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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

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Shrewsbury Town 34 64
2 Burton Albion 34 64
3 Wycombe Wanderers 34 63
4 Luton Town 34 58
5 Bury 34 58
6 Southend United 34 58
7 Newport County AFC 34 53
8 Plymouth Argyle 34 52
9 Stevenage 34 52
10 Northampton Town 34 50
11 AFC Wimbledon 34 46
12 Morecambe 34 45
13 Portsmouth 34 44
14 Exeter City 34 44
15 Accrington Stanley 34 43
16 Cambridge United 34 41
17 Mansfield Town 34 41
18 Dagenham & Redbridge 34 40
19 Oxford United 34 39
20 York City 34 36
21 Carlisle United 34 36
22 Tranmere Rovers 34 34
23 Cheltenham Town 34 34
24 Hartlepool United 34 27