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Port Vale 2-0 Blackpool

Port Vale scored twice in the final nine minutes to go 10th in League One and inflict Blackpool's seventh straight defeat in all competitions.

AJ Leitch-Smith put Vale ahead with a shot on the turn from 12 yards after substitute Sam Kelly's pass.

And another substitute, Chris Birchall, sealed Vale's fourth straight league victory after a pass by the third replacement Uche Ikpeazu.

The result means Blackpool have not scored in their six November games.

Vale's victory was their third in five days, following Thursday's win at non-league Maidenhead in the FA Cup and Saturday's league success over Chesterfield.

Line-ups

Port Vale

  • 21Alnwick
  • 16Yates
  • 6Duffy
  • 5McGivernBooked at 58mins
  • 3Dickinson
  • 19MooreSubstituted forBirchallat 63'minutes
  • 8O'Connor
  • 42Grant
  • 11FoleySubstituted forKellyat 72'minutes
  • 10DoddsSubstituted forIkpeazuat 72'minutes
  • 20Leitch-Smith

Substitutes

  • 1Neal
  • 2Purkiss
  • 4Streete
  • 7Birchall
  • 9Ikpeazu
  • 14Daniel
  • 18Kelly

Blackpool

  • 26Lyness
  • 2White
  • 15Aldred
  • 4McAlisterBooked at 51mins
  • 3Ferguson
  • 21Osayi-SamuelBooked at 67minsSubstituted forPatersonat 87'minutes
  • 19Norris
  • 8PottsSubstituted forHerronat 67'minutes
  • 5RobertsonBooked at 26mins
  • 17Thomas
  • 9CullenSubstituted forRedshawat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Rivers
  • 10Redshaw
  • 14Herron
  • 16Boyce
  • 20Paterson
  • 23Letheren
  • 25Aimson
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
3,640

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home11
Away13
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home7
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Port Vale 2, Blackpool 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Port Vale 2, Blackpool 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jim McAlister (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Carl Dickinson.

  5. Post update

    Adam Yates (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by David Ferguson (Blackpool).

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Clark Robertson (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Richard Duffy.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jack Redshaw (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Michael O'Connor (Port Vale).

  11. Post update

    Jack Redshaw (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael O'Connor (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Blackpool. Jack Redshaw replaces Mark Cullen.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Blackpool. Martin Paterson replaces Bright Samuel.

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Port Vale 2, Blackpool 0. Chris Birchall (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Uche Ikpeazu.

  16. Goal!

    Goal! Port Vale 1, Blackpool 0. A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Port Vale) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael O'Connor (Port Vale) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Carl Dickinson (Port Vale) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  19. Post update

    Anthony Grant (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Mark Cullen (Blackpool).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Coventry19115336191738
2Gillingham19114437231437
3Burton1811251714335
4Walsall1896330171333
5Wigan1996429191033
6Bradford198742118331
7Peterborough1993742311130
8Southend198652522330
9Bury198653129230
10Port Vale198562521429
11Millwall188462926328
12Sheff Utd197573129226
13Scunthorpe198292423126
14Rochdale196672222024
15Chesterfield1972102531-623
16Doncaster196581824-623
17Fleetwood1963102728-121
18Shrewsbury1862102326-320
19Colchester195592944-1520
20Swindon1954102534-919
21Oldham1931062231-919
22Barnsley1952122433-917
23Blackpool1944111528-1316
24Crewe1944111833-1516
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