Match Report: Hednesford Town 3 Port Vale 2
PORT Vale tumbled out of the Staffs Senior Cup when they let a two-goal lead slip at Hednesford Town.
A strong Valiants team including Louis Dodds, Sam Morsy and the returning John McCombe went two up after 57 minutes.
But the plucky home side hit back to level matters and then clinched victory in injury time.
Dodds gave Vale the lead with a 47th-minute header and centre-half Dougie Price doubled the advantage when he headed in a Chris Shuker corner 10 minutes later.
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Hednesford pulled one back through Sam Barnes after 65 minutes and levelled it when Neil Harvey found the net on 73.
Former Leek and Newcastle Town star Dave McPherson was the home side's hero, hitting the winner in the second minute of added time.
One bright note for Vale was that McCombe played the full 90 minutes.
Vale: Johnson, Whieldon, Taylor (Evans, 80), Morsy, McCombe, Price, Shuker, Birchall, Williamson, Dodds, Croft. Subs: Boot, Pryor, Davies, Smith.