League Two
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Forest Green Rovers 1-0 Port Vale

Reuben Reid scored on his Forest Green debut as Mark Cooper's side climbed out of the League Two relegation zone with a win against Port Vale.

Reid, who arrived on a two-and-half-year deal from Exeter on Friday, was handed a start and scored what proved to be the winner from the edge of the box in the 61st minute.

Forest Green, who had lost their last five league games, started brightly, Dan Wishart's fizzing effort in the 17th minute forcing a good save out of Port Vale's goalkeeper Ryan Boot.

Five minutes later, a well-worked Reece Brown corner saw Christian Doidge launch himself at the back post, but his flying header flashed just wide of the target.

The pressure told after the break and Reid struck just after the hour mark as he combined with strike partner Doidge before firing past Boot from 20 yards.

Vale offered little in response and David Worrall snatched at a chance with 17 minutes to go as the visitors suffered a second successive 1-0 defeat.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Forest Green

  • 1Collins
  • 6Monthe
  • 16Gunning
  • 20Rawson
  • 3Laird
  • 5Collins
  • 34Osbourne
  • 17Wishart
  • 10BrownSubstituted forGrubbat 62'minutes
  • 9Doidge
  • 26Reid

Substitutes

  • 7Marsh-Brown
  • 8Grubb
  • 12Simpson
  • 19Whittle
  • 24Pickering
  • 33James
  • 35Stevens

Port Vale

  • 23Boot
  • 21Gibbons
  • 24Smith
  • 5Davis
  • 8Pugh
  • 6KaySubstituted forBarnettat 63'minutes
  • 32Tonge
  • 10Worrall
  • 31WhitfieldSubstituted forMontañoat 45'minutes
  • 7Myers-HarnessSubstituted forAngusat 75'minutes
  • 9PopeBooked at 82mins

Substitutes

  • 1Lainton
  • 11Montaño
  • 14Barnett
  • 15Forrester
  • 17Regis
  • 20Kelly
  • 22Angus
Referee:
Keith Stroud
Attendance:
2,437

Match Stats

Home TeamForest GreenAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home10
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 1, Port Vale 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 1, Port Vale 0.

Foul by Isaiah Osbourne (Forest Green Rovers).

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

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

Booking

Tom Pope (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

Emmanuel Monthe (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Bradley Collins (Forest Green Rovers) because of an injury.

Farrend Rawson (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Cristian Montaño (Port Vale).

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Gavin Gunning.

Attempt blocked. Cristian Montaño (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Gavin Gunning.

Foul by Lee Collins (Forest Green Rovers).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Dior Angus replaces Marcus Myers-Harness.

Attempt missed. David Worrall (Port Vale) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Dayle Grubb (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marcus Myers-Harness (Port Vale).

Dayle Grubb (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Gibbons (Port Vale).

Reuben Reid (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marcus Myers-Harness (Port Vale).

Reuben Reid (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Joe Davis (Port Vale).

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Tyrone Barnett replaces Antony Kay.

Foul by Daniel Wishart (Forest Green Rovers).

Marcus Myers-Harness (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Dayle Grubb (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Antony Kay (Port Vale).

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Dayle Grubb replaces Reece Brown.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 1, Port Vale 0. Reuben Reid (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Christian Doidge.

Foul by Farrend Rawson (Forest Green Rovers).

Tom Pope (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lee Collins (Forest Green Rovers).

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

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Danny Pugh.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton26166462253754
2Notts County26148444261850
3Coventry26135828181044
4Accrington25134842301243
5Wycombe26127746351143
6Lincoln City26127735241143
7Mansfield26111053829943
8Exeter2513393532342
9Colchester2711883631541
10Swindon25132103834441
11Newport2610973530539
12Cambridge2610792531-637
13Carlisle2697103737034
14Cheltenham2797113739-234
15Grimsby2797112636-1034
16Stevenage2696113639-333
17Crawley2696112531-633
18Port Vale2794142935-631
19Crewe2692152941-1229
20Morecambe2677122636-1028
21Yeovil2676133647-1127
22Forest Green2665152647-2123
23Chesterfield2756162651-2521
24Barnet2655162639-1320
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