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Past Encounters: Port Vale

23 January 2014

The FA Cup takes Albion to Port Vale for the first time since 2007.
An Alex Revell goal in the 64th minute secured a 1-0 win on that day over ten-man Vale but prior to that Albion had drawn and lost their previous two visits; falling to a 2-1 loss in 2006 and drawing 1-1 in 2004.

In the title-winning campaign of 2001/02 Paul Watson’s free kick gave Peter Taylor’s men a 1-0 win, ensuring Albion finished six points clear at the top of the Division Two table.  
The Valiants hold the record for the biggest win in this fixture when they ran out 5-0 winners back in 1947. 
Albion made their first trip to Port Vale in 1938 in a 1-1 draw that also marked the only FA Cup meeting between the sides until this weekend.

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