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Darlington   1 - 3   Port Vale

Darlington v Port Vale

Darlington 1-3 Port Vale

Port Vale conceded early on but hit back with three second-half goals to win at bottom side Darlington.

The hosts took the lead when Tadgh Purcell slotted in at the far post after being picked out by Dan Groves.

After the break substitute Doug Loft fired the equaliser for Vale only a minute after coming off the bench.

Vale took the led when a poor clearance fell to Louis Dodds and he fired in from 15 yards and Lewis Haldane sealed the win with a shot from in the box.

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Tuesday, 2 March 2010

League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Darlington 1-3 Port Vale FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Purcell 6
  • Loft 67
  • Dodds 72
  • Haldane 81

Darlington

  • 23 Redmond
  • 04 White yellow card
  • 06 Miller
  • 20 Giddings
  • 22 Madden
  • 11 Dempsey
  • 12 Gray (Chisholm 74)
  • 16 Groves (Smith 58)
  • 19 Purcell
  • 28 Waite
  • 30 Diop

Substitutes

  • 13 Liversedge,
  • 25 Chisholm,
  • 31 Burn,
  • 14 Smith,
  • 24 Mulligan,
  • 15 Main,
  • 29 Deane

Port Vale

  • 01 Anyon
  • 05 McCombe (Yates 46)
  • 15 Collins
  • 16 Owen
  • 03 Taylor (Loft 66)
  • 04 Griffith
  • 26 Taylor
  • 09 Richards
  • 14 Dodds
  • 25 Davies (Rigg 46)
  • 32 Haldane

Substitutes

  • 12 Martin,
  • 06 Prosser,
  • 11 Yates,
  • 07 Loft,
  • 17 Rigg,
  • 19 Richman,
  • 29 Morsy
Ref: HaywoodAtt: 1,582
DARLINGTON
PORT VALE

