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Port Vale 2-1 Peterborough United

Ben Williamson
Ben Williamson has scored 19 goals in 97 appearances for Port Vale

Ben Williamson's ninth goal of the season gave Port Vale a 2-1 win over Peterborough.

Posh went ahead with Conor Washington's left-foot shot on 21 minutes, but Vale's Chris Birchall equalised before the break with a low shot.

Marcus Maddison wasted a great chance for the visitors before Williamson capitalised on a mistake after the interval to score from 14 yards.

Darren Ferguson's men have now won only one of their last 10 games.

Line-ups

Port Vale

  • 1Neal
  • 2Yates
  • 4Robertson
  • 21Veseli
  • 3Dickinson
  • 7BirchallSubstituted forDanielat 78'minutes
  • 17Brown
  • 15O'Connor
  • 20Marshall
  • 8Dodds
  • 9Williamson

Substitutes

  • 6Duffy
  • 10Lines
  • 12Johnson
  • 14Daniel
  • 19Moore
  • 28Campion
  • 33N'Guessan

Peterborough

  • 13Loach
  • 2Smith
  • 21Burgess
  • 6Bostwick
  • 3NtlheSubstituted forMendez-Laingat 58'minutes
  • 8Payne
  • 35BeautymanSubstituted forJamesat 71'minutes
  • 17Newell
  • 30Maddison
  • 10OztumerBooked at 77minsSubstituted forMcLeanat 78'minutes
  • 14Washington

Substitutes

  • 4Brisley
  • 9James
  • 12Vassell
  • 15Anderson
  • 19Mendez-Laing
  • 20McLean
  • 32Henry
Referee:
Carl Berry
Attendance:
4,446

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home12
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home9
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Port Vale 2, Peterborough United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Port Vale 2, Peterborough United 1.

Foul by Michael Brown (Port Vale).

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jack Payne (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Christian Burgess.

Foul by Colin Daniel (Port Vale).

Joe Newell (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Chris Neal.

Attempt saved. Joe Newell (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Carl Dickinson (Port Vale).

Aaron McLean (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Chris Robertson (Port Vale).

Luke James (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Michael Smith.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Aaron McLean replaces Erhun Oztumer.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Colin Daniel replaces Chris Birchall.

Booking

Erhun Oztumer (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.

Michael Brown (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Erhun Oztumer (Peterborough United).

Michael O'Connor (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Peterborough United).

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Adam Yates.

Attempt missed. Luke James (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Chris Robertson.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Luke James replaces Harry Beautyman.

Attempt missed. Louis Dodds (Port Vale) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Michael Brown (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Erhun Oztumer (Peterborough United).

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Scott Loach.

Attempt saved. Ben Williamson (Port Vale) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing replaces Kgosi Ntlhe.

Attempt missed. Chris Robertson (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Chris Birchall (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Newell (Peterborough United).

Louis Dodds (Port Vale) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Hand ball by Michael Brown (Port Vale).

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

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon26166452252754
2Bristol City25166348222654
3MK Dons24146451242748
4Preston25137539251446
5Rochdale251141045331237
6Bradford2510693229336
7Sheff Utd2410683028236
8Chesterfield259883634235
9Port Vale26105113337-435
10Notts County249782929034
11Fleetwood2697102626034
12Oldham2481063335-234
13Doncaster249782629-334
14Walsall268992628-233
15Peterborough2594123133-231
16Barnsley2485113436-229
17Scunthorpe2385103239-729
18Coventry2678112737-1029
19Gillingham2677123241-928
20Leyton Orient2568113437-326
21Crewe2575132444-2026
22Colchester2566132942-1324
23Crawley2559112442-1824
24Yeovil2565142038-1823
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