Sub Ben Williamson scored for the second game in a row as he rescued a point for the Vale against Burton Albion.
Micky Adams made one change to his starting line-up with Sam Morsy coming into midfield. Ryan Burge was named on the bench so there was no place in the squad for Darren Murphy who had started Saturday’s game. Former Valiants Stuart Tomlinson and Damien McCrory started for the opponents with Justin Richards on the bench.
Vale’s first chance of the game fell to Louis Dodds, but the striker didn’t trouble keeper Tomlinson. And minutes later Dodds had another shot which forced a good save from Tomlinson.
But Burton hit back and had the better of the opening exchanges. First, Calvin Zola went close from a corner and minutes later, it was Tom Pope’s defending that stopped Paterson threatening the Vale goal.
Vale suffered a blow on the stroke of half-time as Duffy was carried off and Yates replaced him for the second-half.
Vale’s key players – Myrie-Williams and Vincent were being well shackled by Burton and as a result, chances for Tom Pope were few and far between.
Both sides had half-chances in the second-half, but Burton took the lead via a mistake from Vale goalkeeper Chris Neal who allowed Chapple’s cross-shot to go in.
But just minutes later, sub Ben Williamson scored for the second game in a row as he finished a nice Vale move. It was Williamson’s third goal of the season.
There was further drama as former Vale keeper Stuart Tomlinson left the pitch injured and was replaced by sub Dean Lyness.
But it was Burton who had the game’s next chance only for Neal to pull a good save. Vale hit back with a chance for Vincent but despite lengthy stoppage time it ended as a draw.
Vale: Neal, Duffy (Yates), McCombe, McDonald (Davis), Taylor, Myrie-Williams, Morsy, Shuker (Williamson) ,Vincent, Dodds , Pope
Subs: Johnson, Burge, Lloyd, James