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  • English League 2
  • 26 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • New York Stadium
  • Attendance: 10,502
RotherhamRotherhamvPort ValePort Vale
1
  • Agard, 83
2
  • Dodds, 56
  • Pope, 63

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Match ends, Rotherham United 1, Port Vale 2.

90+6 mins:Second Half ends, Rotherham United 1, Port Vale 2.

90+4 mins:Corner, Rotherham United.

90+3 mins:Foul by Jack O'Connell (Rotherham United).

90+3 mins:Robert Taylor (Port Vale) wins a free kick.

90+2 mins:Alex Revell (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90 mins:Attempt missed. Kári Arnason (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

87 mins:Substitution, Port Vale. Robert Taylor replaces Jennison Myrie-Williams.

86 mins:Richard Duffy (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

86 mins:Foul by Richard Duffy (Port Vale).

86 mins:Courtney Cameron (Rotherham United) wins a free kick.

83 mins:Goal! Rotherham United 1, Port Vale 2. Kieran Agard (Rotherham United).

82 mins:Attempt missed. Kayode Odejayi (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

79 mins:Corner, Rotherham United.

78 mins:Substitution, Port Vale. Calvin Andrew replaces Louis Dodds.

78 mins:Attempt missed. John Mullins (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Courtney Cameron.

77 mins:Corner, Rotherham United.

77 mins:Corner, Rotherham United.

72 mins:Foul by Adam Yates (Port Vale).

72 mins:Kieran Agard (Rotherham United) wins a free kick.

71 mins:Substitution, Rotherham United. Kayode Odejayi replaces Daniel Nardiello.

68 mins:Foul by Richard Duffy (Port Vale).

68 mins:Courtney Cameron (Rotherham United) wins a free kick.

65 mins:Substitution, Rotherham United. Courtney Cameron replaces Ben Pringle.

63 mins:Goal! Rotherham United 0, Port Vale 2. Tom Pope (Port Vale).

63 mins:Attempt saved. Jennison Myrie-Williams (Port Vale) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

63 mins:Hand ball by John Mullins (Rotherham United).

62 mins:Attempt saved. Ben Pringle (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

60 mins:Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).

60 mins:Kári Arnason (Rotherham United) wins a free kick.

58 mins:Tom Pope (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

58 mins:Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).

58 mins:Jason Taylor (Rotherham United) wins a free kick.

56 mins:Goal! Rotherham United 0, Port Vale 1. Louis Dodds (Port Vale).

54 mins:Attempt blocked. Daniel Nardiello (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

53 mins:Foul by Jennison Myrie-Williams (Port Vale).

53 mins:Jack O'Connell (Rotherham United) wins a free kick.

52 mins:Attempt missed. Daniel Nardiello (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

48 mins:Foul by Ryan Burge (Port Vale).

48 mins:Alex Revell (Rotherham United) wins a free kick.

Second Half begins Rotherham United 0, Port Vale 0.

45+2 mins:First Half ends, Rotherham United 0, Port Vale 0.

45 mins:Corner, Port Vale.

42 mins:Substitution, Rotherham United. Kieran Agard replaces Michael O'Connor.

41 mins:Foul by Jason Taylor (Rotherham United).

41 mins:Ryan Burge (Port Vale) wins a free kick.

40 mins:Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).

40 mins:Jason Taylor (Rotherham United) wins a free kick.

39 mins:Louis Dodds (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

39 mins:Attempt missed. Daniel Nardiello (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

37 mins:Attempt missed. Michael O'Connor (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

36 mins:Corner, Port Vale.

36 mins:Attempt saved. Tom Pope (Port Vale) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved. Assisted by Ryan Burge.

36 mins:Corner, Port Vale.

35 mins:Foul by Michael O'Connor (Rotherham United).

35 mins:Doug Loft (Port Vale) wins a free kick.

34 mins:Doug Loft (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

33 mins:Foul by Doug Loft (Port Vale).

33 mins:Jack O'Connell (Rotherham United) wins a free kick.

32 mins:Foul by Ryan Burge (Port Vale).

32 mins:Alex Revell (Rotherham United) wins a free kick.

30 mins:Foul by Liam Chilvers (Port Vale).

