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Vale Park (ATT 4,721) 1st September 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: S Bratt

Port Vale Port Vale vs Torquay United Torquay

Port Vale 1

B Saah (og 69)

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Torquay 1

I Morris (39)

Saah howler denies Torquay

Last Updated: 01/09/12 6:55pm

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Saah: Second-half own goal

Saah: Second-half own goal

Brian Saah's bizarre own goal gave Port Vale a deserved 1-1 draw with Torquay at Vale Park in League Two on Saturday.

Ian Morris's first-half strike put the Gulls in front, but Vale were unfortunate to be behind and they claimed a point when Saah put through his own goal after 69 minutes.

A scrappy first-half came to life when Vale defender John McCombe scooped a six-yard shot over the crossbar from Jennison Myrie Williams' cross in the 32nd minute. But it was Torquay who went in front six minutes from half-time - just seconds after Vale were inches away from scoring themselves.

Visiting goalkeeper Michael Poke was in danger of tumbling over his own goal-line when he caught and then pushed out a high ball from Sam Morsy. Poke then flung himself in front of Ashley Vincent's follow-up effort and Torquay scored from the breakaway that followed.

Vale were short of numbers at the back as Rene Howe slid a pass to Morris, who rolled a well placed shot inside Chris Neal's left-hand post from 14 yards.

But wave after wave of Vale pressure was rewarded in the 69th minute when Saah inexplicably headed Doug Loft's free-kick into his own net. Saah then almost scored a second own goal when he sliced an intended cross against a post as Poke looked on in amazement.

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Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 27 52
2 Shrewsbury Town 27 51
3 Burton Albion 27 51
4 Luton Town 26 47
5 Southend United 27 47
6 Newport County AFC 27 46
7 Bury 26 41
8 Stevenage 27 41
9 Exeter City 28 41
10 Plymouth Argyle 27 40
11 Morecambe 27 37
12 AFC Wimbledon 26 36
13 Cambridge United 25 35
14 Northampton Town 27 34
15 Accrington Stanley 25 33
16 Oxford United 27 30
17 Cheltenham Town 27 30
18 Portsmouth 26 29
19 York City 27 28
20 Mansfield Town 26 28
21 Tranmere Rovers 26 27
22 Carlisle United 27 27
23 Dagenham & Redbridge 26 26
24 Hartlepool United 27 18