Having beaten Crewe Alexandra away from home last time out, Port Vale return to Burslem this weekend as they host high-flying Exeter City in Sky Bet League Two, but what happened when the teams last met?
It was back in March 2018 when the Grecians last travelled to Vale Park, and it was Paul Tisdale’s men who came out on top as they edged ever closer to securing a play-off spot.
Despite the result, it was the Valiants who were on top for most of the fixture. However, a 24th-minute strike from Jordan Storey proved decisive.
Vale did press for a leveller and they had two efforts cleared off the line. Ben Whitfield and Tyrone Barnett also went close, but it wasn’t to be for Neil Aspin’s men.
They did win the reverse fixture at St. James’ Park, however, as Vale rounded off an excellent month of October. Tom Pope scored the only goal of the game to record a third successive victory for his side.
In the 53 meetings between the two clubs from 1938 to the present day, it’s Vale who hold a stronger record having won 25 and drawn 11 matches, losing 17.