Guy Madjo's hat-trick helped Port Vale to a convincing win over Aldershot.

Madjo gave the hosts the lead when he lashed in from 12 yards, before tapping home his second just after the break.

The striker, on loan from Stevenage, completed his haul when he latched on to Tom Pope's through ball, before Pope played through Sean Rigg to score Vale's fourth.

Aldershot's miserable day was then completed late on when Michael Rankine missed from the penalty spot.

Before the match, a large proportion of Vale fans held red cards in protest against the club's current board of directors.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Port Vale manager Micky Adams told BBC Radio Stoke:

"I personally don't think he (Guy Madjo) played well in the first half, but he got a goal and that set him off.

"Our attacking play today was spot on, especially from the wide players, and Guy got his rewards for being in the right place at the right time.

"We were clinical today, but we know if we get in to the right areas then we've got players who can cause problems."

Aldershot manager Dean Holdsworth told BBC Surrey:

"I saw it that they were four goals better than us. We defended poorly for their four efforts.

"We've got to take this disappointment and learn from it. We must not let it happen again.

"Sometimes players play their way into the team, sometimes they play themselves out. There are some decisions to be made now and I'm looking for a reaction."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Port Vale

  • 12 Tomlinson
  • 02 Yates
  • 05 McCombe
  • 15 Collins Booked
  • 28 Chilvers (McDonald - 17' Booked )
  • 03 Taylor
  • 04 Griffith
  • 07 Loft
  • 36 Myrie-Williams (Rigg - 77' )
  • 11 Pope
  • 35 Madjo (Richards - 72' )

Substitutes

  • 25 McDonald
  • 14 Roberts
  • 17 Rigg
  • 09 Richards
  • 19 Williamson

Aldershot Town

  • 01 Young
  • 02 Herd
  • 03 Straker
  • 05 Jones
  • 11 Rodman (McGlashan - 67' )
  • 15 Morris
  • 04 Guttridge
  • 08 J Collins
  • 26 Smith
  • 33 Davies (Pearson - 55' )
  • 09 Rankine

Substitutes

  • 23 Vincenti
  • 39 Doig
  • 07 McGlashan
  • 37 Henry
  • 38 Pearson
Ref: Miller
Att: 3,714

Match Stats

Shots

11 6

On target

7 1

Corners

3 6

Fouls

10 2

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +2:42 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +2:14

Free kick crossed right-footed by Ben Herd from right wing.

90:00 +2:14 Booking

Booking Caution for Lee Collins.

90:00 +2:01

Lee Collins challenges Jermaine McGlashan unfairly and gives away a free kick.

90:00 +0:06

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ben Herd, John McCombe makes a clearance.

88:11

Corner taken right-footed by Luke Guttridge to the near post, Stuart Tomlinson makes a save.

84:44 Penalty

Penalty missed over the bar by Michael Rankine.

84:44

Clayton McDonald gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Jermaine McGlashan.

83:42

Michael Rankine produces a right-footed shot from close in that clears the bar.

82:10

Assist on the goal came from Marc Richards.

82:10 Goal scored

Goal! - Sean Rigg - Port Vale 4 - 0 Aldershot Sean Rigg scores a goal from just inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Port Vale 4-0 Aldershot.

79:13

Corner from the right by-line taken by Greg Pearson, Stuart Tomlinson makes a save.

76:04

The free kick is delivered right-footed by Luke Guttridge from right wing, clearance made by John McCombe.

76:04 Substitution

Substitution Jennison Myrie-Williams leaves the field to be replaced by Sean Rigg.

76:04

Jermaine McGlashan fouled by Doug Loft, the ref awards a free kick.

74:34

Outswinging corner taken by Luke Guttridge from the right by-line.

73:30

Luke Guttridge crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Marc Richards makes a clearance.

73:30 Booking

Booking Booking for Clayton McDonald.

73:22

Free kick awarded for a foul by Clayton McDonald on Jermaine McGlashan.

71:27 Substitution

Substitution Guy Madjo goes off and Marc Richards comes on.

69:10

Doug Loft takes a shot. Save made by Jamie Young.

67:41

Anthony Griffith challenges Michael Rankine unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Anthony Straker.

66:48

Indirect free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.

66:48 Substitution

Substitution Jermaine McGlashan comes on in place of Alex Rodman.

66:48

The referee blows for offside against Michael Rankine.

65:59

Jennison Myrie-Williams takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Darren Jones.

59:21

Tom Pope provided the assist for the goal.

59:21 Goal scored

Goal! - Guy Madjo - Port Vale 3 - 0 Aldershot Goal scored by Guy Madjo from the edge of the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Port Vale 3-0 Aldershot.

56:11

Doug Loft takes a shot. Anthony Straker gets a block in.

54:51 Substitution

Substitution Greg Pearson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Scott Davies.

53:54

Shot from outside the area by Jennison Myrie-Williams misses to the left of the goal.

51:55

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Rankine by Jennison Myrie-Williams. Anthony Straker takes the indirect free kick.

47:57

Assist by Jennison Myrie-Williams.

47:57 Goal scored

Goal! - Guy Madjo - Port Vale 2 - 0 Aldershot Guy Madjo scores a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Port Vale 2-0 Aldershot.

45:43

Corner taken by Alex Rodman, save made by Stuart Tomlinson.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:00 +1:13 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

44:14

Shot by Luke Guttridge from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

42:14

Corner taken left-footed by Jennison Myrie-Williams from the left by-line to the near post, save made by Jamie Young.

39:12

Michael Rankine fouled by Clayton McDonald, the ref awards a free kick. Ben Herd delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.

34:40

Adam Smith has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

31:15

Shot from deep inside the area by Alex Rodman clears the bar.

27:13

Luke Guttridge gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jennison Myrie-Williams. Free kick crossed right-footed by Adam Yates from right channel.

26:43

Ben Herd sends in a cross, Jamie Collins takes a shot. Save by Stuart Tomlinson.

21:41

Corner taken right-footed by Scott Davies from the right by-line, Anthony Griffith makes a clearance.

20:20

Michael Rankine fouled by Clayton McDonald, the ref awards a free kick. Luke Guttridge restarts play with the free kick.

18:17

Michael Rankine concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Yates. Indirect free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.

17:45

Foul by Guy Madjo on Darren Jones, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Jamie Young.

16:33

Aaron Morris delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing.

16:33 Substitution

Substitution Liam Chilvers leaves the field to be replaced by Clayton McDonald.

16:33

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Rankine by Lee Collins.

15:19

The official flags Michael Rankine offside. Free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.

14:33

Effort from deep inside the area by Michael Rankine misses to the right of the target.

12:45

Effort on goal by Robert Taylor from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

12:01

Inswinging corner taken by Doug Loft from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Anthony Straker.

7:23

Assist on the goal came from Tom Pope.

7:23 Goal scored

Goal! - Guy Madjo - Port Vale 1 - 0 Aldershot Guy Madjo finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Port Vale 1-0 Aldershot.

7:15

A cross is delivered by Tom Pope,

5:58

Robert Taylor produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

2:49

Effort on goal by Jennison Myrie-Williams from just inside the area clears the bar.

1:24

Effort on goal by Guy Madjo from 20 yards. Save by Jamie Young.

0:56

The referee blows for offside against Michael Rankine. Stuart Tomlinson restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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