Midfielder Sam Foley’s last-gasp penalty earned Port Vale a dramatic 2-2 draw with Swindon Town. Manager Rob Page made one change to his starting line-up with Sam Kelly replacing the injured Enoch Andoh.
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After a quiet opening period, the home side took the lead when Robert was put through and he made no mistake on finding the back of the net after thirteen minutes.
But the home side’s lead lasted just eight minutes as good work from Dodds released Ikpeazu who muscled through to make it 1-1 on 21 minutes. The big striker was soon the pantomime villain for the home fan after his goal as his appeals for free-kicks were turned down by the ref.
Ikpeazu could have made himself an even bigger villain had he converted a good second-half chance which went begging. Vale were made to rue that chance when Rodgers’ good finish put the home side back in-front after 66 minutes.
That goal inspired Rob Page to make a triple substitution with fifteen minutes to go but it looked to be to no avail. However, in the very last moment, Vale were awarded a penalty as a Swindon player handled in the box. Sam Foley stepped up and calmly despatched the spot-kick for his first Vale goal and a dramatic point for the Valiants.