Joe Bunney, Chris Lines and Nicky Adams stand over a late free-kick. Pictures: Pete Norton

Port Vale 1 Northampton Town 1: James Heneghan's player ratings from Vale Park

Cobblers got themselves up and running for the new season with a 1-1 draw at Port Vale on Saturday.

But who stood up to the task and who struggled at Vale Park? Find out with our player ratings - scroll down and flick through the gallery to see how every player performed.

In for his debut and made an excellent save with his legs from Worrall just moments before he damaged his hamstring. Looked in a lot of pain so could be facing a stint on the sidelines... 7

1. Steve Arnold

In for his debut and made an excellent save with his legs from Worrall just moments before he damaged his hamstring. Looked in a lot of pain so could be facing a stint on the sidelines... 7
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Solid defensively but remains a little tentative on the ball. Get the feeling there's a lot more to come from him in an attacking sense... 6

2. Reece Hall-Johnson

Solid defensively but remains a little tentative on the ball. Get the feeling there's a lot more to come from him in an attacking sense... 6
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Won his fair share of aerial duels and did a good job nullifying Pope's threat, though one wild challenge had home fans baying for red... 7

3. Charlie Goode

Won his fair share of aerial duels and did a good job nullifying Pope's threat, though one wild challenge had home fans baying for red... 7
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Assured at the back and increasingly confident on the ball. Went as close as anyone to winning it when his header was cleared off the line... 7

4. Scott Wharton

Assured at the back and increasingly confident on the ball. Went as close as anyone to winning it when his header was cleared off the line... 7
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