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Port Vale 2-1 Shrewsbury Town

Port Vale boosted their League One survival hopes as a goal and an assist from returning defender Ryan Taylor saw off fellow strugglers Shrewsbury Town.

Taylor, who re-signed on Friday after previously leaving Vale at the end of a short-term deal earlier this term, set up Sam Foley and scored one himself to earn Vale's second straight home win.

Louis Dodds netted a consolation for the visitors but there was no way back.

Vale remain in the drop zone but are now just two points below Shrewsbury.

The hosts, who still have two games in hand on their relegation rivals, scored twice in the space of three minutes as Foley headed in Taylor's corner before the former Newcastle man turned in Kiko's square ball.

Former Vale player Dodds' long-range strike was not enough to prevent the visitors losing for a third time in four away games.

Line-ups

Port Vale

  • 1Mehmet
  • 2Purkiss
  • 4Streete
  • 24Smith
  • 20Geraldo RosaBooked at 52mins
  • 44EaglesSubstituted forKellyat 84'minutes
  • 25GuySubstituted forReevesat 17'minutes
  • 11Foley
  • 6TaylorBooked at 89mins
  • 15ForresterSubstituted forTurnerat 45'minutes
  • 10Hooper

Substitutes

  • 7Kelly
  • 8Tavares
  • 9Cicilia
  • 18Turner
  • 31Reeves
  • 38Fasan
  • 46Shodipo

Shrewsbury

  • 1Leutwiler
  • 2RileySubstituted forLeitch-Smithat 89'minutes
  • 12Brown
  • 22Nsiala
  • 3Sadler
  • 18Deegan
  • 16Morris
  • 7WhalleySubstituted forDoddsat 71'minutes
  • 23Rodman
  • 27Roberts
  • 45PayneSubstituted forHumphrysat 72'minutesBooked at 86mins

Substitutes

  • 9Humphrys
  • 10Dodds
  • 15Smith
  • 17Yates
  • 20Leitch-Smith
  • 21Halstead
  • 24El-Abd
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
4,626

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home8
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away8
Fouls
Home12
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Port Vale 2, Shrewsbury Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Port Vale 2, Shrewsbury Town 1.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Mat Sadler.

Nathan Smith (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Shrewsbury Town).

JJ Hooper (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt missed. A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Dan Turner (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. A-Jay Leitch-Smith replaces Joe Riley.

Booking

Ryan Taylor (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ryan Taylor (Port Vale).

Louis Dodds (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Tyler Roberts (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Sam Kelly (Port Vale).

Gary Deegan (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Kelly (Port Vale).

Junior Brown (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Stephen Humphrys (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Stephen Humphrys (Shrewsbury Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Sam Kelly replaces Chris Eagles.

Foul by Ryan Taylor (Port Vale).

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

Nathan Smith (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Stephen Humphrys (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt blocked. Tyler Roberts (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Remie Streete.

Attempt blocked. Tyler Roberts (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Remie Streete.

Attempt blocked. Tyler Roberts (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Junior Brown (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 2, Shrewsbury Town 1. Louis Dodds (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Stephen Humphrys.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by William Reeves.

Attempt blocked. Joe Riley (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Ryan Taylor (Port Vale).

Junior Brown (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Ryan Taylor (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Junior Brown (Shrewsbury Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Stephen Humphrys replaces Stefan Payne.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd37229671422975
2Fleetwood371910855361967
3Bolton36199854312366
4Scunthorpe3818101065442164
5Bradford381518550351563
6Millwall35161095041958
7Southend3715121055451057
8Bristol Rovers381412125657-154
9Walsall381314114546-153
10Oxford Utd36157144741652
11Peterborough38149155353051
12Wimbledon371214114946350
13Rochdale35148135150150
14Northampton38147175661-549
15Charlton381017114844447
16Gillingham381112155063-1345
17MK Dons371111154749-244
18Bury38128185764-744
19Shrewsbury381110174153-1243
20Oldham381013152537-1243
21Port Vale361011154157-1641
22Swindon3899203957-1836
23Chesterfield3889213661-2533
24Coventry37511213058-2826
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