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Notts County 0-0 Port Vale

Notts County were forced to settle for a point in their crunch relegation clash against Port Vale after a tense encounter finished goalless at Meadow Lane.

After a quiet opening, Virgil Gomis saw a fierce drive clear the bar, before Rob Milsom had his shot saved by Scott Brown as Neal Ardley's side looked for a breakthrough.

But Vale started to ask questions of the Notts defence themselves and Tom Pope had a goal disallowed for offside after Ryan Schofield had produced an outstanding save from David Worrall.

The County goalkeeper then flung himself to his left to stop Tom Conlon's free-kick from finding the top corner as anxiety grew among the home fans.

Vale's chief threat was Pope and he was close to giving the visitors the lead after the break when he headed over a Luke Hannant cross.

He was then guilty of heading another chance over the bar before Schofield had to be alert to tip a Luke Joyce strike over the bar.

Notts fought back as full-time approached, with Mitch Rose driving a low cross right through the six-yard box.

Vale, in 22nd, are now four points clear of danger after boss John Askey's first point in the five games since he took charge.

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Line-ups

Notts County

  • 27Schofield
  • 26Rose
  • 6Barclay
  • 18Stubbs
  • 24Milsom
  • 28Mackail-SmithSubstituted forAlessandraat 76'minutes
  • 43Doyle
  • 21O'Brien
  • 11Boldewijn
  • 30Stead
  • 10GomisSubstituted forHemmingsat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Fitzsimons
  • 2Tootle
  • 3Bird
  • 7Alessandra
  • 8Vaughan
  • 15Hemmings
  • 20Patching

Port Vale

  • 1Brown
  • 23Clark
  • 5Legge
  • 15Smith
  • 14Crookes
  • 8Oyeleke
  • 4Joyce
  • 22ConlonBooked at 40mins
  • 7Worrall
  • 9PopeBooked at 62mins
  • 11HannantSubstituted forWhitfieldat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Gibbons
  • 3Montaño
  • 6Kay
  • 10Miller
  • 12Hornby
  • 24Whitfield
  • 33Howkins
Referee:
Craig Hicks
Attendance:
7,457

Match Stats

Home TeamNotts CountyAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home7
Away9
Shots on Target
Home1
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away12
Fouls
Home16
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Notts County 0, Port Vale 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Notts County 0, Port Vale 0.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Jon Stead.

Foul by Robert Milsom (Notts County).

David Worrall (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Scott Brown.

Foul by Mitch Rose (Notts County).

Ben Whitfield (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Michael Doyle (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Foul by Robert Milsom (Notts County).

Manny Oyeleke (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Ben Whitfield replaces Luke Hannant.

Attempt blocked. Lewis Alessandra (Notts County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Lewis Alessandra (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Lewis Alessandra replaces Craig Mackail-Smith.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Mitch Rose.

Foul by Michael Doyle (Notts County).

Luke Hannant (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Sam Stubbs.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Mitch Rose.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Kane Hemmings replaces Virgil Gomis.

Attempt missed. Tom Pope (Port Vale) header from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Ben Barclay (Notts County).

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

Attempt missed. Luke Hannant (Port Vale) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Jim O'Brien (Notts County).

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

Attempt missed. Manny Oyeleke (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Tom Pope (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Michael Doyle (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).

Jon Stead (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adam Crookes (Port Vale).

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Ben Barclay.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Ryan Schofield.

Attempt saved. David Worrall (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Foul by Ben Barclay (Notts County).

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

Sam Stubbs (Notts County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City351912462352769
2Bury35199769402966
3Mansfield351713553282564
4MK Dons35188956342262
5Exeter3515101046351155
6Tranmere351510104941855
7Forest Green351412951351654
8Colchester351591154401454
9Carlisle35165145344953
10Swindon341311104242050
11Stevenage35147144045-549
12Newport34147134552-749
13Oldham351211125345847
14Grimsby35145163842-447
15Crewe35137154046-646
16Northampton351015104546-145
17Cheltenham35118164153-1241
18Crawley35116183748-1139
19Cambridge35116183153-2239
20Yeovil3599173648-1236
21Morecambe3598183756-1935
22Port Vale35810172842-1434
23Macclesfield3579193559-2430
24Notts County35611183466-3229
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