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Exeter City 0-2 Port Vale

Tom Conlon scored one goal and made the other to earn Port Vale victory over Exeter at St James Park.

Conlon broke the deadlock in the 21st minute with a stunning free-kick from just outside the penalty area and then set up Devante Rodney for a breakaway goal in the 72nd minute.

The slick away-day performance made it back-to-back wins for Vale, while Exeter still look like they are nursing a play-off final hangover.

The home side had the first chance in the 19th minute when Matt Jay clipped a cross to the back post where Jake Taylor volleyed wide.

But after Archie Collins tripped Manny Oyeleke, Conlon stepped up to plant an emphatic free-kick into the top corner.

Ryan Bowman wasted a glorious chance to equalise in the 38th minute after racing clear only to fire straight at Scott Brown.

Vale wrapped it up after Conlon sent Rodney bursting into the box and he made no mistake to beat keeper Lewis Ward.

Ben Seymour sent a free header wide in the 79th minute and the Exeter substitute could hardly believe it when his late close-range effort was somehow diverted on to the crossbar by Brown.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Exeter

  • 1Ward
  • 30KeySubstituted forSeymourat 75'minutes
  • 6McArdle
  • 41Dean
  • 20Page
  • 8Taylor
  • 4AtanganaSubstituted forWilliamsat 57'minutes
  • 10Collins
  • 14Randall
  • 17JaySubstituted forLawat 75'minutes
  • 12Bowman

Substitutes

  • 3Sparkes
  • 7Law
  • 9Seymour
  • 11Williams
  • 15Parkes
  • 18Fisher
  • 23Maxted

Port Vale

  • 1Brown
  • 15Mills
  • 5Legge
  • 6Smith
  • 24Fitzpatrick
  • 10Conlon
  • 4Joyce
  • 8OyelekeSubstituted forWhiteheadat 63'minutes
  • 7Worrall
  • 13CullenSubstituted forMontañoat 70'minutes
  • 21RodneySubstituted forRobinsonat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Crookes
  • 11Montaño
  • 12Robinson
  • 18Whitehead
  • 20Burgess
  • 22McKirdy
  • 30Visser
Referee:
Sam Purkiss

Match Stats

Home TeamExeterAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home11
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away1
Fouls
Home11
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Exeter City 0, Port Vale 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Exeter City 0, Port Vale 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Randell Williams (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

  4. Post update

    Randell Williams (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by David Fitzpatrick (Port Vale).

  6. Post update

    Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Zak Mills.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ben Seymour (Exeter City) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Joel Randall with a cross.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Port Vale. Theo Robinson replaces Devante Rodney.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Archie Collins (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Nicky Law.

  10. Post update

    Offside, Port Vale. Danny Whitehead tries a through ball, but Devante Rodney is caught offside.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Jake Taylor (Exeter City).

  12. Post update

    Cristian Montaño (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Bowman (Exeter City).

  14. Post update

    Leon Legge (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ben Seymour (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Joel Randall with a cross.

  16. Post update

    Hand ball by Zak Mills (Port Vale).

  17. Post update

    Joel Randall (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by David Worrall (Port Vale).

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Exeter City. Ben Seymour replaces Joshua Key.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Exeter City. Nicky Law replaces Matt Jay.