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Port Vale 0-0 Oldham Athletic

Port Vale maintained their unbeaten home start to the league season following a goalless draw against Oldham Athletic.

Visiting goalkeeper Zeus de la Paz made a string of fine saves help his side pick up a point, although Oldham remain winless on the road since August.

Nathan Smith chested down Richie Bennett's header, with his subsequent strike being kept out by the Curacao international, who also made three superb stops just before the half time.

First he tipped David Amoo's header wide, before keeping out Rhys Browne with his feet after a dazzling run.

Cristian Montano was also frustrated by de la Paz with a shot from the edge of the box.

After the restart, Desire Azankpo had a chance to put Oldham ahead after getting in behind the hosts' defence but he could not hit the target.

On the hour mark, Vale midfielder Will Atkinson, who had only been on the pitch for seconds after replacing Jake Taylor, wasted a glorious chance to open the scoring when he scuffed his effort over.

Azankpo then squandered the best chance to wrap the game up when he inexplicably blasted over from six yards late on as the spoils were shared.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Port Vale

  • 1Brown
  • 2Gibbons
  • 5Legge
  • 15Smith
  • 11Montaño
  • 20BurgessSubstituted forCullenat 77'minutes
  • 4JoyceBooked at 75mins
  • 16TaylorBooked at 20minsSubstituted forAtkinsonat 59'minutes
  • 19Amoo
  • 21BennettSubstituted forPopeat 77'minutes
  • 17Browne

Substitutes

  • 9Pope
  • 12Atkinson
  • 13Cullen
  • 18Evans
  • 28Brisley
  • 29Archer
  • 30Maddison

Oldham

  • 20de la Paz
  • 34Hamer
  • 31Wheater
  • 6Stott
  • 3Iacovitti
  • 8MoraisSubstituted forEaglesat 85'minutes
  • 25McCann
  • 17Missilou
  • 26Smith
  • 16WilsonSubstituted forMcKinneyat 82'minutes
  • 19Segbe Azankpo

Substitutes

  • 1Woods
  • 22McHale
  • 24Sylla
  • 33Eagles
  • 37McKinney
  • 44Grundy
  • 53Emmerson
Referee:
Robert Lewis
Attendance:
4,301

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home11
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home14
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Port Vale 0, Oldham Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Port Vale 0, Oldham Athletic 0.

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

Foul by Alex Iacovitti (Oldham Athletic).

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by James Gibbons.

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

Foul by Desire Segbe Azankpo (Oldham Athletic).

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Cristian Montaño.

Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).

Chris McCann (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Christopher Missilou (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Chris Eagles.

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

Foul by Chris McCann (Oldham Athletic).

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Jamie Stott.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Chris Eagles replaces Filipe Morais.

Attempt missed. Desire Segbe Azankpo (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jonny Smith with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Lewis McKinney replaces Scott Wilson.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by David Wheater.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Jonny Smith.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Tom Pope replaces Richie Bennett.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Mark Cullen replaces Scott Burgess.

Rhys Browne (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Thomas Hamer (Oldham Athletic).

Booking

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

Foul by Luke Joyce (Port Vale).

Christopher Missilou (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

David Amoo (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Alex Iacovitti (Oldham Athletic).

Foul by Will Atkinson (Port Vale).

Chris McCann (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Richie Bennett (Port Vale).

Alex Iacovitti (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Leon Legge.

Foul by Rhys Browne (Port Vale).

Filipe Morais (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Alex Iacovitti.

Richie Bennett (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by David Wheater (Oldham Athletic).

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Alex Iacovitti.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Will Atkinson replaces Jake Taylor.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Crewe159332617930
2Exeter168532318529
3Cheltenham1484226121428
4Forest Green15843189928
5Swindon168352619727
6Bradford158342215727
7Newport157621611527
8Northampton167362016424
9Colchester166551914523
10Plymouth166552420423
11Port Vale165742122-122
12Salford165651924-521
13Cambridge165562016420
14Mansfield165562422220
15Macclesfield155551618-220
16Leyton Orient165562427-320
17Crawley165562327-420
18Grimsby155462020019
19Oldham163671624-815
20Carlisle164391628-1215
21Walsall164391123-1215
22Scunthorpe163582125-414
23Stevenage162681221-912
24Morecambe1624101429-1510
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