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Tranmere Rovers 3-1 Port Vale

Tranmere move into the automatic promotion places in League Two after a James Vaughan brace helped them to a 3-1 win over Port Vale.

Kaiyne Woolery opened the scoring before Vaughan's brace either side of Jake Taylor's strike earned Rovers a fifth successive league win.

Home winger Danny Lloyd rattled the woodwork with a blistering volley after 12 minutes, before a defence splitting Jay Spearing pass sent Woolery clear to slot home past Scott Brown after 17 minutes.

Woolery turned provider for Vaughan who latched on to the winger's cross and arrowed a shot in off the post to make it 2-0 after 30 minutes.

Vaughan should have made it three moments later but he was left ruing the missed chance as Taylor fired a low shot through keeper Scott Davies to pull one back before the break.

Vaughan squandered another chance minutes into the second period, volleying straight at Brown after finding himself unmarked eight yards out.

But he did not miss on the hour mark, slamming home a rebound to make sure of another win for Keith Hill's men.

Match report supplied by PA Media

Line-ups

Tranmere

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Davies
  • 17Khan
  • 26Clarke
  • 6Monthe
  • 18MacDonald
  • 22Lewis
  • 8Spearing
  • 19FeeneySubstituted forO'Connorat 90+4'minutes
  • 14Woolery
  • 9VaughanBooked at 90mins
  • 35Lloyd-McGoldrickSubstituted forMorrisat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2O'Connor
  • 7Morris
  • 12Jolley
  • 13Murphy
  • 15Crawford
  • 16Kirby
  • 21Ray

Port Vale

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Brown
  • 15Mills
  • 6Smith
  • 3Crookes
  • 11MontañoBooked at 71mins
  • 17TaylorSubstituted forSwanat 74'minutes
  • 4Joyce
  • 10Conlon
  • 7WorrallSubstituted forHurstat 58'minutes
  • 14GuthrieBooked at 72mins
  • 21Rodney

Substitutes

  • 5Legge
  • 8Oyeleke
  • 20Burgess
  • 27Hurst
  • 32Scott
  • 33Olagunju
  • 34Swan
Referee:
Alan Young

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home11
Away7
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home15
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 3, Port Vale 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 3, Port Vale 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kaiyne Woolery (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kieron Morris.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Lee O'Connor replaces Liam Feeney.

  5. Booking

    James Vaughan (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Foul by James Vaughan (Tranmere Rovers).

  7. Post update

    Adam Crookes (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by James Vaughan (Tranmere Rovers).

  9. Post update

    Nathan Smith (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Kieron Morris replaces Danny Lloyd.

  11. Post update

    James Vaughan (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Smith (Port Vale).

  13. Post update

    Foul by Peter Clarke (Tranmere Rovers).

  14. Post update

    Nathan Smith (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Tom Conlon.

  16. Post update

    Danny Lloyd (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Zak Mills (Port Vale).

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Kurtis Guthrie (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Zak Mills.

  19. Post update

    Foul by James Vaughan (Tranmere Rovers).

  20. Post update

    Nathan Smith (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cambridge27146743241948
2Forest Green26129533231045
3Tranmere2613583531444
4Newport2512763627943
5Exeter26119648331542
6Carlisle23133734221242
7Morecambe2612683536-142
8Cheltenham25118634231141
9Salford25108732211138
10Leyton Orient27115113429538
11Crawley259883634235
12Walsall2581163233-135
13Oldham26104124146-534
14Harrogate2696113133-233
15Mansfield2471163230232
16Port Vale2895144043-332
17Colchester2671182834-632
18Scunthorpe26102142834-632
19Bradford2587102730-331
20Bolton2587103037-731
21Stevenage26511102129-826
22Barrow2558123136-523
23Grimsby2756162046-2621
24Southend2655161744-2720
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