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Colchester United 0-1 Port Vale

Devante Rodney's excellent strike earned Port Vale a precious 1-0 victory at fellow strugglers Colchester.

Vale took a 19th-minute lead when Rodney collected Tom Conlon's pass and curled a superb right-foot shot past Shamal George and into the far side of the net.

Theo Robinson almost doubled the visitors' lead five minutes later but could only send a weak shot straight at George in the six-yard box.

And although Noah Chilvers tested Vale keeper Scott Brown with a half-volley, the visitors were the better side.

Robinson's looping shot flew wide of the far upright before half-time and George made an excellent save to deny Conlon at point-blank range just before the midway point in the second half.

Goalscorer Rodney was then desperately unlucky to see his low curled effort strike a post and come back out with 17 minutes remaining.

Substitute Aramide Oteh's header was brilliantly tipped over by Brown after Courtney Senior's fine run but Vale claimed a vital victory.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Colchester

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 29George
  • 2Welch-HayesSubstituted forTchamadeuat 45'minutes
  • 18EastmanBooked at 90mins
  • 5Smith
  • 21Clampin
  • 24StevensonSubstituted forOtehat 75'minutes
  • 22Sarpong-Wiredu
  • 8Pell
  • 14ChilversSubstituted forSeniorat 45'minutes
  • 10Brown
  • 45NoubleBooked at 77mins

Substitutes

  • 1Gerken
  • 3Doherty
  • 7Senior
  • 9Oteh
  • 12Cowan-Hall
  • 35Cracknell
  • 38Tchamadeu

Port Vale

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1BrownBooked at 89mins
  • 6Smith
  • 5LeggeBooked at 62mins
  • 16Brisley
  • 11MontañoBooked at 61minsSubstituted forOlagunjuat 90+4'minutes
  • 8OyelekeBooked at 17mins
  • 4Joyce
  • 10Conlon
  • 7Worrall
  • 12RobinsonSubstituted forAmooat 79'minutes
  • 21RodneySubstituted forGuthrieat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Cullen
  • 14Guthrie
  • 17Taylor
  • 19Amoo
  • 20Burgess
  • 32Scott
  • 33Olagunju
Referee:
Robert Madley

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home9
Away9
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Colchester United 0, Port Vale 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Colchester United 0, Port Vale 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Tommy Smith (Colchester United).

  4. Post update

    Kurtis Guthrie (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by David Amoo.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Port Vale. Mustapha Olagunju replaces Cristian Montaño because of an injury.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Manny Oyeleke.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jevani Brown (Colchester United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Frank Nouble.

  9. Booking

    Thomas Eastman (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Thomas Eastman (Colchester United).

  11. Post update

    Kurtis Guthrie (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Booking

    Scott Brown (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Port Vale. Kurtis Guthrie replaces Devante Rodney.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Thomas Eastman (Colchester United) header from the right side of the six yard box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Courtney Senior with a cross following a corner.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Shaun Brisley.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jevani Brown (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Junior Tchamadeu.

  17. Post update

    Harry Pell (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Shaun Brisley (Port Vale).

  19. Post update

    Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Tommy Smith.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. David Worrall (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Conlon.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham36198948331565
2Cambridge371971155342164
3Forest Green351710849371261
4Tranmere35187104839961
5Bolton36179104743460
6Morecambe36178115149259
7Newport36169114637957
8Exeter341411958401853
9Salford3513121041291251
10Crawley35149124744351
11Carlisle33146134641548
12Bradford34139123838048
13Harrogate36146164041-148
14Leyton Orient35138143939047
15Stevenage371016113132-146
16Mansfield36915124448-442
17Oldham36119165261-942
18Scunthorpe35126173645-942
19Port Vale37118184651-541
20Walsall35815123845-739
21Barrow34108164143-238
22Colchester36814143349-1638
23Southend36710192250-2831
24Grimsby35610192654-2828
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