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Port Vale 1-0 Walsall

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.

Line-ups

Port Vale

  • 12Johnson
  • 24DuffyBooked at 67mins
  • 3Jones
  • 28KnottBooked at 54minsSubstituted forDoddsat 83'minutes
  • 4Robertson
  • 5Dickinson
  • 26Birchall
  • 7LoftBooked at 78mins
  • 10TomlinSubstituted forWilliamsonat 74'minutes
  • 11Pope
  • 9Myrie-WilliamsSubstituted forTaylorat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Yates
  • 8Dodds
  • 14Taylor
  • 17Davis
  • 19Williamson
  • 21Griffith
  • 39Hugill

Walsall

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 15Chambers
  • 3Taylor
  • 7Chambers
  • 4Butler
  • 12Downing
  • 29BrandySubstituted forLalkovicat 68'minutes
  • 8Mantom
  • 30NgooSubstituted forBakayokoat 68'minutes
  • 25Sawyers
  • 16BaxendaleSubstituted forHewittat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Purkiss
  • 6Featherstone
  • 9Lalkovic
  • 13Lewis
  • 24Hewitt
  • 26McQuilkin
  • 27Bakayoko
Referee:
Carl Berry
Attendance:
5,569

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamWalsall
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home9
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away7
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home18
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Port Vale 1, Walsall 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Port Vale 1, Walsall 0.
Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Daniel Jones.
Carl Dickinson (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Andrew Butler (Walsall).
Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).
Romaine Sawyers (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Doug Loft (Port Vale).
Sam Mantom (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Chris Birchall (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.
Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Daniel Jones.
Sam Mantom (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Louis Dodds (Port Vale).
Foul by Louis Dodds (Port Vale).
Andy Taylor (Walsall) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Louis Dodds replaces Billy Knott.

Substitution

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

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Troy Hewitt replaces James Baxendale.

Booking

Doug Loft (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.
Attempt saved. Amadou Bakayoko (Walsall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt saved. Doug Loft (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt saved. Milan Lalkovic (Walsall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Foul by Doug Loft (Port Vale).
Romaine Sawyers (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Ben Williamson replaces Gavin Tomlin.
Carl Dickinson (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Amadou Bakayoko (Walsall).
Billy Knott (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by James Chambers (Walsall).
Attempt saved. Milan Lalkovic (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Amadou Bakayoko replaces Michael Ngoo.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Milan Lalkovic replaces Febian Brandy.

Booking

Richard Duffy (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Richard Duffy (Port Vale).
Febian Brandy (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Carl Dickinson (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Michael Ngoo (Walsall).
Foul by Jennison Myrie-Williams (Port Vale).
James Chambers (Walsall) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt missed. James Chambers (Walsall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Attempt saved. Sam Mantom (Walsall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Foul by Doug Loft (Port Vale).
Sam Mantom (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Michael Ngoo (Walsall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.
Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Andrew Butler.

Booking

Billy Knott (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Billy Knott (Port Vale).
James Chambers (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Gavin Tomlin (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Adam Chambers (Walsall).

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.
Penalty Port Vale. Tom Pope draws a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty conceded by Paul Downing (Walsall) after a foul in the penalty area.
Daniel Jones (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by James Chambers (Walsall).
Attempt missed. Billy Knott (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.
Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Sam Johnson.
Foul by Doug Loft (Port Vale).
Romaine Sawyers (Walsall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Second Half

Second Half begins Port Vale 0, Walsall 0.

Half Time

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

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Wolves4127954990
2Brentford4025962984
3Rotherham40221262978
4Leyton Orient41221183577
5Preston41201651876
6Peterborough4019417761
7MK Dons4117717358
8Swindon4116916457
9Port Vale4117618-1157
10Walsall41141413356
11Sheff Utd40141115-253
12Bradford41111614149
13Coventry41161114049
14Gillingham4014620-1348
15Bristol City41101714-147
16Oldham41121118-1147
17Crawley38111314-846
18Colchester41101318-1243
19Tranmere40111019-2143
20Carlisle40111019-2143
21Crewe41111020-2743
22Shrewsbury4191418-1341
23Notts County4112425-1740
24Stevenage4110922-2139
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