Accrington Stanley made it two wins out of two after Padraig Amond's penalty and James Gray's injury-time goal sealed victory over Port Vale.

Accrington keeper Ian Dunbavin pulled off a superb save from Louis Dodds before Amond scored from the spot.

Sam Morsy almost levelled but a combination of Dunbavin and Luke Joyce scrambled his close-range effort away.

Clayton McDonald also saw his fierce strike punched to safety before Gray found the net from just inside the box.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Accrington striker James Gray told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"It was a team effort. I came on and scored but the lads were terrific.

"(Goalkeeper) Ian Dunbavin was terrific again and man of the match again.

"Southend and Port Vale are two of the biggest clubs in the league, so you can see that all the lads are buzzing with the two wins and we can't wait for Exeter now."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Accrington Stanley

  • 25 Dunbavin
  • 02 Murphy
  • 03 Liddle Booked
  • 05 Nsiala Booked (Eckersley - 77' )
  • 06 Winnard
  • 04 Joyce
  • 10 Hatfield
  • 12 Miller
  • 07 Lindfield
  • 09 Sheppard (Barnett - 63' )
  • 23 Amond (Gray - 82' )

Substitutes

  • 22 Dawber
  • 08 Barnett
  • 11 Chippendale
  • 14 Clark
  • 18 Eckersley
  • 30 Dawson
  • 17 Gray

Port Vale

  • 01 Neal Booked
  • 05 McCombe
  • 14 McDonald
  • 24 Duffy Booked (Yates - 69' )
  • 07 Loft
  • 09 Myrie-Williams
  • 15 Shuker (Burge - 72' )
  • 18 Morsy Booked
  • 08 Dodds
  • 10 Vincent (Williamson - 72' )
  • 11 Pope

Substitutes

  • 12 Johnson
  • 02 Yates
  • 17 Davis
  • 04 Murphy
  • 22 Lloyd
  • 23 Burge
  • 19 Williamson
Ref: Webb
Att: 1,946

Match Stats

Shots

4 13

On target

3 6

Corners

8 10

Fouls

4 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:55 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +5:23

Craig Lindfield decides to take the corner short.

90:00 +2:51

Assist by Luke Joyce.

90:00 +2:51 Goal scored

Goal! - James Gray - Accrington 2 - 0 Port Vale James Gray scores a goal from just inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Accrington Stanley 2-0 Port Vale.

90:00 +1:53

Shot from close in by Ben Williamson misses to the left of the goal.

90:00 +1:22

Corner taken left-footed by Ryan Burge, save by Ian Dunbavin.

90:00 +0:29

Direct free kick taken by Ian Dunbavin.

90:00 +0:29 Booking

Booking Michael Liddle is shown a yellow card.

90:00 +0:09

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ben Williamson on Michael Liddle.

88:25

James Gray is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Chris Neal takes the free kick.

87:17

Headed effort from deep inside the area by Ben Williamson misses to the right of the goal.

86:14

Doug Loft delivers the ball.

83:25

The ball is swung over by Adam Yates, clearance by Dean Winnard.

81:39 Substitution

Substitution Padraig Amond goes off and James Gray comes on.

80:01

Centre by Doug Loft, clearance made by George Miller.

77:32

Ryan Burge challenges Charlie Barnett unfairly and gives away a free kick. Luke Joyce takes the direct free kick. Padraig Amond challenges Clayton McDonald unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Neal restarts play with the free kick.

76:47 Substitution

Substitution Thomas Eckersley replaces Aristote Nsiala.

76:25

The ball is sent over by Craig Lindfield, John McCombe makes a clearance.

75:49

Outswinging corner taken by Will Hatfield from the right by-line.

74:46

Jennison Myrie-Williams produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.

73:31

Ryan Burge takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Padraig Amond. Ryan Burge takes a short corner.

71:09 Substitution

Substitution Ben Williamson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ashley Vincent.

71:09 Substitution

Substitution Ryan Burge is brought on as a substitute for Chris Shuker.

71:09

Doug Loft has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.

69:46

Short corner taken by Chris Shuker.

69:07

Doug Loft takes a shot. Ian Dunbavin makes a save.

68:16 Substitution

Substitution (Port Vale) makes a substitution, with Adam Yates coming on for Richard Duffy.

65:24

Handball by Ashley Vincent. Ian Dunbavin takes the free kick.

62:19

Outswinging corner taken by Chris Shuker, Clayton McDonald takes a shot. Ian Dunbavin gets a block in.

