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Last Time We Met Northampton Town

28 March 2019

John Askey's Port Vale face Northampton Town away from home in Sky Bet League Two on Saturday afternoon, but can you remember what happened when the two sides faced off at Vale Park earlier this season?

The Cobblers came to Burslem back in September 2018, and they were comfortably beaten by the Valiants who scored either side of the break to secure all three points in front of their own supporters.

Both teams had chances early on with Manny Oyeleke seeing a shot saved for Vale before Sam Hoskins struck the side-netting for the visitors, but the deadlock was eventually broken on 24 minutes.

Ben Whitfield crafted his own goal as he conjured up a solo run before rocketing a strike into the bottom corner from range, leaving Dave Cornell with no chance between the posts.

Northampton then saw a man get sent off on 59 minutes as Aaron Pierre picked up two yellow cards within the space of just five minutes.

Vale took advantage of their opponents being down to 10, and they sealed things in style through Oyeleke after 69 minutes. He played a neat one-two with Tom Pope before curling a pinpoint finish into the top corner from inside the area.

In the history of the two clubs there has been 72 meetings, with Port Vale coming out on top on 22 occasions. Northampton have won 29 of those fixtures, whilst 21 stalemates have also been recorded.


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