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Port Vale   1 - 3   Stevenage

Port Vale 1-3 Stevenage

Port Vale 1-3 Stevenage

Stevenage boosted their hopes of mounting a play-off challenge by beating promotion-chasing Port Vale.

Boro led when Anthony Griffith's 30-yard backpass took a bobble and rolled over keeper Chris Martin's foot.

And their lead was doubled when Lawrie Wilson crossed for Peter Winn to ram in a low shot at the far post.

Sam Morsy gave Vale hope with a 20-yard deflected shot, his first senior goal, but David Bridges scored the rebound after Martin saved Ronnie Henry's shot.


Port Vale manager Jim Gannon told BBC Radio Stoke:
"It [the opener] was a disappointing goal and it's not a nice goal to see again.

"But these things happen to international goalkeepers and they happen to players at this level.

"You hope you can build upon the work that you've done but we had a few players that just weren't at it."

Stevenage manager Graham Westley told BBC Three Counties Radio:
"Six points on the road is probably what people would not have forecast before we went to Crewe and Port Vale.

"Terrific performances, terrific character, terrific attitude, terrific work rate and six very good points.

"Our lads played the conditions, made the right decisions in the right areas, still played their football but didn't over play in the wrong areas."

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Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Npower League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Port Vale 1-3 Stevenage FT
(HT 0-2)
  • Morsy 56
  • Griffith (og) 33
  • Winn 40
  • Bridges 67

Port Vale

  • 01 C Martin
  • 02 Yates
  • 05 McCombe
  • 15 Collins yellow card
  • 19 Geohaghan
  • 04 Griffith yellow card
  • 07 Loft (Taylor 46)
  • 16 Haldane (Dodds 68)
  • 18 Morsy
  • 11 J Richards (M Richards 46)
  • 29 Pope

Substitutes

  • 12 Tomlinson,
  • 21 Sutton,
  • 03 Taylor,
  • 10 O'Shea,
  • 14 Taylor,
  • 08 Dodds,
  • 09 M Richards

Stevenage

  • 16 Day
  • 02 Wilson
  • 03 Laird
  • 05 Ashton yellow card
  • 14 Roberts
  • 25 Henry yellow card
  • 18 Bridges yellow card
  • 21 Mousinho (Harrison 49)
  • 24 Bostwick
  • 10 Reid (May 61)
  • 17 Winn (Foster 83)

Substitutes

  • 01 Bayes,
  • 06 Foster,
  • 08 Long,
  • 12 May,
  • 19 Atieno,
  • 23 Sinclair,
  • 26 Harrison
Ref: SwarbrickAtt: 4,588
PORT VALE
STEVENAGE

