Match ends, Port Vale 0, Oldham Athletic 0.
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.
- 20BurgessSubstituted forCullenat 77'minutes
- 4JoyceBooked at 75mins
- 16TaylorBooked at 20minsSubstituted forAtkinsonat 59'minutes
- 21BennettSubstituted forPopeat 77'minutes
- 20de la Paz
- 8MoraisSubstituted forEaglesat 85'minutes
- 16WilsonSubstituted forMcKinneyat 82'minutes
- 19Segbe Azankpo
- Robert Lewis
- Shots on Target
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, 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, Oldham Athletic. Lewis McKinney replaces Scott Wilson.
Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by David Wheater.
Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Jonny Smith.
Substitution, Port Vale. Tom Pope replaces Richie Bennett.