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Port Vale 0-2 Notts County

Gary Jones
Jones' volley was his first goal for Notts County after joining on a free this summer

Notts County made it two wins in a row with an away victory at Port Vale.

The visitors went ahead through veteran midfielder Gary Jones, who netted a first-time volley from 30 yards.

The home side brightened up in the second-half, Roy Carroll making a terrific save from Tom Pope before Mark Marshall went close.

But Liam Noble's 87th-minute free-kick from 25 yards deflected off the defensive wall and swerved low inside the post, securing all three points.

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Derry on Notts win at Port Vale

Notts County manager Shaun Derry told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"It was an incredible defensive display from us. You have to be brave in many ways and I thought we were brave defensively - and all over the pitch.

"I know that Port Vale will be disappointed with that, but you have to find a way of winning games and we managed to do that.

"I thought big Jake Cassidy was absolutely unbelievable up there, occupying both centre-halves when we had the ball and made it difficult for them when they had the ball. All over the pitch, to a man, I'm so proud of them."

Line-ups

Port Vale

  • 12Johnson
  • 21VeseliSubstituted forDoddsat 81'minutes
  • 6Duffy
  • 5McGivern
  • 3Dickinson
  • 7BirchallSubstituted forMooreat 64'minutes
  • 10Lines
  • 15O'Connor
  • 20Marshall
  • 9WilliamsonSubstituted forDanielat 64'minutes
  • 11PopeBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 1Neal
  • 4Robertson
  • 8Dodds
  • 14Daniel
  • 17Brown
  • 18Jennings
  • 19Moore

Notts County

  • 1Carroll
  • 2Dumbuya
  • 5Mullins
  • 6HollisBooked at 90mins
  • 3AdamsSubstituted forThompsonat 28'minutes
  • 7Ismail
  • 4SmithSubstituted forHarradat 72'minutes
  • 13Jones
  • 16NobleBooked at 84mins
  • 12Cassidy
  • 10Murray

Substitutes

  • 15Thompson
  • 23Speiss
  • 24Balmy
  • 25Dawson
  • 26Whitehouse
  • 28Edwards
  • 31Harrad
Referee:
Mark Brown
Attendance:
5,090

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamNotts County
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home24
Away11
Shots on Target
Home6
Away6
Corners
Home18
Away2
Fouls
Home15
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Port Vale 0, Notts County 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Port Vale 0, Notts County 2.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Haydn Hollis.

Booking

Roy Carroll (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Tom Pope (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Roy Carroll.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Haydn Hollis.

Attempt blocked. Colin Daniel (Port Vale) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Mark Marshall (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Colin Daniel (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Haydn Hollis (Notts County).

Attempt missed. Michael O'Connor (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner from a direct free kick.

Mark Marshall (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Curtis Thompson (Notts County).

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 0, Notts County 2. Liam Noble (Notts County) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Foul by Louis Dodds (Port Vale).

Gary Jones (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Tom Pope (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Haydn Hollis.

Booking

Liam Noble (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.

Byron Moore (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam Noble (Notts County).

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

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Hayden Mullins.

Attempt blocked. Mark Marshall (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Louis Dodds replaces Frederic Veseli.

Attempt missed. Jake Cassidy (Notts County) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Zeli Ismail (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Mark Marshall (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Chris Lines (Port Vale).

Gary Jones (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Colin Daniel (Port Vale) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

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

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Curtis Thompson.

Attempt blocked. Mark Marshall (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Curtis Thompson.

Attempt saved. Colin Daniel (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Byron Moore (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mustapha Dumbuya (Notts County).

Attempt saved. Tom Pope (Port Vale) header from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Fleetwood431051410
2Peterborough43016429
3Preston42207258
4Bristol City42205328
5Barnsley42118537
6Swindon42117437
7MK Dons42117527
8Bradford42116427
9Doncaster42116427
10Notts County42115327
11Chesterfield42114317
12Sheff Utd42024406
13Crawley420234-16
14Leyton Orient41214315
15Coventry41215505
16Port Vale41215505
17Rochdale41127614
18Gillingham4112710-34
19Yeovil411237-44
20Walsall403123-13
21Oldham402247-32
22Colchester401347-31
23Scunthorpe4013210-81
24Crewe4004411-70
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