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Port Vale   2 - 1   Notts County

Port Vale 2-1 Notts County

Port Vale 2-1 Notts County

Port Vale clinched a deserved win over League Two leaders Notts County to move into the play-off places.

The home side took the lead when Marc Richards turned and found the net with a deflected shot.

County levelled soon after when Graeme Lee headed home Craig Westcarr's inviting cross from 10 yards out.

But Vale were back in front when Kris Taylor's cross sailed straight into the net and Rob Taylor went close to adding a third when he hit the post late on.


Port Vale manager Micky Adams told BBC Radio Stoke:

"I'm thrilled for everybody because it was an enormous ask and nobody gave us a prayer.

"We've gone into the play-off places and we're there to be shot at now.

"We're not that cocky and complacent that we get carried away with this win, because there's a lot of work to be done between now and the end of the season."

Notts County manager Steve Cotterill told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"I thought we look tired, dead on our feet. It was a really hot day today but they looked fresh.

"In the second half our performance was good enough for a draw, but we just needed a ball to drop to us.

"Give them credit, they were pumped up for it and good luck to them for the rest of the season."

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Saturday, 24 April 2010

League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Port Vale 2-1 Notts County FT
(HT 2-1)
  • Richards 20
  • Taylor 30
  • Lee 25

Port Vale

  • 12 Martin
  • 05 McCombe
  • 11 Yates
  • 15 Collins
  • 04 Griffith
  • 07 Loft
  • 26 Taylor
  • 09 Richards
  • 14 Dodds (Taylor 59)
  • 25 Davies (Fraser 84 yellow card)
  • 32 Haldane (Rigg 75)

Substitutes

  • 01 Anyon,
  • 23 Molyneux,
  • 03 Taylor,
  • 10 Fraser,
  • 17 Rigg,
  • 29 Morsy,
  • 28 Horsfield

Notts County

  • 23 Schmeichel
  • 04 Edwards
  • 05 Lee yellow card
  • 06 Thompson
  • 18 Hunt
  • 08 Ravenhill
  • 10 Bishop
  • 11 Davies (Jackson 23)
  • 09 Hughes (Clapham 57)
  • 20 Westcarr
  • 22 Facey (Rodgers 46)

Substitutes

  • 01 Hoult,
  • 17 Clapham,
  • 07 Hamshaw,
  • 21 Jackson,
  • 15 Hawley,
  • 19 Rodgers,
  • 30 Akinbiyi
Ref: EvansAtt: 7,459
PORT VALE
NOTTS COUNTY

