David Worrall scored twice as Port Vale scraped a home draw against Colchester United on Saturday afternoon.
Manager Neil Aspin rang the changes bringing back goalkeeper Rob Lainton and handing Zac Jules and Donovan Wilson their full debuts.
However, the new-look side conceded after just twelve minutes after poor defending allowed Vincent-Young’s cross-shot to go in. It was not the start the Valiants needed.
It was a half of poor quality but Vale equalised on 38 minutes when Worrall, one of the few impressive home players equalised. But Vale were on level terms for just seven minutes as Drey Wright’s effort found the net in stoppage time.
The poor first-half display prompted Neil Aspin to make two changes at half-time, bringing on Tom Anderson and Anton Forrester.
Vale still struggled in the second-half prompting Aspin to bring on Ben Whitfield for the disappointing Cristian Montano.
It looked as if Aspin’s team would suffer another home reverse but that man Worrall turned in Hannant’s wayward shot with seven minutes left to level the score.
It may not have been the result Vale deserved but considering the performance it was still a potentially vital point in the battle to avoid relegation.
Vale: Lainton, Smith, Kay (Anderson), Jules, Gibbons, Tonge, Hannant, Worrall, Montano (Whitfield), Wilson (Forrester), Pope
Subs: Boot, Barnett, Pugh, Harness
Attendance: 4,044 (143 visitors)