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Port Vale 1-0 Bury

Substitute Sam Kelly scored after a weaving run to give Port Vale all three points against Bury in League One.

Byron Moore hit the post earlier on for the hosts while AJ Leitch Smith nearly turned home Colin Daniel's cross.

Midfielder Kelly got the winner when he cut in from the left and beat three defenders before firing home.

Bury striker Leon Clarke forced a saved from Jak Alnwick late on but the Shakers have now lost six straight league games away from home.

Bury boss David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Flitcroft on Port Vale v Bury

"We had a surge at times, second half we had a bit of a surge.

"There's nothing in the game, I'm really disappointed with the goal.

"The boy Kelly has come on the inside track, really unchallenged. It disappoints me that you can win a game on that. We didn't protect each other.

"We looked quite threatening at set-pieces, but still not creating enough chances so I've really got to get my teeth into improving that."

Line-ups

Port Vale

  • 21Alnwick
  • 2Purkiss
  • 6Duffy
  • 5McGivern
  • 3Dickinson
  • 19MooreSubstituted forBirchallat 88'minutes
  • 8O'Connor
  • 17Brown
  • 14DanielSubstituted forHooperat 83'minutes
  • 11Foley
  • 20Leitch-SmithSubstituted forKellyat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Neal
  • 4Streete
  • 7Birchall
  • 15Hooper
  • 16Yates
  • 18Kelly
  • 28Campion

Bury

  • 30Bachmann
  • 2RileySubstituted forDudleyat 70'minutes
  • 5Clarke
  • 27Cameron
  • 3Hussey
  • 14JonesBooked at 90mins
  • 6Etuhu
  • 22PughSubstituted forBrownat 63'minutesBooked at 74mins
  • 10Mayor
  • 9Clarke
  • 11PopeSubstituted forRoseat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Sedgwick
  • 20Burgess
  • 28Dudley
  • 31Miller
  • 32Rose
  • 40Brown
Referee:
James Adcock
Attendance:
5,467

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamBury
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home6
Away6
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Port Vale 1, Bury 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Port Vale 1, Bury 0.

Booking

Craig Jones (Bury) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Sam Kelly (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Craig Jones (Bury).

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Chris Birchall replaces Byron Moore.

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

Sam Kelly (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kelvin Etuhu (Bury).

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. JJ Hooper replaces Colin Daniel.

Attempt missed. Peter Clarke (Bury) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

Reece Brown (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sam Foley (Port Vale).

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Jak Alnwick.

Attempt saved. Leon Clarke (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

Reece Brown (Bury) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Colin Daniel (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Reece Brown (Bury).

Foul by Michael Brown (Port Vale).

Danny Rose (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Anthony Dudley replaces Joe Riley.

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

Foul by Leon Clarke (Bury).

Attempt saved. Michael O'Connor (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Carl Dickinson (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kelvin Etuhu (Bury).

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

Foul by Danny Mayor (Bury).

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Reece Brown replaces Danny Pugh.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Danny Rose replaces Tom Pope.

Attempt missed. Danny Mayor (Bury) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 1, Bury 0. Sam Kelly (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Foul by Colin Daniel (Port Vale).

(Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Peter Clarke.

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

Danny Mayor (Bury).

Byron Moore (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Chris Hussey (Bury).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Walsall23146340192148
2Burton23153531191248
3Gillingham24145546291747
4Coventry24128441241744
5Wigan23117534211340
6Peterborough24114949361337
7Southend2310763127437
8Sheff Utd2310673731636
9Millwall2310493532334
10Bradford229762423134
11Port Vale249692827133
12Bury239683335-233
13Rochdale238782927231
14Scunthorpe2494112730-331
15Doncaster248792833-531
16Swindon2484123339-628
17Shrewsbury2475123035-526
18Blackpool2374122132-1125
19Barnsley2373133240-824
20Chesterfield2473142640-1424
21Fleetwood2365123034-423
22Oldham2231182435-1120
23Crewe2355132339-1620
24Colchester2455143358-2520
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