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Port Vale 1-1 Bury

Bury maintained their hold on the final automatic promotion spot after Elliott Bennett's header cancelled out James Lawrie's 57th-minute opener.

Port Vale drew first blood when the Bury goalkeeper Wayne Brown rushed from his area to head away a long ball.

Teenage striker Lawrie beat Brown to the ball and steered a long-range effort over the stranded keeper's head.

But Bennett nodded in David Buchanan's far-post cross before Bury pushed unsuccessfully for a late winner.


Port Vale: Martin, Stockley, McCombe, Collins, Edwards, Howland, Brammer (Richman 73), Marshall, Taylor (Thompson 85), Lawrie, Dodds.
Subs Not Used: Lloyd-Weston, Griffith, Glover.

Booked: Marshall, McCombe.

Goals: Lawrie 57.

Bury: Brown, Haslam, Futcher, Sodje, Buchanan, Bennett (Welsh 87), Barry-Murphy, Dawson, Jones (Racchi 73), Morrell (Hurst 87), Jevons.
Subs Not Used: Cresswell, Baker.

Booked: Sodje, Dawson, Haslam.

Goals: Bennett 68.

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