Match Report: Port Vale 2-0 Shrewsbury

Louis Dodds and Michael O’Connor both scored as Port Vale ended their five game winless streak.

Rob Page made two changes bringing in Leitch-Smith and Moore for Ikpeazu and Foley.

Vale started brightly with Moore causing plenty of problems as the Valiants moved to a more passing game in the absence of Ikpeazu. However, despite plenty of Vale possession it ended goalless at the break.

In the second-half Vale continued to press and Daniel’s effort hit the bar before Louis Dodds opened the scoring on 50 minutes.

The Valiants created further chances for Leitch-Smith and Dickinson and doubled their lead on 75 minutes. There was a handball in the box and Michael O’Connor stepped up to mark his return from injury with a conversion from the penalty spot.

There was a further bonus for Vale as they managed to secure only their first clean sheet since the end of August.

Vale: Alnwick, Purkiss, Duffy, McGivern, Dickinson, Grant, O’Connor, Dodds, Moore, Daniel, Leitch-Smith

Subs: Neal, Yates, Birchall, Lloyd, Hooper, Streete

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