Port Vale 0-0 Exeter City – it finished all-square at Vale Park as promotion rivals Exeter held the Valiants to a goalless draw.
After the win over Bradford City, Andy Crosby named an unchanged starting eleven and Vale had the better of the first-half play. The Valiants were holding the ball up well through Jamie Proctor and that creating a number of chances for James Wilson but he was unable to find the back of the net.
Exeter’s best chance came on 39 minutes when a move caused pressure in the box but the Valiants were eventually able to clear.
Half-time: Port Vale 0-0 Exeter City
Vale made an early change in the second period when Harratt come on for Proctor but after a promising opening spell for the Valiants which saw a Worrall effort go wide, the visitors came more into the game.
There was a good save from Aidan Stone to deny Jevani Brown and then the same player hit the bar with a cross cum shot as the visitors pushed for the opening goal.
The game then petered out as both sides cancelled each other out but Vale could have scored a last-gasp winner when an error from the Exeter keeper saw David Amoo come agonisingly close to firing the ball home. However, the sub could not connect and the ref blew for full-time.
It was a frustrating game for the Valiants albeit against quality opposition and a draw was probably a fair result.
Full-time: Port Vale 0-0 Exeter City
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Port Vale: Stone; Smith, Walker, Hall; Worrall, Pett (Amoo), Charsley, Garrity, Benning; Wilson (Edmondson), Proctor (Harratt)
Subs: Holy, Robinson, Hurst
Port Vale bookings: none
Attendance: 5,301 (271 away)