

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home12
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Northampton Town 1, Port Vale 2.

Full Time

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

Attempt missed. Dean Bowditch (Northampton Town) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Aaron Pierre (Northampton Town).

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

Charlie Goode (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Cristian Montaño (Port Vale).

Attempt blocked. Timi Max Elsnik (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Ash Taylor.

Attempt saved. Timi Max Elsnik (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Kyle Howkins (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Foul by Aaron Pierre (Northampton Town).

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

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Marvin Sordell (Northampton Town) because of an injury.

Cristian Montaño (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town).

Goal!

Goal! Northampton Town 1, Port Vale 2. Tom Pope (Port Vale) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Booking

Charlie Goode (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Penalty Port Vale. Cristian Montaño draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Charlie Goode (Northampton Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. John-Joe O'Toole replaces Sam Hoskins.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Tom Pope replaces Ricky Miller.

Charlie Goode (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Cristian Montaño (Port Vale).

Attempt missed. Dean Bowditch (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Nathan Smith.

Attempt blocked. Marvin Sordell (Northampton Town) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.

Foul by Sam Foley (Northampton Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Cristian Montaño replaces Tom Conlon.

(Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Manny Oyeleke (Port Vale).

Booking

Sam Foley (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Dean Bowditch replaces Andy Williams.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Timi Max Elsnik replaces Shaun McWilliams.

Foul by Sam Foley (Northampton Town).

Tom Conlon (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Sam Hoskins.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by David Buchanan.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City402214470373380
2MK Dons402191066412572
3Bury392011872442871
4Mansfield401815760342669
5Tranmere3919101059421767
6Forest Green4016131158411761
7Exeter3917101252411161
8Colchester401791458481060
9Carlisle40177165954558
10Swindon391512125047357
11Newport38167154957-855
12Stevenage40159164552-754
13Crewe40158174952-353
14Northampton401216125052-252
15Oldham381312135648851
16Cheltenham40149175258-651
17Grimsby40147194050-1049
18Morecambe40129194562-1745
19Port Vale401111183546-1144
20Crawley40127214059-1943
21Cambridge39119193457-2342
22Yeovil4099223759-2236
23Notts County40812204172-3136
24Macclesfield39811204165-2435
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