League Two
Port ValePort Vale1CrawleyCrawley Town0

Port Vale 1-0 Crawley Town

Luke Hannant's first-half strike secured Port Vale their second League Two win of the season with a 1-0 victory over Crawley.

Tom Pope, who returned to the Valiants' side after recovering from injury, had his shot parried away by Glenn Morris in the 20th minute, with Hannant in the right place to slot in the rebound for his second English Football League goal.

Pope then headed over the crossbar from Dave Worrall's cross on the half-hour mark.

Crawley's Lewis Young had a chance to level 10 minutes before the break but his low drive grazed the outside of the post.

Harry Kewell's visiting side tried to look busier in the second half but it ultimately led to nothing.

Ollie Palmer struck at the near post on the right in the 67th minute and it was comfortably collected by Vale goalkeeper Scott Brown.

Pope could have doubled Vale's lead near the end but he was denied a third goal of the season by Morris with a strong save.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Port Vale

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Brown
  • 2Gibbons
  • 5Legge
  • 13Rawlinson
  • 23Clark
  • 7WorrallBooked at 61minsSubstituted forQuigleyat 78'minutes
  • 8OyelekeSubstituted forKayat 37'minutes
  • 4Joyce
  • 11Hannant
  • 9Pope
  • 10MillerSubstituted forDoddsat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Kay
  • 12Hornby
  • 14Quigley
  • 15Smith
  • 17Kanu
  • 19Dodds
  • 21Vassell

Crawley

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Morris
  • 14Francomb
  • 6Connolly
  • 20VincelotBooked at 57mins
  • 3Doherty
  • 22MoraisBooked at 90mins
  • 21BulmanSubstituted forRandallat 76'minutes
  • 24Milsom
  • 2YoungSubstituted forNathaniel-Georgeat 71'minutes
  • 7Grego-CoxSubstituted forCamaraat 77'minutes
  • 9Palmer

Substitutes

  • 4Payne
  • 5McNerney
  • 12Mersin
  • 15Nathaniel-George
  • 25Randall
  • 28Camara
Referee:
Paul Marsden
Attendance:
4,159

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home39%
Away61%
Shots
Home5
Away16
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home18
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Port Vale 1, Crawley Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Port Vale 1, Crawley Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Scott Quigley (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Josh Doherty (Crawley Town).

  5. Booking

    Filipe Morais (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Luke Hannant (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Filipe Morais (Crawley Town).

  8. Post update

    Foul by Leon Legge (Port Vale).

  9. Post update

    Mark Randall (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Delay in match Luke Hannant (Port Vale) because of an injury.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tom Pope (Port Vale) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Mark Connolly (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  13. Post update

    Romain Vincelot (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Scott Quigley (Port Vale).

  15. Post update

    Foul by George Francomb (Crawley Town).

  16. Post update

    Mitchell Clark (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Romain Vincelot (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Scott Quigley (Port Vale).

  19. Post update

    Romain Vincelot (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Scott Quigley (Port Vale).