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Port Vale 3-0 Leyton Orient

Port Vale maintained their recent upturn in form with a comfortable home victory over 10-man Leyton Orient.

The O's faced an uphill battle when Darius Henderson was sent off for an elbow on Richard Duffy on 30 minutes.

They held on until the second half before conceding, but Adam Yates powered a shot into the top right-hand corner to put Vale ahead before Ben Williamson drilled in a second.

Nathan Clarke then deflected Michael O'Connor's free-kick into his own net.

Orient slipped to 18th in the table, while Vale, without injured top scorer Tom Pope, move up to 16th, having now lost just twice in seven games under interim boss Rob Page.

Port Vale interim manager Rob Page told BBC Radio Stoke:

"We knew we had to be at our very best to get something out of the game. We had to be patient in the build-up as, away from home, they're a difficult side. They've shown that in the last four results they've picked up.

"Some of the crowd were getting frustrated in the second half when we were 2-0 up and keeping the ball, but that is a good trait to have. And some of our play was exceptional.

"The clean sheet is really pleasing. I wanted that clean sheet desperately. We defended really well. From front to back we were well organised. Not only have we scored three goals but we've kept a clean sheet as well."

Leyton Orient caretaker manager Kevin Nugent told BBC London 94.9:

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Nugent on Port Vale v Leyton Orient

"We didn't start the game particularly well with 11 players, and when you get a man sent off that early it made it difficult for us.

'Whether you have 10 or 11 men, if you do not win the tackles you cannot win the points.

'Our away form has gone today, we will dust ourselves down after today and hopefully be OK at home next week."

Line-ups

Port Vale

  • 1Neal
  • 2Yates
  • 3DickinsonBooked at 42minsSubstituted forStreeteat 45'minutes
  • 5McGivern
  • 6Duffy
  • 7BirchallBooked at 82mins
  • 10Lines
  • 15O'Connor
  • 20MarshallSubstituted forDoddsat 86'minutes
  • 9Williamson
  • 25SlewSubstituted forN'Guessanat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Dodds
  • 12Johnson
  • 14Daniel
  • 17Brown
  • 21Veseli
  • 26Streete
  • 33N'Guessan

Leyton Orient

  • 33Woods
  • 2Omozusi
  • 5Cuthbert
  • 6Baudry
  • 12Lowry
  • 11McAnuffSubstituted forPritchardat 65'minutes
  • 15ClarkeBooked at 90mins
  • 20BartleyBooked at 47mins
  • 23DagnallSubstituted forBattat 76'minutes
  • 24HendersonBooked at 31mins
  • 27SimpsonSubstituted forCoxat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Cox
  • 14Batt
  • 16Lee
  • 18Pritchard
  • 19Kashket
  • 21Grainger
  • 25Ling
Referee:
Lee Collins
Attendance:
4,773

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamLeyton Orient
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home12
Away5
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home2
Away9
Fouls
Home14
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Port Vale 3, Leyton Orient 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Port Vale 3, Leyton Orient 0.

Booking

Nathan Clarke (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.

Ben Williamson (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nathan Clarke (Leyton Orient).

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Chris Lines.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Louis Dodds replaces Mark Marshall.

Attempt missed. Dean Cox (Leyton Orient) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Michael O'Connor (Port Vale).

Dean Cox (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

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

Foul by Chris Birchall (Port Vale).

Bradley Pritchard (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Own Goal by Nathan Clarke, Leyton Orient. Port Vale 3, Leyton Orient 0.

Mark Marshall (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Elliot Omozusi (Leyton Orient).

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Shaun Batt replaces Chris Dagnall.

Foul by Dany N'Guessan (Port Vale).

Nathan Clarke (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Adam Yates (Port Vale) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Chris Birchall (Port Vale).

Bradley Pritchard (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Chris Lines.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Michael O'Connor.

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 2, Leyton Orient 0. Ben Williamson (Port Vale) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the top left corner. Assisted by Michael O'Connor.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Bradley Pritchard replaces Jobi McAnuff.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Dean Cox replaces Jay Simpson.

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 1, Leyton Orient 0. Adam Yates (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Mark Marshall.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Scott Cuthbert.

Attempt missed. Ben Williamson (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Michael O'Connor.

Elliot Omozusi (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Mark Marshall (Port Vale).

Attempt blocked. Shane Lowry (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Remie Streete.

Attempt missed. Chris Birchall (Port Vale) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Marvyn Bartley (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Chris Birchall.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Michael O'Connor.

Chris Lines (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City1596032171533
2Preston1384126131328
3Notts County147522112926
4Peterborough158252417726
5Sheff Utd148242218426
6Oldham156722317625
7MK Dons1373327151224
8Rochdale1472526151123
9Swindon1365227171023
10Chesterfield145452321219
11Fleetwood155461716119
12Bradford155461920-119
13Crawley155371424-1018
14Colchester154562122-117
15Barnsley144462224-216
16Port Vale154472023-316
17Coventry154471825-716
18Leyton Orient143651518-315
19Walsall153661215-315
20Doncaster134361220-815
21Gillingham153571421-714
22Yeovil153481226-1413
23Crewe1541101231-1913
24Scunthorpe153391729-1212
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