League One
Port ValePort Vale1WalsallWalsall0

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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Port Vale 1, Walsall 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Port Vale 1, Walsall 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Daniel Jones.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Andrew Butler (Walsall).

  6. Post update

    Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Doug Loft (Port Vale).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Daniel Jones.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Louis Dodds (Port Vale).

  14. Post update

    Foul by Louis Dodds (Port Vale).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Port Vale. Louis Dodds replaces Billy Knott.

  17. Substitution

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

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Walsall. Troy Hewitt replaces James Baxendale.

  19. Booking

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

  20. Post update

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

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