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Notts County 0-1 Port Vale

Mark Marshall
Mark Marshall has scored six goals this season for Port Vale

Mark Marshall's first-half strike earned League One Port Vale a narrow victory over struggling Notts County.

The winger capitalised to slot into an open net after defender Mike Edwards and goalkeeper Roy Carroll collided.

The home side responded positively but Garry Thompson failed to get enough contact on a ball played through by the impressive Paddy McCourt.

Liam Noble fluffed a chance and came close with a header but the hosts lost for the ninth time in 12 league games.

Notts County manager Shaun Derry told BBC Radio Nottingham:

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Derry on Notts County v Port Vale

"I feel like a broken record. It's frustrating. The frustration in the stadium at the final whistle told the story. We could and should have been out of sight in the first half.

"Once more, the goal we conceded was a calamity and how we didn't score I'll never know.

I've seen the same as everyone here. We were a team that absolutely dominated in the first half, let in a sloppy goal and then struggled in the second to break down a resolute back-line."

Line-ups

Notts County

  • 1Carroll
  • 5MullinsBooked at 38mins
  • 28Edwards
  • 6Hollis
  • 3Adams
  • 32Campbell-Ryce
  • 15Thompson
  • 16NobleBooked at 38minsSubstituted forJonesat 82'minutes
  • 18McCourt
  • 11Thompson
  • 27BajnerSubstituted forWooleryat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Smith
  • 7Hayhurst
  • 12Newton
  • 13Jones
  • 20Daniels
  • 24Woolery
  • 35Pilkington

Port Vale

  • 1NealBooked at 39mins
  • 21Veseli
  • 4Robertson
  • 33InnissBooked at 40mins
  • 3Dickinson
  • 19Moore
  • 15O'Connor
  • 17Brown
  • 20Marshall
  • 9WilliamsonSubstituted forDoddsat 84'minutes
  • 11PopeBooked at 40mins

Substitutes

  • 2Yates
  • 5McGivern
  • 7Birchall
  • 8Dodds
  • 10Lines
  • 12Johnson
  • 18O'Sullivan
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
5,179

Match Stats

Home TeamNotts CountyAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home19
Away9
Shots on Target
Home10
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Notts County 0, Port Vale 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Notts County 0, Port Vale 1.

Attempt blocked. Gary Jones (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Haydn Hollis (Notts County).

Tom Pope (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Louis Dodds replaces Ben Williamson.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Gary Jones replaces Liam Noble.

Foul by Blair Adams (Notts County).

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

Michael Edwards (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).

Attempt blocked. Tom Pope (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Curtis Thompson.

Attempt blocked. Mark Marshall (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Ben Williamson (Port Vale) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Carl Dickinson.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Kaiyne Woolery replaces Balint Bajner.

Attempt missed. Mark Marshall (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Ben Williamson (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Balint Bajner (Notts County) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Garry Thompson (Notts County) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Hayden Mullins.

Attempt missed. Liam Noble (Notts County) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Foul by Garry Thompson (Notts County).

Ryan Inniss (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Garry Thompson (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Michael Edwards (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Blair Adams.

(Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mark Marshall (Port Vale).

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Jamal Campbell-Ryce.

Attempt missed. Blair Adams (Notts County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Balint Bajner (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Inniss (Port Vale).

Attempt blocked. Tom Pope (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Haydn Hollis (Notts County).

Ben Williamson (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Michael O'Connor.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City33217562303270
2MK Dons33188767333462
3Preston32188651282362
4Swindon33187859352461
5Sheff Utd3215894637953
6Doncaster33139114140148
7Chesterfield33129124744345
8Bradford32129114138345
9Port Vale33136144245-345
10Peterborough33135154043-344
11Fleetwood33128133236-444
12Barnsley33135154348-544
13Oldham321110114148-743
14Gillingham33119134650-442
15Rochdale31125145243941
16Walsall331011123336-341
17Scunthorpe32118134448-441
18Crewe33116163255-2339
19Notts County32108143340-738
20Coventry32812123444-1036
21Leyton Orient3298154348-535
22Colchester3397173955-1634
23Crawley33810153557-2234
24Yeovil3379172648-2230
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