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Broadhall Way (ATT 2,912) 29th March 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Stevenage Stevenage vs Port Vale Port Vale

Stevenage 1

P Hartley (61)

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Port Vale 1

T Pope (48)

Hartley bags Boro a point

Last Updated: 29/03/14 6:56pm

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Peter Hartley: Earned his side a point

Peter Hartley: Earned his side a point

Peter Hartley's header earned Stevenage a 1-1 draw against Port Vale but Boro remain rooted to the bottom of the League One table.

The most significant moment of a poor first half was Bira Dembele's raised elbow towards Vale striker Tom Pope, which brought a yellow card for the home defender.

Stevenage thought they had taken the lead in first-half injury time when Francois Zoko headed in Dembele's knockdown from Jimmy Smith's cross, but the Ivorian striker was ruled offside.

Within three minutes of the restart, though, Vale were ahead when Pope nodded home his 12th league goal of the season from a Chris Birchall cross.

Boro responded well as Filipe Morais forced Vale goalkeeper Sam Johnson into a low save and Darius Charles dragged another effort wide.

After 61 minutes Hartley, who replaced Dembele at half-time, headed home Luke Freeman's free-kick to level the scores.

Morais and Freeman went close for Stevenage late on but Graham Westley's men remain in the drop zone after extending their winless run to five games.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 93
2 Brentford 42 87
3 Leyton Orient 42 80
4 Rotherham United 42 79
5 Preston North End 42 79
6 Peterborough United 42 67
7 Swindon Town 42 60
8 Milton Keynes Dons 42 58
9 Port Vale 42 57
10 Walsall 42 56
11 Sheffield United 41 56
12 Crawley Town 41 52
13 Bradford City 42 50
14 Bristol City 42 50
15 Coventry City 42 49
16 Gillingham 42 48
17 Oldham Athletic 41 47
18 Colchester United 42 46
19 Tranmere Rovers 42 46
20 Notts County 42 43
21 Carlisle United 41 43
22 Crewe Alexandra 42 43
23 Shrewsbury Town 42 41
24 Stevenage 42 39