October 20, 2012
Pope at the double for victorious Vale
|Port Vale||Wycombe Wanderers|
|1 Chris Neal||1 Nikki Bull|
|24 Richard Duffy||6 Leon Johnson|
|5 John McCombe||30 Gary Doherty|
|3 Robert Taylor||2 Danny Foster|
|14 Clayton McDonald||18 Charles Dunne|
|15 Chris Shuker||17 Joel Grant|
|10 Ashley Vincent||12 Bruno Andrade|
|9 Jennison Myrie-Williams||8 Stuart Lewis|
|4 Darren Murphy||28 Josh Scowen|
|8 Louis Dodds||20 Dean Morgan|
|11 Tom Pope||22 Jo Kuffour|
|12 Sam Johnson.||Matt Ingram 13|
|6 Gareth Owen||Dave Winfield 5|
|17 Joe Davis||Anthony Stewart 27|
|21 Kingsley James||Matthew Spring 9|
|22 Ryan Lloyd||Gareth Ainsworth 7|
|19 Ben Williamson||Matt McClure 29|
|Junior Morias 32|
|Ben Williamson for Darren Murphy (54)||Matthew Spring for Bruno Andrade (49)|
|Ryan Lloyd for Jennison Myrie-Williams (77)||Matt McClure for Joel Grant (68)|
|Kingsley James for Chris Shuker (81)||Junior Morias for Josh Scowen (83)|
|John McCombe (39)||Jo Kuffour (39)|
|Ashley Vincent (82)||Charles Dunne (55)|
|Dean Morgan (61)|
|Danny Foster (69)|
|Jo Kuffour (45)|
|· Rosters: Port Vale | Wycombe Wanderers|
Tom Pope's brace took his total to 15 for the season as Port Vale kept up the pressure on npower League Two leaders Gillingham with a 4-1 comeback victory against 10-man Wycombe.
The visitors had taken the lead with a 20th minute penalty after John McCombe was penalised for a challenge on Bruno Andrade.
Joel Grant fired a confident spot kick low inside Chris Neal's right-hand post to give the Vale goalkeeper no chance.
Micky Adams' men were given a lift just before half-time when Wycombe striker Jo Kuffour was sent off for a second yellow card after clattering into Neal.
Neal kept out Joel Grant's spectacular strike with a magnificent save four minutes into the second period before Vale hit top gear.
Substitute Ben Williamson was introduced as a third striker and he was on the field for just five minutes when he equalised in the 59th minute.
Pope's astute pass sent him racing clear and Williamson placed a low shot inside Nikki Bull's right-hand post from 14 yards.
And Pope rose highest to nod in Ashley Vincent's left-wing cross from six yards in the 66th minute.
Pope then put a majestic header into the top corner from substitute Kingsley James' right-wing cross before Bull spilled a fierce 30-yard shot from Vincent into the net in stoppage time.