Bury 4-1 Port Vale

James Vaughan scored twice on his Gigg Lane debut as Bury eased to a comfortable victory over Port Vale.

It took only five minutes for the forward to find his feet when he capitalised on a mistake from Ben Purkiss to stroke the ball past Jak Alnwick in the Vale goal.

Jacob Mellis netted his first goal in 33 months in the 22nd minute with a stunning strike from the edge of the box.

Vaughan notched his second and Bury's third on the half-hour mark with a sweet finish following a mazy run by Danny Mayor.

Vale pulled one back on the 58th minute when Nathan Smith bundled the ball over the line.

Substitute Hallam Hope restored the Shakers' three-goal lead 17 minutes from time with a deflected strike which looped over the head of the helpless Alnwick.

Bury came close to a fifth late on but substitute Tom Walker was twice denied by Alnwick after being handed his Shakers debut from the bench.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bolton642095414
2Bradford633084412
3Fleetwood6321105511
4Millwall63211210211
5Scunthorpe5311137610
6Peterborough6312138510
7Port Vale631276110
8Gillingham5311910-110
9Bury622210738
10Charlton52217528
11Swindon52216608
12Chesterfield62139907
13MK Dons521256-17
14Oxford Utd621368-27
15Shrewsbury6213710-37
16Oldham613247-36
17Northampton50503305
18Walsall512278-15
19Wimbledon612369-35
20Southend612369-35
21Bristol Rovers411257-24
22Sheff Utd511348-44
23Coventry603327-53
24Rochdale602448-42
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