Port Vale 2-0 Colchester United

Two goals from Doug Loft saw Port Vale revive their fading play-off hopes at the expense of a Colchester side playing their first game for 24 days.

Loft scored his sixth goal of the season when he swept in a low left-foot shot after 13 minutes.

His second came against the run of play early in the second half, a right-foot effort from 16 yards.

Vale were forced to soak up heavy pressure late on, with U's substitute Freddie Sears going close three times.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Brentford2919642463
2Wolves2918742961
3Leyton Orient3018663060
4Preston29151041255
5Rotherham2914961351
6Peterborough2915311948
7Walsall3012108746
8Swindon3013512844
9Port Vale2913313-242
10MK Dons2911612239
11Gillingham3111515-1138
12Coventry291388637
13Bradford307149335
14Colchester278109-134
15Oldham309714-834
16Carlisle309615-1733
17Bristol City3161312-531
18Crawley257108-531
19Tranmere308715-1931
20Crewe308715-2431
21Notts County319319-1030
22Sheff Utd287813-1029
23Shrewsbury306915-1327
24Stevenage277416-1825
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