Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 0, Port Vale 0.
Crewe and Port Vale shared the points on the opening day of the season.
Crewe had goalkeeper Ben Garratt to thank on the stroke of half-time, as he denied Louis Dodds and Sam Foley to keep the scores level.
The second half saw Port Vale continue to have more chances, but brave blocks from Ben Nugent kept Crewe in the game.
Vale were the better side but were unable to take their chances as Crewe kept them out to earn an opening-day draw at Gresty Road.
- 18BinghamBooked at 86mins
- 16KingSubstituted forAtkinsonat 86'minutes
- 9HaberSubstituted forCooperat 70'minutes
- 12Dalla Valle
- 10InmanSubstituted forColcloughat 56'minutes
- 18KellySubstituted forAndohat 71'minutes
- 9IkpeazuSubstituted forLeitch-Smithat 81'minutes
- 11FoleySubstituted forBrownat 73'minutes
- Dean Whitestone
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 0, Port Vale 0.
Attempt missed. Byron Moore (Port Vale) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Carl Dickinson.
Foul by Ebo Andoh (Port Vale).
George Cooper (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Ebo Andoh (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Billy Bingham.
Louis Dodds (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Ben Nugent (Crewe Alexandra).
Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Chris Atkinson replaces Adam King.
Billy Bingham (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Byron Moore (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Billy Bingham (Crewe Alexandra).
Substitution, Port Vale. A-Jay Leitch-Smith replaces Uche Ikpeazu.
Foul by Uche Ikpeazu (Port Vale).
Ryan Colclough (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Attempt saved. Uche Ikpeazu (Port Vale) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Attempt saved. Louis Dodds (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Substitution, Port Vale. Michael Brown replaces Sam Foley.