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Port Vale 0-0 Milton Keynes Dons

Port Vale moved to within a point of safety in League One after holding MK Dons to a goalless stalemate.

Vale had goalkeeper Deniz Mehmet to thank as he made several good saves to keep out the dominant visitors.

The Dons, who were perhaps fortunate to keep 11 men on the field when George Williams felled Anton Forrester in the first half, had the better chances throughout.

Harvey Barnes crashed an effort off the post just six minutes in after Vale failed to clear their lines, while Kieran Agard was twice sent through and denied on both occasions by Mehmet before half-time.

Two minutes after the restart, Mehmet made another stop from Agard, while substitute defender Andre Bikey was called into action to block a goal-bound effort from Robbie Muirhead shortly before the hour mark.

JJ Hooper tested David Martin in a rare Vale attack late on, but Rigino Cicilia was unable to convert the follow-up.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Port Vale

  • 1Mehmet
  • 2PurkissBooked at 90mins
  • 4StreeteSubstituted forBikey Amougouat 32'minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 24SmithBooked at 42mins
  • 20Geraldo RosaBooked at 45minsSubstituted forTanserat 51'minutes
  • 10Hooper
  • 11Foley
  • 12PughBooked at 87mins
  • 6Taylor
  • 44Eagles
  • 15ForresterSubstituted forCiciliaat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Kelly
  • 9Cicilia
  • 18Turner
  • 19Tanser
  • 31Reeves
  • 38Fasan
  • 39Bikey Amougou

MK Dons

  • 1Martin
  • 2BaldockBooked at 35mins
  • 4Walsh
  • 12GB WilliamsBooked at 20mins
  • 3Lewington
  • 18Barnes
  • 10Reeves
  • 6UpsonSubstituted forPotterat 71'minutes
  • 11O'Keefe
  • 14AgardSubstituted forNgomboat 54'minutes
  • 16MuirheadSubstituted forMaynardat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Ngombo
  • 8Potter
  • 19Nicholls
  • 21Brittain
  • 23Downing
  • 24Tilney
  • 28Maynard
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
3,887

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home6
Away19
Shots on Target
Home2
Away7
Corners
Home1
Away10
Fouls
Home8
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Port Vale 0, MK Dons 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Port Vale 0, MK Dons 0.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Rigino Cicilia (Port Vale) because of an injury.

Foul by Rigino Cicilia (Port Vale).

Dean Lewington (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Joe Walsh (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a set piece situation.

Foul by Scott Tanser (Port Vale).

Ben Reeves (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Scott Tanser (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Maecky Ngombo (MK Dons).

Attempt missed. Stuart O'Keefe (MK Dons) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

Booking

Ryan Taylor (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Sam Foley (Port Vale).

Maecky Ngombo (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

André Bikey (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Maecky Ngombo (MK Dons).

Booking

André Bikey (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by George B Williams.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Nicky Maynard replaces Robbie Muirhead.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match David Martin (MK Dons) because of an injury.

Rigino Cicilia (Port Vale) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Attempt missed. Joe Walsh (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Scott Tanser.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Rigino Cicilia replaces Anton Forrester.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Nathan Smith.

Chris Eagles (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Harvey Barnes (MK Dons).

Attempt saved. Harvey Barnes (MK Dons) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Darren Potter replaces Ed Upson.

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

Foul by Robbie Muirhead (MK Dons).

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

Foul by George B Williams (MK Dons).

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

Foul by Ed Upson (MK Dons).

Attempt saved. JJ Hooper (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Danny Pugh (Port Vale) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Ryan Taylor (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd392310674443079
2Bolton39229862342875
3Fleetwood391912855361969
4Bradford391618552361666
5Scunthorpe3918101166462064
6Southend3917121060471363
7Millwall381612105345860
8Rochdale38169136155657
9Bristol Rovers401512135859-157
10Oxford Utd39168155146556
11Peterborough401510155554155
12Walsall391314124749-253
13Wimbledon391215124948151
14Northampton40148185763-650
15MK Dons391212154849-148
16Charlton391017124946347
17Bury401210185764-746
18Oldham401015152739-1245
19Gillingham401112175168-1745
20Shrewsbury391110184155-1443
21Port Vale381012164259-1742
22Swindon40109214159-1839
23Chesterfield4089233866-2833
24Coventry40711223360-2732
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