Port Vale moved to the top of League Two with a win at Dagenham & Redbridge.

Vale were ahead within the opening five minutes when Daggers goalkeeper Chris Lewington failed to claim a long throw and Tom Pope headed into an empty net.

Jennison Myrie-Williams doubled the lead with a low shot but Sam Williams replied from the penalty spot.

Louis Dodds ran on to a long clearance and lobbed Lewington to make it 3-1 just before half-time but a strike from Scott Doe set up a nervy finale.

Gillingham had been top of the table since the start of September but Vale were handed the chance to leapfrog them after the Gills' game at home to Northampton was postponed because of a waterlogged pitch.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (4)

Dag & Red

  • 01 Lewington
  • 02 Wilkinson
  • 03 Ilesanmi
  • 04 Doe
  • 06 Spillane
  • 12 Elito
  • 16 Maher (Caprice - 73' )
  • 17 Howell
  • 19 Ogogo Booked
  • 07 Williams
  • 10 Scott Booked (Woodall - 65' )

Substitutes

  • 30 Seabright
  • 18 Hoyte
  • 21 Caprice
  • 24 Bingham
  • 09 Wakefield
  • 14 Reed
  • 23 Woodall

Port Vale

  • 01 Neal
  • 02 Yates
  • 05 McCombe
  • 24 Duffy
  • 25 Chilvers
  • 09 Myrie-Williams (Taylor - 78' )
  • 18 Morsy
  • 23 Burge
  • 08 Dodds (McDonald - 87' )
  • 11 Pope
  • 16 Andrew

Substitutes

  • 12 Johnson
  • 14 McDonald
  • 03 Taylor
  • 15 Shuker
  • 21 James
  • 22 Lloyd
  • 19 Williamson
Ref: Phillips
Att: 1,697

Match Stats

Shots

15 10

On target

4 5

Corners

6 8

Fouls

7 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:37 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +3:03

The ball is delivered by Sam Williams.

90:00 +1:15

Clayton McDonald challenges Michael Spillane unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Lewington takes the free kick.

90:00 +0:10

The official flags Brian Woodall offside. Chris Neal takes the free kick.

87:34

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Femi Ilesanmi by Robert Taylor. Free kick taken by Chris Lewington.

86:13 Substitution

Substitution Louis Dodds goes off and Clayton McDonald comes on.

86:13

Luke Wilkinson concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Neal. Chris Neal restarts play with the free kick.

85:02

Free kick awarded for a foul by Louis Dodds on Medy Elito. Michael Spillane has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

83:17

Assist on the goal came from Brian Woodall.

83:17 Goal scored

Goal! - Scott Doe - Dag & Red 2 - 3 Port Vale Scott Doe gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Dag & Red 2-3 Port Vale.

82:06

Medy Elito takes a shot. Ryan Burge concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Howell. Luke Wilkinson takes the indirect free kick. Brian Woodall takes a shot.

81:46

Jake Caprice takes a short corner.

81:17

Jake Caprice sends in a cross, Brian Woodall takes a shot. John McCombe gets a block in.

80:06

Jake Caprice produces a cross, Liam Chilvers makes a clearance.

79:45

The ball is sent over by Robert Taylor, Luke Wilkinson makes a clearance.

77:50 Substitution

Substitution Jennison Myrie-Williams leaves the field to be replaced by Robert Taylor.

74:29

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Howell by Ryan Burge. Luke Howell takes the direct free kick.

73:16

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Chris Lewington.

72:00 Substitution

Substitution Kevin Maher goes off and Jake Caprice comes on.

72:00

Corner taken left-footed by Ryan Burge from the right by-line, Foul by Tom Pope on Luke Wilkinson, free kick awarded. Chris Lewington takes the free kick.

70:58

Richard Duffy crosses the ball, save made by Chris Lewington.

69:57

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sam Morsy by Medy Elito. Free kick taken by Adam Yates.

69:06

Tom Pope takes a shot. Chris Neal makes a save.

68:34

Corner taken by Sam Morsy from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Brian Woodall.

65:37

Brian Woodall concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Chilvers. Chris Neal takes the free kick.

64:48 Substitution

Substitution Brian Woodall on for Josh Scott.

63:35

Liam Chilvers concedes a free kick for a foul on Sam Williams. Medy Elito takes the indirect free kick.

62:52

Sam Williams has an effort at goal from outside the area which misses left.

61:44

Louis Dodds sends in a cross, Headed effort from close range by Tom Pope goes wide left of the goal.

61:26

Centre by Femi Ilesanmi, Chris Neal makes a save.

61:02

Short corner taken by Medy Elito.

60:37

Michael Spillane takes a shot. Chris Neal makes a save.

59:55 Booking

Booking Josh Scott is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

59:11

The ball is delivered by Kevin Maher.

