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27 May 2014

Barnsley 0 Port Vale 3 - Saturday 14th October 1989

Barnsley 0 Port Vale 3

Division 2

At Oakwell

October 1989thSaturday 14

BARNSLEY: Archdeacon, ForemanSUBS:Baker, Shotton, Broddle, Dobbin, Banks, Paul Futcher, Lowndes, Agnew, Cooper, Robinson.

PORT VALE: Ron Futcher, FinneySUBS:Grew, Webb, Hughes, Walker, Aspin, Glover, Miller, Earle, Cross, Beckford, Mills.

minute to wrap up Vale’s first away win of the minute, but Vale were already two-goals up at that stage after Robbie Earle and Darren Backford had each netted in the opening 11 minutes following good work from Mills. Nicky Cross blasted home Vale third in the 88thSimon Mills put in a man of the match performance at Oakwell to ensure the Tykes slipped to their fourth defeat in 15 days and earn the praises of Vale boss John Rudge, who said: “It is almost as if he takes out a nine iron and puts the ball right on the spot. Barnsley’s Steve Cooper was sent of after fouling Vale defender Dean Glover in the 60

The day’s other Division Two results:

Barnsley 0 Port Vale 3

Bournemouth 2 Oldham 0

Brighton 1 Watford 0

Leeds 2 Sunderland 0

Leicester 0 Oxford 0

Middlesbrough 0 Plymouth 2

Newcastle 1 Bradford C 0

Portsmouth 1 Blackburn 1

Sheff Utd 0 West Ham 2

Stoke 1 Hull City 1

Swindon 3 Ipswich 0

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