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Port Vale 2-0 Shrewsbury Town

Port Vale claimed their first win in five League One games with a comfortable victory over Shrewsbury.

Vale had an early chance through AJ Leitch-Smith who forced Shrewsbury keeper Jayson Leutwiler to save.

Louis Dodds broke the deadlock on 52 minutes, firing in from 12 yards after racing on to a Colin Daniel pass.

Michael O'Connor then added the second from the penalty spot 10 minutes from time to seal all three points after Matt Tootle had handled in the area.

Shrewsbury Town manager Micky Mellon told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"We were second best. Right from the start we didn't win enough battles for a derby game - which is surprising coming off the back of the game with Bury.

"Our players were not smart enough and too many times we were second best. It took us too long to try to put a dent in their back four. We had no runners around their back players and it took us too long to create some forward firepower.

"We couldn't deliver, we had no aggression. You have to be smart and if you aren't winning battles you have to try doing something different. You can tell from the body language of the players that they didn't give enough."

Line-ups

Port Vale

  • 21Alnwick
  • 2Purkiss
  • 6Duffy
  • 5McGivern
  • 3Dickinson
  • 19Moore
  • 8O'Connor
  • 42GrantBooked at 61mins
  • 14DanielBooked at 29mins
  • 10Dodds
  • 20Leitch-Smith

Substitutes

  • 1Neal
  • 4Streete
  • 7Birchall
  • 11Foley
  • 15Hooper
  • 16Yates
  • 22Lloyd

Shrewsbury

  • 1Leutwiler
  • 2TootleBooked at 80mins
  • 31Smith
  • 4Whitbread
  • 20Knight-PercivalBooked at 50minsSubstituted forClarkat 63'minutes
  • 12BrownBooked at 31mins
  • 17Ogogo
  • 26Akpa-Akpro
  • 7LawrenceSubstituted forBlackat 82'minutes
  • 29ColeSubstituted forCollinsat 45'minutes
  • 23BarnettBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 3Sadler
  • 6Black
  • 9Collins
  • 13Gerrard
  • 19McAlinden
  • 22Clark
  • 33Rowley
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
4,880

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home11
Away4
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home12
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Port Vale 2, Shrewsbury Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Port Vale 2, Shrewsbury Town 0.

Attempt missed. Jordan Clark (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Louis Dodds (Port Vale).

Junior Brown (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Louis Dodds (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Junior Brown (Shrewsbury Town).

Louis Dodds (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Junior Brown (Shrewsbury Town).

Booking

Tyrone Barnett (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Tyrone Barnett (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt saved. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Tyrone Barnett (Shrewsbury Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Ian Black replaces Liam Lawrence.

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 2, Shrewsbury Town 0. Michael O'Connor (Port Vale) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

Booking

Matt Tootle (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Penalty conceded by Matt Tootle (Shrewsbury Town) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Ryan McGivern.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Junior Brown.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Junior Brown.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Jayson Leutwiler.

Attempt saved. Carl Dickinson (Port Vale) header from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Junior Brown.

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

Foul by James Collins (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt missed. Byron Moore (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Anthony Grant (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by James Collins (Shrewsbury Town).

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Anthony Grant.

Foul by Louis Dodds (Port Vale).

Matt Tootle (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Louis Dodds (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Jordan Clark replaces Nathaniel Knight-Percival.

Attempt missed. Zak Whitbread (Shrewsbury Town) header from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Anthony Grant (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Anthony Grant (Port Vale).

James Collins (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Walsall1695228141432
2Burton1610241613332
3Gillingham1694331181331
4Coventry1584325141128
5Wigan167632618827
6Bury167632824427
7Millwall167452423125
8Sheff Utd167362622424
9Scunthorpe167272118323
10Chesterfield167272223-123
11Southend166551718-123
12Peterborough166373227521
13Rochdale165652018221
14Bradford155641618-221
15Port Vale165561818020
16Colchester165562534-920
17Shrewsbury165291923-417
18Doncaster164571322-917
19Oldham1621041723-616
20Blackpool154471522-716
21Fleetwood164391924-515
22Barnsley154291623-714
23Swindon163492027-713
24Crewe163491424-1013
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