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Looking Back at the 2014-15 season

13 June 2015

Port Vale 2 Preston North End 2


Port Vale 2 Preston North End Attendance: 7,210 including 2,485 visiting supporters
Saturday 17th April 2015
Vale Park
League One

Vale put in another sterling performance, this time against against a very good Preston North End side to take a point despite going down to ten men with more than half an hour to play.

fired home through a crowded penalty area from just inside the box.Daniel Johnson minute when thThe visitors started sharply and continued to press at every opportunity, taking the lead in the 12

At this point in the game, the doom and gloom merchants must have feared the worst, but Vale got the break they had been looking in the second half.

smashed the ball into the corner of the net, sending the ‘keeper the wrong way.Michael O’ConnorPreston defender Tom Clarke wrestled Tom Pope to the ground inside the box and the referee immediately pointed to the spot and

The visitors appealed for handball just seven minutes later and Vale defender Richard Duffy was given his marching orders for the offence and a penalty awarded.

Joe Garnerplaced the ball on the spot, took his time then smashed the ball right down the middle, with Chris Neal diving to his right.

was bundled over inside the box late in the game and the Irishman smashed the ball home from the spot to level the scores.Michael O’ConnorVale were given the chance to level the scores for a second time when the referee awarded a third penalty after

PORT VALE: Sam Johnson, Adam Yates, Chris Birchall, Tommy O’Sullivan, Mohamed Coulibaly, Colin Daniel, Tom Pope.SUBS: Chris Neal, Fredi Veseli, Richard Duffy, Neill Collins, Carl Dickinson, Louis Dodds, Michael Brown, Michael O’Connor, Mark Marshall, Ben Williamson, Achille Campion.  

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