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Swindon Town 3-0 Port Vale

Swindon Town moved two points clear at the top of League Two following a routine home win over Port Vale.

The Robins took the lead in the 41st minute when Diallang Jaiyesimi's shot took a deflection off Leon Legge and into the back of the net, when the initial effort was going wide of the far post.

In first-half stoppage time, the hosts doubled their lead in much better style.

Midfield playmaker Michael Doughty picked out Rob Hunt with a sensational through ball and Hunt cut it back across goal for debutant Hallam Hope to slide in his first goal three days after joining from Carlisle.

Doughty finished matters on the hour by curling in a majestic free-kick with his left foot into the right-hand side of the net, with the Robins putting daylight between themselves and Exeter.

It could have been 4-0 five minutes later, but Kaiyne Woolery was denied by the post. Vale rarely threatened but Mark Cullen shot over early in the second half.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Swindon

  • 1Benda
  • 41Caddis
  • 6BaudrySubstituted forBroadbentat 74'minutes
  • 44Edmonds-Green
  • 24Hunt
  • 42Grant
  • 10DoughtyBooked at 90mins
  • 7IsgroveSubstituted forTwineat 83'minutes
  • 27JaiyesimiSubstituted forRoseat 79'minutes
  • 11Woolery
  • 45Hope

Substitutes

  • 4Rose
  • 5Broadbent
  • 17Twine
  • 21Curran
  • 23McCormick

Port Vale

  • 1Brown
  • 2Gibbons
  • 5LeggeBooked at 87mins
  • 15SmithSubstituted forBrisleyat 28'minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 11Montaño
  • 20Burgess
  • 4JoyceBooked at 42minsSubstituted forConlonat 64'minutes
  • 12AtkinsonBooked at 34mins
  • 19Amoo
  • 13CullenSubstituted forBennettat 61'minutes
  • 7Worrall

Substitutes

  • 10Conlon
  • 17Browne
  • 18Evans
  • 21Bennett
  • 22Lloyd
  • 28Brisley
  • 30Maddison
Referee:
Craig Hicks
Attendance:
7,343

Match Stats

Home TeamSwindonAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home19
Away2
Shots on Target
Home9
Away1
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Swindon Town 3, Port Vale 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Swindon Town 3, Port Vale 0.

Attempt blocked. Kaiyne Woolery (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Hallam Hope.

Attempt saved. Hallam Hope (Swindon Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kaiyne Woolery.

Booking

Michael Doughty (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Scott Burgess (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Doughty (Swindon Town).

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Leon Legge.

Attempt missed. Kaiyne Woolery (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Michael Doughty with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by David Amoo (Port Vale).

Rob Hunt (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Leon Legge (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Leon Legge (Port Vale).

Kaiyne Woolery (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Shaun Brisley (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Shaun Brisley (Port Vale).

Kaiyne Woolery (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Paul Caddis (Swindon Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Scott Twine replaces Lloyd Isgrove.

Foul by Richie Bennett (Port Vale).

Paul Caddis (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Danny Rose replaces Diallang Jaiyesimi.

Anthony Grant (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cristian Montaño (Port Vale).

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Tom Broadbent replaces Mathieu Baudry.

Foul by Mathieu Baudry (Swindon Town).

Richie Bennett (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Diallang Jaiyesimi (Swindon Town).

Will Atkinson (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Steven Benda (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Leon Legge (Port Vale).

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Paul Caddis.

Attempt missed. Diallang Jaiyesimi (Swindon Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Lloyd Isgrove.

Kaiyne Woolery (Swindon Town) hits the right post with a left footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Diallang Jaiyesimi.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Tom Conlon replaces Luke Joyce.

Anthony Grant (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cristian Montaño (Port Vale).

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Richie Bennett replaces Mark Cullen.

Goal!

Goal! Swindon Town 3, Port Vale 0. Michael Doughty (Swindon Town) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the top right corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon29175752312156
2Exeter28159438271154
3Plymouth27155745281750
4Crewe28147751351649
5Colchester291113538251346
6Northampton28137841311046
7Bradford29121073527846
8Cheltenham271111541221944
9Forest Green2912893427744
10Port Vale29101183536-141
11Newport269982624236
12Salford2999113640-436
13Walsall29106132939-1036
14Crawley29811103941-235
15Scunthorpe2989123942-333
16Cambridge2988133138-732
17Leyton Orient29710123646-1031
18Mansfield2979134045-530
19Grimsby2779112733-630
20Oldham29612112843-1530
21Carlisle2878132645-1929
22Macclesfield2871382831-328
23Morecambe2958162551-2623
24Stevenage29313132033-1322
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