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Port Vale 2-0 Cambridge United

Port Vale fans who helped to clear the pitch of snow before kick-off were rewarded as their side saw off Cambridge United.

A group of supporters volunteered alongside club staff and ground staff to clear the Vale Park pitch of snow to ensure the fixture took place.

Port Vale took the lead just before half-time when Christian Montanaro converted a low David Worrall cross, curling his shot into the top corner.

Montanaro popped up again a minute after the interval to poke home from a Worrall corner following some poor defending.

Montanaro tried a long-range effort which just fizzed wide before he was taken off to a standing ovation from the home faithful.

The visitors had chances, but failed to convert them as Harrison Dunk found Unche Ikpeazu at the far post who was unable to tuck it away.

Ikpeazu was sent off a minute from time after receiving his second yellow card, just two minutes after he was shown his first.

Match report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Port Vale

  • 23Boot
  • 21Gibbons
  • 24Smith
  • 4Anderson
  • 33Gunning
  • 6Kay
  • 10Worrall
  • 31WhitfieldSubstituted forBarnettat 66'minutes
  • 32Tonge
  • 11MontañoSubstituted forPughat 71'minutes
  • 9Pope

Substitutes

  • 1Lainton
  • 3Denton
  • 7Myers-Harness
  • 8Pugh
  • 14Barnett
  • 18Reeves
  • 19Turner

Cambridge

  • 1Forde
  • 2Halliday
  • 5Taylor
  • 6Legge
  • 3Carroll
  • 7MingoiaSubstituted forMarisat 54'minutes
  • 16O'Neil
  • 21Elito
  • 11DunkSubstituted forBrownat 54'minutes
  • 9IkpeazuBooked at 90mins
  • 14IbehreSubstituted forAzeezat 50'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Azeez
  • 12Taft
  • 13Mitov
  • 18Maris
  • 20Brown
  • 22Lewis
  • 24Davies
Referee:
Antony Coggins
Attendance:
3,129

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home12
Away5
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Port Vale 2, Cambridge United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Port Vale 2, Cambridge United 0.

Attempt missed. Liam O'Neil (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).

Brad Halliday (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Liam O'Neil.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United).

Tom Anderson (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United).

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Antony Kay.

Attempt blocked. Medy Elito (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

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

Foul by Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United).

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

Foul by Jevani Brown (Cambridge United).

Attempt missed. David Worrall (Port Vale) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Attempt missed. James Gibbons (Port Vale) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

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

Foul by Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United).

Foul by Danny Pugh (Port Vale).

Brad Halliday (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Danny Pugh replaces Cristian Montaño.

Attempt missed. Cristian Montaño (Port Vale) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Nathan Smith.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Antony Kay.

Foul by Cristian Montaño (Port Vale).

Jevani Brown (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Tyrone Barnett replaces Ben Whitfield.

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

Foul by Greg Taylor (Cambridge United).

Attempt missed. Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Foul by Antony Kay (Port Vale).

Jevani Brown (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Jevani Brown replaces Harrison Dunk.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. George Maris replaces Piero Mingoia.

Attempt missed. Tom Pope (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Foul by David Worrall (Port Vale).

goal

As It Stood

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3Accrington20114532221037
4Exeter2111372925436
5Wycombe219753829934
6Lincoln City219662619733
7Coventry219572114732
8Swindon2010283025532
9Mansfield218853025532
10Colchester219572924532
11Grimsby219572526-132
12Newport218763025531
13Cambridge218581725-829
14Carlisle217773130128
15Cheltenham217682829-127
16Stevenage217682631-527
17Crawley216691923-424
18Morecambe215791725-822
19Port Vale2163122131-1021
20Yeovil2155112740-1320
21Chesterfield2155112538-1320
22Crewe2162132135-1420
23Forest Green2155112340-1720
24Barnet2145122231-917
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