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.
- 20GrimmerBooked at 90mins
- 21GriffithSubstituted forKnottat 87'minutes
- 39HugillSubstituted forWilliamsonat 76'minutes
- 11PopeBooked at 90minsSubstituted forDoddsat 90+2'minutes
- 20B Wilson
- 2WrightSubstituted forSearsat 64'minutes
- 25VoseSubstituted forMasseyat 77'minutes
- 9MorrisonBooked at 44minsSubstituted forIbehreat 64'minutes
- Andy Haines
- Shots on Target