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Port Vale 2-0 Swindon Town

Leaders Swindon saw their nine-match unbeaten League Two run ended with a shock defeat at Port Vale.

Scott Burgess and Jake Taylor scored either side of the break to inflict Swindon's first league defeat since October.

Vale's own six-match winless run ended with a big scalp at Vale Park.

Burgess blasted home his first goal since September after being found on the edge of the box by Tom Pope in the 13th minute.

Pope almost scored himself moments later but Steven Benda made a good one-on-one save.

Burgess was denied a second as his effort was somehow scrambled away on the line.

Scott Brown kept the hosts' lead in tact just before the break by making a great save to turn Keshi Anderson's effort wide.

The lead was doubled in the 52nd minute when Taylor exquisitely curled his shot into the top corner from the edge of the box.

Goal machine Eoin Doyle saw his header somehow kept out by Brown's legs as Swindon huffed and puffed without reward.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Port Vale

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Brown
  • 2GibbonsBooked at 45mins
  • 5LeggeBooked at 4mins
  • 15Smith
  • 11Montaño
  • 16Taylor
  • 4Joyce
  • 20Burgess
  • 19Amoo
  • 9PopeSubstituted forCullenat 75'minutes
  • 7Worrall

Substitutes

  • 10Conlon
  • 12Atkinson
  • 13Cullen
  • 17Browne
  • 21Bennett
  • 28Brisley
  • 30Maddison

Swindon

Formation 4-5-1

  • 1Benda
  • 41Caddis
  • 6BaudrySubstituted forLydenat 19'minutes
  • 34Zakuani
  • 14IandoloSubstituted forHuntat 8'minutes
  • 11Woolery
  • 30Anderson
  • 42Grant
  • 10DoughtySubstituted forIsgroveat 65'minutes
  • 9Yates
  • 28Doyle

Substitutes

  • 4Rose
  • 7Isgrove
  • 19Lyden
  • 21Curran
  • 23McCormick
  • 24Hunt
  • 27Jaiyesimi
Referee:
Scott Oldham
Attendance:
5,495

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home34%
Away66%
Shots
Home9
Away14
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home1
Away8
Fouls
Home10
Away5

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Port Vale 2, Swindon Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Port Vale 2, Swindon Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Lloyd Isgrove (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Cristian Montaño (Port Vale).

  5. Post update

    Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by David Amoo.

  6. Post update

    Hand ball by Mark Cullen (Port Vale).

  7. Post update

    Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by James Gibbons.

  8. Post update

    Paul Caddis (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by David Worrall (Port Vale).

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Scott Burgess (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by James Gibbons.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Port Vale. Mark Cullen replaces Tom Pope.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Eoin Doyle (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lloyd Isgrove with a cross.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Scott Brown.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by David Worrall.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom Pope (Port Vale) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jake Taylor.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Gabriel Zakuani (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Lloyd Isgrove with a cross following a corner.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by James Gibbons.

  18. Post update

    Jerry Yates (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Luke Joyce (Port Vale).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Swindon Town. Lloyd Isgrove replaces Michael Doughty.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon24144643261746
2Exeter2412843427744
3Crewe23125642281441
4Bradford23117530191140
5Forest Green2411762718940
6Colchester23108534221238
7Plymouth22115633231038
8Cheltenham23910434191537
9Northampton2410683328536
10Port Vale2481063029134
11Salford248883133-232
12Cambridge248792827131
13Newport227872020029
14Scunthorpe2477103133-228
15Crawley246993134-327
16Walsall2476112232-1027
17Leyton Orient2468103241-926
18Oldham236892535-1026
19Carlisle2467112236-1425
20Mansfield2459103035-524
21Grimsby225892228-623
22Macclesfield2251072024-419
23Morecambe2446142043-2318
24Stevenage23211101529-1417
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