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Port Vale 2-1 Barnsley

Port Vale ended a run of six successive defeats as Mark Marshall's late goal gave them a deserved win over Barnsley.

He was lively from the outset and goalkeeper Ross Turnbull had to make a number of saves before being beaten by Michael O'Connor's superb free-kick.

Conor Hourihane levelled from the spot after he was bundled over, but Jordan Slew fired over the bar when he was fouled and Vale were awarded a penalty.

Marshall cut inside and beat two men before firing home to seal the win.

It was no more than Vale deserved after a week which saw manager Micky Adams depart, while Barnsley were left to reflect on a poor seven days that brought them only a single point from three games.

Barnsley manager Danny Wilson told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"We were beaten by a very determined team today, first 45 minutes in particular we were second best.

"We had little pockets of play, but certainly not enough to affect the game.

"It's typical that players come out and do that after the manager (Micky Adams) has gone.

"Second half we were much better, created our chances, but we were a shadow of ourselves today and we've got to take it on the chin."

Line-ups

Port Vale

  • 1Neal
  • 2Yates
  • 6Duffy
  • 5McGivern
  • 3DickinsonBooked at 64mins
  • 8DoddsSubstituted forMooreat 76'minutes
  • 15O'ConnorSubstituted forBrownat 62'minutes
  • 10Lines
  • 20Marshall
  • 11Pope
  • 25SlewSubstituted forWilliamsonat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Robertson
  • 9Williamson
  • 12Johnson
  • 14Daniel
  • 17Brown
  • 18Jennings
  • 19Moore

Barnsley

  • 1Turnbull
  • 2BrownSubstituted forBreeat 45'minutes
  • 5Nyatanga
  • 15Mvoto
  • 3Dudgeon
  • 11Jennings
  • 6CranieBooked at 73mins
  • 8HourihaneBooked at 61mins
  • 7TreacySubstituted forWinnallat 57'minutes
  • 33LitaSubstituted forBaileyat 82'minutes
  • 44Cole

Substitutes

  • 4Berry
  • 9Winnall
  • 10Hemmings
  • 12Davies
  • 19Noble-Lazarus
  • 29Bree
  • 32Bailey
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
5,415

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamBarnsley
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home19
Away7
Shots on Target
Home15
Away6
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Port Vale 2, Barnsley 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Port Vale 2, Barnsley 1.

  3. Post update

    Mark Marshall (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Martin Cranie (Barnsley).

  5. Post update

    Foul by Mark Marshall (Port Vale).

  6. Post update

    Joe Dudgeon (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Port Vale 2, Barnsley 1. Mark Marshall (Port Vale) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Ross Turnbull.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Mark Marshall (Port Vale) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Mark Marshall (Port Vale) left footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the top right corner.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sam Winnall (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Adam Yates.

  13. Post update

    Jean-Yves Mvoto (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Ben Williamson (Port Vale).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnsley. James Bailey replaces Leroy Lita.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Joe Dudgeon.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Conor Hourihane.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Devante Cole (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Port Vale. Ben Williamson replaces Jordan Slew.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Port Vale. Byron Moore replaces Louis Dodds.