Fleetwood 1-2 Port Vale

Vale completed a second-half turnaround thanks to goals from sub Colin Daniel and midfielder Sam Foley as they picked up their first away win of the season.

Rob Page made one change to his starting line-up with AJ Leitch-Smith replacing Enoch Andoh who dropped to the bench. JJ Hooper was also named as a sub while Louis Dodds made his 300th Vale appearance. There were over 800 travelling Valiants at the game.

Vale were rocked by an injury to Jak Alnwick but the injured goalkeeper was able to continue. The Valiants enjoyed a decent start to the game despite the keeper’s injury but Fleetwood came back into the game and Bobby Grant scored an excellent goal on fifteen minutes.

Vale were struggling to create any real chances and they were rocked just before the break with another injury. Ryan Inniss suffered what looked to be a shoulder injury and was replaced by Remie Streete. Soon after Streete’s introduction, Anthony Grant cleared a shot off the line. The home side then had a shot hit the bar as Vale somehow reached the break only a goal down.

The Valiants were to make the home side pay for those missed chances as half-time sub Colin Daniel put the visitors level on 56 minutes. And Vale completed the comeback when Anthony Grant was fouled in the box and Sam Foley netted his third of the season from the penalty spot. It came on 65 minutes and Vale had completed a complete turnaround in the space of eleven minutes.

Fleetwood countered but Jak Alnwick produced a fine save to preserve Vale’s lead. The Valiants were then infuriated as some strong challenges flew in from Fleetwood. But Rob Page’s side held on, despite seven minutes of stoppage time, to end their losing run and earn a welcome three points.

Vale: Alnwick, Purkiss, Inniss (Streete), Duffy, Dickinson, Grant, Foley, Moore, Leitch-Smith (Birchall), Dodds, Ikpeazu (Daniel)

Subs: Johnson, Hooper, Andoh, McCourt


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