• FT

    Southend

    1

    Fleetwood To

    1

  • FT

    AFC Wimbledo

    0

    Barnet

    1

  • FT

    Accrington

    3

    Burton

    3

  • FT

    Aldershot

    3

    Oxford Utd

    2

  • FT

    Cheltenham

    1

    Northampton

    0

  • FT

    Chesterfield

    2

    Port Vale

    2

  • FT

    Dag & Red

    2

    Bristol Rov

    4

  • FT

    Exeter

    1

    Rochdale

    2

  • FT

    Gillingham

    1

    Rotherham

    0

  • FT

    Morecambe

    0

    Wycombe

    1

  • FT

    Torquay

    1

    Bradford

    3

  • FT

    York

    2

    Plymouth

    0

ENGLISH LEAGUE TWO

Proact Stadium

Referee: S Hooper | Attendance: 6669

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Chesterfield

  • Marc Richards 14'
  • Marc Richards 19'

2 - 2

FT

Port Vale

  • Darren Purse 5'
  • Tom Pope 85'

Pope salvages late point for Vale

Tom Pope rescued promotion-chasing Port Vale again with a late header after former Valiants striker Marc Richards scored twice for Chesterfield in a 2-2 draw at the Proact Stadium.

Darren Purse headed the visitors in front but Richards silenced the 2,000 travelling Vale fans with a deflected free-kick and a sharp finish only for Pope to bag his 31st goal of the season in the 85th minute to salvage a point.

Vale went in front in the fifth minute when Purse was allowed to run across the face of goal to head a corner past Tommy Lee from eight yards.

But Chesterfield responded with two goals in the space of four minutes, with a 25-yard free-kick from Richards taking a big deflection to wrongfoot Chris Neal before the striker scored from a tight angle after Neal could only parry a Jay O'Shea shot.

Vale had been second best in the first half but they carried more of a threat after the break, Doug Loft lifting the ball on to the roof of the net in the 66th minute before his 20-yard shot was tipped over four minutes later.

But Vale's pressure told in the 85th minute when Pope's downward header squirmed under the body of Lee.

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Scoring Summary

  • Chesterfield
  • Port Vale
(5') Darren Purse
(85') Tom Pope

Match Stats

  • Chesterfield
  • Port Vale
11(5) Shots (on goal) 6(0)
9 Fouls 9
4 Corner kicks 6
0 Offsides 8
52% Time of Possession 48%
1 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
2 Saves 8

Teams

  • Chesterfield
  • Port Vale
Substitutes
Substitutions
Yellow Cards
Neal Trotman (63')