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Port Vale 2-0 Shrewsbury Town

Port Vale claimed their first win in five League One games with a comfortable victory over Shrewsbury.

Vale had an early chance through AJ Leitch-Smith who forced Shrewsbury keeper Jayson Leutwiler to save.

Louis Dodds broke the deadlock on 52 minutes, firing in from 12 yards after racing on to a Colin Daniel pass.

Michael O'Connor then added the second from the penalty spot 10 minutes from time to seal all three points after Matt Tootle had handled in the area.

Shrewsbury Town manager Micky Mellon told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"We were second best. Right from the start we didn't win enough battles for a derby game - which is surprising coming off the back of the game with Bury.

"Our players were not smart enough and too many times we were second best. It took us too long to try to put a dent in their back four. We had no runners around their back players and it took us too long to create some forward firepower.

"We couldn't deliver, we had no aggression. You have to be smart and if you aren't winning battles you have to try doing something different. You can tell from the body language of the players that they didn't give enough."

Line-ups

Port Vale

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 21Alnwick
  • 2Purkiss
  • 6Duffy
  • 5McGivern
  • 3Dickinson
  • 19Moore
  • 8O'Connor
  • 42GrantBooked at 61mins
  • 14DanielBooked at 29mins
  • 10Dodds
  • 20Leitch-Smith

Substitutes

  • 1Neal
  • 4Streete
  • 7Birchall
  • 11Foley
  • 15Hooper
  • 16Yates
  • 22Lloyd

Shrewsbury

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Leutwiler
  • 2TootleBooked at 80mins
  • 31Smith
  • 4Whitbread
  • 20Knight-PercivalBooked at 50minsSubstituted forClarkat 63'minutes
  • 12BrownBooked at 31mins
  • 17Ogogo
  • 26Akpa-Akpro
  • 7LawrenceSubstituted forBlackat 82'minutes
  • 29ColeSubstituted forCollinsat 45'minutes
  • 23BarnettBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 3Sadler
  • 6Black
  • 9Collins
  • 13Gerrard
  • 19McAlinden
  • 22Clark
  • 33Rowley
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
4,880

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home11
Away4
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home12
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away19

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Port Vale 2, Shrewsbury Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Port Vale 2, Shrewsbury Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jordan Clark (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Louis Dodds (Port Vale).

  5. Post update

    Junior Brown (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Post update

    Louis Dodds (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Junior Brown (Shrewsbury Town).

  8. Post update

    Louis Dodds (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Junior Brown (Shrewsbury Town).

  10. Booking

    Tyrone Barnett (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

    Byron Moore (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Tyrone Barnett (Shrewsbury Town).

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  14. Post update

    Richard Duffy (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Tyrone Barnett (Shrewsbury Town).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Ian Black replaces Liam Lawrence.

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Port Vale 2, Shrewsbury Town 0. Michael O'Connor (Port Vale) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

  18. Booking

    Matt Tootle (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  19. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Matt Tootle (Shrewsbury Town) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Ryan McGivern.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Walsall1695228141432
2Burton1610241613332
3Gillingham1694331181331
4Coventry1584325141128
5Wigan167632618827
6Bury167632824427
7Millwall167452423125
8Sheff Utd167362622424
9Scunthorpe167272118323
10Chesterfield167272223-123
11Southend166551718-123
12Peterborough166373227521
13Rochdale165652018221
14Bradford155641618-221
15Port Vale165561818020
16Colchester165562534-920
17Shrewsbury165291923-417
18Doncaster164571322-917
19Oldham1621041723-616
20Blackpool154471522-716
21Fleetwood164391924-515
22Barnsley154291623-714
23Swindon163492027-713
24Crewe163491424-1013
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