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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

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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

Formation 4-5-1

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Walsall 0, Port Vale 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Walsall 0, Port Vale 2.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Anthony Griffith (Port Vale).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Port Vale. Louis Dodds replaces Gavin Tomlin.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Carl Dickinson.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Richard Duffy.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Chris Birchall (Port Vale).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Anthony Griffith (Port Vale).

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Walsall. Troy Hewitt replaces Romaine Sawyers.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Andy Taylor.

  20. Post update

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

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient19134242172543
2Wolves19134232112143
3Preston19107228171137
4Brentford19114429191037
5Peterborough19112628181035
6Rotherham198743123831
7Swindon1993735251030
8Port Vale199282828029
9Bradford1877431201128
10Walsall197662018227
11Coventry1910454134724
12MK Dons186482829-122
13Shrewsbury195772122-122
14Crawley195771924-522
15Oldham176382224-221
16Colchester194962126-521
17Gillingham1963102432-821
18Carlisle195681932-1321
19Tranmere195592334-1120
20Sheff Utd1945101727-1017
21Stevenage1952121932-1317
22Crewe1944111540-2516
23Bristol City192982632-615
24Notts County1932141833-1511
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