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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.

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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Port Vale 0, Notts County 2.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Haydn Hollis.

  4. Booking

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

  5. Booking

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

  6. Post update

    Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Roy Carroll.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Haydn Hollis.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Haydn Hollis (Notts County).

  12. Post update

    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.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Curtis Thompson (Notts County).

  15. 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.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Louis Dodds (Port Vale).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Haydn Hollis.

  20. Booking

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