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Port Vale 1-1 Cheltenham Town

Port Vale and Cheltenham Town shared the points after an exciting draw at Vale Park.

Both teams wasted a host of chances as Cheltenham slipped into fourth place, while Vale's search for a first league win since mid-November continued.

The visitors took a 24th-minute lead through Alex Addai, which came moments after Scott Burgess missed a golden opportunity to put Vale in front.

Addai received Jake Doyle-Hayes' ball on the edge of the box and drove it into the far corner past home goalkeeper Scott Brown.

The forward nearly doubled his tally when he was fed in by Max Sheaf and launched a thunderbolt which ex-Robins stopper Brown brilliantly saved.

The Valiants equalised in the 39th minute when David Amoo sent the ball across the face of goal only for Ben Tozer to divert it past team-mate Scott Flinders.

Vale dominated the second half and twice should have taken the lead, only for Flinders to intervene, while Addai's effort was parried by Brown.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Port Vale

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Brown
  • 2Gibbons
  • 5Legge
  • 15Smith
  • 11MontañoBooked at 89mins
  • 20BurgessSubstituted forCullenat 77'minutes
  • 4Joyce
  • 16Taylor
  • 19Amoo
  • 9Pope
  • 7Worrall

Substitutes

  • 12Atkinson
  • 13Cullen
  • 17Browne
  • 18Evans
  • 21Bennett
  • 29Archer
  • 30Maddison

Cheltenham

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Flinders
  • 5Raglan
  • 4TozerBooked at 88mins
  • 26GreavesBooked at 33mins
  • 2Long
  • 14SheafSubstituted forDebayoat 70'minutes
  • 21Doyle-Hayes
  • 8ClementsBooked at 90minsSubstituted forThomasat 90+4'minutes
  • 11Broom
  • 20ReillySubstituted forLloydat 70'minutes
  • 16Addai

Substitutes

  • 7Thomas
  • 15Boyle
  • 17Debayo
  • 19Lloyd
  • 23Ince
  • 27Smith
  • 31Lapworth
Referee:
Leigh Doughty
Attendance:
4,404

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home11
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Port Vale 1, Cheltenham Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Port Vale 1, Cheltenham Town 1.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Conor Thomas replaces Chris Clements.

  4. Booking

    Chris Clements (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  5. Post update

    Offside, Port Vale. Jake Taylor tries a through ball, but Cristian Montaño is caught offside.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Alex Addai (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Josh Debayo.

  7. Booking

    Cristian Montaño (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Post update

    Alex Addai (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by James Gibbons (Port Vale).

  10. Booking

    Ben Tozer (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Ben Tozer (Cheltenham Town).

  12. Post update

    Mark Cullen (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by James Gibbons.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Chris Clements (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Broom.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mark Cullen (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by James Gibbons with a cross.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Scott Brown.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Alex Addai (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ryan Broom.

  18. Post update

    Charlie Raglan (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).

  20. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Mark Cullen.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon22134539241543
2Exeter2211743125640
3Crewe21115538241438
4Cheltenham2199333171636
5Bradford2110652819936
6Forest Green2210662618836
7Northampton2210573223935
8Colchester2197529191034
9Plymouth209563022832
10Port Vale227962627-130
11Cambridge227782723428
12Scunthorpe227783028228
13Newport207761918128
14Salford226882431-726
15Leyton Orient226793037-725
16Walsall2266101930-1124
17Mansfield225892831-323
18Crawley225892633-723
19Oldham215882230-823
20Grimsby205692026-621
21Carlisle2256112035-1521
22Macclesfield205961922-318
23Morecambe2246121940-2118
24Stevenage2121091427-1316
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