Port Vale powered their way to a first league win in four games with a routine victory over in-form Crawley.

Midfielder Louis Dodds put Vale ahead after 10 minutes, capitalising on a mix-up between Paul Jones and Joe Walsh to score from an acute angle.

Doug Loft grabbed the second with a fierce shot and Ben Williamson made sure of the points, running from the halfway line before beating the keeper.

Crawley offered little as their seven-game unbeaten run ended abruptly.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Crawley Town

  • 01 Jones
  • 11 Simpson
  • 03 Sadler
  • 15 Bulman (Rooney - 64' )
  • 05 McFadzean (Essam - 45' )
  • 12 Walsh
  • 10 Drury
  • 21 Jones
  • 14 Proctor
  • 20 Sinclair (Alexander - 59' )
  • 16 Adams

Substitutes

  • 02 Hurst
  • 04 Connolly
  • 06 Essam
  • 08 Torres
  • 09 Alexander
  • 18 Rooney
  • 25 Maddison

Port Vale

  • 01 Neal
  • 02 Yates
  • 05 Dickinson
  • 08 Dodds
  • 04 Robertson
  • 06 Chilvers
  • 21 Griffith Booked
  • 18 Lines Booked
  • 19 Williamson (Birchall - 83' )
  • 39 Hugill (Pope - 75' )
  • 07 Loft Booked

Substitutes

  • 09 Myrie-Williams
  • 11 Pope
  • 12 Johnson
  • 15 Shuker
  • 24 Duffy
  • 26 Birchall
  • 29 Hughes
Ref: Fred Graham
Att: 2,748

Match Stats

Shots

17 13

On target

3 8

Corners

8 5

Fouls

4 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Crawley Town 0, Port Vale 3.

90:00 +3:01 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Crawley Town 0, Port Vale 3.

90:00 +1:20

Attempt missed. Tom Pope (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

90:00 +0:12

Attempt missed. Joe Walsh (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

86:30

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Joe Walsh.

84:01

Attempt missed. Nicky Adams (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

82:13 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Port Vale. Chris Birchall replaces Ben Williamson.

81:21

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Carl Dickinson.

78:01

Hand ball by Ben Williamson (Port Vale).

77:43

Attempt missed. Jamie Proctor (Crawley Town) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right.

75:25

Foul by Connor Essam (Crawley Town).

75:25

Tom Pope (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

74:37 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Port Vale. Tom Pope replaces Jordan Hugill.

73:45

Attempt saved. Doug Loft (Port Vale) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

72:10

Attempt saved. Nicky Adams (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

70:07

Attempt blocked. Gary Alexander (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

67:56

Attempt missed. Gary Alexander (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

66:49

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Doug Loft.

66:40

Attempt blocked. Nicky Adams (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

64:50

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Louis Dodds.

63:57 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Crawley Town. Luke Rooney replaces Dannie Bulman.

62:29

Jamie Proctor (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

62:29

Foul by Chris Robertson (Port Vale).

59:35

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Chris Neal.

59:20

Attempt saved. Nicky Adams (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

58:19 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Crawley Town. Gary Alexander replaces Emile Sinclair.

57:00 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Crawley Town 0, Port Vale 3. Ben Williamson (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

55:57

Attempt missed. Jamie Proctor (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

54:57

Attempt missed. Ben Williamson (Port Vale) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

53:53

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Carl Dickinson.

49:23

Attempt saved. Chris Robertson (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

48:49

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Joe Walsh.

48:08

Jordan Hugill (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

48:02

Foul by Jamie Proctor (Crawley Town).

47:22

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Liam Chilvers.

46:15

Attempt missed. Doug Loft (Port Vale) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

45:30

Foul by Josh Simpson (Crawley Town).

45:30

Jordan Hugill (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00

Second Half begins Crawley Town 0, Port Vale 2.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Crawley Town. Connor Essam replaces Kyle McFadzean.

45:00 +2:35 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Crawley Town 0, Port Vale 2.

45:00 +2:21 Booking

Booking Doug Loft (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

45:00 +2:16

Hand ball by Doug Loft (Port Vale).

45:00 +1:05

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Paul Jones.

45:00 +0:56

Attempt saved. Chris Lines (Port Vale) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

41:41

Michael Jones (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

41:41

Foul by Anthony Griffith (Port Vale).

39:24

Attempt missed. Nicky Adams (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

38:58

Hand ball by Anthony Griffith (Port Vale).

38:25

Attempt saved. Nicky Adams (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

37:56

Attempt saved. Ben Williamson (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

35:58

Attempt saved. Jordan Hugill (Port Vale) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

34:42

Attempt blocked. Jamie Proctor (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

33:19 Booking

Booking Chris Lines (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

33:12

Andy Drury (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

33:12

Foul by Chris Lines (Port Vale).

32:28

Kyle McFadzean (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

32:28

Foul by Ben Williamson (Port Vale).

31:52

Attempt missed. Andy Drury (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

31:16

Attempt missed. Louis Dodds (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

28:40

Foul by Ben Williamson (Port Vale).

28:40

Joe Walsh (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

28:07

Ben Williamson (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

28:07

Foul by Matthew Sadler (Crawley Town).

26:31 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Crawley Town 0, Port Vale 2. Doug Loft (Port Vale) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Jordan Hugill.

23:18

Attempt blocked. Nicky Adams (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

22:45

Jamie Proctor (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

22:45

Foul by Chris Robertson (Port Vale).

21:12

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Joe Walsh.

19:15

Emile Sinclair (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19:15

Foul by Anthony Griffith (Port Vale).

18:12

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Adam Yates.

14:39 Booking

Booking Anthony Griffith (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

13:41

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Kyle McFadzean.

13:02

Jamie Proctor (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

13:02

Foul by Chris Robertson (Port Vale).

10:58

Attempt missed. Josh Simpson (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

10:44

Attempt blocked. Emile Sinclair (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

9:49 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Crawley Town 0, Port Vale 1. Louis Dodds (Port Vale) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the bottom right corner.

8:54

Attempt missed. Emile Sinclair (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

5:00

Attempt missed. Jordan Hugill (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

3:06

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Adam Yates.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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