The FA Cup - First Round
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Milton Keynes Dons 0-1 Port Vale

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FA Cup: MK Dons 0-1 Port Vale highlights

Russell Martin's first game in management ended in defeat as MK Dons suffered defeat by League Two Port Vale in the first round of the FA Cup.

David Worrall's first-half header was all John Askey's men needed to see Vale progress, as MK suffered a sixth defeat in seven winless games.

The League One strugglers went close inside 15 minutes when Alex Gilbey was first to fire the ball goalwards from the edge of the Vale box, forcing goalkeeper Scott Brown into action.

But the visitors took the lead minutes later when James Gibbons' cross from the right found Worrall unmarked at the Dons back post and he headed home his second goal in three games.

Worrall aimed to turn provider just before the break when he picked out Richie Bennett inside the Dons six-yard box, but the frontman could not keep his header down.

The home side should have levelled through Ben Reeves after 65 minutes when he had time and space inside the Vale box to line up a shot, only to fire well over.

Martin's side upped the pressure late on and launched balls into the box, but they could not find a way past a determined Port Vale defence as Askey's men, 10th in League Two, progressed to the second round.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

MK Dons

  • 1Nicholls
  • 25Brittain
  • 5Poole
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 3Lewington
  • 8GilbeySubstituted forHoughtonat 84'minutes
  • 29KasumuSubstituted forBoatengat 70'minutes
  • 7Reeves
  • 18McGrandles
  • 11DickensonSubstituted forMasonat 61'minutes
  • 9Bowery

Substitutes

  • 6Cargill
  • 20Mason
  • 22Moore
  • 24Houghton
  • 26Boateng
  • 40Sorinola
  • 44Freeman

Port Vale

  • 1Brown
  • 2Gibbons
  • 5Legge
  • 15Smith
  • 11Montaño
  • 20BurgessSubstituted forEvansat 88'minutes
  • 4JoyceBooked at 71mins
  • 16Taylor
  • 19Amoo
  • 21BennettSubstituted forPopeat 68'minutes
  • 7Worrall

Substitutes

  • 9Pope
  • 13Cullen
  • 17Browne
  • 18Evans
  • 28Brisley
  • 29Archer
  • 30Maddison
Referee:
Craig Hicks
Attendance:
3,598

Match Stats

Home TeamMK DonsAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home64%
Away36%
Shots
Home15
Away5
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, MK Dons 0, Port Vale 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, MK Dons 0, Port Vale 1.

Foul by Dean Lewington (MK Dons).

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

Dangerous play by Joe Mason (MK Dons).

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

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Luke Joyce.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Callum Evans replaces Scott Burgess.

Foul by Jordan Houghton (MK Dons).

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

Attempt saved. Joe Mason (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Jordan Houghton replaces Alex Gilbey.

Foul by Regan Poole (MK Dons).

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

Attempt missed. Hiram Boateng (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by James Gibbons.

Booking

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

Callum Brittain (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke Joyce (Port Vale).

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Hiram Boateng replaces David Kasumu.

Attempt missed. James Gibbons (Port Vale) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Tom Pope replaces Richie Bennett.

Foul by Conor McGrandles (MK Dons).

Richie Bennett (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Ben Reeves (MK Dons) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt saved. Jordan Bowery (MK Dons) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Alex Gilbey (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Joe Mason replaces Brennan Dickenson.

Foul by Alex Gilbey (MK Dons).

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

Attempt missed. Brennan Dickenson (MK Dons) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt missed. Callum Brittain (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Brennan Dickenson (MK Dons) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Ben Reeves (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Jordan Bowery (MK Dons) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by James Gibbons.

Conor McGrandles (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nathan Smith (Port Vale).

Second Half

Second Half begins MK Dons 0, Port Vale 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, MK Dons 0, Port Vale 1.

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