Match ends, Luton Town 2, Port Vale 0.
Luton heaped further misery on Port Vale manager Michael Brown with a comfortable win at Kenilworth Road.
Defeat for the visitors meant they have now lost six league matches in a row, and the Valiants have also gone five games without a goal.
The Hatters wasted a glorious chance on 12 minutes, Andrew Shinnie heading woefully wide from close range.
Town had the lead on 38 minutes though due to a calamitous own goal from Ben Whitfield, who diverted Luke Berry's pass beyond his own goalkeeper from 15 yards.
Whitfield then sent a volley over at the other end, before Anthony de Freitas' free-kick required a fine save from Marek Stech.
Town extended their advantage on 50 minutes as Jack Stacey ran 60 yards before hammering into the roof of the net.
David Worrall's 35-yard effort did not miss by much, while Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu's blast was parried by Vale keeper Sam Hornby.
Shinnie fired into the side-netting for Luton, with Stech tipping over De Freitas' header, the keeper then making a brilliant stop from Worrall late on to preserve his clean sheet.
Match report provided by the Press Association.
- 4McCormackBooked at 66mins
- 11ShinnieSubstituted forCornickat 84'minutes
- 19CollinsSubstituted forLeeat 90+1'minutes
- 5DavisSubstituted forPykeat 84'minutes
- 35MiddletonBooked at 54minsSubstituted forStobbsat 73'minutes
- 28de Freitas
- 14BarnettSubstituted forTurnerat 62'minutes
- David Webb
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Luton Town 2, Port Vale 0.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Substitution, Luton Town. Elliot Lee replaces James Collins.
Danny Hylton (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Gavin Gunning (Port Vale).
Attempt missed. Luke Berry (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Foul by David Worrall (Port Vale).
Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Dan Turner (Port Vale) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right misses to the left.
Substitution, Luton Town. Harry Cornick replaces Andrew Shinnie.
Substitution, Port Vale. Rekeil Pyke replaces Joe Davis.
Joe Davis (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Andrew Shinnie (Luton Town).
Foul by Tom Anderson (Port Vale).
Alan Sheehan (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt missed. Luke Berry (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Glen Rea.
Substitution, Port Vale. Jack Stobbs replaces Harry Middleton.
Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Marek Stech.