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Port Vale 1-2 Chesterfield

Gary Roberts
Gary Roberts scored his first goal of the season to give Chesterfield all three points

Gary Roberts made one goal and scored the other as Chesterfield earned a deserved victory at Port Vale.

The visitors took the lead when Eoin Doyle kneed in the rebound after Roberts' shot had came back off a post.

The hosts levelled when Mark Marshall smashed a drive high inside keeper Tommy Lee's left-hand post.

Roberts curled home a left-foot shot in off the post to restore Chesterfield's lead before the visitors had Ian Evatt sent off late on for two bookings.

Chesterfield boss Paul Cook speaking to BBC Radio Sheffield:

"I thought our game management was terrific, I was really pleased with the players.

"Our squad has been stretched to the limit and I think the players that have come in were absolutely magnificent.

"Eoin Doyle will score goals and he is as honest as they come.

"We had great support today and we all go back to Chesterfield very happy."

Line-ups

Port Vale

Formation 4-4-2

  • 12Johnson
  • 21VeseliBooked at 17mins
  • 6Duffy
  • 5McGivernBooked at 90mins
  • 3DickinsonBooked at 45mins
  • 20Marshall
  • 10LinesSubstituted forBrownat 70'minutes
  • 15O'Connor
  • 14DanielSubstituted forMooreat 64'minutes
  • 11Pope
  • 9WilliamsonBooked at 32minsSubstituted forSlewat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Neal
  • 7Birchall
  • 8Dodds
  • 17Brown
  • 18Jennings
  • 19Moore
  • 25Slew

Chesterfield

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Lee
  • 2Darikwa
  • 23EvattBooked at 84mins
  • 4HirdSubstituted forRaglanat 29'minutes
  • 3JonesBooked at 18mins
  • 8Ryan
  • 26JohnsonSubstituted forBroadheadat 85'minutes
  • 17DoyleBooked at 45mins
  • 5Morsy
  • 11RobertsBooked at 86minsSubstituted forBanksat 90+5'minutes
  • 9GnanduilletBooked at 56mins

Substitutes

  • 16Raglan
  • 19Dawes
  • 20Chapman
  • 21Onovwigun
  • 22Broadhead
  • 24Banks
  • 28Ariyibi
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
5,593

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamChesterfield
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home17
Away15
Shots on Target
Home8
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Port Vale 1, Chesterfield 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Port Vale 1, Chesterfield 2.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Daniel Jones.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Chesterfield. Oliver Banks replaces Gary Roberts because of an injury.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom Pope (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Frederic Veseli (Port Vale).

  8. Post update

    Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  9. Booking

    Ryan McGivern (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Post update

    Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Ryan McGivern (Port Vale).

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom Pope (Port Vale) header from the left side of the box misses to the right.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tom Pope (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  14. Booking

    Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

  15. Post update

    Michael Brown (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Gary Roberts (Chesterfield).

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Chesterfield. Jack Broadhead replaces Daniel Johnson.

  18. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Ian Evatt (Chesterfield).

  19. Post update

    Jordan Slew (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Ian Evatt (Chesterfield).