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Last Time We Met Forest Green Rovers

22 March 2019

Port Vale host Forest Green Rovers this Saturday afternoon in Sky Bet League Two action, but can you remember what happened last time the two sides met?

19th placed Vale travelled to The New Lawn in September looking to end a run of three consecutive losses, whilst Forest Green wanted to continue their impressive form in the opening few games of the 2018/19 season.

In a tightly contested affair, both sides played out a score draw as Vale picked up their first away point of the season. Tom Pope's second-half penalty rescued a point for the Valiants.

Vale started the more positive as Mitch Clark, Tom Conlon and David Worrall all had shots on target saved, however it was the hosts who took the lead a quarter of an hour into the game.

Carl Winchester escaped his man inside the box to head home an in-swinging free-kick, opening the scoring with Rovers' first attempt of the game.

Vale needed to respond as the second-half kicked off, as Conlon and Clark looked to target Pope in the box with a number of dangerous crosses.

In search of a goal, Ricky Miller was introduced to the game and soon made the difference to help bring Vale back on level terms. The little forward was brought down inside the box and Tom Pope made no mistake from the spot, scoring his fourth goal of the season.

The hosts were reduced to 10 men with 15 minutes to play, however neither side could find the net following the dismissal  to earn themselves all three points. 

The draw lifted Vale to 17th place, whilst Forest Green fell a couple of places to ninth.


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