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Port Vale 1-2 Grimsby Town

Grimsby came from behind to beat Port Vale in Neil Aspin's first game in charge at Vale Park.

Vale took the lead after 39 minutes when James McKeown pushed the ball to the feet of Tom Pope, who poked it in.

Sam Jones equalised for the Mariners, heading home following a corner.

But Siriki Dembele rounded Kelle Roos to walk the ball over the line and claim his first goal in Mariners colours.

Substitute David Worrall came close to earning Vale a share of the points but his shot in the 89th minute was pushed just over the bar.

A minute later Nathan Smith could have been the hero as the ball sat up for him but he sent his volley flying over.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Port Vale

  • 36Roos
  • 6Kay
  • 24Smith
  • 33Gunning
  • 21Gibbons
  • 32TongeSubstituted forTurnerat 77'minutes
  • 8Pugh
  • 3Denton
  • 7Myers-HarnessSubstituted forde Freitasat 71'minutes
  • 9Pope
  • 31WhitfieldSubstituted forWorrallat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Anderson
  • 5Davis
  • 10Worrall
  • 12Hornby
  • 14Barnett
  • 19Turner
  • 28de Freitas

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 2Davies
  • 5Clarke
  • 6Collins
  • 3Dixon
  • 27DembeleSubstituted forMillsat 89'minutes
  • 19Summerfield
  • 10JonesSubstituted forMattat 80'minutes
  • 25Woolford
  • 21VernonSubstituted forRoseat 80'minutes
  • 7Berrett

Substitutes

  • 8Rose
  • 9Hooper
  • 12Mills
  • 14Osborne
  • 20Jaiyesimi
  • 29Matt
  • 30Killip
Referee:
Andy Woolmer
Attendance:
5,849

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home12
Away5
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home6
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Port Vale 1, Grimsby Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Port Vale 1, Grimsby Town 2.

Attempt missed. Nathan Smith (Port Vale) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Nathan Clarke (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dan Turner (Port Vale).

Attempt missed. Antony Kay (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Nathan Clarke.

Attempt blocked. David Worrall (Port Vale) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Zak Mills replaces Siriki Dembele because of an injury.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Martyn Woolford.

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

Attempt missed. Jamille Matt (Grimsby Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Siriki Dembele (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Anthony de Freitas (Port Vale).

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Mitch Rose replaces Scott Vernon.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Jamille Matt replaces Sam Jones.

Sam Jones (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by James Gibbons (Port Vale).

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Dan Turner replaces Michael Tonge.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Nathan Clarke.

Attempt blocked. Anthony de Freitas (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Anthony de Freitas replaces Marcus Myers-Harness.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Paul Dixon.

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 1, Grimsby Town 2. Siriki Dembele (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Luke Summerfield.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Antony Kay.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. David Worrall replaces Ben Whitfield.

Attempt saved. Siriki Dembele (Grimsby Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by James Gibbons.

Foul by Danny Collins (Grimsby Town).

Tom Pope (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Siriki Dembele (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tyler Denton (Port Vale).

Danny Collins (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 1, Grimsby Town 1. Sam Jones (Grimsby Town) header from the right side of the six yard box to the top left corner. Assisted by Martyn Woolford following a corner.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Antony Kay.

Foul by Sam Jones (Grimsby Town).

Nathan Smith (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Danny Collins (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Exeter129122112928
2Notts County1282222121026
3Luton1273223101324
4Wycombe127322518724
5Coventry12723146823
6Accrington127232115623
7Stevenage126331913621
8Newport126331712521
9Mansfield125431815319
10Lincoln City125431513219
11Swindon126151716119
12Cheltenham125251614217
13Grimsby125251619-317
14Cambridge125161214-216
15Colchester124351818015
16Carlisle124261517-214
17Crewe124261318-514
18Crawley124171214-213
19Barnet123361516-112
20Yeovil123361726-912
21Morecambe122461017-710
22Forest Green121381127-166
23Port Vale12129919-105
24Chesterfield121291025-155
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