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Fleetwood Town 1-0 Port Vale

Stephen Dobbie's penalty gave Fleetwood victory over 10-man Port Vale to end a run of seven games without a win.

The Scottish striker, on loan from Crystal Palace, scored from the spot with 10 minutes remaining after David Ball was fouled by Ryan McGivern.

Second-bottom Vale played the second half without Jordan Slew after the Blackburn loanee caught Stephen Jordan with a flailing arm and was sent off.

Vale went closest to levelling when top scorer Tom Pope headed against the bar.

After netting five goals in Vale's first four games this season, Pope has now gone nine games without scoring.

Port Vale interim manager Rob Page told BBC Radio Stoke:

"When you come to places like this you know you're in for a tough game.

"It was a similar set-up to what we had against Bradford. But I was extremely proud of the effort they put in.

"We wanted to frustrate them into playing risky passes, intercepting and catching them on the break a little bit."

Line-ups

Fleetwood

  • 28Maxwell
  • 2McLaughlin
  • 5Roberts
  • 25Jordan
  • 3Andrew
  • 7Evans
  • 8Schumacher
  • 18SarcevicSubstituted forHaughtonat 68'minutes
  • 12Morris
  • 19ProctorSubstituted forBallat 68'minutes
  • 9DobbieSubstituted forMcAlindenat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Davies
  • 4Murdoch
  • 14Hogan
  • 17Blair
  • 20McAlinden
  • 23Ball
  • 27Haughton

Port Vale

  • 1Neal
  • 2Yates
  • 6Duffy
  • 5McGivernBooked at 79mins
  • 3Dickinson
  • 8DoddsSubstituted forBirchallat 85'minutes
  • 10LinesBooked at 81mins
  • 15O'Connor
  • 20MarshallSubstituted forWilliamsonat 81'minutes
  • 11Pope
  • 25SlewBooked at 44mins

Substitutes

  • 7Birchall
  • 9Williamson
  • 12Johnson
  • 14Daniel
  • 17Brown
  • 19Moore
  • 32Zubar
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
4,196

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home16
Away5
Shots on Target
Home7
Away0
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Fleetwood Town 1, Port Vale 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 1, Port Vale 0.

Attempt missed. Chris Lines (Port Vale) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Nick Haughton (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

David Ball (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Lines (Port Vale).

Attempt missed. Nick Haughton (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Nick Haughton (Fleetwood Town).

Chris Lines (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Chris Birchall replaces Louis Dodds.

Foul by David Ball (Fleetwood Town).

Carl Dickinson (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

David Ball (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Carl Dickinson (Port Vale).

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Liam McAlinden replaces Stephen Dobbie.

Foul by Nick Haughton (Fleetwood Town).

Michael O'Connor (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Chris Lines (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Ben Williamson replaces Mark Marshall.

Goal!

Goal! Fleetwood Town 1, Port Vale 0. Stephen Dobbie (Fleetwood Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Booking

Ryan McGivern (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

Penalty Fleetwood Town. David Ball draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Ryan McGivern (Port Vale) after a foul in the penalty area.

Stephen Dobbie (Fleetwood Town) hits the left post with a right footed shot from very close range.

Attempt saved. Stephen Dobbie (Fleetwood Town) header from very close range is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. David Ball (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. David Ball (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Louis Dodds.

Attempt blocked. Stephen Dobbie (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Tom Pope (Port Vale) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Conor McLaughlin.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Steven Schumacher.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Nick Haughton replaces Antoni Sarcevic.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. David Ball replaces Jamie Proctor.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Adam Yates.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Richard Duffy.

Attempt missed. Stephen Jordan (Fleetwood Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Carl Dickinson.

Attempt missed. Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) with an attempt from very close range is too high.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Carl Dickinson.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City1174022101225
2Swindon1063122111121
3Peterborough116231611520
4MK Dons1061325141119
5Preston105412011919
6Chesterfield105321914518
7Bradford115331511418
8Notts County11452127517
9Rochdale115151912716
10Fleetwood11443108216
11Sheff Utd105141516-116
12Oldham113621413115
13Doncaster104241115-414
14Crawley11425814-614
15Coventry113441214-213
16Walsall112631011-112
17Barnsley103341416-212
18Gillingham113351215-312
19Yeovil113351016-612
20Leyton Orient102441113-210
21Colchester112361417-39
22Port Vale112361118-79
23Scunthorpe112181125-147
24Crewe11119829-214
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