Date: 28th January 2009 at 7:14am
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Oh dear oh dear. Chester City’s hopes of survival took a tumble at Vale Park on Tuesday night after a bizarre second half display that saw City reduced to nine men.

Referee Andy Hall was dishing out cards left right and center but earlier in a mad second half display, Ritchie Partridge hit the bar to give the dwindling City faithful a glimmer of hope.

That was just before Danny Glover slid in an opener for the hosts after the break.

Then Chester had Laurence Wilson sent off for a reckless tackle on Steve Thompson, before Glenn Rule was dismissed for a second yellow card.

Rob Taylor struck from point-blank range to double Vale’s lead and James Lawrie curled home to wrap up the win.

No doubt City manager Mark Wright was left fuming at the final whistle!

Port Vale: Anyon, Griffith, Collins, Owen, Edwards, Richman, Brammer (Davidson 65), Brown, Howland (Taylor 46), Glover, Thompson (Lawrie 75).
Subs Not Used: Martin, Prosser.

Booked: Howland.

Goals: Glover 59, Taylor 73, Lawrie 89.

Chester City: Danby, Rule, Roberts, Linwood, Wilson, Partridge (Rutherford 80), Hughes (Owen 86), Barry, Dinning (Harris 66), Ellison, Lowe.
Subs Not Used: Jones, Connell Rawlinson.

Sent Off: Wilson (71), Rule (72).

Booked: Rule, Roberts, Barry, Dinning.

Attendance: 4,448.

Ref: Andy Hall (W Midlands).