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Last Time We Met Northampton Town

14 September 2018

Neil Aspin's Port Vale will be back on home soil this weekend as Northampton Town make the trip to Burslem in Sky Bet League Two, but what happened when the teams last met?

The last fixture between the teams was back in April 2017 as Michael Brown's Vale travelled to Sixfields Stadium, but it wasn't a day to remember for the away supporters. 

Aaron Phillips had given the Cobblers a lead just after the hour mark, but JJ Hooper levelled proceedings 10 minutes later. However, despite looking as if the Valiants would seal a point, Matthew Taylor conjured up a 30-yard screamer to condemn Vale to defeat.

Earlier that season in December 2017, it was Northampton who came out on top once more, winning 3-2 at Vale Park. Ryan Taylor and Rigino Cicilia found the net for Vale, but goals from Gabriel Zakuani, Sam Hoskins and Paul Anderson proved enough for the visitors.

Vale's last victory on home soil against the Cobblers came back in October 2011, with the three points moving Micky Adams' men into the play-off positions. Strikes from Tom Pope, Anthony Griffith and John McCombe inside the opening 30 minutes ensured the opposition suffered a 3-0 loss.

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