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Port Vale 1 Northampton Town 1 - the match report

10 August 2019

Saturday August 10th, 3.00pm      
Vale Park

David Amoo 26

Ryan Watson 45

Attendance: 5,931 (500 Cobblers fans)

Port Vale: Scott Brown, James Gibbons. Adam Crookes, Luke Joyce, Leon Legge, David Worrall, Manny Oyeleke (sub Mark Cullen 71), Tom Pope, Tom Conlon, Nathan Smith, David Amoo
Subs not used: Kieran Kennedy, Cristian Montano, Callum Evans, Scott Burgess, Ritchie Bennett, Johnny Maddison
Cobblers: Steve Arnold (sub David Cornell 65), Reece Hall-Johnson, Charlie Goode, Scott Wharton, Joe Martin (sub Joe Bunney 65), Sam Hoskins, Ryan Watson, Chris Lines, Nicky Adams, Matt Warburton (sub Junior Morias 78), Harry Smith
Subs not used: Jordan Turnbull, Andy Williams, Scott Pollock, Shaun McWilliams

Referee: David Rock

Port Vale: Luke Joyce (43)
Cobblers: Joe Martin (36, 1st of the season), Charlie Goode (45, 1st), Harry Smith (61, 1st), Joe Bunney (74, 1st), Sam Hoskins (90, 1st)

5 cautions on or before 19 games; 1 match suspension
10 cautions on or before 32 games; 2 match suspension       
15 cautions at any time in season; 3 match suspension

Sent off:
Port Vale: none      
Cobblers: none

Sendings off: 2 cautions in one game; 1 match suspension but cautions do not count towards above totals. Other sendings off; 1 or 3 match suspension. Extra match ban for additional sendings off.

Cobblers boss Keith Curle made two changes for Northampton Town’s first away game of the season. Steve Arnold replaced David Cornell in goal while Ryan Watson came in for the injured Alan McCormack.

On an unseasonably windy August afternoon in Staffordshire, it was former Cobblers loanee Manny Oyeleke who had the first opportunity of the game for the home side, firing wide from the edge of the area after 18 minutes.

Eight minutes later, Vale had the lead, David Amoo with a close range header from a corner and shortly afterwards James Gibbons went close, but his powerful shot was just wide of the near post.

The Cobblers gradually grew into the first half, and after Matt Warburton had found Sam Hoskins, the latter, on his 150th Northampton Town appearance, sent in a cross shot that keeper Scott Browne went down low to save.

Hoskins then saw his effort from a Harry Smith cross deflected over before the Cobblers levelled in first half stoppage time, Joe Martin’s corner was flicked on by Charlie Goode and Ryan Watson turned home a header at the far post.

There was still time for Steve Arnold to save a Tom Conlon free kick before the first half drew to a close.

Scott Wharton saw a 53rd minute header blocked on the line as a Chris Lines follow up shot was also blocked in early second half pressure for the Cobblers.

Keith Curle was forced in to a double change just after the hour mark when substitute keeper David Cornell replaced the injured Steve Arnold and Joe Bunney came on for Joe Martin who was on a yellow card.

Watson then saw a header blocked before Port Vale rattled the cross bar, Oyeleke turning a Pope header goalwards and against the woodwork.

Leon Legge headed wide from a David Worrall corner, while from another Worrall flag kick, Luke Joyce drove wide from the edge of the area.

Cornell went down low to save from Amoo during five minutes of stoppage time before Chris Lines made a terrific block from Tom Pope as the home side pressed. Cornell tipped the header from the resulting corner over the bar to ensure the points were shared.

PORT VALE MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)     
CORNERS: (2) 7        
FOULS: (7) 10        

COBBLERS MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)      
CORNERS: (5) 8
FOULS: (9) 20

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Ticket News


Arrangements for Saturday's game

5 August 2019

Port Vale v Northampton Town
Sky Bet League 2
Saturday August 10th 2019
Kick off 3.00pm

We have been sent an initial 700 tickets for this fixture and these are now on sale from the PTS Academy Stadium and

Tickets are priced as follows:

Adults (aged 22-61) £20
Seniors (aged 62+) £15
Young adults (aged 18-21) £15
Juniors (aged 12-17) £8
Under 12s (0-11) FREE
Carers FREE

Tickets will be available to purchase on arrival with a £2 price increase. Sales on the day will be from the away sales kiosk situated outside the away stand from 1pm.

Supporters who are ambulant disabled and are receiving medium or high ratings may have a carer with them free of charge. Port Vale have asked us to notify travelling supporters there are no facilities for supporters with disabilities available in the away stand.

The stand designated for supporters with disabilities is a mixed supporters area at the opposite end of the stadium.

Tickets for the mixed stand must be purchased by calling Port Vale on 01782 655821.

Car parking for supporters with a disability can be purchased at £10 per car from Port Vale.

General car parking is available, pay on the day with no advanced bookings at £5 per car, £16 per mini bus and £25 per coach.

All advanced sales will end at 3pm on Friday August 9th.

Port Vale have advised us that pre paid tickets are to be collected from the away ticket office which is situated on the away car park (Entrance C on Hamil Road).

The ticket office there is cash only for people wanting to pay on the day, anyone wishing to pay by card will have to walk around to the main ticket office situated on Car Park B.

Port Vale have a limited number of disabled parking spaces which need to be pre-booked directly from POrt Vale. They go very quickly on a first come, first served basis.

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