Port Vale drew their second game in succession as it finished goalless against Shrewsbury Town on Saturday.
Manager Bruno Ribeiro made three changes with Kiko, Seb Amoros and Sam Hart coming into the starting eleven. Rigino Cicilia started on the bench along with Gezim Shalaj who returned to the matchday squad.
It took ten minutes for the first chance of the game as Deegan’s shot was saved by Alnwick at the expense of a corner. Minutes later, AJ Leitch-Smith forced a good a save from Jak Alnwick.
Vale countered with an effort by Alex Jones and had shouts for a penalty when Nathan Smith appeared to be fouled in the box but it wasn’t given.
The home side’s former Vale contingent were prominent with Grimmer and Dodds having further chances in the first-half.
Shrewsbury started the second period brightly and Vale responded by bringing on Rigino Cicilia for Sam Hart who had been booked but it was former Valiant AJ Leitch-Smith who went closest and forced a good save out of Alnwick.
However, that man Cicilia was soon making a difference and he set up Alex Jones for a shot that struck the crossbar. Vale then made a second change with Tavares coming on for Kiko.
The Valiants were coming more into the game in the last twenty five minutes and had another shout for a penalty and a further long-range effort from Kelly.
In the dying moments, Vale had a further chance for Cicilia and a last-minute effort for Jones after good work by sub Dan Turner. However, neither side could break the deadlock and it finished as a draw.
Attendance: 5,429 (792 away)