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Vale Park (ATT 4,139) 6th November 2012 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: K Woolmer

Port Vale Port Vale vs Rochdale Rochdale

Port Vale 2

T Pope (27, 62)
S Morsy (S/O 68)

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Rochdale 2

B Grant (73)
A Tutte (87)

Rochdale rally to earn a point

Last Updated: 06/11/12 11:22pm

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Pope: In red-hot form

Pope: In red-hot form

Rochdale battled back from two goals down to earn a 2-2 draw against ten-man Port Vale at Vale Park on Tuesday night.

Vale's prolific marksman Tom Pope lifted a scrappy start to the contest when he tucked away his 16th goal of the season in the 27th minute.

Dale striker Bobby Grant crashed a 30-yard shot against the crossbar in first half stoppage time, but Vale were full value for their interval lead.

In the 62nd minute Pope collected Williamson's low cross but still had plenty to do as he swivelled into space and lifted a 12-yard shot into the top left-hand corner of Lillis' net. Sam Morsy was then shown a straight red card for a dangerous tackle on Jason Kennedy in the 66th minute and the youngster's indiscretion threw the visitors a lifeline.

Grant reduced the arrears in the 73rd minute when he headed in at the far post after Phil Edwards swung over a long cross from the right.

And Andrew Tuttle equalised four minutes from time with a terrific 20-yard shot into the top right-hand corner of Chris Neal's net after a short corner from Ashley Grimes.

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1 Scunthorpe United 44 80
2 Chesterfield 44 78
3 Rochdale 44 78
4 Fleetwood Town 44 75
5 Burton Albion 44 72
6 Southend United 44 68
7 York City 44 67
8 Oxford United 44 62
9 Plymouth Argyle 44 58
10 Bury 44 57
11 Dagenham & Redbridge 44 57
12 Mansfield Town 44 57
13 Portsmouth 44 57
14 AFC Wimbledon 44 56
15 Newport County AFC 44 55
16 Cheltenham Town 44 55
17 Hartlepool United 44 52
18 Accrington Stanley 44 51
19 Morecambe 44 50
20 Exeter City 44 49
21 Wycombe Wanderers 44 47
22 Bristol Rovers 44 47
23 Northampton Town 44 47
24 Torquay United 44 42