Rob Page’s Vale side snatched an unlikely draw thanks to a last-minute goal from substitute Lee Hughes. Read our match report.
Rob Page’s Vale side snatched an unlikely draw against Bristol City thanks to a last-minute Lee Hughes’ goal.
Page named an unchanged starting eleven for his second game as stand-in Vale manager. But it was the visitors who had much the better of the opening half and really should have taken a lead into the half-time interval.
Vale were on the back foot for much of the opening 45 minutes and were lucky not to concede when Baldock’s shot rattled the post.
However, it only took ten minutes of the second period for City to take the lead as Scott Wagstaff’s shot wrong-footed Chris Neal on 55 minutes.
It was an insipid performance by Vale who were second-best for much of the game. In the closing stages there were half-chances for Loft and substitute Hughes but nothing to really trouble the visitor’s goalkeeper.
In the last few minutes, it looked like being a comfortable victory for the away side but Hughes took advantage of a poor back-pass to earn Vale a point.
Vale rallied in the dying minutes as Myrie-Williams also went close. But in the end, a point was a good result for the Vale who had been poor for the majority of the game.
Vale: Neal, Yates, Robertson, Chilvers, Dickinson, Birchall (Myrie-Williams), Griffith (Mohamed), Lines, Loft, Williamson (Hughes), Pope
Subs: Johnson, Duffy, Dodds, Davis