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Port Vale 3-1 Shrewsbury Town

Jordan Hugill's late strike made sure Port Vale took all three points against Shrewsbury Town.

Chris Robertson headed his third of the season for the hosts before Jennison Myrie-Williams doubled Vale's advantage with a curling long-range effort.

Liam McAlinden fired in from close range for the visitors as they dominated most of the second half.

Shrewsbury failed to find an equaliser and were punished when Hugill scored against the run of play in injury time.

The win moves Vale up into ninth place, while Shrewsbury slip to 17th.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Shrewsbury Town manager Graham Turner told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"First half we stood in our areas and hardly sprinted - allowing Vale to dictate the play. It was 38 minutes before we put four or five passes together.

"Second half we stopped them playing and got some movement. We were frightened in the first half and we played second fiddle to them for most of the game.

"We can't look for reasons or excuses - Port Vale are more direct and powerful and we've come up short once again.

"We had some decent positions in the later stages - but it is a mystery and a disappointment to why we have been poor today."

Line-ups

Port Vale

  • 1Neal
  • 2Yates
  • 5Dickinson
  • 18LinesSubstituted forDoddsat 90'minutes
  • 4Robertson
  • 24Duffy
  • 9Myrie-WilliamsSubstituted forBirchallat 74'minutesBooked at 82mins
  • 21Griffith
  • 19WilliamsonSubstituted forHugillat 79'minutesBooked at 81mins
  • 11Pope
  • 7Loft

Substitutes

  • 8Dodds
  • 10Tomlin
  • 12Johnson
  • 15Shuker
  • 26Birchall
  • 29Hughes
  • 39Hugill

Shrewsbury

  • 1Weale
  • 3JacobsonSubstituted forBradshawat 90+3'minutes
  • 18Goldson
  • 10Wroe
  • 16Mkandawire
  • 6Winfield
  • 23ReachBooked at 35mins
  • 4Summerfield
  • 20McAlinden
  • 7Ugwu
  • 15WildigSubstituted forWoodsat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Jones
  • 8McAllister
  • 9Bradshaw
  • 12McQuade
  • 14Marsden
  • 22Woods
  • 25Anyon
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
6,547

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home11
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home11
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Port Vale 3, Shrewsbury Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Port Vale 3, Shrewsbury Town 1.

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 3, Shrewsbury Town 1. Jordan Hugill (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Carl Dickinson.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Tom Bradshaw replaces Joe Jacobson.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Adam Yates.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Louis Dodds replaces Chris Lines.

Attempt saved. Luke Summerfield (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Chris Birchall (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

Luke Summerfield (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Birchall (Port Vale).

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Ryan Woods replaces Aaron Wildig.

Booking

Jordan Hugill (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Jordan Hugill (Port Vale).

Dave Winfield (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Tamika Mkandawire.

Tom Pope (Port Vale) hits the left post with a header from the right side of the box.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Jordan Hugill replaces Ben Williamson.

Attempt missed. Adam Reach (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Gozie Ugwu (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Chris Birchall replaces Jennison Myrie-Williams.

Attempt saved. Liam McAlinden (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Anthony Griffith (Port Vale).

Luke Summerfield (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).

Chris Weale (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Tamika Mkandawire.

Attempt blocked. Jennison Myrie-Williams (Port Vale) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Tom Pope (Port Vale) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

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

Foul by Dave Winfield (Shrewsbury Town).

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Adam Yates.

Attempt blocked. Liam McAlinden (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Ben Williamson (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Luke Summerfield (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt saved. Liam McAlinden (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 2, Shrewsbury Town 1. Liam McAlinden (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Luke Summerfield.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Tamika Mkandawire.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Tamika Mkandawire.

Foul by Carl Dickinson (Port Vale).

Aaron Wildig (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Wolves1612312039
2Leyton Orient1612222338
3Peterborough1510231332
4Brentford16934830
5Preston16862830
6Swindon168261026
7Rotherham16664224
8Bradford156541023
9Port Vale16727-123
10MK Dons15645422
11Walsall15645222
12Coventry159331220
13Crawley16556-420
14Gillingham16538-518
15Colchester16385-617
16Carlisle16457-1217
17Shrewsbury16376-316
18Oldham15438-415
19Bristol City16286-414
20Stevenage164210-1114
21Tranmere16358-1414
22Crewe16349-2413
23Sheff Utd163310-1112
24Notts County163112-1310
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