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Brunton Park (ATT 3,866) 7th September 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: M Brown

Carlisle Carlisle United vs Port Vale Port Vale

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Pope leaves it late for Vale

Last Updated: 07/09/13 6:33pm

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Tom Pope: Scored the late winner

Tom Pope: Scored the late winner

Tom Pope's injury-time goal secured Port Vale's first away victory of the season with a 1-0 win over Carlisle at Brunton Park.

The striker swept the ball home from inside the area after the hosts had failed to cut out a ball from the right to leave them still without a win this term.

Lee Miller came within inches of giving Carlisle a third-minute lead when his header from James Berrett's cross came back off the bar with goalkeeper Chris Neal beaten.

However, they were very nearly exposed by Richard Duffy's diagonal ball which found Pope in acres of space just outside the penalty area. He drilled a shot low but Mark Gillespie was quick to get down and make the save.

One of Carlisle's three debutants, on-loan Swindon defender Troy Archibald-Henville, missed a great chance three minutes before half-time, heading Berrett's corner over the top from inside the six-yard box.

Danger signals flashed for the hosts straight after the break when Louis Dodds' shot on the turn looked to be going in until Danny Livesey cleared off the line.

The Cumbrians should have grabbed the lead inside the last minute of normal time when Brad Potts snatched at a chance five yards out and poked his shot over the bar.

It proved costly too as Pope stepped up to give Vale the win.

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3 Milton Keynes Dons 26 52
4 Preston North End 26 47
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6 Rochdale 25 37
7 Fleetwood Town 27 37
8 Bradford City 25 36
9 Sheffield United 24 36
10 Notts County 26 35
11 Doncaster Rovers 25 35
12 Port Vale 27 35
13 Peterborough United 26 34
14 Oldham Athletic 25 34
15 Walsall 26 33
16 Gillingham 27 31
17 Scunthorpe United 24 30
18 Coventry City 27 30
19 Barnsley 25 29
20 Crewe Alexandra 26 29
21 Colchester United 26 27
22 Leyton Orient 26 26
23 Yeovil Town 27 25
24 Crawley Town 27 24