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Vale Park 3rd August 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: S Bratt

Port Vale Port Vale vs Brentford Brentford

Port Vale 1

D Loft (31)

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Brentford 1

S Logan (27)

Valiant Vale claim point

Last Updated: 03/08/13 6:42pm

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Doug Loft: Scored the equaliser

Doug Loft: Scored the equaliser

Brentford missed several second-half chances as Port Vale battled to a 1-1 draw in their first game following promotion to League One.

The Bees quality on the ball caused Vale problems early on and Adam Forshaw squandered an excellent opportunity before the visitors took a 27th-minute lead.

The goal was a cracker from right-back Shaleum Logan, who cut inside Daniel Jones and unleashed an unstoppable left-foot shot from 25 yards which flew into the top corner of Chris Neal's net.

But determined Vale were only behind for five minutes before they equalised through skipper Doug Loft.

Gavin Tomlin did well to get in a cross from the right flank and although, Loft's first effort was blocked by a defender, he smashed in the loose ball from six yards.

Clayton Donaldson almost restored Brentford's advantage early in the second half when his lob from Jake Bidwell's superb pass narrowly missed the target.

And the visitors failed to make the most of a dominant second-half display through a combination of poor finishing and Vale's dogged defending.

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23 Colchester United 44 48
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