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Port Vale 2-3 Wycombe Wanderers

Adebayo Akinfenwa helped fire Wycombe to their first League Two win of the season as they beat Port Vale at Vale Park.

First-half strikes from Akinfenwa and Paris Cowan-Hall put Vale on the back foot in their first league game at home since being relegated from League One last season.

Gareth Ainsworth's men made the best possible start when Akinfenwa nodded in a Joe Jacobson free-kick with just two minutes on the clock.

The Chairboys doubled their lead 10 minutes later when Cowan-Hall cut in from the left side of the box and curled an effort past Valiants keeper Sam Hornby.

Wycombe made it three when a Luke O'Nien volley at goal was met by the head of Akinfenwa, who doubled his tally for the day.

Vale got a goal back in the 88th minute when substitute Dan Turner headed in a Lawrie Wilson cross.

Two minutes later fellow substitute Ben Whitfield made it a nervy finish for the visitors, smashing a shot into the top left corner, but it proved in vain.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Port Vale

  • 12Hornby
  • 2Wilson
  • 6KayBooked at 77mins
  • 24Smith
  • 3Denton
  • 7Myers-Harness
  • 8PughSubstituted forReevesat 60'minutes
  • 28de Freitas
  • 11MontañoSubstituted forWhitfieldat 79'minutes
  • 9Pope
  • 22PykeSubstituted forTurnerat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Davis
  • 18Reeves
  • 19Turner
  • 21Gibbons
  • 23Boot
  • 31Whitfield
  • 32Tonge

Wycombe

  • 1BrownBooked at 50mins
  • 16Harriman
  • 2Jombati
  • 6El-AbdBooked at 66mins
  • 3Jacobson
  • 7SaundersSubstituted forBloomfieldat 69'minutes
  • 4Gape
  • 17O'Nien
  • 23TysonSubstituted forFreemanat 80'minutes
  • 20Akinfenwa
  • 12Cowan-HallSubstituted forSouthwellat 25'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Bean
  • 9Hayes
  • 10Bloomfield
  • 13Richardson
  • 15Southwell
  • 21Müller
  • 22Freeman
Referee:
Craig Hicks
Attendance:
4,909

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamWycombe
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home7
Away14
Shots on Target
Home3
Away10
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home21
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Port Vale 2, Wycombe Wanderers 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Port Vale 2, Wycombe Wanderers 3.

Attempt blocked. Tom Pope (Port Vale) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers).

Nathan Smith (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dan Turner (Port Vale).

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 2, Wycombe Wanderers 3. Ben Whitfield (Port Vale) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 1, Wycombe Wanderers 3. Dan Turner (Port Vale) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lawrie Wilson.

Nick Freeman (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).

Attempt saved. Dayle Southwell (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

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

Adam El-Abd (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).

Luke O'Nien (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Anthony de Freitas (Port Vale).

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Nick Freeman replaces Nathan Tyson.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Ben Whitfield replaces Cristian Montaño.

Booking

Antony Kay (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Nathan Tyson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Antony Kay (Port Vale).

Nathan Tyson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tyler Denton (Port Vale).

Attempt saved. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Cristian Montaño (Port Vale).

(Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Sido Jombati.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Matt Bloomfield replaces Sam Saunders.

Sam Saunders (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dan Turner (Port Vale).

Attempt blocked. Marcus Myers-Harness (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Billy Reeves (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Sam Saunders (Wycombe Wanderers).

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

Foul by Adam El-Abd (Wycombe Wanderers).

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Sam Hornby.

Attempt saved. Dayle Southwell (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

goal

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