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Port Vale 3-1 Southend United

Port Vale
Carl Dickinson (centre) celebrates his second goal this season

Port Vale scored three first-half goals to dent Southend's play-off hopes.

Vale took the lead when Carl Dickinson forced the ball in from close range, before Michael O'Connor struck from the edge of the area and then saw a free-kick put into his own net by Ben Coker.

Sam McQueen pulled a goal back for the Shrimpers in injury time at the end of the game.

There was still time for visiting striker David Mooney to fire a late penalty over the crossbar.

Vale announced before the match that Cardiff winger Matty Kennedy, 21, had agreed a two-month loan extension with the club.

Kennedy, who played the first 86 minutes of Friday's game, will remain at Vale Park until 26 April.

Line-ups

Port Vale

  • 1Neal
  • 2Purkiss
  • 6Duffy
  • 5McGivern
  • 3Dickinson
  • 8O'Connor
  • 42Grant
  • 11Foley
  • 9KennedyBooked at 86minsSubstituted forKellyat 86'minutes
  • 20Leitch-SmithSubstituted forHooperat 67'minutes
  • 10Dodds

Substitutes

  • 4Streete
  • 15Hooper
  • 16Yates
  • 17Brown
  • 18Kelly
  • 23Boot
  • 25Robinson

Southend

  • 1Bentley
  • 24O'Neill
  • 26Barrett
  • 15Bolger
  • 3CokerBooked at 42mins
  • 12AtkinsonBooked at 57mins
  • 8TimlinBooked at 38minsSubstituted forWorrallat 44'minutes
  • 4Wordsworth
  • 10PayneSubstituted forMcQueenat 45'minutes
  • 16HuntSubstituted forMooneyat 59'minutes
  • 19Barnett

Substitutes

  • 5Thompson
  • 7Worrall
  • 9Mooney
  • 13Smith
  • 17McLaughlin
  • 20McQueen
  • 22Deegan
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
3,957

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home12
Away5
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Port Vale 3, Southend United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Port Vale 3, Southend United 1.

Penalty missed! Still Port Vale 3, Southend United 1. David Mooney (Southend United) hits the right post with a right footed shot.

Penalty conceded by Ryan McGivern (Port Vale) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Southend United. David Mooney draws a foul in the penalty area.

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 3, Southend United 1. Sam McQueen (Southend United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Adam Barrett.

Foul by Ryan McGivern (Port Vale).

David Mooney (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Sam Foley (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Anthony Wordsworth.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Ben Purkiss.

Attempt missed. Adam Barrett (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Sam Kelly replaces Matthew Kennedy.

Booking

Matthew Kennedy (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Anthony Wordsworth (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matthew Kennedy (Port Vale).

David Mooney (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Richard Duffy (Port Vale).

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

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

Foul by Tyrone Barnett (Southend United).

Attempt missed. JJ Hooper (Port Vale) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left.

Ryan McGivern (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by David Mooney (Southend United).

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

Attempt missed. JJ Hooper (Port Vale) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is too high.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Adam Barrett.

Attempt blocked. Sam Foley (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. JJ Hooper replaces A-Jay Leitch-Smith.

Ben Purkiss (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam McQueen (Southend United).

Tyrone Barnett (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Carl Dickinson (Port Vale).

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. David Mooney replaces Noel Hunt.

Booking

Will Atkinson (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Sam Foley (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Will Atkinson (Southend United).

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Adam Barrett.

Foul by Sam Foley (Port Vale).

Tyrone Barnett (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Friday 26th February 2016

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton31203842271563
2Wigan321611552302259
3Gillingham32177858391958
4Walsall31169649331657
5Millwall321651151401153
6Coventry311410755332252
7Southend33148114542350
8Sheff Utd32139104742548
9Bradford3113993734348
10Port Vale34139123838048
11Barnsley32144145044646
12Peterborough32135145550544
13Scunthorpe31135133739-244
14Bury32128124251-944
15Swindon32126144950-142
16Rochdale32119124244-242
17Doncaster3199133541-636
18Blackpool3297163241-934
19Chesterfield32104184252-1034
20Fleetwood3189143639-333
21Shrewsbury3196163751-1433
22Oldham31614113142-1132
23Crewe32610163456-2228
24Colchester3258194078-3823
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