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Port Vale 2-1 Barnsley

Port Vale ended a run of six successive defeats as Mark Marshall's late goal gave them a deserved win over Barnsley.

He was lively from the outset and goalkeeper Ross Turnbull had to make a number of saves before being beaten by Michael O'Connor's superb free-kick.

Conor Hourihane levelled from the spot after he was bundled over, but Jordan Slew fired over the bar when he was fouled and Vale were awarded a penalty.

Marshall cut inside and beat two men before firing home to seal the win.

It was no more than Vale deserved after a week which saw manager Micky Adams depart, while Barnsley were left to reflect on a poor seven days that brought them only a single point from three games.

Barnsley manager Danny Wilson told BBC Radio Sheffield:

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Wilson on Port Vale v Barnsley

"We were beaten by a very determined team today, first 45 minutes in particular we were second best.

"We had little pockets of play, but certainly not enough to affect the game.

"It's typical that players come out and do that after the manager (Micky Adams) has gone.

"Second half we were much better, created our chances, but we were a shadow of ourselves today and we've got to take it on the chin."

Line-ups

Port Vale

  • 1Neal
  • 2Yates
  • 6Duffy
  • 5McGivern
  • 3DickinsonBooked at 64mins
  • 8DoddsSubstituted forMooreat 76'minutes
  • 15O'ConnorSubstituted forBrownat 62'minutes
  • 10Lines
  • 20Marshall
  • 11Pope
  • 25SlewSubstituted forWilliamsonat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Robertson
  • 9Williamson
  • 12Johnson
  • 14Daniel
  • 17Brown
  • 18Jennings
  • 19Moore

Barnsley

  • 1Turnbull
  • 2BrownSubstituted forBreeat 45'minutes
  • 5Nyatanga
  • 15Mvoto
  • 3Dudgeon
  • 11Jennings
  • 6CranieBooked at 73mins
  • 8HourihaneBooked at 61mins
  • 7TreacySubstituted forWinnallat 57'minutes
  • 33LitaSubstituted forBaileyat 82'minutes
  • 44Cole

Substitutes

  • 4Berry
  • 9Winnall
  • 10Hemmings
  • 12Davies
  • 19Noble-Lazarus
  • 29Bree
  • 32Bailey
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
5,415

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamBarnsley
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home19
Away7
Shots on Target
Home15
Away6
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Port Vale 2, Barnsley 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Port Vale 2, Barnsley 1.

Mark Marshall (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Martin Cranie (Barnsley).

Foul by Mark Marshall (Port Vale).

Joe Dudgeon (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 2, Barnsley 1. Mark Marshall (Port Vale) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Ross Turnbull.

Attempt saved. Mark Marshall (Port Vale) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Mark Marshall (Port Vale) left footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Sam Winnall (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Adam Yates.

Jean-Yves Mvoto (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ben Williamson (Port Vale).

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. James Bailey replaces Leroy Lita.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Joe Dudgeon.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Conor Hourihane.

Attempt saved. Devante Cole (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Ben Williamson replaces Jordan Slew.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Byron Moore replaces Louis Dodds.

Attempt saved. Sam Winnall (Barnsley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Michael Brown.

Booking

Martin Cranie (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card.

Louis Dodds (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Martin Cranie (Barnsley).

Penalty missed! Bad penalty by Jordan Slew (Port Vale) right footed shot is too high. Jordan Slew should be disappointed.

Penalty Port Vale. Jordan Slew draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Jean-Yves Mvoto (Barnsley) after a foul in the penalty area.

Mark Marshall (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by James Bree (Barnsley).

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Carl Dickinson.

Foul by Mark Marshall (Port Vale).

Dale Jennings (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Tom Pope (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Carl Dickinson (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Carl Dickinson (Port Vale).

Devante Cole (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Ross Turnbull.

Attempt saved. Carl Dickinson (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Michael Brown replaces Michael O'Connor.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City96301871121
2MK Dons851221111016
3Peterborough9513139416
4Swindon84311710715
5Chesterfield84221511414
6Bradford94231210214
7Rochdale9414169713
8Preston8341149513
9Fleetwood934297213
10Sheff Utd84131112-113
11Coventry93331010012
12Gillingham93331112-112
13Yeovil93331012-212
14Oldham925299011
15Doncaster8323911-211
16Notts County824276110
17Leyton Orient824288010
18Crawley9315412-810
19Barnsley8233131309
20Walsall9153610-48
21Port Vale92251016-68
22Scunthorpe9216820-127
23Colchester9135913-46
24Crewe8116821-134
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