Saah howler denies Torquay
Last Updated: September 1, 2012 6:55pm
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.
Sky Bet League 2
Sat 1st Sep
AFC W'don2 - 2Dag + Red
Bristol R0 - 3Morecambe
Cheltenham0 - 3Accrington
Exeter3 - 0Burton Alb
Fleetwood4 - 1Aldershot
Gillingham1 - 1Chesterfld
Plymouth3 - 2Northamptn
Port Vale1 - 1Torquay
Rochdale2 - 0Barnet
Rotherham4 - 0Bradford
Southend1 - 0Wycombe
York City3 - 1Oxford Utd
Sky Bet League 2
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|9||Dagenham & Redbridge||19||30|