Possession

  • Port Vale 50%
  • Notts County 50%

Attempts on target

  • Port Vale 6
  • Notts County 3

Attempts off target

  • Port Vale 5
  • Notts County 2

Corners

  • Port Vale 8
  • Notts County 9

Fouls

  • Port Vale 8
  • Notts County 12
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:33 The referee brings the game to a close.
  • 90:00+3:42 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Neal Bishop.
  • 90:00+2:59 Booking Booking for Tommy Fraser for unsporting behaviour.
  • 90:00+2:50 Unfair challenge on Stephen Hunt by Tommy Fraser results in a free kick. Kasper Schmeichel takes the direct free kick.
  • 89:05 Corner taken short by Tommy Fraser.
  • 88:40 Foul by Richard Ravenhill on Tommy Fraser, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Tommy Fraser.
  • 88:13 Short corner taken by Doug Loft.
  • 87:44 Neal Bishop challenges Anthony Griffith unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by John McCombe.
  • 87:04 Shot by Neal Bishop from just outside the area goes over the net.
  • 86:23 Corner taken left-footed by Jamie Clapham from the left by-line, Kris Taylor makes a clearance.
  • 85:08 The official flags Tommy Fraser offside. Free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.
  • 84:42 Shot by Robert Taylor from inside the penalty area bounces off the post.
  • 83:27 Substitution (Port Vale) makes a substitution, with Tommy Fraser coming on for Craig Davies.
  • 80:12 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Jamie Clapham from the left by-line to the near post.
  • 78:48 Shot on goal comes in from Marc Richards from the free kick, save by Kasper Schmeichel.
  • 78:48 Booking Graeme Lee is shown a yellow card.
  • 78:21 Graeme Lee concedes a free kick for a foul on Robert Taylor.
  • 76:52 Richard Ravenhill produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 76:15 Inswinging corner taken by Jamie Clapham from the right by-line.
  • 74:29 Substitution Sean Rigg on for Lewis Haldane.
  • 74:04 Inswinging corner taken by Jamie Clapham from the right by-line.
  • 71:17 Richard Ravenhill gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lewis Haldane. Doug Loft crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Graeme Lee makes a clearance.
  • 69:45 Lewis Haldane concedes a free kick for a foul on Neal Bishop. Free kick crossed left-footed by Jamie Clapham from left wing.
  • 67:47 Luke Rodgers is adjudged to have handled the ball. Chris Martin restarts play with the free kick.
  • 66:11 Corner taken by Johnnie Jackson, Robert Taylor makes a clearance.
  • 65:32 Luke Rodgers takes a shot. Save by Chris Martin.
  • 64:07 Luke Rodgers gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Anthony Griffith. Chris Martin takes the free kick.
  • 61:59 Corner taken by Doug Loft from the left by-line played to the near post, Graeme Lee makes a clearance.
  • 59:37 Doug Loft challenges Neal Bishop unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stephen Hunt takes the free kick.
  • 57:51 Clearance made by John Thompson.
  • 57:51 Substitution Robert Taylor replaces Louis Dodds.
  • 57:51 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Doug Loft,
  • 56:17 Substitution Lee Hughes goes off and Jamie Clapham comes on.
  • 54:35 Lewis Haldane takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.
  • 52:16 Corner taken by Doug Loft, Close range shot by John McCombe misses to the left of the goal.
  • 50:44 Marc Richards takes a shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.
  • 45:01 The referee gets the second half underway.
  • 45:01 Substitution Luke Rodgers on for Delroy Facey.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:11 The ref blows to signal half-time.
  • 45:00+0:45 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Johnnie Jackson.
  • 44:25 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Doug Loft, Graeme Lee makes a clearance.
  • 42:39 Foul by Mike Edwards on Craig Davies, free kick awarded. Doug Loft takes the direct free kick.
  • 38:21 Effort on goal by Doug Loft from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 36:44 Lewis Haldane takes a shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.
  • 33:03 Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Collins on Delroy Facey. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Craig Westcarr, Lee Collins manages to make a clearance.
  • 31:14 Foul by John McCombe on Delroy Facey, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Craig Westcarr from right channel, clearance by Adam Yates.
  • 29:28 GOAL - Kris TaylorPort Vale 2 - 1 Notts County Kris Taylor fires in a goal from a long way out to the top left corner of the goal. Port Vale 2-1 Notts County.
  • 28:55 Corner taken by Doug Loft from the right by-line.
  • 27:29 Richard Ravenhill gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Anthony Griffith. Kris Taylor takes the direct free kick.
  • 26:10 Free kick awarded for a foul by Neal Bishop on Anthony Griffith. John McCombe takes the free kick.
  • 24:30 Assist on the goal came from Craig Westcarr.
  • 24:30 GOAL - Graeme LeePort Vale 1 - 1 Notts County Graeme Lee finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Port Vale 1-1 Notts County.
  • 24:04 John McCombe challenges Lee Hughes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Graeme Lee.
  • 22:10 Substitution Johnnie Jackson replaces Ben Davies.
  • 19:52 GOAL - Marc RichardsPort Vale 1 - 0 Notts County Marc Richards fires in a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Port Vale 1-0 Notts County.
  • 18:58 Corner taken by Doug Loft from the left by-line to the near post, Craig Westcarr makes a clearance.
  • 17:30 Anthony Griffith fouled by Neal Bishop, the ref awards a free kick. Kris Taylor restarts play with the free kick.
  • 16:14 Handball decision goes against Lewis Haldane. Direct free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.
  • 10:56 Corner from the left by-line taken by Ben Davies, free kick awarded for a foul by Mike Edwards on Marc Richards. Direct free kick taken by Chris Martin.
  • 9:50 Unfair challenge on Craig Westcarr by Lewis Haldane results in a free kick. Ben Davies crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Lee Collins makes a clearance.
  • 8:26 Marc Richards concedes a free kick for a foul on John Thompson. Graeme Lee takes the free kick.
  • 6:27 Corner from the right by-line taken by Craig Westcarr, Lee Collins makes a clearance.
  • 3:37 Craig Davies takes a shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.
  • 2:56 Louis Dodds produces a volleyed right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 2:26 Free kick awarded for a foul by Graeme Lee on Marc Richards. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Doug Loft, clearance by Ben Davies.
  • 0:27 Anthony Griffith fouled by Ben Davies, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Martin restarts play with the free kick.
  • 0:00 The referee gets the game started.

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League Two table snapshot

As it stood on 24 Apr 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Notts County 43 55 86
2 Rochdale 44 36 82
3 Bournemouth 44 14 80
4 Rotherham 44 6 72
5 Aldershot 44 12 69
6 Bury 44 -2 68
7 Port Vale 44 15 67
8 Morecambe 44 7 67
9 Chesterfield 44 0 67
10 Northampton 44 11 66
11 Dag & Red 44 8 66
12 Shrewsbury 44 2 62
13 Burton Albion 44 -4 56
14 Bradford 44 -6 56
15 Hereford 44 -13 56
16 Crewe 44 -4 54
17 Accrington 43 -15 54
18 Torquay 44 6 53
19 Macclesfield 44 -7 53
20 Lincoln City 44 -21 49
21 Cheltenham 44 -12 47
22 Barnet 43 -14 45
23 Grimsby 44 -25 41
24 Darlington 43 -49 27

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