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Port Vale 0-1 Notts County

Substitute Lewis Alessandra scored with his first touch of the game to secure a win for Notts County at Port Vale.

Alessandra's second league goal of the season means his side are now unbeaten in their last four league games.

In a fairly even first half, Magpies defender Dan Jones' free-kick hit the wall on 23 minutes and rebounded out to Jorge Grant who shot over.

Vale nearly took the lead just a minute later when David Worrall received the ball in a lot of space in the visitor's area, but his shot hit the post as the sides went in at half-time goalless.

The first chance of the second half fell to Vale defender Gavin Gunning, who headed debutant Harry Middleton's corner towards goal after 56 minutes but former Valiant Jones cleared the ball off the line.

The visitors took the lead after 67 minutes when a cross from Grant was met by the boot of substitute Alessandra, who placed his shot past keeper Rob Lainton, whose side could not find a reply.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Port Vale

  • 1Lainton
  • 5Davis
  • 6Kay
  • 24Smith
  • 33Gunning
  • 7Myers-HarnessSubstituted forTurnerat 66'minutes
  • 10WorrallBooked at 90mins
  • 35MiddletonSubstituted forde Freitasat 77'minutes
  • 31Whitfield
  • 11MontañoSubstituted forStobbsat 77'minutes
  • 9Pope

Substitutes

  • 2Wilson
  • 3Denton
  • 4Anderson
  • 12Hornby
  • 19Turner
  • 28de Freitas
  • 34Stobbs

Notts County

  • 1Collin
  • 19HuntSubstituted forMilsomat 57'minutes
  • 5Duffy
  • 16Brisley
  • 23Jones
  • 11HawkridgeSubstituted forAlessandraat 66'minutes
  • 22Yates
  • 10Grant
  • 4HewittBooked at 88mins
  • 30Stead
  • 9AmeobiSubstituted forForteat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Dickinson
  • 6Hollis
  • 7Alessandra
  • 14Forte
  • 17Smith
  • 24Milsom
  • 34Fitzsimons
Referee:
Robert Lewis
Attendance:
4,656

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamNotts County
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home10
Away8
Shots on Target
Home0
Away1
Corners
Home10
Away1
Fouls
Home13
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Port Vale 0, Notts County 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Port Vale 0, Notts County 1.

Elliott Hewitt (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dan Turner (Port Vale).

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Daniel Jones.

Gavin Gunning (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jorge Grant (Notts County).

Attempt blocked. Jorge Grant (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

David Worrall (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by David Worrall (Port Vale).

Lewis Alessandra (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Adam Collin.

Attempt missed. Tom Pope (Port Vale) header from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

Booking

Elliott Hewitt (Notts County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Tom Pope (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Elliott Hewitt (Notts County).

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Ryan Yates.

Attempt blocked. Elliott Hewitt (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Delay in match David Worrall (Port Vale) because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Jonathan Forte (Notts County) because of an injury.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Daniel Jones.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Jack Stobbs replaces Cristian Montaño.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Anthony de Freitas replaces Harry Middleton.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Elliott Hewitt.

Attempt missed. Ben Whitfield (Port Vale) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Jon Stead.

Foul by Richard Duffy (Notts County).

Tom Pope (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 0, Notts County 1. Lewis Alessandra (Notts County) with an attempt from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jorge Grant.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Dan Turner replaces Marcus Myers-Harness.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Lewis Alessandra replaces Terry Hawkridge.

Attempt blocked. Cristian Montaño (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Jonathan Forte replaces Shola Ameobi.

Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).

Elliott Hewitt (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Robert Milsom replaces Nicky Hunt because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Gavin Gunning (Port Vale) header from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Daniel Jones.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Nicky Hunt.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Exeter541084413
2Stevenage532095411
3Accrington5311118310
4Wycombe53111311210
5Notts County531197210
6Luton522113588
7Newport52219638
8Crewe52215418
9Barnet52127527
10Coventry52125327
11Carlisle52128807
12Cambridge52123307
13Swindon521259-47
14Lincoln City51317526
15Mansfield51318716
16Crawley52036516
17Grimsby520379-26
18Yeovil52031016-66
19Morecambe512245-15
20Colchester511379-24
21Chesterfield511349-54
22Forest Green5113815-74
23Port Vale510458-33
24Cheltenham5104510-53
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