THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

31 December ~ Port Vale and Preston North End will start 2014 facing each other with their promotion ambitions still alive. In 1989 they met in the old Division Three play-offs semi-finals. A hat-trick by Darren Beckford at Vale Park clinched a spot in the final for the Valiants. They went on to defeat Bristol Rovers, earning promotion to Division Two.

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