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Port Vale 3-0 Doncaster Rovers

Port Vale secured a comfortable home victory against Doncaster, who slipped out of the League One play-off places.

Mark Marshall opened the scoring after six minutes, after latching onto Tom Pope's cross-field pass.

Goalkeeper Stephen Bywater then denied Marshall a second before Frederic Veseli made it 2-0 with a low shot from 30 yards out.

And Vale's third came three minutes from time when Byron Moore squeezed his shot inside the far post.

It ended Doncaster's run of three consecutive league victories and they moved down to seventh place on goal difference, while Vale jumped to 12th.

Doncaster manager Paul Dickov told BBC Radio Sheffield:

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Dickov on Port Vale v Doncaster

"There's a lot of disappointment. We contributed to our own downfall, especially in the first half.

"One thing we have been doing recently is defending really well.

"The first goal we gave the ball away in a silly area and let them break on us. Stephen's held his hand up for the second, but he's been great since he came in.

"We lacked a cutting edge in the final third. But credit to Port Vale, they've beaten us but we're disappointed with that."

Line-ups

Port Vale

  • 1NealBooked at 45mins
  • 3Dickinson
  • 33InnissBooked at 58mins
  • 4Robertson
  • 21Veseli
  • 19Moore
  • 17Brown
  • 15O'Connor
  • 20MarshallSubstituted forBirchallat 85'minutes
  • 11Pope
  • 9WilliamsonSubstituted forDoddsat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Yates
  • 5McGivern
  • 7Birchall
  • 8Dodds
  • 10Lines
  • 12Johnson
  • 18O'Sullivan

Doncaster

  • 43Bywater
  • 22Wabara
  • 6McCombeBooked at 23mins
  • 16Butler
  • 17Stevens
  • 19Wellens
  • 23Bennett
  • 4FurmanBooked at 79mins
  • 8RazakSubstituted forIkpeazuat 64'minutes
  • 10ForresterSubstituted forMainat 45'minutes
  • 14TysonBooked at 58minsSubstituted forRobinsonat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Evina
  • 9Robinson
  • 11Main
  • 12McCullough
  • 13Marosi
  • 20Ikpeazu
  • 32Whitehouse
Referee:
Keith Stroud
Attendance:
5,713

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home6
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Port Vale 3, Doncaster Rovers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Port Vale 3, Doncaster Rovers 0.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Dean Furman.

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 3, Doncaster Rovers 0. Byron Moore (Port Vale) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Uche Ikpeazu (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Ryan Inniss (Port Vale).

Curtis Main (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Chris Birchall replaces Mark Marshall because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Theo Robinson (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Andy Butler.

Booking

Dean Furman (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Dean Furman (Doncaster Rovers).

Foul by Louis Dodds (Port Vale).

Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Curtis Main (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Frederic Veseli.

Attempt missed. Curtis Main (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Theo Robinson replaces Nathan Tyson.

Attempt missed. Tom Pope (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Louis Dodds replaces Ben Williamson.

Attempt missed. Curtis Main (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Uche Ikpeazu replaces Abdul Razak.

Nathan Tyson (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Frederic Veseli (Port Vale).

Tom Pope (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers).

Booking

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

Booking

Nathan Tyson (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Ryan Inniss (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nathan Tyson (Doncaster Rovers).

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Frederic Veseli.

Attempt blocked. Curtis Main (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Abdul Razak (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Byron Moore (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Enda Stevens (Doncaster Rovers).

Second Half

Second Half begins Port Vale 2, Doncaster Rovers 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Curtis Main replaces Harry Forrester.

Half Time

First Half ends, Port Vale 2, Doncaster Rovers 0.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City31197558292964
2MK Dons32188666313562
3Swindon31176857342357
4Preston30168646281856
5Sheff Utd3014794335849
6Bradford3012994034645
7Doncaster31129103837145
8Fleetwood32128123233-144
9Oldham311110104144-343
10Chesterfield32119124444042
11Gillingham32119124649-342
12Port Vale32126144145-442
13Rochdale291251251401141
14Walsall311011103333041
15Peterborough32125153843-541
16Scunthorpe30117124346-340
17Notts County31108133339-638
18Barnsley31115154148-738
19Crewe32115163255-2338
20Colchester3297163953-1434
21Coventry31712123243-1133
22Crawley3289153456-2233
23Leyton Orient3188154148-732
24Yeovil3278172547-2229
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