League One
Port Vale2Southend0

Port Vale 2-0 Southend United

Port Vale substitute Anton Forrester scored one and set up another to help beat Southend United.

The 22-year-old, brought in on a free this summer, headed in his first Vale goal just five minutes before the break.

After coming on for the injured Rigino Cicilia on 11 minutes, Forrester out-jumped Jakub Sokolik to meet Sam Foley's cross and guide a header past Mark Oxley.

Three minutes earlier, Southend had almost taken the lead when a combination of home keeper Jak Alnwick and the crossbar kept out Simon Cox's header from point-blank range.

Vale defender Nathan Smith almost gifted the away side an equaliser after 46 minutes when David Mooney's header cannoned off his legs before hitting a post.

But Forrester then helped to double Vale's advantage on 75 minutes when he played in defender Streete, who fired the ball home from just outside the six-yard-box.

That consigned the Shrimpers to a club-record eighth straight defeat in all competitions, while it maintains Vale's unbeaten league start under new boss Bruno Ribeiro.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Port Vale

  • 1Alnwick
  • 6Mac-Intosch
  • 4Streete
  • 24Smith
  • 5Knops
  • 8TavaresBooked at 78minsSubstituted forPereiraat 81'minutes
  • 11Foley
  • 42Grant
  • 14ThomasBooked at 51minsSubstituted forde Freitasat 64'minutes
  • 10Hooper
  • 9CiciliaSubstituted forForresterat 11'minutes

Substitutes

  • 15Forrester
  • 16Mbamba
  • 21Pereira
  • 23Boot
  • 26Jones
  • 28de Freitas
  • 34Gibbons

Southend

  • 1Oxley
  • 24DemetriouBooked at 79mins
  • 6Barrett
  • 15SokolikBooked at 60mins
  • 3Coker
  • 17McGlashanSubstituted forBridgeat 63'minutes
  • 18Leonard
  • 12AtkinsonSubstituted forKingat 63'minutes
  • 11McLaughlin
  • 9MooneyBooked at 26mins
  • 10CoxSubstituted forWilliamsat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2White
  • 5Thompson
  • 7O'Neill
  • 16King
  • 19Bridge
  • 20Williams
  • 22Smith
Referee:
Lee Probert
Attendance:
4,727

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home9
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Port Vale 2, Southend United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Port Vale 2, Southend United 0.

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

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Jason Demetriou.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Adam Barrett.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Quentin Pereira replaces Paulo Tavares.

Booking

Jason Demetriou (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Anton Forrester (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jason Demetriou (Southend United).

Anton Forrester (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jason Demetriou (Southend United).

Foul by Paulo Tavares (Port Vale).

Ryan Leonard (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Jason Williams replaces Simon Cox.

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 2, Southend United 0. Remie Streete (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Anton Forrester following a corner.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Jason Demetriou.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Remie Streete.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Sam Foley.

Foul by Calvin Mac-Intosch (Port Vale).

Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Ben Coker.

Attempt missed. Calvin Mac-Intosch (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Chris Mbamba (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jakub Sokolik (Southend United).

JJ Hooper (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Simon Cox (Southend United).

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Anthony de Freitas replaces Jerome Thomas.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Adam King replaces Will Atkinson.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Jack Bridge replaces Jermaine McGlashan.

Attempt saved. Anton Forrester (Port Vale) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Jakub Sokolik (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Anton Forrester (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jakub Sokolik (Southend United).

Anthony Grant (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

Foul by Anthony Grant (Port Vale).

Simon Cox (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Jerome Thomas (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jerome Thomas (Port Vale).

Jermaine McGlashan (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Gillingham22005236
2Bolton22003126
3Millwall21105234
4Scunthorpe21105324
5Chesterfield21104224
6Walsall21103124
7Port Vale21102024
8MK Dons21103214
9Bradford21101014
10Bury21013213
11Peterborough21013303
12Swindon210123-13
13Fleetwood20203302
14Northampton20202202
15Oxford Utd10101101
16Rochdale201134-11
17Sheff Utd201112-11
18Coventry201101-11
19Shrewsbury201101-11
20Charlton201113-21
21Oldham201103-31
22Bristol Rovers100113-20
23Wimbledon200225-30
24Southend200215-40
View full League One table

Top Stories