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Exeter City 0-1 Port Vale

Port Vale's rise away from the foot of the League Two table continued with a 1-0 win at high-flying Exeter.

In-form Tom Pope got the only goal in the 25th minute when he turned in from 10 yards from David Worrall's cross, for his seventh strike in as many games.

It was no more than Vale deserved as they created the better chances throughout, while below-par Exeter struggled in atrocious conditions as the strong winds of Storm Brian made life difficult.

Exeter did have the ball in the net in the second half, when Reuben Reid's effort was disallowed by the referee.

But Vale could have increased their lead when Worrall completely missed his kick when well placed in the centre of the penalty box before Tyrone Barnett skied high with another good chance.

Exeter goalkeeper Christy Pym made a good save to deny Barnett, while Jayden Stockley thought he had won his side a penalty in injury time when he was tripped inside the box, but nothing was given.

It was a third straight win for Vale, under new manager Neil Aspin, while Exeter drop to fourth after their third game without a victory.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Exeter

  • 1Pym
  • 2Sweeney
  • 39Brown
  • 15Moore-TaylorBooked at 80mins
  • 21MoxeySubstituted forSparkesat 90'minutes
  • 25TaylorBooked at 37mins
  • 4James
  • 44Boateng
  • 28EdwardsSubstituted forMcAlindenat 72'minutes
  • 33ReidSubstituted forJayat 88'minutes
  • 11StockleyBooked at 66mins

Substitutes

  • 5Archibald-Henville
  • 13Hamon
  • 19McAlinden
  • 20Jay
  • 22Wilson
  • 24Byrne
  • 31Sparkes

Port Vale

  • 36Roos
  • 21GibbonsBooked at 69mins
  • 4Anderson
  • 24Smith
  • 33Gunning
  • 8Pugh
  • 6KayBooked at 77mins
  • 10WorrallBooked at 50mins
  • 31WhitfieldSubstituted forMontañoat 57'minutesBooked at 58mins
  • 7Myers-HarnessBooked at 69minsSubstituted forBarnettat 73'minutes
  • 9Pope

Substitutes

  • 5Davis
  • 11Montaño
  • 14Barnett
  • 18Reeves
  • 19Turner
  • 23Boot
  • 34Stobbs
Referee:
Craig Hicks
Attendance:
4,258

Match Stats

Home TeamExeterAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home8
Away11
Shots on Target
Home1
Away8
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away20

Live Text

Match ends, Exeter City 0, Port Vale 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Exeter City 0, Port Vale 1.

Attempt missed. Liam McAlinden (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Attempt saved. Cristian Montaño (Port Vale) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Pierce Sweeney (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Cristian Montaño (Port Vale).

Foul by Jordan Moore-Taylor (Exeter City).

Antony Kay (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Jack Sparkes replaces Dean Moxey.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Christy Pym.

Attempt saved. Tyrone Barnett (Port Vale) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Matt Jay replaces Reuben Reid.

Booking

Jordan Moore-Taylor (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Attempt missed. Tyrone Barnett (Port Vale) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Booking

Antony Kay (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Hiram Boateng (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Antony Kay (Port Vale).

Attempt blocked. Lloyd James (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Troy Brown (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).

Attempt missed. Liam McAlinden (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Tyrone Barnett replaces Marcus Myers-Harness.

Jake Taylor (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Antony Kay (Port Vale).

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Liam McAlinden replaces Kyle Edwards.

Attempt missed. Jordan Moore-Taylor (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Reuben Reid (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nathan Smith (Port Vale).

Attempt saved. Troy Brown (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Booking

James Gibbons (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Danny Pugh (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

Kyle Edwards (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Gibbons (Port Vale).

Booking

Jayden Stockley (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jayden Stockley (Exeter City).

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

Foul by Hiram Boateng (Exeter City).

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

Hiram Boateng (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marcus Myers-Harness (Port Vale).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton1594234122231
2Notts County159332516930
3Accrington159242618829
4Exeter159242217529
5Wycombe157532822626
6Newport157442315825
7Swindon158162118325
8Coventry15735148624
9Stevenage157352424024
10Lincoln City156541614223
11Cambridge157261616023
12Grimsby156451921-222
13Mansfield155642120121
14Cheltenham156272020020
15Colchester155462020019
16Carlisle155462021-119
17Crewe155281522-717
18Yeovil154472129-816
19Crawley154381216-415
20Barnet153571820-214
21Port Vale154291620-414
22Morecambe153571220-814
23Forest Green153391432-1812
24Chesterfield1522111329-168
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