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Bury 4-1 Port Vale

James Vaughan scored twice on his Gigg Lane debut as Bury eased to a comfortable victory over Port Vale.

It took only five minutes for the forward to find his feet when he capitalised on a mistake from Ben Purkiss to stroke the ball past Jak Alnwick in the Vale goal.

Jacob Mellis netted his first goal in 33 months in the 22nd minute with a stunning strike from the edge of the box.

Vaughan notched his second and Bury's third on the half-hour mark with a sweet finish following a mazy run by Danny Mayor.

Vale pulled one back on the 58th minute when Nathan Smith bundled the ball over the line.

Substitute Hallam Hope restored the Shakers' three-goal lead 17 minutes from time with a deflected strike which looped over the head of the helpless Alnwick.

Bury came close to a fifth late on but substitute Tom Walker was twice denied by Alnwick after being handed his Shakers debut from the bench.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bury

  • 1WilliamsBooked at 90mins
  • 22MaherBooked at 66minsSubstituted forBryanat 71'minutes
  • 6Kay
  • 25Barnett
  • 3Leigh
  • 7Ismail
  • 18Mellis
  • 19Soares
  • 10Mayor
  • 11PopeSubstituted forHopeat 52'minutes
  • 12VaughanSubstituted forWalkerat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 15Dudley
  • 17Bryan
  • 20Burgess
  • 21Rachubka
  • 23Walker
  • 24Hope
  • 32Obi

Port Vale

  • 1Alnwick
  • 2Purkiss
  • 4Streete
  • 24Smith
  • 5Knops
  • 11FoleyBooked at 89mins
  • 27AmorosBooked at 70mins
  • 28de FreitasSubstituted forPatersonat 16'minutesBooked at 79mins
  • 26JonesSubstituted forShalajat 47'minutes
  • 15ForresterSubstituted forCiciliaat 50'minutes
  • 14Thomas

Substitutes

  • 6Mac-Intosch
  • 8Tavares
  • 9Cicilia
  • 13Paterson
  • 21Pereira
  • 23Boot
  • 30Shalaj
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
4,042

Match Stats

Home TeamBuryAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home24
Away9
Shots on Target
Home9
Away4
Corners
Home1
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Bury 4, Port Vale 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bury 4, Port Vale 1.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Nathan Smith.

Attempt blocked. Zeli Ismail (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Jacob Mellis (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Booking

Ben Williams (Bury) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Hallam Hope (Bury).

Sam Foley (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Sam Foley (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Tom Walker (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Foley (Port Vale).

Attempt missed. Tom Walker (Bury) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Tom Walker (Bury) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

Tom Walker (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sebastien Amoros (Port Vale).

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

Attempt missed. Hallam Hope (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Foul by Antony Kay (Bury).

Martin Paterson (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Tom Walker replaces James Vaughan.

Booking

Martin Paterson (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Hallam Hope (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Martin Paterson (Port Vale).

Attempt missed. Martin Paterson (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Bury 4, Port Vale 1. Hallam Hope (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Soares.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Kean Bryan replaces Niall Maher.

Booking

Sebastien Amoros (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Hallam Hope (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sebastien Amoros (Port Vale).

Attempt saved. Jerome Thomas (Port Vale) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Zeli Ismail (Bury) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Booking

Niall Maher (Bury) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Tom Soares (Bury).

Sam Foley (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Hallam Hope (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Sebastien Amoros (Port Vale).

Attempt missed. Jacob Mellis (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Hallam Hope (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Bury 3, Port Vale 1. Nathan Smith (Port Vale) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Martin Paterson following a set piece situation.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bolton642095414
2Bradford633084412
3Fleetwood6321105511
4Millwall63211210211
5Scunthorpe5311137610
6Peterborough6312138510
7Port Vale631276110
8Gillingham5311910-110
9Bury622210738
10Charlton52217528
11Swindon52216608
12Chesterfield62139907
13MK Dons521256-17
14Oxford Utd621368-27
15Shrewsbury6213710-37
16Oldham613247-36
17Northampton50503305
18Walsall512278-15
19Wimbledon612369-35
20Southend612369-35
21Bristol Rovers411257-24
22Sheff Utd511348-44
23Coventry603327-53
24Rochdale602448-42
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