58:23

Louis Dodds produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.

57:38

Luke Wilkinson produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left.

57:11

The ball is delivered by Medy Elito, clearance by Ryan Burge.

52:04

Corner taken right-footed by Medy Elito from the left by-line to the near post, Effort from deep inside the area by Josh Scott misses to the right of the target.

50:41

Ryan Burge crosses the ball, Tom Pope produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar. Corner taken by Ryan Burge.

48:31

John McCombe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sam Williams. Strike on goal comes in from Medy Elito from the free kick.

45:46

Medy Elito takes the inswinging corner, Adam Yates manages to make a clearance.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:00 +3:10 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +2:26

Medy Elito produces a cross, Liam Chilvers makes a clearance.

45:00 +1:53

A cross is delivered by Medy Elito, clearance by Liam Chilvers.

45:00 +1:08

Femi Ilesanmi produces a cross, clearance made by John McCombe.

45:00 +0:56

Medy Elito produces a cross.

44:25

Foul by Ryan Burge on Michael Spillane, free kick awarded. Chris Lewington takes the free kick.

41:41

Luke Howell takes a shot. Louis Dodds gets a block in.

41:06

Michael Spillane takes a shot. Blocked by Chris Neal.

40:09

Tom Pope fouled by Luke Wilkinson, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Richard Duffy.

38:47

Assist on the goal came from Calvin Andrew.

38:47 Goal scored

Goal! - Louis Dodds - Dag & Red 1 - 3 Port Vale Louis Dodds gets on the score sheet with a goal from outside the box low into the middle of the goal. Dag & Red 1-3 Port Vale.

37:51

Luke Howell takes a shot. Blocked by John McCombe. Medy Elito takes the inswinging corner, Calvin Andrew makes a clearance.

36:55

Centre by John McCombe, clearance by Scott Doe.

35:13

Corner taken right-footed by Sam Morsy from the left by-line, Liam Chilvers produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the crossbar.

34:41

Corner from the right by-line taken by Ryan Burge, clearance made by Sam Williams.

34:29

The ball is crossed by Adam Yates, Kevin Maher makes a clearance.

33:18

Foul by Michael Spillane on Louis Dodds, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Liam Chilvers.

33:01

Louis Dodds crosses the ball.

32:26

Richard Duffy delivers the ball, clearance by Luke Wilkinson.

29:39

John McCombe delivers the ball, Chris Lewington makes a save.

26:14

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Ryan Burge played to the near post, clearance made by Abu Ogogo.

25:49

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ryan Burge.

24:51

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Ryan Burge from the right by-line, Liam Chilvers takes a shot. Blocked by Femi Ilesanmi.

24:15

Kevin Maher challenges Tom Pope unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Sam Morsy.

23:46

Adam Yates gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Medy Elito. Abu Ogogo takes the free kick.

23:17

The assistant referee signals for offside against Tom Pope. Chris Lewington takes the free kick.

19:54

Jennison Myrie-Williams takes a shot. Blocked by Femi Ilesanmi.

18:57

Sam Williams takes a shot. Blocked by Liam Chilvers.

17:33 Goal scored

Goal! - Sam Williams - Dag & Red 1 - 2 Port Vale Penalty taken right-footed by Sam Williams and scored. Dag & Red 1-2 Port Vale.

15:10

Penalty awarded for a foul by Liam Chilvers on Sam Williams.

14:51

Richard Duffy produces a cross, Scott Doe makes a clearance.

14:13 Booking

Booking Abu Ogogo booked for unsporting behaviour.

13:58

Foul by Abu Ogogo on Ryan Burge, free kick awarded. Liam Chilvers restarts play with the free kick.

10:50

Handball decision goes against Calvin Andrew. Free kick taken by Scott Doe.

9:37

Liam Chilvers concedes a free kick for a foul on Sam Williams. Free kick taken by Michael Spillane.

8:39

Calvin Andrew provided the assist for the goal.

8:39 Goal scored

Goal! - Jennison Myrie-Williams - Dag & Red 0 - 2 Port Vale Jennison Myrie-Williams finds the net with a goal from inside the box low into the middle of the goal. Dag & Red 0-2 Port Vale.

7:18

The ball is swung over by Abu Ogogo, clearance made by Sam Morsy.

3:24

The assist for the goal came from John McCombe.

3:24 Goal scored

Goal! - Tom Pope - Dag & Red 0 - 1 Port Vale Tom Pope finds the net with a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Dag & Red 0-1 Port Vale.

2:17

Inswinging corner taken by Medy Elito from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Calvin Andrew. Kevin Maher takes a shot. Save by Chris Neal.

1:22

A cross is delivered by Medy Elito.

1:06

Louis Dodds is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Lewington.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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