The FA Cup - First Round
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Port Vale 1-0 Stevenage

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Highlights: Port Vale 1-0 Stevenage

Port Vale progressed to the second round of the FA Cup as they dispatched Stevenage at Vale Park.

Remie Streete netted the decisive goal with a header in the 38th minute.

The Boro found the net in the 23rd minute when Ben Kennedy tapped home following a goalmouth scramble, but his effort was disallowed for offside.

Vale took the lead 15 minutes later when Streete climbed highest at the back post to meet Jerome Thomas' cross from the left.

In the second half, Charlie Lee came close to finding an equaliser as he fired a low shot narrowly wide of the post and had a header smothered by Jak Alnwick, while Jack King had a goal-bound effort blocked.

Substitute Anthony de Freitas should have doubled the Valiant's lead in the 74th minute but missed the target when he raced onto Thomas' clever backheel.

His miss almost proved costly when Matthew Godden was slipped through in the fifth minute of injury-time, but the forward struck the post.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Port Vale

  • 1Alnwick
  • 20Geraldo RosaSubstituted forde Freitasat 68'minutes
  • 4Streete
  • 24SmithBooked at 47mins
  • 5Knops
  • 14Thomas
  • 8Tavares
  • 42GrantBooked at 49mins
  • 40Taylor
  • 7KellySubstituted forHartat 63'minutes
  • 13PatersonSubstituted forCiciliaat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Cicilia
  • 16Mbamba
  • 21Pereira
  • 25Santos
  • 27Amoros
  • 28de Freitas
  • 46Hart

Stevenage

  • 1Jones
  • 25Henry
  • 6WilkinsonSubstituted forGoddenat 66'minutes
  • 5Franks
  • 33Ntlhe
  • 4King
  • 22Lee
  • 17GormanBooked at 30minsSubstituted forPettat 45'minutes
  • 14KennedySubstituted forLiburdat 88'minutes
  • 13McKirdy
  • 23CowansBooked at 43mins

Substitutes

  • 3Fox
  • 8Schumacher
  • 9Liburd
  • 11Pett
  • 16Day
  • 19Wells
  • 24Godden
Referee:
Mark Haywood
Attendance:
3,093

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamStevenage
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home10
Away17
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away1
Fouls
Home19
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Port Vale 1, Stevenage 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Port Vale 1, Stevenage 0.

Attempt missed. Matt Godden (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Matt Godden (Stevenage) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Attempt saved. Rowan Liburd (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Jack King (Stevenage) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Sam Hart (Port Vale).

Tom Pett (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Anthony de Freitas (Port Vale) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Harry McKirdy (Stevenage) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Tom Pett (Stevenage) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Rowan Liburd replaces Ben Kennedy.

Foul by Rigino Cicilia (Port Vale).

Fraser Franks (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Ryan Taylor (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Fraser Franks (Stevenage).

Delay in match Sam Hart (Port Vale) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Sam Hart (Port Vale) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Foul by Paulo Tavares (Port Vale).

Harry McKirdy (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Harry McKirdy (Stevenage) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Rigino Cicilia replaces Martin Paterson.

Attempt missed. Anthony de Freitas (Port Vale) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Ryan Taylor (Port Vale).

Harry McKirdy (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Remie Streete (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matt Godden (Stevenage).

Delay in match Jak Alnwick (Port Vale) because of an injury.

Martin Paterson (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ben Kennedy (Stevenage).

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Anthony de Freitas replaces Kiko.

Attempt missed. Charlie Lee (Stevenage) header from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Remie Streete (Port Vale).

Henry Cowans (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Matt Godden replaces Luke Wilkinson.

Attempt missed. Sam Hart (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Charlie Lee (Stevenage) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Sam Hart replaces Sam Kelly.

Attempt blocked. Tom Pett (Stevenage) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Jack King (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

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