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Port Vale 3-0 Doncaster Rovers

Sam Foley
Port Vale midfielder Sam Foley had an early penalty saved but atoned before half-time with his second goal in as many games

Port Vale eased to a comfortable win over a lacklustre Doncaster side struggling for goals this season.

Doncaster goalkeeper Thorsten Stuckmann saved an early Sam Foley penalty, but Foley made amends to put Vale ahead with a header on 35 minutes.

Uche Ikpeazu doubled the lead just after half-time.

Byron Moore's backheel two minutes from time secured the points, but Rovers are yet to win in League One and have not scored since the season's opening day.

Line-ups

Port Vale

  • 21Alnwick
  • 2Purkiss
  • 26Inniss
  • 6Duffy
  • 3Dickinson
  • 19Moore
  • 42Grant
  • 11Foley
  • 27AndohSubstituted forDanielat 69'minutes
  • 10Dodds
  • 9IkpeazuSubstituted forLeitch-Smithat 76'minutesBooked at 79mins

Substitutes

  • 4Streete
  • 7Birchall
  • 12Johnson
  • 14Daniel
  • 17Brown
  • 18Kelly
  • 20Leitch-Smith

Doncaster

  • 12StuckmannBooked at 79mins
  • 4McCulloughBooked at 90mins
  • 17Mackenzie
  • 6ButlerBooked at 28mins
  • 20Taylor-Sinclair
  • 3EvinaSubstituted forWhitehouseat 58'minutes
  • 7Wellens
  • 8Chaplow
  • 29MiddletonSubstituted forMainat 45'minutes
  • 26Coppinger
  • 11Williams

Substitutes

  • 2Lund
  • 5Jones
  • 9Main
  • 21Mandeville
  • 23Marosi
  • 24McKay
  • 32Whitehouse
Referee:
Robert Lewis
Attendance:
4,775

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home19
Away5
Shots on Target
Home9
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away1
Fouls
Home8
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Port Vale 3, Doncaster Rovers 0.

Full Time

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

Booking

Luke McCullough (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Luke McCullough (Doncaster Rovers).

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

Foul by Billy Whitehouse (Doncaster Rovers).

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 3, Doncaster Rovers 0. Byron Moore (Port Vale) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ben Purkiss.

Attempt blocked. Louis Dodds (Port Vale) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Port Vale) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Thorsten Stuckmann.

Booking

Thorsten Stuckmann (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Port Vale).

Attempt saved. Byron Moore (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. A-Jay Leitch-Smith replaces Uche Ikpeazu.

Attempt missed. Andy Williams (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

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

Attempt blocked. Uche Ikpeazu (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Aaron Taylor-Sinclair (Doncaster Rovers).

Attempt missed. Uche Ikpeazu (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Colin Daniel replaces Ebo Andoh.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Ryan Inniss.

Foul by Sam Foley (Port Vale).

Richard Chaplow (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Andy Butler.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Andy Butler.

Attempt blocked. Uche Ikpeazu (Port Vale) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Carl Dickinson (Port Vale).

James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Ebo Andoh (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke McCullough (Doncaster Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Billy Whitehouse replaces Cedric Evina.

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

Richard Duffy (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Curtis Main (Doncaster Rovers).

Attempt missed. Anthony Grant (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Uche Ikpeazu (Port Vale).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Gillingham431092710
2Walsall431073410
3Coventry430110469
4Sheff Utd43017529
5Burton43016429
6Swindon42209548
7Fleetwood42119547
8Rochdale42115237
9Chesterfield42115417
10Barnsley42115507
11Port Vale41306336
12Oldham41303216
13Wigan411234-14
14Scunthorpe411235-24
15Millwall411248-44
16Bury4031910-13
17Doncaster403114-33
18Peterborough410348-43
19Shrewsbury402246-22
20Crewe402258-32
21Southend402214-32
22Bradford402237-42
23Colchester402238-52
24Blackpool401338-51
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