Port Vale 2-2 Crawley Town
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Port Vale substitute Louis Dodds scored an injury-time equaliser to deny Crawley Town victory on their Football League debut.
The Red Devils led when Tyrone Barnett fired home from six yards out but Vale levelled from Marc Richards' free-kick.
Town regained the lead when Kyle McFadzean headed home Sergio Torres's ball and Vale's Doug Loft hit the post.
Crawley had John Dempster sent off for two bookings in three minutes and Dodds half-volleyed home from close range.VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
Port Vale manager Micky Adams told BBC Radio Stoke:
"From our point of view we're disappointed that we never really got going first half, and it took their goal to kick-start us.
"Their manager will obviously complain about the sending off, it's a game turner for sure.
"We've got our first points on the board and they're promotion favourites, so we've done OK."
Crawley manager Steve Evans told BBC Sussex:
"We've come to a difficult place. Their fans are passionate and you have to quiet them down.
"We played some great stuff in the second half and we were dominant. Then the referee makes a decision to issue two quick yellows. In my opinion, neither were worthy. I'll ask him about them in front of his assessor.
"If that's the standard, we'll do okay. We competed and acquitted ourselves well, but we should have got three points."
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Saturday, 6 August 2011
Npower League Two
|Home Team||Score||Away Team||Time|
|Port Vale||2-2||Crawley Town||FT|
- 12 Tomlinson
- 02 Yates
- 05 McCombe
- 15 Collins
- 20 Green
- 04 Griffith
- 07 Loft
- 14 Roberts yellow card (Taylor 60)
- 17 Rigg
- 09 Richards (Haldane 60)
- 11 Pope (Dodds 74)
- 01 Martin,
- 25 McDonald,
- 03 Taylor,
- 16 Haldane,
- 08 Dodds
- 25 Shearer
- 03 Howell
- 05 McFadzean
- 18 Dempster two yellow cards, red card
- 08 Torres
- 11 Simpson
- 12 Smith (Charlie Wassmer 77)
- 13 Hunt
- 15 Bulman
- 09 Tubbs (Neilson 81)
- 23 Barnett (Thomas 88)
- 01 Kuipers,
- 20 Charlie Wassmer,
- 22 Neilson,
- 10 Thomas,
- 17 Akinde
- Port Vale 53%
- Crawley Town 47%
Attempts on target
- Port Vale 2
- Crawley Town 3
Attempts off target
- Port Vale 4
- Crawley Town 3
- Port Vale 0
- Crawley Town 7
- Port Vale 9
- Crawley Town 8
- Final Result
- Full Time
- 90:00+4:12 The match has reached full-time.
- 90:00+0:19 GOAL - Louis Dodds:Port Vale 2 - 2 Crawley Town A goal is scored by Louis Dodds from inside the six-yard box to the top right corner of the goal. Port Vale 2-2 Crawley Town.
- Correction - 88:39 Short corner taken by Scott Neilson.
- 88:39 Scott Neilson decides to take a short corner.
- 87:04 Substitution Wesley Thomas joins the action as a substitute, replacing Tyrone Barnett.
- 83:50 Louis Dodds gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Charlie Wassmer. Direct free kick taken by Scott Shearer.
- 80:55 Substitution (Crawley Town) makes a substitution, with Scott Neilson coming on for Matthew Tubbs.
- 80:02 Close range header by Louis Dodds misses to the right of the target.
- 78:24 The assistant referee flags for offside against Lewis Haldane. Scott Shearer restarts play with the free kick.
- 76:21 Centre by Doug Loft, Mike Green manages to make a clearance.
- 76:21 Substitution Charlie Wassmer on for Ben Smith.
- 76:21 Sent off The referee shows John Dempster a red card for second bookable offence.
- 75:13 Foul by John Dempster on Robert Taylor, free kick awarded.
- 73:36 Direct free kick taken by Robert Taylor.
- 73:36 Booking John Dempster receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
- 73:24 Substitution (Port Vale) makes a substitution, with Louis Dodds coming on for Tom Pope.