Possession

  • Darlington 36%
  • Port Vale 64%

Attempts on target

  • Darlington 4
  • Port Vale 6

Attempts off target

  • Darlington 4
  • Port Vale 5

Corners

  • Darlington 4
  • Port Vale 7

Fouls

  • Darlington 8
  • Port Vale 12
  • 90:00+3:09 Free kick awarded for a foul by Louis Dodds on Stuart Giddings. Stuart Giddings takes the free kick.
  • 90:00+2:40 Sean Rigg decides to take a short corner.
  • 90:00+0:44 Effort on goal by Sean Rigg from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 90:00+0:25 Doug Loft challenges Gareth Waite unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Shane Redmond.
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 89:46 The final whistle is blown by the referee.
  • 89:26 The official flags Marc Richards offside. Stuart Giddings restarts play with the free kick.
  • 86:37 Tadgh Purcell takes a shot. Clearance made by Kris Taylor.
  • 84:48 Gary Dempsey fouled by Anthony Griffith, the ref awards a free kick. Stuart Giddings takes the free kick.
  • 82:14 Free kick awarded for a foul by Lewis Haldane on Alan White. Shane Redmond restarts play with the free kick.
  • 80:21 GOAL - Lewis HaldaneDarlington 1 - 3 Port Vale Lewis Haldane gets on the score sheet with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Darlington 1-3 Port Vale.
  • 79:27 Marc Richards is ruled offside. Shane Redmond restarts play with the free kick.
  • 78:04 Unfair challenge on Gary Smith by Doug Loft results in a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Gary Dempsey.
  • 75:29 Corner taken left-footed by Kris Taylor, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Sean Rigg goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
  • 73:34 Substitution Josh Gray leaves the field to be replaced by Ross Chisholm.
  • 71:56 GOAL - Louis DoddsDarlington 1 - 2 Port Vale Louis Dodds scores a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Darlington 1-2 Port Vale.
  • 71:13 The referee blows for offside against Tadgh Purcell. Joe Anyon takes the direct free kick.
  • 70:54 The referee blows for offside against Marc Richards. Free kick taken by Shane Redmond.
  • 70:03 Free kick taken by Joe Anyon.
  • 70:03 Booking The referee cautions Alan White for unsporting behaviour.
  • 69:54 Foul by Alan White on Sean Rigg, free kick awarded.
  • 69:15 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ian Miller by Sean Rigg. Shane Redmond takes the free kick.
  • 68:12 Foul by Kris Taylor on Gary Smith, free kick awarded. Shane Redmond takes the direct free kick.
  • 66:43 GOAL - Doug LoftDarlington 1 - 1 Port Vale Goal scored by Doug Loft from just outside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Darlington 1-1 Port Vale.
  • 66:10 Foul by Gareth Waite on Doug Loft, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Anthony Griffith.
  • 65:20 Substitution Doug Loft joins the action as a substitute, replacing Robert Taylor.
  • 64:09 Sean Rigg is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Shane Redmond restarts play with the free kick.
  • 62:31 Unfair challenge on Lee Collins by Alan White results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Kris Taylor.
  • 62:02 Tadgh Purcell is ruled offside. Joe Anyon takes the free kick.
  • 57:23 Substitution (Darlington) makes a substitution, with Gary Smith coming on for Danny Groves.
  • 55:18 The offside flag is raised against Mor Diop. Direct free kick taken by Kris Taylor.
  • 53:50 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robert Taylor by Alan White. The ball is crossed by Kris Taylor, Header on goal by Marc Richards from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 48:41 Kris Taylor fouled by Danny Groves, the ref awards a free kick. Joe Anyon restarts play with the free kick.
  • 47:30 Josh Gray decides to take the corner short.
  • 45:01 The second half begins.
  • 45:01 Substitution Sean Rigg joins the action as a substitute, replacing Craig Davies.
  • 45:01 Substitution Adam Yates replaces John McCombe.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:31 The half-time whistle blows.
  • 45:00+0:01 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Kris Taylor played to the near post, clearance by Ian Miller.
  • 42:26 Craig Davies is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Shane Redmond.
  • 41:21 Ian Miller fouled by Lewis Haldane, the ref awards a free kick. Shane Redmond takes the free kick.
  • 40:46 Gareth Waite has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide right of the goal.
  • 38:23 Gareth Waite takes a shot. Save by Joe Anyon.
  • 36:25 Corner from the right by-line taken by Kris Taylor, clearance by Ian Miller.
  • 34:34 Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Davies on Ian Miller. Ian Miller takes the free kick.
  • 31:00 Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Kris Taylor.
  • 29:18 Robert Taylor has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
  • 27:55 Lewis Haldane fouled by Danny Groves, the ref awards a free kick. Kris Taylor restarts play with the free kick.
  • 27:00 Craig Davies concedes a free kick for a foul on Ian Miller. Shane Redmond takes the free kick.
  • 26:03 Louis Dodds takes a shot. Save made by Shane Redmond.
  • 23:44 Free kick awarded for a foul by Marc Richards on Ian Miller. Ian Miller takes the free kick.
  • 19:20 Mor Diop has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 18:04 The official flags Lewis Haldane offside. Shane Redmond takes the direct free kick.
  • 17:47 Unfair challenge on Marc Richards by Gareth Waite results in a free kick. Kris Taylor takes the free kick.
  • 16:28 Danny Groves takes a short corner.
  • 15:45 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Josh Gray.
  • 14:56 The offside flag is raised against Mor Diop. Joe Anyon restarts play with the free kick.
  • 14:20 Corner from right by-line taken by Josh Gray.
  • 13:50 Craig Davies takes a shot. Save by Shane Redmond.
  • 12:46 Kris Taylor takes a shot. Shane Redmond makes a comfortable save.
  • Correction - 10:40 Strike on goal comes in from Gary Dempsey from the free kick, save by Joe Anyon.
  • 10:40 Strike on goal comes in from Gary Dempsey from the free kick, Joe Anyon makes a save.
  • 9:53 The offside flag is raised against Tadgh Purcell. Direct free kick taken by Joe Anyon.
  • 8:09 The referee blows for offside against Marc Richards. Shane Redmond restarts play with the free kick.
  • 7:34 Effort on goal by Tadgh Purcell from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 6:33 Unfair challenge on Craig Davies by Gareth Waite results in a free kick. Joe Anyon takes the free kick.
  • 5:29 Mor Diop provided the assist for the goal.
  • 5:29 GOAL - Tadgh PurcellDarlington 1 - 0 Port Vale Goal scored by Tadgh Purcell from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Darlington 1-0 Port Vale.
  • 4:26 Free kick awarded for a foul by Marc Richards on Alan White. Shane Redmond takes the direct free kick.
  • 2:47 Outswinging corner taken by Kris Taylor from the left by-line, Gareth Waite makes a clearance.
  • 0:39 Inswinging corner taken by Kris Taylor from the right by-line played to the near post, Ian Miller manages to make a clearance. Effort from inside the area by John McCombe misses to the right of the target.
  • 0:00 The match has kicked off.

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League Two table snapshot

As it stood on 2 Mar 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Rochdale 33 39 68
2 Bournemouth 34 7 60
3 Bury 33 5 59
4 Chesterfield 33 8 57
5 Rotherham 32 9 56
6 Shrewsbury 34 10 55
7 Notts County 30 37 54
8 Aldershot 33 9 51
9 Dag & Red 33 4 50
10 Northampton 34 5 49
11 Morecambe 33 6 48
12 Port Vale 33 7 46
13 Accrington 30 1 46
14 Burton Albion 33 0 46
15 Crewe 33 -2 42
16 Bradford 32 -6 40
17 Hereford 33 -13 38
18 Barnet 33 -9 37
19 Lincoln City 33 -20 34
20 Torquay 34 -5 33
21 Macclesfield 32 -11 32
22 Cheltenham 33 -15 31
23 Grimsby 33 -24 24
24 Darlington 30 -42 15


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