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Port Vale 1-4 Stevenage

Stevenage moved to within two points of League Two's play-off places with a 4-1 win at Port Vale.

Visiting goalkeeper Paul Farman was called into action twice early on, thwarting David Worrall's header before tipping Tom Conlon's strike from range onto the crossbar.

Dino Maamria's side led after 12 minutes, when midfielder Emmanuel Sonupe surged down the right and into the penalty area to power the ball left-footed beyond home stopper Scott Brown.

Sonupe scored his second five minutes after half-time, pouncing on a loose ball to swivel in the box and drill a low left-footed effort across goal that crept into Brown's bottom-left corner.

Cristian Montano halved the deficit for John Askey's Valiants with 67 minutes played, bending left-footed from the right-hand edge of the area to beat Farman's dive.

Ilias Chair added a third by converting low in the area after 84 minutes, before Kurtis Guthrie completed the scoring in the fifth minute of added time with a right-footed strike from range.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Port Vale

  • 1Brown
  • 23Clark
  • 5Legge
  • 15Smith
  • 14Crookes
  • 22ConlonSubstituted forCalveleyat 88'minutes
  • 4Joyce
  • 7Worrall
  • 24WhitfieldSubstituted forElliottat 59'minutes
  • 3Montaño
  • 9Pope

Substitutes

  • 6Kay
  • 10Miller
  • 12Hornby
  • 13Rawlinson
  • 17Elliott
  • 21Vassell
  • 28Calveley

Stevenage

  • 1FarmanBooked at 90mins
  • 15Vancooten
  • 5Cuthbert
  • 31NugentBooked at 68mins
  • 16IonttonSubstituted forByromat 74'minutes
  • 2Wildin
  • 3HuntBooked at 77minsSubstituted forWilkinsonat 86'minutes
  • 4TimlinBooked at 55mins
  • 11SonupeSubstituted forMcKeeat 79'minutes
  • 28Guthrie
  • 12Chair

Substitutes

  • 6McKee
  • 8Byrom
  • 9Revell
  • 23Gibson
  • 27Byrne
  • 29Smyth
  • 30Wilkinson
Referee:
Nick Kinseley
Attendance:
4,088

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamStevenage
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home15
Away11
Shots on Target
Home8
Away7
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Port Vale 1, Stevenage 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Port Vale 1, Stevenage 4.

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 1, Stevenage 4. Kurtis Guthrie (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Terence Vancooten following a fast break.

Attempt blocked. Daniel Elliott (Port Vale) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Scott Cuthbert.

Attempt blocked. Tom Pope (Port Vale) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

Mitchell Clark (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kurtis Guthrie (Stevenage).

Foul by Mitchell Clark (Port Vale).

Ilias Chair (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Paul Farman (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Cristian Montaño (Port Vale).

Luther Wildin (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Foul by Kurtis Guthrie (Stevenage).

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Mike Calveley replaces Tom Conlon.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Luke Wilkinson replaces Johnny Hunt.

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 1, Stevenage 3. Ilias Chair (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kurtis Guthrie.

Attempt blocked. Kurtis Guthrie (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Nathan Smith (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Daniel Elliott (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Terence Vancooten (Stevenage).

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Mark McKee replaces Emmanuel Sonupe.

Booking

Johnny Hunt (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Joel Byrom replaces Arthur Iontton because of an injury.

Delay in match Arthur Iontton (Stevenage) because of an injury.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Scott Cuthbert.

Booking

Ben Nugent (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 1, Stevenage 2. Cristian Montaño (Port Vale) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

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

Foul by Ilias Chair (Stevenage).

Delay in match Kurtis Guthrie (Stevenage) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Cristian Montaño (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

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

Foul by Arthur Iontton (Stevenage).

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Scott Cuthbert.

Attempt missed. Tom Pope (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Daniel Elliott replaces Ben Whitfield.

Attempt saved. Ben Whitfield (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

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1Lincoln City432315573393484
2Mansfield432016766353176
3MK Dons432291269462375
4Bury4321111177532474
5Tranmere4320111261461571
6Forest Green4319131163422170
7Exeter4318111458481065
8Carlisle43197176359464
9Colchester43189165952763
10Stevenage43189165453163
11Newport42189155558-363
12Swindon431516125350361
13Oldham4215141362501259
14Crewe43178185453159
15Northampton431318125656057
16Cheltenham431412175460-654
17Grimsby43148214154-1350
18Crawley43147224562-1749
19Port Vale431211203752-1547
20Morecambe431211204768-2147
21Cambridge431210213761-2446
22Macclesfield43912224673-2739
23Yeovil43910243863-2537
24Notts County43813224479-3537
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