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Vale Park (ATT 6,311) 12th October 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: Michael Bull

Port Vale Port Vale vs Peterborough United Peterboro

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T Barnett (86)

Barnett breaks valiant Vale

Last Updated: 12/10/13 6:47pm

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Tyrone Barnett: Match-winning strike

Tyrone Barnett: Match-winning strike

Tyrone Barnett pounced four minutes from time to snatch promotion-chasing Peterborough a hard-fought 1-0 victory at Port Vale.

Vale set off at a cracking pace to deny their dangerous visitors time and space on the ball.

The home side did so effectively until the 23rd minute when it took a magnificent block by defender Chris Robertson to deny Danny Swanson a certain goal.

But Vale were determined to get on the front foot at every opportunity and midfield pair Carl Dickinson and Doug Loft had shots charged down.

Peterborough's Bobby Olejnik made the first serious save of a very tight contest in the 53rd minute when he dived to deny Vale striker Tom Pope.

Swanson then fired a 20-yard shot narrowly wide as Vale's strong defensive display kept their frustrated visitors at distance.

Lee Hughes pulled a shot off target for Vale as the game finally showed some signs of opening up midway through the second-half.

But it was Peterborough who claimed all three points when Barnett found space to hammer a left-footed shot inside Vale goalkeeper Chris Neal's right-hand post from 10 yards.

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Sky Bet League 1
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1 Bristol City 23 48
2 Swindon Town 23 47
3 Preston North End 23 45
4 Milton Keynes Dons 22 44
5 Bradford City 23 36
6 Sheffield United 22 33
7 Chesterfield 23 32
8 Rochdale 23 31
9 Notts County 22 31
10 Peterborough United 23 31
11 Fleetwood Town 23 30
12 Walsall 23 30
13 Oldham Athletic 22 30
14 Doncaster Rovers 22 30
15 Port Vale 23 29
16 Barnsley 22 26
17 Coventry City 23 26
18 Scunthorpe United 21 26
19 Gillingham 23 25
20 Crawley Town 23 23
21 Crewe Alexandra 23 23
22 Leyton Orient 22 22
23 Colchester United 23 21
24 Yeovil Town 22 20