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20 May 2014

West Ham 2 Port Vale 2 - Saturday 31st March 1990

West Ham 2 Port Vale 2

Division Two

At Upton Park

March 1990stSaturday 31

WEST HAM UNITED: McAvennie, BradySUBS:Miklosko, Slater, Dicks, Parris, Foster, Gale, Bishop, Allen, Quinn, Keen, Morley.

PORT VALE: Cross, MillerSUBS:Grew, Mills, Hughes, Walker, Parkin, Glover, Porter, Earle, Millar, Beckford, Jeffers

minute spot kick and repeated that feat when he saved Jimmy Quinn’s strike, also from 12 yards. By then Darren Beckford had levelled after Trevor Morley’s opener, only for the Hammers to regain the lead through Tony Gale. Substitute Nicky Cross netted to secure a point for the Valiants fifteen minutes from time.thVale goalkeeper Mark Grew took the plaudits as Vale came away from the East End with a point after West Ham had outplayed John Rudge’s side for much of the afternoon. Vale refused to lie down and die and twice came back from behind to level the scores, but it was Grew’s contribution that was perhaps the most telling after two penalty saves from the Vale stopper. Grew went full length to save Julian Dicks 37

The day’s other Division Two results:

Barnsley 1 Oxford 0

Bradford City 0 Sunderland 1

Hull City 0 West Brom 2

Middlesbrough 1 Oldham 0

Newcastle 2 Brighton 0

Plymouth 1 Ipswich 0

Portsmouth 2 Bournemouth 1

Stoke 0 Sheffield United 1

Swindon 1 Leicester 1

Watford 3 Blackburn 1

West Ham 2 Port Vale 2

Wolves 1 Leeds United 0

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