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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

Formation 4-3-3

  • 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Port Vale 0, Oldham Athletic 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Alex Iacovitti (Oldham Athletic).

  5. Post update

    Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by James Gibbons.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Desire Segbe Azankpo (Oldham Athletic).

  8. Post update

    Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Cristian Montaño.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Chris McCann (Oldham Athletic).

  14. Post update

    Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Jamie Stott.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Chris Eagles replaces Filipe Morais.

  16. Post update

    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.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Lewis McKinney replaces Scott Wilson.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by David Wheater.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Jonny Smith.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Port Vale. Tom Pope replaces Richie Bennett.