Fleetwood 1 Port Vale 2

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Fleetwood Town once again threw away an early advantage as they were beaten by Port Vale.

Bobby Grant looked to have set Graham Alexander’s men on the road to victory when he fired low past Jak Alnwick after dancing past two Vale defenders.

Fleetwood had the chance to go further ahead before the break - new loan signing Richard Wood twice having close range efforts blocked on the line.

A lengthy stoppage as Ryan Innis was treated for a dislocated shoulder meant there were seven added first half minutes - Fleetwood nearly taking advantage in the last of them, David Ball hitting the angle from a Nick Haughton cross.

Vale introduced Colin Daniel at the break, an inspired more as the forward tore Fleetwood apart after the break.

His long range effort ten minutes into the second half set Rob Page’s men on the road to victory.

But Town felt agrieved at the manner of the win.

Remie Streete should almost certainly have been sent off for a foul on Jamille Matt on the edge of the Valiants box, referee Seb Stocksbridge waving away the protests.

From the next Vale attack Daniel was brought down in the box by Victor Nirennold, Sam Foley converting from the spot.

Jamie Proctor came closest to rescuinhg a point,his close range effort clawed off the line by Alnwick as Town suffered their second defeat in eight days.