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Last Time We Met Exeter City

12 April 2019

Port Vale travel to St. James' Park on Saturday afternoon looking to stretch their winning run to three games in Sky Bet League Two, but can you remember what happened when Exeter City came to Vale Park earlier this season?

With the Grecians occupying a place in the top three of the division, they made the trip to Burslem in confident mood and they seemed to be heading for all three points until very late on when Vale spoiled the party.

Despite a fairly evenly matched first half, the Valiants almost took the lead just before half-time, but Christy Pym did well to tip Tom Conlon's distant effort onto the crossbar to ensure the teams went in level.

It took Exeter just three minutes to take the lead following the restart as Nicky Law tapped home from six yards after getting on the end of a Hiram Boateng cross, but Vale pushed for a leveller as Ben Whitfield and Ricky Miller went close.

Then, with the last action of the afternoon, Idris Kanu sent a header beyond the reaches of Pym following a goalmouth scramble in the seventh minute of stoppage time to spark euphoric scenes amongst the home supporters.

When Neil Aspin's Vale made the journey to Exeter back in October 2017 they secured a victory as Tom Pope scored the only goal of the game, and John Askey will be hoping for a repeat this time around.

There have been 54 meetings between the two clubs in history, with Port Vale winning 25 of those. 12 have also ended in draws, whilst Exeter have ran away as victors on 17 occasions. 

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