A second-half penalty saw Port Vale end Walsall's five-match unbeaten run.

A lively contest saw Chris Birchall and Doug Loft go close for Vale while home goalkeeper Sam Johnson saved from Romaine Sawyers and Michael Ngoo.

Vale took the lead after Tom Pope was pulled down in the penalty area by Paul Downing, with Jennison Myrie-Williams converting the spot-kick.

Vale hung on to record a league double over Walsall for the first time since the 1899-1900 season.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Port Vale

  • 12 Johnson
  • 24 Duffy Booked
  • 03 Jones
  • 28 Knott Booked (Dodds - 83' )
  • 04 Robertson
  • 05 Dickinson
  • 26 Birchall
  • 07 Loft Booked
  • 10 Tomlin (Williamson - 74' )
  • 11 Pope
  • 09 Myrie-Williams (Taylor - 82' )

Substitutes

  • 02 Yates
  • 08 Dodds
  • 14 Taylor
  • 17 Davis
  • 19 Williamson
  • 21 Griffith
  • 39 Hugill

Walsall

  • 01 O'Donnell
  • 15 Chambers
  • 03 Taylor
  • 07 Chambers
  • 04 Butler
  • 12 Downing
  • 29 Brandy (Lalkovic - 68' )
  • 08 Mantom
  • 30 Ngoo (Bakayoko - 68' )
  • 25 Sawyers
  • 16 Baxendale (Hewitt - 82' )

Substitutes

  • 02 Purkiss
  • 06 Featherstone
  • 09 Lalkovic
  • 13 Lewis
  • 24 Hewitt
  • 26 McQuilkin
  • 27 Bakayoko
Ref: Carl Berry
Att: 5,569

Match Stats

Shots

9 9

On target

4 7

Corners

6 3

Fouls

18 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Port Vale 1, Walsall 0.

90:00 +6:04 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Port Vale 1, Walsall 0.

90:00 +5:07

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Daniel Jones.

90:00 +4:12

Carl Dickinson (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +4:12

Foul by Andrew Butler (Walsall).

90:00 +3:55

Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).

90:00 +3:55

Romaine Sawyers (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +2:31

Foul by Doug Loft (Port Vale).

90:00 +2:31

Sam Mantom (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +0:18

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

89:01

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Daniel Jones.

86:00

Sam Mantom (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

85:56

Foul by Louis Dodds (Port Vale).

82:48

Foul by Louis Dodds (Port Vale).

82:48

Andy Taylor (Walsall) wins a free kick on the left wing.

82:22 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Port Vale. Louis Dodds replaces Billy Knott.

81:58 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Port Vale. Robert Taylor replaces Jennison Myrie-Williams.

81:35 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Walsall. Troy Hewitt replaces James Baxendale.

77:35 Booking

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

77:23

Attempt saved. Amadou Bakayoko (Walsall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

75:45

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

75:17

Attempt saved. Milan Lalkovic (Walsall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

74:52

Foul by Doug Loft (Port Vale).

74:52

Romaine Sawyers (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

73:51 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Port Vale. Ben Williamson replaces Gavin Tomlin.

73:29

Carl Dickinson (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

73:29

Foul by Amadou Bakayoko (Walsall).

72:38

Billy Knott (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

72:38

Foul by James Chambers (Walsall).

69:04

Attempt saved. Milan Lalkovic (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

67:47 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Walsall. Amadou Bakayoko replaces Michael Ngoo.

67:37 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Walsall. Milan Lalkovic replaces Febian Brandy.

66:49 Booking

Booking Richard Duffy (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

66:23

Foul by Richard Duffy (Port Vale).

66:23

Febian Brandy (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

65:30

Carl Dickinson (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65:30

Foul by Michael Ngoo (Walsall).

64:26

Foul by Jennison Myrie-Williams (Port Vale).

64:26

James Chambers (Walsall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

62:13

Attempt missed. James Chambers (Walsall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

60:19

Attempt saved. Sam Mantom (Walsall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

56:20

Foul by Doug Loft (Port Vale).

56:20

Sam Mantom (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55:47

Attempt missed. Michael Ngoo (Walsall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

54:42

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Andrew Butler.

53:28 Booking

Booking Billy Knott (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

53:18

Foul by Billy Knott (Port Vale).

53:18

James Chambers (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

52:37

Gavin Tomlin (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

52:37

Foul by Adam Chambers (Walsall).

51:35 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Port Vale 1, Walsall 0. Jennison Myrie-Williams (Port Vale) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

50:00

Penalty Port Vale. Tom Pope draws a foul in the penalty area.

49:51

Penalty conceded by Paul Downing (Walsall) after a foul in the penalty area.

48:55

Daniel Jones (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

48:55

Foul by James Chambers (Walsall).

47:43

Attempt missed. Billy Knott (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

46:09

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Sam Johnson.

45:23

Foul by Doug Loft (Port Vale).

45:23

Romaine Sawyers (Walsall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

45:00

Second Half begins Port Vale 0, Walsall 0.

45:00 +1:14 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Port Vale 0, Walsall 0.

44:15

Foul by Daniel Jones (Port Vale).

44:15

Paul Downing (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

43:28

Attempt saved. Gavin Tomlin (Port Vale) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

42:00

Febian Brandy (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

41:59

Foul by Billy Knott (Port Vale).

40:43

Billy Knott (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:43

Foul by Romaine Sawyers (Walsall).

39:32

Richard Duffy (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

39:32

Foul by James Baxendale (Walsall).

35:27

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

35:27

Foul by Andrew Butler (Walsall).

33:27

Attempt missed. Doug Loft (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

32:16

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Paul Downing.

31:47

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Andy Taylor.

28:30

James Baxendale (Walsall) wins a free kick on the left wing.

28:30

Foul by Richard Duffy (Port Vale).

26:59

Attempt saved. Sam Mantom (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

26:09

Adam Chambers (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26:09

Foul by Billy Knott (Port Vale).

21:10

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by James Chambers.

18:12

Attempt missed. Doug Loft (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

15:04

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

14:04

Attempt saved. Michael Ngoo (Walsall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

13:03

Hand ball by Chris Birchall (Port Vale).

12:39

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by James Baxendale.

11:28

Attempt saved. Adam Chambers (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

11:09

Foul by Doug Loft (Port Vale).

11:09

Febian Brandy (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

9:17

Attempt missed. Chris Birchall (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

8:24

Foul by Gavin Tomlin (Port Vale).

8:24

Paul Downing (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

4:30

Chris Robertson (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

4:30

Foul by Sam Mantom (Walsall).

2:11

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Andy Taylor.

0:31

Febian Brandy (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:31

Foul by Chris Birchall (Port Vale).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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