In-form Pope fires Vale to win

Tom Pope netted a brace as Port Vale kept up the pressure on leaders Gillingham with a 4-1 home victory against 10-man Wycombe.

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Pope: At the double for Vale

Pope: At the double for Vale

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The visitors had taken the lead with a 20th minute penalty after John McCombe was penalised for a challenge on Bruno Andrade. Joel Grant fired a confident spot kick low inside Chris Neal's right-hand post to give the Vale goalkeeper no chance.

Micky Adams' men were given a lift just before half-time when Wycombe striker Jo Kuffour was sent off for a second yellow card after clattering into Neal.

Neal kept out Joel Grant's spectacular strike with a magnificent save four minutes into the second period before Vale hit top gear. Substitute Ben Williamson was introduced as a third striker and he was on the field for just five minutes when he equalised in the 59th minute.

Pope's astute pass sent him racing clear and Williamson placed a low shot inside Nikki Bull's right-hand post from 14 yards. And Pope rose highest to nod in Ashley Vincent's left-wing cross from six yards in the 66th minute.

Pope then put a majestic header into the top corner from substitute Kingsley James' right-wing cross before Bull spilled a fierce 30-yard shot from Vincent into the net in stoppage time.

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