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Last Time We Met Notts County

28 February 2019

Port Vale make the trip to Meadow Lane on Saturday afternoon to face Notts County, but can you remember what happened last time the two sides met?

22nd placed Notts County made the trip to Burslem to face then 14th placed Port Vale as both sides looked to progress up the Sky Bet League Two table.

90 minutes later, both sides had to settle for a point having played out a thrilling 2-2 draw at Vale Park. Goals from Luke Hannant and Tom Pope were unfortunately not enough to secure all three points on the day.

The Valiants were the brighter of the two sides in the opening encounters and took the lead through Hannant 14 minutes in. Whitfield took hold of possesion on the wing before cutting inside and whipping in a smart cross to the waiting Vale midfielder. Hannant adjusted himself to head beyong the Magpies stopper to put Vale in the ascendancy. 

However, Notts County replied within 10 minutes to level proceedings as Kane Hemmings turned home a bobbling Enzio Boldewijn strike, pegging back the positive Valiants.

Despite the Magpies goal, Whitfield and Pope continued to threaten down the other end as they both saw dangerous attempts on goal fall just the wrong side of the County goal post.

With just a couple minutes of regular time to play, Vale were staring defeat in the face as Elliot Ward put the visitors in the lead in the dying embers of the game. The defender was on hand to direct home at the far post following a deep cross into the Vale box.

However, it wasn't meant to be for Harry Kewell's Notts County, as in typical fashion, Pope slammed home a Luke Joyce cross to well and truly put an end to proceedings.

The result meant Vale climbed the table to 14th, with the visitors holding their place in 22nd.


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