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Crawley Town 0-0 Port Vale

Goalkeeper Scott Brown made a series of fine second-half saves to deny Crawley a first win under new head coach John Yems as Port Vale held them to a goalless draw at the Broadfield Stadium.

Crawley, without a win in eight league games, found Brown in fine form with Yems starting his tenure with two successive goalless draws.

Vale boss John Askey had called on his side to "dig in" if they are to go into the new year in contention for a place in the play-offs and a bright start saw David Amoo go close.

Winger Amoo forced goalkeeper Glenn Morris to a low save before Crawley midfielder Nathan Ferguson rattled the crossbar at the other end.

Veteran defender Leon Legge came to Vale's rescue with a vital tackle to deny Ollie Palmer after the Crawley striker rounded Brown.

The visitors had a let off when no-one was on hand to convert a dangerous cross by Ashley Nathaniel-George, after Cristian Montano had tested Reds stopper Morris with a low effort.

Nathaniel-George threatened to break the deadlock shortly after the interval with a strong run into the box, but Brown bravely smothered the ball.

Brown did well again to save a low shot from skipper Dannie Bulman after a through ball from Bez Lubala.

Morris saved smartly from Rhys Browne after Lubala was denied by Brown at the other end.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Crawley

  • 1Morris
  • 2Young
  • 19Tunnicliffe
  • 5McNerney
  • 3DohertyBooked at 68mins
  • 30Lubala
  • 21Bulman
  • 12Ferguson
  • 15Nathaniel-GeorgeSubstituted forCamaraat 84'minutes
  • 9Palmer
  • 7Grego-CoxSubstituted forEnigbokan-Bloomfieldat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Nadesan
  • 14Francomb
  • 16Enigbokan-Bloomfield
  • 20Sendles-White
  • 26Galach
  • 28Camara
  • 35Luyambula

Port Vale

  • 1Brown
  • 2GibbonsBooked at 75mins
  • 5Legge
  • 15Smith
  • 11Montaño
  • 20Burgess
  • 4Joyce
  • 16Taylor
  • 19Amoo
  • 9Pope
  • 17Browne

Substitutes

  • 12Atkinson
  • 13Cullen
  • 18Evans
  • 21Bennett
  • 22Lloyd
  • 29Archer
  • 30Maddison
Referee:
Will Finnie
Attendance:
1,944

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home15
Away14
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away7
Fouls
Home12
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Crawley Town 0, Port Vale 0.

Full Time

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

Attempt missed. Nathan Ferguson (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Mason Bloomfield.

Attempt missed. Jake Taylor (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Jake Taylor (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nathan Ferguson (Crawley Town).

Attempt blocked. Cristian Montaño (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by David Amoo.

Offside, Crawley Town. Josh Doherty tries a through ball, but Joe McNerney is caught offside.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Scott Brown.

Attempt saved. Mason Bloomfield (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lewis Young.

Attempt blocked. Joe McNerney (Crawley Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Leon Legge.

Attempt missed. Bez Lubala (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Dannie Bulman.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Panutche Camara replaces Ashley Nathaniel-George.

Attempt missed. Tom Pope (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Luke Joyce following a set piece situation.

Jake Taylor (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Nathan Ferguson (Crawley Town).

Attempt saved. Jake Taylor (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by David Amoo.

Offside, Crawley Town. Josh Doherty tries a through ball, but Jordan Tunnicliffe is caught offside.

Foul by Nathan Smith (Port Vale).

Mason Bloomfield (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Offside, Port Vale. Cristian Montaño tries a through ball, but David Amoo is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. James Gibbons (Port Vale) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jake Taylor.

Attempt saved. Ollie Palmer (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dannie Bulman.

Attempt saved. Bez Lubala (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ollie Palmer.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Glenn Morris.

Attempt blocked. Rhys Browne (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Scott Burgess.

Bez Lubala (Crawley Town) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the left side of the box. Assisted by Ollie Palmer.

Attempt blocked. Mason Bloomfield (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ashley Nathaniel-George.

Booking

James Gibbons (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by James Gibbons (Port Vale).

Bez Lubala (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Scott Brown.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Mason Bloomfield replaces Reece Grego-Cox.

Booking

Josh Doherty (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Josh Doherty (Crawley Town).

Foul by Cristian Montaño (Port Vale).

Ashley Nathaniel-George (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Jake Taylor (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Rhys Browne.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon21133537221542
2Exeter2111642822639
3Cheltenham2098332161635
4Crewe20105533231035
5Bradford2010552718935
6Forest Green2110562416835
7Northampton2110473122934
8Plymouth209563022832
9Colchester208752619731
10Port Vale217862526-129
11Cambridge217772520528
12Newport197751816228
13Scunthorpe216782928125
14Salford216782330-725
15Macclesfield205961922-324
16Crawley215882531-623
17Walsall2165101627-1123
18Mansfield215792730-322
19Leyton Orient215792735-822
20Grimsby195682025-521
21Carlisle2156102032-1221
22Oldham204882029-920
23Stevenage2021081322-916
24Morecambe2136121739-2215
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