62:19 Substitution

Substitution Karl Sheppard goes off and Charlie Barnett comes on.

62:19

Ashley Vincent takes a shot. Ian Dunbavin gets a block in.

61:33

The ball is crossed by Doug Loft, clearance by Peter Murphy.

57:48

Free kick taken by Chris Shuker.

57:48 Booking

Booking Aristote Nsiala is booked.

57:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sam Morsy by Aristote Nsiala.

56:53

The ball is swung over by Craig Lindfield, Clayton McDonald manages to make a clearance.

55:20

Dean Winnard produces a cross.

55:05

Michael Liddle sends in a cross, Clayton McDonald manages to make a clearance.

54:13

Tom Pope is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Ian Dunbavin.

53:31

A cross is delivered by Jennison Myrie-Williams, clearance made by Dean Winnard.

52:53

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jennison Myrie-Williams by Will Hatfield. Chris Shuker takes the free kick.

52:08

The referee blows for offside against Louis Dodds. Ian Dunbavin takes the indirect free kick.

51:38

Sam Morsy takes a shot. Ian Dunbavin gets a block in.

50:28

Direct free kick taken by Peter Murphy.

50:28 Booking

Booking Caution for Sam Morsy.

50:16

Foul by Sam Morsy on Michael Liddle, free kick awarded.

47:37

George Miller fouled by Sam Morsy, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ian Dunbavin.

47:12

The ball is delivered by Jennison Myrie-Williams, Dean Winnard makes a clearance.

46:00

Luke Joyce takes the direct free kick.

46:00 Booking

Booking Richard Duffy is cautioned.

45:44

Richard Duffy challenges Will Hatfield unfairly and gives away a free kick.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +1:15 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

44:02

Corner taken by Chris Shuker from the right by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Clayton McDonald misses to the left of the goal.

42:45 Goal scored

Goal! - Padraig Amond - Accrington 1 - 0 Port Vale Padraig Amond scores a power penalty. Accrington Stanley 1-0 Port Vale.

42:06 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Chris Neal for unsporting behaviour.

41:56

Chris Neal challenges Karl Sheppard unfairly and gives away a Penalty.

39:46

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Shuker, Headed effort from inside the area by Clayton McDonald misses to the left of the goal.

37:45

Luke Joyce has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

37:08

Corner taken by Will Hatfield from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Clayton McDonald.

36:38

Outswinging corner taken by Will Hatfield from the right by-line.

35:49

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Will Hatfield, clearance by Sam Morsy.

34:58

Foul by Chris Shuker on Will Hatfield, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Michael Liddle.

32:11

Jennison Myrie-Williams sends in a cross, clearance by Dean Winnard. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Shuker from the left by-line, Dean Winnard manages to make a clearance.

27:54

Corner from the right by-line taken by Craig Lindfield, clearance made by John McCombe. Will Hatfield takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Chris Shuker. Luke Joyce takes a shot. Save by Chris Neal. Corner taken right-footed by Will Hatfield. The ball is sent over by Craig Lindfield.

24:28

The ball is delivered by Aristote Nsiala, Chris Neal makes a save.

23:52

Sam Morsy concedes a free kick for a foul on George Miller. Direct free kick taken by Aristote Nsiala.

21:23

Louis Dodds takes a shot. Clearance by Aristote Nsiala. Chris Shuker decides to take the corner short. Jennison Myrie-Williams has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.

21:04

The ball is delivered by Jennison Myrie-Williams, clearance made by George Miller.

17:41

Luke Joyce takes a shot. Save by Chris Neal.

15:57

Doug Loft concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Lindfield. Will Hatfield crosses the ball in from the free kick, Chris Neal makes a save.

10:59

Sam Morsy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aristote Nsiala. Ian Dunbavin takes the direct free kick.

9:31

Jennison Myrie-Williams fouled by Will Hatfield, the ref awards a free kick. Richard Duffy takes the free kick.

8:26

Dean Winnard delivers the ball.

7:25

Karl Sheppard fouled by Richard Duffy, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ian Dunbavin.

6:10

Louis Dodds takes a shot. Ian Dunbavin makes a save. Short corner taken by Chris Shuker from the left by-line. Ashley Vincent produces a cross, Luke Joyce manages to make a clearance.

5:33

The ball is crossed by Will Hatfield.

4:27

The ball is sent over by Jennison Myrie-Williams, Padraig Amond manages to make a clearance.

0:00

The game begins.

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