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Posted Sat 12 Jan 02 at 16:56 PM

PORT VALE 2 BRENTFORD 1

Micheal Dobson created Brentford's first chance on seven minutes, volleying just over the bar from the edge of the penalty area.

But the best chance of the first half came ten minutesd in when O'Connor crossed from the right hand side and firstly Hunt and then Burgess conspired to miss from just yards out.

Ian Armstrong for Vale flashed the ball wide from the far post just after a strong appeal against hand ball in the Bees penalty area against Darren Powell was dismissed by Referee Mr Shaw.

But in was Vale who turned up the Screw, twenty minutes gone, Ian Armstrong hitting the Brentford post just moments after Brooker blasted the ball towards an empty goal from a Powell mistake but it hit Dobson and away to safety.

Brentford however, took the lead on the half hour mark, Hunt's re-taken inswinging corner found Owusu. He rose unmarked, and his header found the back of the net.

PORT VALE 0 BRENTFORD 1

Brentford continued to press, O'Connor's header just went wide of the post from an Anderson cross with five minutes left of the break.

With two minutes of injury time disaster struck for The Bees, Ijah Anderson handballed in the area and Referee shaw pointed to the spot. Ian McPhee slotted home to give Vale the equAliser.

PORT VALE 1 BRENTFORD 1

HALF TIME SCORE PORT VALE 1 BRENTFORD 1

Port Vale were reduced to ten men when centre half Sagi Burton was sent off three minutes into the half for a second bookable offence.

Ben Burgess had a good claim for a penalty turned down when he was bundled over but play was waived on.

But the ten men of Vale took the lead, Ian Armstrong slotting past Gottskalksson with nineteen minutes left.

PORT VALE 2 BRENTFORD 1

Ben Burgess went close for The Bees on 85 minutes with a low shot but Goodlass saved easily.

FINAL SCORE PORT VALE BRENTFORD

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