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Walsall0Port Vale2

Walsall 0-2 Port Vale

Goals in each half from Tom Pope and Gavin Tomlin gave Port Vale their first win at Walsall in 66 years.

The Valiants had not won a league game at their Midlands rivals since 1947, but Pope set them on their way as he drove in from Adam Yates's low cross.

Chris Lines's goal was disallowed for Vale before Tomlin swivelled and fired into the roof of the net.

Romaine Sawyers had Walsall's best chance but his fierce shot was deflected wide.

Line-ups

Walsall

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 15Chambers
  • 3TaylorBooked at 70mins
  • 7Chambers
  • 12Downing
  • 4Butler
  • 9LalkovicSubstituted forHemmingsat 63'minutes
  • 8Mantom
  • 10Westcarr
  • 25SawyersSubstituted forHewittat 81'minutes
  • 16BaxendaleSubstituted forGrayat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Purkiss
  • 6Featherstone
  • 11Hemmings
  • 13Lewis
  • 14Benning
  • 24Hewitt
  • 27Gray

Port Vale

  • 12Johnson
  • 2Yates
  • 5Dickinson
  • 21Griffith
  • 4Robertson
  • 24Duffy
  • 9Myrie-Williams
  • 18Lines
  • 11Pope
  • 10TomlinSubstituted forDoddsat 87'minutes
  • 26Birchall

Substitutes

  • 6Chilvers
  • 8Dodds
  • 14Taylor
  • 15Shuker
  • 19Williamson
  • 29Hughes
  • 34Boot
Referee:
Michael Naylor
Attendance:
4,909

Match Stats

Home TeamWalsallAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home17
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home12
Away2
Fouls
Home6
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Walsall 0, Port Vale 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Walsall 0, Port Vale 2.

Attempt saved. Troy Hewitt (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Craig Westcarr (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Anthony Griffith (Port Vale).

Attempt blocked. Sam Mantom (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Louis Dodds replaces Gavin Tomlin.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Carl Dickinson.

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

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Richard Duffy.

Attempt blocked. Craig Westcarr (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Julian Gray (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Birchall (Port Vale).

Attempt saved. Ashley Hemmings (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

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

Foul by Anthony Griffith (Port Vale).

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Troy Hewitt replaces Romaine Sawyers.

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

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Andy Taylor.

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

Foul by Anthony Griffith (Port Vale).

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Carl Dickinson.

Attempt blocked. Andy Taylor (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Julian Gray replaces James Baxendale.

Booking

Andy Taylor (Walsall) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Andy Taylor (Walsall).

Chris Lines (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Adam Yates.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Sam Johnson.

Attempt saved. Craig Westcarr (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Walsall 0, Port Vale 2. Gavin Tomlin (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Carl Dickinson.

Foul by Paul Downing (Walsall).

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

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Chris Birchall.

Craig Westcarr (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Anthony Griffith (Port Vale).

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Ashley Hemmings replaces Milan Lalkovic.

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

Foul by Carl Dickinson (Port Vale).

Foul by Romaine Sawyers (Walsall).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leyton Orient1913422543
2Wolves1913422143
3Preston1910721137
4Brentford1911441037
5Peterborough1911261035
6Rotherham19874831
7Swindon199371030
8Port Vale19928029
9Bradford187741128
10Walsall19766227
11Coventry191045724
12MK Dons18648-122
13Shrewsbury19577-122
14Crawley19577-522
15Oldham17638-221
16Colchester19496-521
17Gillingham196310-821
18Carlisle19568-1321
19Tranmere19559-1120
20Sheff Utd194510-1017
21Stevenage195212-1317
22Crewe194411-2516
23Bristol City19298-615
24Notts County193214-1511
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