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Port Vale 1-0 Walsall

A second-half penalty saw Port Vale end Walsall's five-match unbeaten run.

A lively contest saw Chris Birchall and Doug Loft go close for Vale while home goalkeeper Sam Johnson saved from Romaine Sawyers and Michael Ngoo.

Vale took the lead after Tom Pope was pulled down in the penalty area by Paul Downing, with Jennison Myrie-Williams converting the spot-kick.

Vale hung on to record a league double over Walsall for the first time since the 1899-1900 season.

Line-ups

Port Vale

  • 12Johnson
  • 24DuffyBooked at 67mins
  • 3Jones
  • 28KnottBooked at 54minsSubstituted forDoddsat 83'minutes
  • 4Robertson
  • 5Dickinson
  • 26Birchall
  • 7LoftBooked at 78mins
  • 10TomlinSubstituted forWilliamsonat 74'minutes
  • 11Pope
  • 9Myrie-WilliamsSubstituted forTaylorat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Yates
  • 8Dodds
  • 14Taylor
  • 17Davis
  • 19Williamson
  • 21Griffith
  • 39Hugill

Walsall

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 15Chambers
  • 3Taylor
  • 7Chambers
  • 4Butler
  • 12Downing
  • 29BrandySubstituted forLalkovicat 68'minutes
  • 8Mantom
  • 30NgooSubstituted forBakayokoat 68'minutes
  • 25Sawyers
  • 16BaxendaleSubstituted forHewittat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Purkiss
  • 6Featherstone
  • 9Lalkovic
  • 13Lewis
  • 24Hewitt
  • 26McQuilkin
  • 27Bakayoko
Referee:
Carl Berry
Attendance:
5,569

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamWalsall
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home9
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away7
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home18
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Port Vale 1, Walsall 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Port Vale 1, Walsall 0.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Daniel Jones.

Carl Dickinson (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Andrew Butler (Walsall).

Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).

Romaine Sawyers (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Doug Loft (Port Vale).

Sam Mantom (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Chris Birchall (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Daniel Jones.

Sam Mantom (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Louis Dodds (Port Vale).

Foul by Louis Dodds (Port Vale).

Andy Taylor (Walsall) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Louis Dodds replaces Billy Knott.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Robert Taylor replaces Jennison Myrie-Williams.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Troy Hewitt replaces James Baxendale.

Booking

Doug Loft (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt saved. Amadou Bakayoko (Walsall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Doug Loft (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Milan Lalkovic (Walsall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Doug Loft (Port Vale).

Romaine Sawyers (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Ben Williamson replaces Gavin Tomlin.

Carl Dickinson (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Amadou Bakayoko (Walsall).

Billy Knott (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Chambers (Walsall).

Attempt saved. Milan Lalkovic (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Amadou Bakayoko replaces Michael Ngoo.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Milan Lalkovic replaces Febian Brandy.

Booking

Richard Duffy (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Richard Duffy (Port Vale).

Febian Brandy (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Carl Dickinson (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Ngoo (Walsall).

Foul by Jennison Myrie-Williams (Port Vale).

James Chambers (Walsall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. James Chambers (Walsall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves41279574254990
2Brentford40259665362984
3Rotherham402212677482978
4Leyton Orient412211873383577
5Preston412016557391876
6Peterborough40194176154761
7MK Dons41177175855358
8Swindon41169165854457
9Port Vale41176185566-1157
10Walsall411414134542356
11Sheff Utd401411154143-253
12Bradford411116145251149
13Coventry411611147171049
14Gillingham40146205467-1348
15Bristol City411017146364-147
16Oldham411211184657-1147
17Crawley381113144048-846
18Colchester411013184557-1243
19Tranmere401110194970-2143
20Carlisle401110194061-2143
21Crewe411110204976-2743
22Shrewsbury41914183750-1341
23Notts County41124255572-1740
24Stevenage41109224061-2139
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