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Yeovil Town 1-2 Port Vale

A late Michael Brown goal secured League One survival for Port Vale and consigned Paul Sturrock to his first defeat as Yeovil Town boss.

Tom Pope thought he had given the visitors the lead but his header was ruled out for a foul on Liam Shephard.

But Pope was on hand minutes later to link up with Ben Williamson before scoring his 12th goal of the season.

Gozie Ugwu levelled with a shot on the turn but Vale's Brown scored the winner from Michael O'Connor's free-kick.

Vale are now safe, four points clear of the bottom four, as Crawley and Leyton Orient failed to win.

Line-ups

Yeovil

  • 1Weale
  • 32Shephard
  • 26Arthurworrey
  • 27WebsterSubstituted forOfori-Twumasiat 45'minutes
  • 35Kingsley
  • 5BellSubstituted forEdwardsat 45'minutes
  • 8Berrett
  • 11FoleySubstituted forSmithat 12'minutes
  • 30Sheehan
  • 13Moore
  • 25Ugwu

Substitutes

  • 3Smith
  • 4Edwards
  • 9Hayter
  • 10Leitch-Smith
  • 12Krysiak
  • 15Ofori-Twumasi
  • 17Grant

Port Vale

  • 1Neal
  • 21Veseli
  • 16Collins
  • 4Robertson
  • 3Dickinson
  • 8DoddsSubstituted forDanielat 55'minutes
  • 15O'ConnorSubstituted forO'Sullivanat 86'minutes
  • 17Brown
  • 20MarshallBooked at 19mins
  • 9WilliamsonSubstituted forBirchallat 73'minutes
  • 11PopeBooked at 84mins

Substitutes

  • 2Yates
  • 7Birchall
  • 12Johnson
  • 14Daniel
  • 18O'Sullivan
  • 25Coulibaly
  • 28Campion
Referee:
Graham Scott
Attendance:
4,127

Match Stats

Home TeamYeovilAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home8
Away6
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Yeovil Town 1, Port Vale 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Yeovil Town 1, Port Vale 2.

Gozie Ugwu (Yeovil Town) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Kieffer Moore (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Neill Collins (Port Vale).

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Stephen Kingsley.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Chris Weale.

Attempt saved. Colin Daniel (Port Vale) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Nathan Smith (Yeovil Town).

Colin Daniel (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Stephen Kingsley (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Josh Sheehan.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Tommy O'Sullivan replaces Michael O'Connor because of an injury.

Booking

Tom Pope (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Yeovil Town 1, Port Vale 2. Michael Brown (Port Vale) right footed shot from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Michael O'Connor with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town).

Colin Daniel (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Yeovil Town 1, Port Vale 1. Gozie Ugwu (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner following a set piece situation.

Stephen Kingsley (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael O'Connor (Port Vale).

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi.

Attempt missed. Josh Sheehan (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Brown (Port Vale).

Foul by Josh Sheehan (Yeovil Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Chris Birchall replaces Ben Williamson.

Foul by Gozie Ugwu (Yeovil Town).

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

Stephen Kingsley (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mark Marshall (Port Vale).

Attempt missed. Kieffer Moore (Yeovil Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Frederic Veseli.

Foul by Nathan Smith (Yeovil Town).

Michael O'Connor (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Hand ball by James Berrett (Yeovil Town).

James Berrett (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Brown (Port Vale).

Foul by Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City452812588365296
2Preston452514679394089
3MK Dons452610996435388
4Swindon442381373541977
5Sheff Utd4519131365521370
6Chesterfield4519111567541368
7Rochdale451962072611163
8Bradford451614155455-162
9Peterborough45188195255-362
10Fleetwood451612174751-460
11Walsall451417144846259
12Gillingham451514166265-359
13Barnsley451611185761-459
14Doncaster451513175360-758
15Scunthorpe451414176070-1056
16Oldham451414175366-1356
17Port Vale45159215463-954
18Coventry451216174759-1252
19Crewe451410214374-3152
20Notts County451214194460-1650
21Crawley451311215277-2550
22Leyton Orient451212215767-1048
23Colchester44139225676-2048
24Yeovil451010253570-3540
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