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Port Vale 3-0 Leyton Orient

Port Vale maintained their recent upturn in form with a comfortable home victory over 10-man Leyton Orient.

The O's faced an uphill battle when Darius Henderson was sent off for an elbow on Richard Duffy on 30 minutes.

They held on until the second half before conceding, but Adam Yates powered a shot into the top right-hand corner to put Vale ahead before Ben Williamson drilled in a second.

Nathan Clarke then deflected Michael O'Connor's free-kick into his own net.

Orient slipped to 18th in the table, while Vale, without injured top scorer Tom Pope, move up to 16th, having now lost just twice in seven games under interim boss Rob Page.

Port Vale interim manager Rob Page told BBC Radio Stoke:

"We knew we had to be at our very best to get something out of the game. We had to be patient in the build-up as, away from home, they're a difficult side. They've shown that in the last four results they've picked up.

"Some of the crowd were getting frustrated in the second half when we were 2-0 up and keeping the ball, but that is a good trait to have. And some of our play was exceptional.

"The clean sheet is really pleasing. I wanted that clean sheet desperately. We defended really well. From front to back we were well organised. Not only have we scored three goals but we've kept a clean sheet as well."

Leyton Orient caretaker manager Kevin Nugent told BBC London 94.9:

"We didn't start the game particularly well with 11 players, and when you get a man sent off that early it made it difficult for us.

'Whether you have 10 or 11 men, if you do not win the tackles you cannot win the points.

'Our away form has gone today, we will dust ourselves down after today and hopefully be OK at home next week."

Line-ups

Port Vale

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Neal
  • 2Yates
  • 3DickinsonBooked at 42minsSubstituted forStreeteat 45'minutes
  • 5McGivern
  • 6Duffy
  • 7BirchallBooked at 82mins
  • 10Lines
  • 15O'Connor
  • 20MarshallSubstituted forDoddsat 86'minutes
  • 9Williamson
  • 25SlewSubstituted forN'Guessanat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Dodds
  • 12Johnson
  • 14Daniel
  • 17Brown
  • 21Veseli
  • 26Streete
  • 33N'Guessan

Leyton Orient

Formation 4-4-2

  • 33Woods
  • 2Omozusi
  • 5Cuthbert
  • 6Baudry
  • 12Lowry
  • 11McAnuffSubstituted forPritchardat 65'minutes
  • 15ClarkeBooked at 90mins
  • 20BartleyBooked at 47mins
  • 23DagnallSubstituted forBattat 76'minutes
  • 24HendersonBooked at 31mins
  • 27SimpsonSubstituted forCoxat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Cox
  • 14Batt
  • 16Lee
  • 18Pritchard
  • 19Kashket
  • 21Grainger
  • 25Ling
Referee:
Lee Collins
Attendance:
4,773

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamLeyton Orient
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home12
Away5
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home2
Away9
Fouls
Home14
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Port Vale 3, Leyton Orient 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Port Vale 3, Leyton Orient 0.

  3. Booking

    Nathan Clarke (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Post update

    Ben Williamson (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Clarke (Leyton Orient).

  6. Post update

    Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Chris Lines.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Port Vale. Louis Dodds replaces Mark Marshall.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dean Cox (Leyton Orient) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Michael O'Connor (Port Vale).

  10. Post update

    Dean Cox (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Booking

    Chris Birchall (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Chris Birchall (Port Vale).

  13. Post update

    Bradley Pritchard (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Goal!

    Own Goal by Nathan Clarke, Leyton Orient. Port Vale 3, Leyton Orient 0.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Elliot Omozusi (Leyton Orient).

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Leyton Orient. Shaun Batt replaces Chris Dagnall.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Dany N'Guessan (Port Vale).

  19. Post update

    Nathan Clarke (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Adam Yates (Port Vale) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City1596032171533
2Preston1384126131328
3Notts County147522112926
4Peterborough158252417726
5Sheff Utd148242218426
6Oldham156722317625
7MK Dons1373327151224
8Rochdale1472526151123
9Swindon1365227171023
10Chesterfield145452321219
11Fleetwood155461716119
12Bradford155461920-119
13Crawley155371424-1018
14Colchester154562122-117
15Barnsley144462224-216
16Port Vale154472023-316
17Coventry154471825-716
18Leyton Orient143651518-315
19Walsall153661215-315
20Doncaster134361220-815
21Gillingham153571421-714
22Yeovil153481226-1413
23Crewe1541101231-1913
24Scunthorpe153391729-1212
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