30 mins:Alex Revell (Rotherham United) wins a free kick.

29 mins:Foul by John Mullins (Rotherham United).

29 mins:Doug Loft (Port Vale) wins a free kick.

25 mins:Attempt missed. Michael O'Connor (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Ben Pringle.

25 mins:Corner, Rotherham United.

25 mins:Corner, Rotherham United.

24 mins:Corner, Rotherham United.

23 mins:Michael O'Connor (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

23 mins:Foul by Michael O'Connor (Rotherham United).

23 mins:Sam Morsy (Port Vale) wins a free kick.

21 mins:Attempt missed. Mark Bradley (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

20 mins:Foul by John McCombe (Port Vale).

20 mins:Alex Revell (Rotherham United) wins a free kick.

20 mins:Offside, Port Vale. Jennison Myrie-Williams tries a through ball, but Jennison Myrie-Williams is caught offside.

19 mins:Corner, Rotherham United.

14 mins:Foul by Daniel Nardiello (Rotherham United).

14 mins:John McCombe (Port Vale) wins a free kick.

14 mins:Attempt blocked. Alex Revell (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

12 mins:Foul by Mark Bradley (Rotherham United).

12 mins:Jennison Myrie-Williams (Port Vale) wins a free kick.

11 mins:Offside, Rotherham United. Ben Pringle tries a through ball, but Ben Pringle is caught offside.

9 mins:Attempt missed. Alex Revell (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

8 mins:Attempt missed. Jennison Myrie-Williams (Port Vale) left footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

2 mins:Attempt missed. Daniel Nardiello (Rotherham United) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English League 2
  • 26 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • New York Stadium
  • Attendance: 10,502
RotherhamRotherhamvPort ValePort Vale
1
  • Agard, 83
2
  • Dodds, 56
  • Pope, 63

match report

Tom Pope scored his fifth goal this season against his former club Rotherham to seal a 2-1 victory for Port Vale.

A goal-less first half of very few changes saw both teams struggling to find their form with Rotherham going the nearest to breaking the deadlock.

Rotherham did most of the attacking, Daniel Nardiello shot over the bar after just two minutes and then from Ben Pringle's pass Alex Revell shaved the upright with a 10th minute shot. Johnny Mullins' header was deflected for a corner after 19 minutes and Nardiello's header after 38 minutes was wide of the target.

At the other end a bad back pass after eight minutes almost let in Pope, but he was penalised for a foul on Rotherham goalkeeper Andy Warrington and then Warrington denied Pope again after 35 minutes saving his header with his legs.

But ten minutes after the break it was Vale who got the vital breakthrough. Following a throw on the right Ryan Burge picked out Louis Dodds on the edge of the Rotherham penalty area and he slotted the ball wide of Warrington and into the net.

And worse was to follow eight minutes later for Rotherham. Their offside appeals were waved away and Vale's leading marksman Pope cut in from the left drawing Warrington out of his goal before planting his shot into the corner of the net against his former club.

Substitute Kieran Agard gave Rotherham some hope turning in a cross from fellow substitute Courtney Cameron

with seven minutes to go, but Vale held out to spoil Rotherham's Christmas.

team line-up

21Andy Warrington
6John Mullins
34Jack O'Connell
8Jason Taylor
15Ben Pringle65
10Michael O'Connor42
14Mark Bradley
4Kári Arnason
27Lee Frecklington
9Alex Revell
17Daniel Nardiello71

substitutes

33Liam Ridehalgh
31Courtney Cameron65
32Nicky Walker
1Scott Shearer
5Ian Sharps
22Kieran Agard42
16Kayode Odejayi71

referee

Trevor Kettle

team line-up

1Chris Neal
24Richard Duffy
2Adam Yates
5John McCombe
25Liam Chilvers
9Jennison Myrie-Williams87
18Sam Morsy
7Doug Loft
23Ryan Burge
8Louis Dodds78
11Tom Pope

substitutes

12Sam Johnson
3Robert Taylor87
15Chris Shuker
19Ben Williamson
21Kingsley James
16Calvin Andrew78
14Clayton McDonald

referee

Trevor Kettle

match stats

possession %5049
shots on target24
shots off target101
corners83
tackles won00
offsides11