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Shrewsbury Town 0-0 Port Vale

League One's bottom club Shrewsbury picked up a point from a goalless draw at home to Port Vale.

Both teams had chances in a tight first half, with the best opportunity for the hosts side falling to Junior Brown, who fired over after goalkeeper Jak Alnwick blocked an effort from Vale old boy AJ Leitch-Smith.

Ivan Toney also flicked a low cross from Louis Dodds just wide as Shrewsbury pushed for a breakthrough.

Vale's best effort saw a 20-yard drive from Sam Kelly turned away by home keeper Jayson Leutwiler, while Alex Jones drilled a shot on the turn over the bar and Kjell Knops headed a Ryan Taylor corner wide at the far post.

Defences continued to hold the upper hand in the second half as deadlock ensued.

Skipper Adam El-Abd came closest for Shrewsbury when his close-range effort from Brown's inviting left-wing cross was well kept out by Alnwick.

Vale then almost snatched victory through a long-range shot from top-scorer Jones which flew narrowly wide.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 1Leutwiler
  • 14GrimmerSubstituted forSmithat 78'minutes
  • 24El-Abd
  • 4McGivern
  • 3Sadler
  • 10Dodds
  • 18DeeganBooked at 63mins
  • 6Black
  • 12Brown
  • 20Leitch-SmithSubstituted forJonesat 73'minutes
  • 9ToneyBooked at 45mins

Substitutes

  • 5Lancashire
  • 11O'Brien
  • 15Smith
  • 21Halstead
  • 27Waring
  • 29Ebanks-Blake
  • 30Jones

Port Vale

  • 1Alnwick
  • 40Taylor
  • 4Streete
  • 24Smith
  • 5KnopsBooked at 42mins
  • 27Amoros
  • 28de Freitas
  • 46HartBooked at 14minsSubstituted forCiciliaat 53'minutes
  • 7KellySubstituted forTurnerat 86'minutes
  • 20Geraldo RosaSubstituted forTavaresat 63'minutes
  • 26JonesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 8Tavares
  • 9Cicilia
  • 16Mbamba
  • 18Turner
  • 21Pereira
  • 25Santos
  • 30Shalaj
Referee:
Scott Duncan
Attendance:
5,429

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home10
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 0, Port Vale 0.

Full Time

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

Booking

Alex Jones (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Ivan Toney (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Hand ball by Dan Turner (Port Vale).

Junior Brown (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sebastien Amoros (Port Vale).

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Adam El-Abd.

Attempt blocked. Rigino Cicilia (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Ian Black (Shrewsbury Town).

Dan Turner (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Dan Turner replaces Sam Kelly.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Ryan McGivern.

Attempt blocked. Anthony de Freitas (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Ryan McGivern (Shrewsbury Town).

Kjell Knops (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Dominic Smith replaces Jack Grimmer because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Ethan Jones replaces A-Jay Leitch-Smith.

Attempt missed. Anthony de Freitas (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Ryan McGivern.

Kjell Knops (Port Vale) hits the bar with a right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Ryan McGivern.

Foul by Ian Black (Shrewsbury Town).

Paulo Tavares (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Adam El-Abd (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Rigino Cicilia (Port Vale).

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Paulo Tavares replaces Kiko.

Booking

Gary Deegan (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Gary Deegan (Shrewsbury Town).

Alex Jones (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Ryan McGivern (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sebastien Amoros (Port Vale).

Nathan Smith (Port Vale) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Attempt saved. Adam El-Abd (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Kiko.

Adam El-Abd (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sam Kelly (Port Vale).

Ryan McGivern (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Jones (Port Vale).

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Rigino Cicilia replaces Sam Hart.

goal

As It Stood

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2Bolton20124424121240
3Sheff Utd19115334211338
4Bradford209832718935
5Rochdale209382725230
6Peterborough198562821729
7Wimbledon207853024629
8Fleetwood208573126529
9Millwall198473231128
10Southend207762627-128
11Charlton196942619727
12Port Vale207672429-527
13Bristol Rovers207672935-627
14Oxford Utd207582424026
15Gillingham207582932-326
16Northampton206682828024
17Walsall195862228-623
18Swindon206592128-723
19MK Dons205692530-521
20Bury2062122838-1020
21Coventry204791725-819
22Chesterfield2053122434-1018
23Oldham193881121-1017
24Shrewsbury2036111934-1515
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