Vale and Albion share spoils: Match Review

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Port Vale kept up their promising start under returning boss Micky Adams with a point from a 1-1 draw at Staffordshire neighbours Burton.

It could have been all three on the road for the second time in four days but substitute Rob Taylor was unable to convert a late chance.

Aaron Webster put Burton ahead in the 23rd minute when he timed his run at the back post to head in a Chris Palmer corner kick.

A full-length save by Stuart Tomlinson denied Calvin Zola a second goal for the hosts in the 40th minute - and within seconds Vale were back on level terms.

Doug Loft found himself on the end of a swift breakaway attack and punished Burton's loose defending with a low shot from 20 yards.

Tom Pope had a chance to put the visitors in front in the 52nd minute but Ross Atkins came to Burton's rescue with a fine reaction save.

Jacques Maghoma twice went close for the home side, but Vale finished the stronger side only for Taylor to fluff his chance in the 81st minute.

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Doug Loft
Stuart Tomlinson
Port Vale
Chris Palmer
Tom Pope
Aaron Webster
Calvin Zola
Burton Albion
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