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Port Vale 1-0 Bury

Former Bury striker Tom Pope notched the decisive goal as Port Vale secured a fourth-straight clean sheet following a narrow win.

Bury enjoyed the better of the first period, with Neil Danns going close early on, before Nicky Maynard tested Scott Brown with a low shot.

Maynard thought he had scored when he drilled inches wide after being teed up by Danny Mayor.

Stuttering Vale were jeered by the Vale Park crowds at the interval. Their best chance came when defender Connell Rawlinson headed on to the roof of the net.

Vale took the lead just six minutes after the restart. Mitchell Clark's cross was only cleared into Pope's path by Will Aimson, and the striker did not waste his chance, drilling home from 10 yards.

Luke Hannant almost made it 2-0, but his shot was blocked by Chris Stokes.

Bury came close to equalising when Mayor crashed a shot against the crossbar but the hosts held on.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Port Vale

  • 1BrownBooked at 84mins
  • 23Clark
  • 5Legge
  • 15Smith
  • 13Rawlinson
  • 21Vassell
  • 10MillerSubstituted forWhitfieldat 62'minutes
  • 4JoyceBooked at 57minsSubstituted forKayat 82'minutes
  • 22ConlonSubstituted forHardcastleat 45'minutesBooked at 65mins
  • 11Hannant
  • 9Pope

Substitutes

  • 2Gibbons
  • 6Kay
  • 12Hornby
  • 17Kanu
  • 19Dodds
  • 24Whitfield
  • 25Hardcastle

Bury

  • 1Murphy
  • 5Thompson
  • 4Aimson
  • 3Stokes
  • 7AdamsSubstituted forMooreat 55'minutes
  • 31DannsSubstituted forStylesat 70'minutes
  • 26O'Shea
  • 21McFadzean
  • 10Mayor
  • 36Maynard
  • 11DagnallSubstituted forTelfordat 54'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Miller
  • 8Dawson
  • 12Styles
  • 13Hudson
  • 15Moore
  • 18Telford
  • 19Barjonas
Referee:
Alan Young
Attendance:
4,375

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamBury
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home5
Away22
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home15
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Port Vale 1, Bury 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Port Vale 1, Bury 0.

Attempt blocked. Danny Mayor (Bury) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Connell Rawlinson (Port Vale).

Byron Moore (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Dominic Telford (Bury) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Jay O'Shea (Bury) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Callum Styles (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Ben Whitfield (Port Vale).

Will Aimson (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Jay O'Shea (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Luke Hannant (Port Vale).

Callum Styles (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Scott Brown (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

Mitchell Clark (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Byron Moore (Bury).

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Antony Kay replaces Luke Joyce.

Mitchell Clark (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Callum McFadzean (Bury).

Foul by Leon Legge (Port Vale).

Will Aimson (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Will Aimson.

Ben Whitfield (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chris Stokes (Bury).

Attempt missed. Callum McFadzean (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Callum Styles (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Leon Legge.

Attempt blocked. Danny Mayor (Bury) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

Attempt missed. Ben Whitfield (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a fast break.

Attempt blocked. Byron Moore (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Byron Moore (Bury) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Scott Brown.

Attempt saved. Nicky Maynard (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Danny Mayor (Bury) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Callum Styles replaces Neil Danns.

Attempt blocked. Luke Hannant (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Booking

Lewis Hardcastle (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Lewis Hardcastle (Port Vale).

Danny Mayor (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Hannant (Port Vale).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City16103330141633
2MK Dons1687120101031
3Exeter1685326151129
4Newport168532326-329
5Colchester1684430161428
6Forest Green1669125151027
7Tranmere167632316727
8Stevenage167451814425
9Bury166552417723
10Crawley167272425-123
11Mansfield144911810821
12Yeovil155642216621
13Swindon165651921-221
14Port Vale166371519-421
15Oldham155551915420
16Carlisle166281620-420
17Crewe155461614219
18Northampton164661821-318
19Grimsby154381020-1015
20Cambridge164391527-1215
21Morecambe1642101528-1314
22Notts County153391834-1612
23Cheltenham152491023-1310
24Macclesfield1614111331-187
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