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Port Vale 1-2 Accrington Stanley

Billy Kee scored twice as Accrington Stanley came from behind to win at struggling Port Vale.

The home side went in front when David Worrall scored his first Vale goal but efforts from Stanley's top scorer Kee either side of half-time secured the points for the visitors.

The result leaves the Valiants third from bottom and still without a league win since the opening day, while Stanley move up to third in League Two.

Vale took a deserved lead after 22 minutes when Tyrone Barnett cleverly flicked the ball into the path of the oncoming Worrall, who fired low past keeper Aaron Chapman.

Stanley were level in the 36th minute when the ball fell to Kee on the edge of the box, after Vale failed to clear, and he drilled his first-time effort in off the post.

The winner came after 62 minutes when poor Vale defending allowed the visitors space to play a square ball from the left for Kee to tap in from close range.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Port Vale

  • 36Roos
  • 4Anderson
  • 6KayBooked at 50mins
  • 24Smith
  • 2WilsonSubstituted forTurnerat 77'minutes
  • 10Worrall
  • 35MiddletonSubstituted forde Freitasat 64'minutes
  • 31WhitfieldSubstituted forTongeat 64'minutes
  • 3Denton
  • 9Pope
  • 14Barnett

Substitutes

  • 5Davis
  • 7Myers-Harness
  • 12Hornby
  • 19Turner
  • 28de Freitas
  • 32Tonge
  • 33Gunning

Accrington

  • 1Chapman
  • 4Donacien
  • 27RawsonBooked at 87mins
  • 3Hughes
  • 12Thorniley
  • 11McConville
  • 6Nolan
  • 28Conneely
  • 7ClarkSubstituted forBrownat 73'minutes
  • 10JacksonSubstituted forWilksat 53'minutes
  • 29Kee

Substitutes

  • 8Brown
  • 13Wolland
  • 14Leacock-McLeod
  • 15Sykes
  • 18Dallison-Lisbon
  • 19Wilks
  • 26Johnson
Referee:
Eddie Ilderton
Attendance:
3,360

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home9
Away5
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Port Vale 1, Accrington Stanley 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Port Vale 1, Accrington Stanley 2.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Farrend Rawson.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Mark Hughes.

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

Tyrone Barnett (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley).

Booking

Farrend Rawson (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Antony Kay (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Farrend Rawson (Accrington Stanley).

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

Foul by Mark Hughes (Accrington Stanley).

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Dan Turner replaces Lawrie Wilson.

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

Foul by Mallik Wilks (Accrington Stanley).

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Scott Brown replaces Jordan Clark.

Attempt missed. Anthony de Freitas (Port Vale) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Farrend Rawson.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Seamus Conneely.

Mallik Wilks (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Anderson (Port Vale).

Attempt missed. Anthony de Freitas (Port Vale) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Michael Tonge replaces Ben Whitfield.

Substitution

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

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 1, Accrington Stanley 2. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sean McConville.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Tyler Denton.

Attempt saved. Tom Pope (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Mallik Wilks replaces Kayden Jackson.

Booking

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

Foul by Antony Kay (Port Vale).

Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Second Half

Second Half begins Port Vale 1, Accrington Stanley 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Port Vale 1, Accrington Stanley 1.

Foul by Tyrone Barnett (Port Vale).

Mark Hughes (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Tyrone Barnett (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Kayden Jackson (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nathan Smith (Port Vale).

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 1, Accrington Stanley 1. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Kayden Jackson (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Notts County108112081225
2Exeter107121611522
3Accrington106222013720
4Coventry10613136719
5Luton10532189918
6Stevenage105321712518
7Newport10532149518
8Wycombe105321916318
9Mansfield104421512316
10Cambridge10514119216
11Swindon105141414016
12Lincoln City104331312115
13Grimsby104151418-413
14Yeovil103341723-612
15Barnet103251413111
16Cheltenham103251213-111
17Carlisle103251416-211
18Crewe103251217-511
19Crawley103161113-210
20Morecambe10244912-310
21Colchester102351518-39
22Port Vale10127815-75
23Chesterfield10127921-125
24Forest Green101271025-155
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