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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 Burton Albion 10 22
2 Wycombe Wanderers 10 21
3 Bury 10 20
4 Southend United 10 20
5 Northampton Town 10 17
6 Morecambe 10 16
7 Shrewsbury Town 10 15
8 Portsmouth 10 15
9 Cheltenham Town 10 15
10 Luton Town 10 15
11 Mansfield Town 10 15
12 AFC Wimbledon 10 14
13 Stevenage 10 14
14 Plymouth Argyle 10 13
15 Newport County AFC 10 13
16 Accrington Stanley 10 13
17 Exeter City 10 12
18 Cambridge United 10 11
19 Dagenham & Redbridge 10 11
20 Tranmere Rovers 10 9
21 York City 10 9
22 Hartlepool United 10 8
23 Oxford United 10 7
24 Carlisle United 10 6