Norton were piling on the pressure as they looked for a leveler, but they almost got caught cold on 75 minutes as Whickham broke quickly to find King in the box, and after shrugging off two challenges the midfielder stabbed a shot goalward
that beat the keeper but cannoned back off he post.
NEARLY MAN: AFC Emley skipper Steve Kenworthy shoots goalwards
, but his shot was cleared off the line.
But, instead of rounding the Faroes goalkeeper, he opted for the direct route with a shot that spun off the body of Mikkelsen and, although the ball trickled goalwards
, Jacobsen hacked off the line.
But City took the lead on 34 minutes when Davies fired goalwards
from Adam Wilde's short corner and Holloway hammered home the loose ball.
He got forward to fire Gerrard's free kick goalwards
but when Lampard intervened he was flagged offside.
Bramble would have gifted Arsenal the lead at St James's Park yesterday when he volleyed a cross goalwards
rather than clearing it into the stand.
Julien Baudet crashed the resultant corner goalwards
, but Brezovan kept the ball out with his feet.
Kemp redeemed himself with saves from Ben Gallant and Leon Cashman while at the other end Simeon Williams turned a header goalwards
but it lacked the power to trouble keeper Nigel Maarman.
Woodley's freak equaliser came on 82 minutes as Chris Young tackled and the ball shot goalwards
deceiving Peter Crookes.
Skipper Andy Todd gave the hosts the lead in the 58th minute, stabbing the ball home from a yard out after Pedersen's corner had been touched on by Reid -seemingly with his hand - and then flicked goalwards
Pacy Smith caused more problems but twice lacked support as he jinked goalwards
Vale's two-goal burst looked to have knocked the stuffing out of the home side but they almost grabbed a share of the spoils when Paul Reid headed goalwards
only for Brain to produce yet another outstanding save.