PORT Vale boss John Askey had no complaints over the red card that led to Newport County AFC’s late charge and dramatic winner.

The Valiants were close to a share of the spoils at Rodney Parade after playing the final quarter down to 10 men.

Vale had their share of the missed chances before a second yellow for skipper Leon Legge after 68 minutes allowed the home side to put the pressure on, leading to Kevin Ellison’s winner six minutes into injury time.

“I thought we deserved more. We were seconds away from getting a result,” said Askey, whose side lost at the death to Tranmere last week.

“Having gone down to 10 men, we thought we’d done enough to get the draw. When we went down to 10, we just tried to contain the opposition and hopefully hit them on the break.

“I thought we’d done enough and up until the last corner, we did. That is twice that we’ve gone down to 10 men and twice that we’ve lost in the last seconds.

“It’s hard to bear but I can’t ask any more of the players, they’ve worked really hard.”

Defender Legge clattered Tristan Abrahams after being beaten to the ball in the first half and was then late on Joss Labadie.

“Leon has swung recklessly at the ball. He should know better, that’s the disappointing thing. Once you have been booked then you are treading on thin ice,” said Askey.