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Port Vale 0-1 Swindon Town

Elijah Adebayo's first-half strike earned Richie Wellens his first win as Swindon manager after a 1-0 League Two victory at Port Vale.

Swindon went ahead after 11 minutes when Adebayo, a late replacement for the injured Marc Richards, reacted first after goalkeeper Scott Brown parried Scott Twine's backheeled volley, to net from close range on a crisp afternoon at Vale Park.

Neil Aspin's hosts went close as Tom Conlon forced Swindon goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux into a low stop before Tom Pope headed over.

Vale began the second half well, with substitute Louis Dodds drilling just over from 25 yards, and Ben Whitfield seeing his shot deflected narrowly wide.

In the closing stages Connell Rawlinson saw his header for Vale cleared off the line by Steven Alzate from Conlon's corner, while Swindon's Keshi Anderson shot straight at Brown.

Substitute Scott Quigley missed a great chance to earn Vale a point, heading straight into the grasp of Vigouroux, as Swindon held on to move up to 14th position.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Port Vale

  • 1Brown
  • 5Legge
  • 15Smith
  • 13Rawlinson
  • 23ClarkSubstituted forVassellat 45'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 4JoyceSubstituted forQuigleyat 79'minutes
  • 11HannantBooked at 90mins
  • 22Conlon
  • 3MontañoSubstituted forDoddsat 45'minutes
  • 9Pope
  • 24Whitfield

Substitutes

  • 6Kay
  • 12Hornby
  • 14Quigley
  • 17Kanu
  • 19Dodds
  • 21Vassell
  • 25Hardcastle

Swindon

  • 1Vigouroux
  • 2Knoyle
  • 5Nelson
  • 32Woolfenden
  • 14Iandolo
  • 11AlzateBooked at 90mins
  • 31Taylor
  • 4McCourtSubstituted forDoughtyat 61'minutes
  • 10AndersonSubstituted forMcGlashanat 81'minutes
  • 17AdebayoBooked at 88mins
  • 24TwineSubstituted forLancashireat 90+4'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Doughty
  • 6Lancashire
  • 7McGlashan
  • 16Smith
  • 21Young
  • 23McCormick
  • 26Conroy
Referee:
Peter Wright
Attendance:
3,877

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home14
Away11
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Port Vale 0, Swindon Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Port Vale 0, Swindon Town 1.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Michael Doughty.

Booking

Theo Vassell (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

Theo Vassell (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kyle Knoyle (Swindon Town).

Booking

Luke Hannant (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Luke Hannant (Port Vale).

Jermaine McGlashan (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Oliver Lancashire replaces Scott Twine.

Booking

Steven Alzate (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Steven Alzate (Swindon Town).

Foul by Ben Whitfield (Port Vale).

Scott Twine (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Matthew Taylor.

Attempt blocked. Tom Conlon (Port Vale) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Elijah Adebayo (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Elijah Adebayo (Swindon Town).

Theo Vassell (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Elijah Adebayo (Swindon Town).

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Leon Legge.

Foul by Leon Legge (Port Vale).

Steven Alzate (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Scott Quigley (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Hand ball by Elijah Adebayo (Swindon Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Jermaine McGlashan replaces Keshi Anderson because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Keshi Anderson (Swindon Town) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Keshi Anderson (Swindon Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Scott Quigley replaces Luke Joyce.

Attempt blocked. Connell Rawlinson (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Ellis Iandolo.

Attempt missed. Matthew Taylor (Swindon Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Foul by Leon Legge (Port Vale).

Scott Twine (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Nathan Smith (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Elijah Adebayo (Swindon Town).

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Ellis Iandolo.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City18114333161737
2MK Dons19107228131537
3Colchester1995532191332
4Mansfield19711127141332
5Newport199552831-332
6Exeter198742920931
7Tranmere198742820831
8Stevenage199462422231
9Bury1986534201430
10Forest Green197932819930
11Carlisle198292424026
12Crawley198292730-326
13Oldham196762520525
14Swindon196672026-624
15Northampton195862425-123
16Crewe196491924-522
17Port Vale196491723-622
18Yeovil175662319421
19Morecambe1963101930-1121
20Grimsby1954101425-1119
21Cambridge1954101932-1319
22Cheltenham184591726-917
23Notts County1936102140-1915
24Macclesfield1924131537-2210
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