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Port Vale 1-0 Exeter City

Theo Robinson secured Port Vale's fourth consecutive victory as his goal was enough to beat Exeter City at Vale Park.

Robinson registered for the first time since 20 October when he tapped in from close range to give the tumbling Grecians, who only mustered one shot on target, their fourth defeat in five.

Darrell Clarke's side bolted out the traps and were in front inside two minutes after some superb interplay from the front three.

Devante Rodney almost doubled the lead when his thunderous strike drew a fine save from Jokull Andresson.

After the break Vale stopper Scott Brown got down well to keep out striker Matt Jay.

On-loan Icelandic stopper Andresson was forced to once again thwart Valiants top scorer Rodney 10 minutes from time en route to a deserved Vale victory.

Brown produced a great late save from substitute Tom Parkes to secure the points.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Port Vale

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Brown
  • 6Smith
  • 5Legge
  • 16Brisley
  • 11Montaño
  • 8Oyeleke
  • 4Joyce
  • 10Conlon
  • 7Worrall
  • 12RobinsonSubstituted forGuthrieat 89'minutes
  • 21RodneySubstituted forCullenat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Cullen
  • 14Guthrie
  • 17Taylor
  • 19Amoo
  • 27Hurst
  • 32Scott
  • 33Olagunju

Exeter

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 24Andrésson
  • 30Key
  • 6McArdleSubstituted forSeymourat 66'minutes
  • 34HartridgeSubstituted forParkesat 45'minutes
  • 20PageSubstituted forSweeneyat 32'minutes
  • 16Willmott
  • 10Collins
  • 4AtanganaSubstituted forTaylorat 56'minutes
  • 3Sparkes
  • 17JaySubstituted forWilliamsat 67'minutes
  • 12Bowman

Substitutes

  • 2Caprice
  • 8Taylor
  • 9Seymour
  • 11Williams
  • 15Parkes
  • 22Lee
  • 26Sweeney
Referee:
Leigh Doughty

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home13
Away5
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Port Vale 1, Exeter City 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Port Vale 1, Exeter City 0.

  3. Post update

    Hand ball by Mark Cullen (Port Vale).

  4. Post update

    Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Jake Taylor.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Kurtis Guthrie (Port Vale) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked. Assisted by David Worrall.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Jack Sparkes.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Port Vale. Mark Cullen replaces Devante Rodney.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Jack Sparkes (Exeter City).

  9. Post update

    Kurtis Guthrie (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Port Vale. Kurtis Guthrie replaces Theo Robinson.

  11. Post update

    Offside, Port Vale. Devante Rodney tries a through ball, but Cristian Montaño is caught offside.

  12. Post update

    Hand ball by Randell Williams (Exeter City).

  13. Post update

    Foul by Pierce Sweeney (Exeter City).

  14. Post update

    Luke Joyce (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Nathan Smith.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tom Parkes (Exeter City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jack Sparkes with a cross.

  17. Post update

    Ben Seymour (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Leon Legge (Port Vale).

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Shaun Brisley (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Conlon with a cross.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Jökull Andrésson.

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15Harrogate38147174042-249
16Port Vale39138185052-247
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19Mansfield39917134551-644
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