League One
Port ValePort Vale1WalsallWalsall1

Port Vale v Walsall

Sky Bet League One
Venue: Vale Park Date: Saturday, 9 August Kick-off: 15:00 BST
Coverage: BBC Sport website, BBC Radio 5 live, BBC local radio, Final Score & highlights on The Football League Show

Line-ups

Port Vale

Formation 4-4-2

  • 12Johnson
  • 21VeseliSubstituted forRobertsonat 86'minutes
  • 6Duffy
  • 5McGivernBooked at 64mins
  • 3Dickinson
  • 20Marshall
  • 15O'Connor
  • 10LinesSubstituted forBrownat 86'minutes
  • 8DoddsSubstituted forJenningsat 74'minutes
  • 9Williamson
  • 11Pope

Substitutes

  • 1Neal
  • 2Yates
  • 4Robertson
  • 7Birchall
  • 17Brown
  • 18Jennings
  • 22Lloyd

Walsall

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 4O'Connor
  • 15Chambers
  • 6Downing
  • 3Taylor
  • 14Benning
  • 10Sawyers
  • 7ChambersBooked at 67mins
  • 11BaxendaleSubstituted forCliffordat 70'minutes
  • 24Grimes
  • 9BradshawSubstituted forBakayokoat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Holden
  • 13MacGillivray
  • 17Flanagan
  • 18Morris
  • 20Bakayoko
  • 22Kinsella
  • 26Clifford
Referee:
Darren Bond
Attendance:
7,050

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamWalsall
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home9
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away9
Fouls
Home13
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Port Vale 1, Walsall 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Port Vale 1, Walsall 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. James Chambers (Walsall) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Richard Duffy.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Richard Duffy.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Amadou Bakayoko (Walsall).

  8. Post update

    Richard Duffy (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Port Vale. Michael Brown replaces Chris Lines.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Port Vale. Chris Robertson replaces Frederic Veseli.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Andy Taylor (Walsall) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Walsall. Amadou Bakayoko replaces Tom Bradshaw.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Richard Duffy.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Ryan McGivern.

  15. Post update

    Adam Chambers (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Malvind Benning (Walsall) left footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

  18. Post update

    Paul Downing (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).

  20. Post update

    Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Sam Johnson.

Port Vale have new signings Frederic Veseli, Steven Jennings, Michael O'Connor, Byron Moore, Mark Marshall and Ryan McGivern fit and available.

Tom Pope (groin), Richard Duffy, Colin Daniel (both ankle) and Michael Brown (blisters) should feature despite missing the friendly with West Brom.

Walsall are likely to be without Ben Purkiss and Jordan Cook (both ankle).

But boss Dean Smith could give debuts to forwards Ashley Grimes and Tom Bradshaw, and defender James O'Connor.

Port Vale captain Carl Dickinson told BBC Radio Stoke:

"Being captain is something I've always wanted to do since I started playing football.

"I can't wait to lead my team out of the tunnel now - I'll be so proud.

"I wouldn't say it'll change how I play, as we've got a vocal set of lads anyway."

Walsall manager Dean Smith told BBC WM:

"There's as many games in August as December so the start of the season is crucial.

"The lads are up to speed, we've picked up a couple of injuries but nothing major.

"I'm 90% sure of what my team will be, and have a good idea of what Port Vale will bring."