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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

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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

Formation 3-4-3

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Port Vale 1, Stevenage 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Port Vale 1, Stevenage 4.

  3. 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.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Scott Cuthbert.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Kurtis Guthrie (Stevenage).

  9. Post update

    Foul by Mitchell Clark (Port Vale).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Booking

    Paul Farman (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Cristian Montaño (Port Vale).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Kurtis Guthrie (Stevenage).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Port Vale. Mike Calveley replaces Tom Conlon.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Stevenage. Luke Wilkinson replaces Johnny Hunt.

  19. 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.

  20. Post update

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

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
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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