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Vale Park (ATT 4,775) 18th February 2011 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: G Ward

Port Vale Port Vale vs Bradford City Bradford

Port Vale 2

T Pope (49, 64)

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Bradford 1

T Adeyemi (84)

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Pope seals victory for Vale

Last Updated: 19/02/11 8:27am

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Pope: Scored twice

Pope: Scored twice

Tom Pope struck two goals to give Port Vale a 2-1 win which increases the pressure on Bradford boss Peter Taylor.

Rotherham man Pope squandered a great opportunity in the seventh minute when he headed wide from an excellent cross by Gary Roberts, before Doug Loft forced a smart save from Lenny Pidgeley.

But Vale's strong start soon fizzled out in a largely disappointing first-half, with the Bantams' best opportunity coming when Kevin Ellison struck wide midway through the opening period.

It was a different story after the interval, though, as Pope headed his first in the 49th minute when he rose highest to bury Loft's right-wing corner.

And the points were almost in the bag for Vale when Pope fired in a 64th minute second after Justin Richards had flicked on an Adam Yates' cross.

Bradford reduced the arrears six minutes from time when Jake Speight set up Tom Adeyemi for a cool finish, but it proved too little too late.

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