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Port Vale 3-1 Scunthorpe United

Alex Jones' brace helped Port Vale to a home win over 10-man Scunthorpe United.

The Valiants maintained their 100 per cent home record - and handed the Iron their first defeat of the campaign - with goals from Anton Forrester and Jones, either side of a Josh Morris free-kick.

United's Jordan Clarke was dismissed after picking up his second yellow card in the 55th minute, with boss Graham Alexander sent to the stands in the immediate aftermath.

The home side had the better of the first-half and went ahead in the 33rd minute when Sam Foley received the ball from Kjell Knops and played in Forrester who curled the ball past Luke Daniels.

Morris levelled for Scunthorpe two minutes into first-half injury time when the linesman adjudged his free-kick from the right had crossed the line after evading a host of bodies in the Vale box.

But Jones, on his first start for Vale, secured the points - volleying in Jerome Thomas' deep cross on 49 minutes, before capping a fine display by slotting home Foley's through ball five minutes from time.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

REACTION: Scunthorpe manager Graham Alexander speaks to BBC Radio Humberside

Line-ups

Port Vale

  • 1Alnwick
  • 2Purkiss
  • 4Streete
  • 24Smith
  • 5Knops
  • 11Foley
  • 42Grant
  • 8TavaresSubstituted forAmorosat 16'minutes
  • 14ThomasBooked at 19minsSubstituted forHartat 83'minutes
  • 26Jones
  • 15ForresterSubstituted forPatersonat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Mac-Intosch
  • 9Cicilia
  • 13Paterson
  • 21Pereira
  • 23Boot
  • 27Amoros
  • 46Hart

Scunthorpe

  • 1Daniels
  • 33ClarkeBooked at 55mins
  • 6Mirfin
  • 5Wallace
  • 22TownsendBooked at 58mins
  • 8DawsonSubstituted forMantomat 65'minutes
  • 19HolmesSubstituted forWisemanat 62'minutes
  • 12Bishop
  • 11MorrisBooked at 90mins
  • 10van VeenSubstituted forat 85'minutes
  • 14HopperSubstituted forMaddenat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Wiseman
  • 9Madden
  • 13Anyon
  • 16Adelakun
  • 17Mantom
  • 20Goode
  • 29Wootton
Referee:
Brendan Malone
Attendance:
4,557

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home8
Away5
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home5
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Port Vale 3, Scunthorpe United 1.

Full Time

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

Foul by Sam Hart (Port Vale).

Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Kjell Knops (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Kevin van Veen went off injured after Scunthorpe United had used all subs.

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 3, Scunthorpe United 1. Alex Jones (Port Vale) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Sam Foley.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Sam Hart replaces Jerome Thomas.

Attempt missed. David Mirfin (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Nathan Smith.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Alex Jones.

Foul by Anthony Grant (Port Vale).

Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jerome Thomas (Port Vale).

Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Murray Wallace.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Luke Daniels.

Attempt saved. Martin Paterson (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Paddy Madden replaces Tom Hopper.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Martin Paterson replaces Anton Forrester.

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

Foul by Sam Mantom (Scunthorpe United).

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Sam Mantom replaces Stephen Dawson.

Attempt missed. Murray Wallace (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Ben Purkiss.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Scott Wiseman replaces Duane Holmes.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Conor Townsend.

Booking

Conor Townsend (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Conor Townsend.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United) for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United).

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Sebastien Amoros.

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

Foul by Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United).

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 2, Scunthorpe United 1. Alex Jones (Port Vale) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jerome Thomas with a cross.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Murray Wallace.

Second Half

Second Half begins Port Vale 1, Scunthorpe United 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Port Vale 1, Scunthorpe United 1.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bolton541084413
2Bradford532073411
3Scunthorpe5311137610
4Port Vale531162410
5Millwall5311119210
6Gillingham5311910-110
7Peterborough530211659
8Fleetwood52218538
9Charlton52217528
10Chesterfield52128717
11Swindon42114407
12MK Dons521256-17
13Oldham513124-26
14Bury51226605
15Northampton50503305
16Walsall512278-15
17Bristol Rovers411257-24
18Oxford Utd511358-34
19Southend511358-34
20Sheff Utd511348-44
21Shrewsbury511348-44
22Coventry503225-33
23Rochdale502347-32
24Wimbledon502348-42
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