- 73:24 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robert Taylor by John Dempster.
- 67:56 John McCombe is caught offside. Free kick taken by Scott Shearer.
- 66:10 Doug Loft produces a drilled right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that hits the post.
- 62:10 The assistant referee signals for offside against Matthew Tubbs. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.
- 59:59 Substitution Robert Taylor comes on in place of Gary Roberts.
- 59:27 Substitution Lewis Haldane joins the action as a substitute, replacing Marc Richards.
- 58:39 Ben Smith takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post.
- 58:05 Free kick awarded for a foul by John McCombe on Tyrone Barnett. Dean Howell takes the free kick.
- 56:29 Mike Green gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tyrone Barnett. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Ben Smith, clearance by Lee Collins.
- 52:09 Marc Richards gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Dempster. Direct free kick taken by Scott Shearer.
- 50:56 The assist for the goal came from Sergio Torres.
- 50:56 GOAL - Kyle McFadzean:Port Vale 1 - 2 Crawley Town Kyle McFadzean grabs a headed goal from inside the penalty area. Port Vale 1-2 Crawley Town.
- 50:06 Dean Howell takes a shot. Save by Scott Shearer.
- 49:20 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken by Ben Smith to near post, John McCombe makes a clearance.
- 46:16 Gary Roberts concedes a free kick for a foul on Dean Howell. Dean Howell takes the free kick.
- 46:16 Booking Gary Roberts is booked.
- 45:01 The second half begins.
- Half Time
- 45:00+1:59 The players leave the pitch at half time.
- 45:00+0:56 Dannie Bulman fouled by Anthony Griffith, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by John Dempster.
- 44:41 Dannie Bulman challenges Doug Loft unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Doug Loft, Dannie Bulman makes a clearance.
- 42:00 GOAL - Marc Richards:Port Vale 1 - 1 Crawley Town Marc Richards scores a goal direct from the free kick from outside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Port Vale 1-1 Crawley Town.
- 40:29 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tom Pope by Kyle McFadzean.
- 38:24 The assist for the goal came from Matthew Tubbs.
- 38:24 GOAL - Tyrone Barnett:Port Vale 0 - 1 Crawley Town Tyrone Barnett fires in a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Port Vale 0-1 Crawley Town.
- 37:32 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ben Smith,
- 35:48 Effort from just outside the area by Tom Pope goes over the bar.
- 33:35 Ben Smith takes the outswinging corner, Close range shot by Kyle McFadzean goes wide of the left-hand upright.
- 33:04 Dean Howell takes a shot. John McCombe manages to make a clearance.
- 32:00 Dean Howell delivers the ball.
- 29:54 Foul by Gary Roberts on Dannie Bulman, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Dean Howell.
- 27:57 Free kick awarded for a foul by John Dempster on Tom Pope. Doug Loft takes the indirect free kick.
- 27:20 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John McCombe by Matthew Tubbs. Stuart Tomlinson takes the free kick.
- 21:05 Tyrone Barnett has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
- 19:29 Outswinging corner taken by Ben Smith, clearance by John McCombe.
- 14:01 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matthew Tubbs by John McCombe. Free kick taken by Dean Howell.
- 12:38 Dean Howell is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Adam Yates.
- 8:17 David Hunt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Yates. Doug Loft produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Kyle McFadzean manages to make a clearance.
- 6:11 Matthew Tubbs is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Mike Green takes the free kick.
- 5:01 Free kick awarded for a foul by Doug Loft on Dannie Bulman. Free kick taken by Dean Howell.
- 4:08 Matthew Tubbs is caught offside. Stuart Tomlinson restarts play with the free kick.
- 3:00 The referee blows for offside.
- 1:50 Free kick awarded for a foul by Josh Simpson on Anthony Griffith. Adam Yates restarts play with the free kick.
- 1:19 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ben Smith from the right by-line.
- 1:07 The referee blows for offside. Scott Shearer restarts play with the free kick.
- 0:00 The referee gets the game started.
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