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Crawley Town 0-3 Port Vale

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.

Line-ups

Crawley

  • 1Jones
  • 11Simpson
  • 3Sadler
  • 15BulmanSubstituted forRooneyat 64'minutes
  • 5McFadzeanSubstituted forEssamat 45'minutes
  • 12Walsh
  • 10Drury
  • 21Jones
  • 14Proctor
  • 20SinclairSubstituted forAlexanderat 59'minutes
  • 16Adams

Substitutes

  • 2Hurst
  • 4Connolly
  • 6Essam
  • 8Torres
  • 9Alexander
  • 18Rooney
  • 25Maddison

Port Vale

  • 1Neal
  • 2Yates
  • 5Dickinson
  • 8Dodds
  • 4Robertson
  • 6Chilvers
  • 21GriffithBooked at 15mins
  • 18LinesBooked at 34mins
  • 19WilliamsonSubstituted forBirchallat 83'minutes
  • 39HugillSubstituted forPopeat 75'minutes
  • 7LoftBooked at 45mins

Substitutes

  • 9Myrie-Williams
  • 11Pope
  • 12Johnson
  • 15Shuker
  • 24Duffy
  • 26Birchall
  • 29Hughes
Referee:
Fred Graham
Attendance:
2,748

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home17
Away13
Shots on Target
Home3
Away8
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home4
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Crawley Town 0, Port Vale 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crawley Town 0, Port Vale 3.
Attempt missed. Tom Pope (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.
Attempt missed. Joe Walsh (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Joe Walsh.
Attempt missed. Nicky Adams (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Chris Birchall replaces Ben Williamson.
Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Carl Dickinson.
Hand ball by Ben Williamson (Port Vale).
Attempt missed. Jamie Proctor (Crawley Town) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right.
Foul by Connor Essam (Crawley Town).
Tom Pope (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Tom Pope replaces Jordan Hugill.
Attempt saved. Doug Loft (Port Vale) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt saved. Nicky Adams (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt blocked. Gary Alexander (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Gary Alexander (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.
Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Doug Loft.
Attempt blocked. Nicky Adams (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Louis Dodds.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Luke Rooney replaces Dannie Bulman.
Jamie Proctor (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Chris Robertson (Port Vale).
Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Chris Neal.
Attempt saved. Nicky Adams (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Gary Alexander replaces Emile Sinclair.

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.
Attempt missed. Jamie Proctor (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Attempt missed. Ben Williamson (Port Vale) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Carl Dickinson.
Attempt saved. Chris Robertson (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Joe Walsh.
Jordan Hugill (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Jamie Proctor (Crawley Town).
Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Liam Chilvers.
Attempt missed. Doug Loft (Port Vale) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.
Foul by Josh Simpson (Crawley Town).
Jordan Hugill (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Second Half

Second Half begins Crawley Town 0, Port Vale 2.

Substitution

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

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leyton Orient1310212132
2Peterborough1310211632
3Wolves129211629
4Preston13652623
5Bradford136431122
6Walsall13643422
7Brentford13634121
8Swindon13625720
9Rotherham13553020
10MK Dons13544419
11Crawley12543119
12Port Vale13526-117
13Carlisle12435-915
14Coventry13733814
15Shrewsbury13274-213
16Colchester13274-613
17Gillingham13337-612
18Crewe13337-1712
19Oldham12327-411
20Stevenage13328-811
21Sheff Utd13238-109
22Tranmere13238-159
23Notts County12219-97
24Bristol City12066-86
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