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Port Vale 3-2 Swindon Town

Port Vale earned an important three points in the battle against relegation by beating fellow strugglers Swindon at Vale Park.

A goal from Chris Eagles and a brace from JJ Hooper gave the Valiants their first league win in nine attempts in League One.

Nicky Ajose broke the deadlock on 35 minutes when his shot struck Kjell Knops and the deflection took it past Leonardo Fasan in the Vale goal.

Vale hit back a minute later when Eagles latched onto a Lawrence Vigouroux parry.

The hosts scored their second on 50 minutes when a Kiko free-kick was poked home by Hooper.

Two minutes later Vale were awarded a penalty when Eagles was fouled in the box. Forward Anton Forrester stepped up to take the spot-kick but shot over.

Brad Barry was sent off for the visitors four minutes from time for bringing down Hooper. The forward dispatched the resulting free-kick into the top left corner before substitute Luke Norris got a goal back for Swindon on 90 minutes.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Port Vale

Formation 4-4-2

  • 38Fasan
  • 2Purkiss
  • 24Smith
  • 5Knops
  • 20Geraldo Rosa
  • 44EaglesSubstituted forReevesat 79'minutes
  • 11FoleySubstituted forTavaresat 90+5'minutes
  • 25Guy
  • 46ShodipoSubstituted forKellyat 70'minutes
  • 10HooperBooked at 90mins
  • 15Forrester

Substitutes

  • 1Mehmet
  • 7Kelly
  • 8Tavares
  • 18Turner
  • 19Tanser
  • 31Reeves
  • 34Gibbons

Swindon

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Vigouroux
  • 2ThompsonBooked at 22mins
  • 29Rossi BrancoBooked at 78mins
  • 27BarryBooked at 86mins
  • 3Ormonde-OttewillBooked at 49mins
  • 11Brophy
  • 23Ince
  • 20Colkett
  • 9Obika
  • 7GladwinSubstituted forGoddardat 74'minutes
  • 19AjoseSubstituted forNorrisat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Thomas
  • 5Rodgers
  • 10Goddard
  • 12Henry
  • 25Conroy
  • 28Jones
  • 33Norris
Referee:
Geoff Eltringham
Attendance:
4,510

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home11
Away9
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Port Vale 3, Swindon Town 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Port Vale 3, Swindon Town 2.

  3. Post update

    Paulo Tavares (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Charlie Colkett (Swindon Town).

  5. Booking

    JJ Hooper (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Luke Norris (Swindon Town).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Port Vale. Paulo Tavares replaces Sam Foley because of an injury.

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Port Vale 3, Swindon Town 2. Luke Norris (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Charlie Colkett.

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Port Vale 3, Swindon Town 1. JJ Hooper (Port Vale) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Dismissal

    Bradley Barry (Swindon Town) is shown the red card.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Bradley Barry (Swindon Town).

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Callum Guy (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Kjell Knops (Port Vale).

  16. Post update

    Jonathan Obika (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Port Vale. William Reeves replaces Chris Eagles.

  19. Booking

    Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  20. Post update

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

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd36219667402772
2Fleetwood361810854361864
3Bolton35189850311963
4Bradford371517549341562
5Scunthorpe3717101063432061
6Millwall35161095041958
7Southend361412105345854
8Bristol Rovers371412115654254
9Walsall371314104545053
10Oxford Utd35157134639752
11Rochdale34148125048250
12Peterborough37148155050050
13Wimbledon361114114746147
14Charlton371016114743446
15Northampton37137175460-646
16Gillingham371112145059-945
17MK Dons361111144747044
18Shrewsbury371110164051-1143
19Bury37118185464-1041
20Oldham37913152336-1340
21Port Vale34911143854-1638
22Swindon3799193753-1636
23Chesterfield3788213358-2532
24Coventry36511203056-2626
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