Possession

  • Port Vale 59%
  • Stevenage 41%

Attempts on target

  • Port Vale 3
  • Stevenage 3

Attempts off target

  • Port Vale 3
  • Stevenage 2

Corners

  • Port Vale 13
  • Stevenage 5

Fouls

  • Port Vale 3
  • Stevenage 6
  • Final Result
  • 90:00+5:04 The referee blows his whistle to end the game.
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:23 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Sam Morsy (Port Vale) to centre, clearance by Byron Harrison (Stevenage). Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Sam Morsy (Port Vale) to far post, save (caught) by Chris Day (Stevenage).
  • 90:00+2:10 Shot by Tom Pope (Port Vale) right-footed from left channel (18 yards),
  • 90:00+1:21 Foul by John McCombe (Port Vale) on Michael Bostwick (Stevenage). Free kick taken right-footed by Chris Day (Stevenage) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 90:00+0:52 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Sam Morsy (Port Vale) to far post, clearance by Mark Roberts (Stevenage).
  • 90:00+0:13 Outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Robert Taylor (Port Vale) to near post, clearance by Lawrie Wilson (Stevenage).
  • 88:42 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Sam Morsy (Port Vale) to centre, save (punched) by Chris Day (Stevenage).
  • 87:45 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Sam Morsy (Port Vale) to far post, save (caught) by Chris Day (Stevenage).
  • 85:50 Cross by Ronnie Henry (Stevenage), header by David Bridges (Stevenage) from centre of penalty area (12 yards),
  • 83:28 Foul by Ronnie Henry (Stevenage) on Robert Taylor (Port Vale). Free kick taken right-footed by Marc Richards (Port Vale) from right channel, resulting in open play. Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Sam Morsy (Port Vale) to centre, clearance by Jon Ashton (Stevenage).
  • 83:28 Booking Ronnie Henry (Stevenage) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 82:33 Substitution Stevenage substitution: Peter Winn replaced by Luke Foster (injury).
  • 79:26 Attacking throw-in by Lee Collins (Port Vale).
  • 78:09 Defending throw-in by Scott Laird (Stevenage).
  • 77:39 Defending throw-in by Scott Laird (Stevenage).
  • 76:39 Shot by David Bridges (Stevenage) right-footed from right side of penalty area (12 yards), save (caught) by Chris Martin (Port Vale).
  • 76:10 Defending throw-in by Adam Yates (Port Vale).
  • 75:01 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Sam Morsy (Port Vale) to far post, save (punched) by Chris Day (Stevenage).
  • 73:30 Defending throw-in by Scott Laird (Stevenage).
  • 71:53 Foul by David Bridges (Stevenage) on John McCombe (Port Vale). Free kick taken right-footed by Chris Martin (Port Vale) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 71:53 Booking David Bridges (Stevenage) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 70:36 Foul by Lee Collins (Port Vale) on Lawrie Wilson (Stevenage). Free kick taken right-footed by Ronnie Henry (Stevenage) from right channel, resulting in open play.
  • 70:36 Booking Lee Collins (Port Vale) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 69:42 Goal kick taken long by Chris Day (Stevenage).
  • 68:32 Foul by Peter Winn (Stevenage) on Sam Morsy (Port Vale). Free kick taken right-footed by Adam Yates (Port Vale) from right wing, resulting in open play.
  • 68:00 Substitution Port Vale substitution: Lewis Haldane replaced by Louis Dodds (injury).
  • 66:11 Assist (cross) by Ronnie Henry (Stevenage) from right wing.
  • 66:11 GOAL - David BridgesPort Vale 1 - 3 Stevenage Goal by David Bridges (Stevenage) right-footed (bottom-left of goal) from centre of penalty area (6 yards).Port Vale 1-3 Stevenage.
  • 65:19 Attacking throw-in by Ronnie Henry (Stevenage).
  • 64:50 Defending throw-in by Exodus Geohaghon (Port Vale).
  • 63:40 Goal kick taken long by Chris Day (Stevenage).
  • 62:38 Goal kick taken long by Chris Martin (Port Vale).
  • 61:42 Goal kick taken long by Chris Day (Stevenage).
  • 60:43 Foul by Michael Bostwick (Stevenage) on Sam Morsy (Port Vale). Free kick taken right-footed by Sam Morsy (Port Vale) from right channel, resulting in open play.
  • 60:43 Substitution Stevenage substitution: Craig Reid replaced by Ben May (injury).
  • 59:45 Attacking throw-in by Adam Yates (Port Vale).
  • 59:04 Shot by Lewis Haldane (Port Vale) right-footed from right channel (25 yards), missed right.
  • 55:59 GOAL - Sam MorsyPort Vale 1 - 2 Stevenage Goal by Sam Morsy (Port Vale) left-footed (top-right of goal) from right channel (25 yards).Port Vale 1-2 Stevenage.
  • 54:36 Goal kick taken long by Chris Day (Stevenage).
  • 53:34 Defending throw-in by Adam Yates (Port Vale).
  • 53:21 Defending throw-in by Adam Yates (Port Vale).
  • 50:49 Shot by Lee Collins (Port Vale) left-footed from left channel (18 yards), save (tipped round post) by Chris Day (Stevenage). Inswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Sam Morsy (Port Vale) to centre, clearance by Mark Roberts (Stevenage).
  • 50:08 Attacking throw-in by Scott Laird (Stevenage).
  • 48:56 Goal kick taken long by Chris Day (Stevenage).
  • 48:56 Substitution Stevenage substitution: John Mousinho replaced by Byron Harrison (tactical).
  • 48:28 Defending throw-in by Lee Collins (Port Vale).
  • 47:35 Attacking throw-in by Adam Yates (Port Vale).
  • 46:54 Goal kick taken long by Chris Martin (Port Vale).
  • 45:29 Handball by Jon Ashton (Stevenage). Free kick taken right-footed by Sam Morsy (Port Vale) from left channel, resulting in open play.
  • 45:29 Booking Jon Ashton (Stevenage) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 45:01 The second half has started.
  • 45:01 Substitution Port Vale substitution: Doug Loft replaced by Robert Taylor (tactical).
  • 45:01 Substitution Port Vale substitution: Justin Richards replaced by Marc Richards (tactical).
  • 45:00+2:54 It is the end of the first-half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:30 Attacking throw-in by Ronnie Henry (Stevenage).
  • 43:18 Booking Anthony Griffith (Port Vale) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 43:06+0:59 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Peter Winn (Stevenage) to centre, clearance by Lee Collins (Port Vale).
  • 41:35+1:30 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Doug Loft (Port Vale) to centre, clearance by John Mousinho (Stevenage).
  • Correction - 41:35+1:30 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Doug Loft, clearance by John Mousinho.
  • Correction - 39:54 The assist for the goal came from Ronnie Henry.
  • 39:54 Assist (cross) by Ronnie Henry (Stevenage) from right wing.
  • 39:54 GOAL - Peter WinnPort Vale 0 - 2 Stevenage Goal by Peter Winn (Stevenage) left-footed (bottom-right of goal) from left side of penalty area (6 yards).Port Vale 0-2 Stevenage.
  • 39:18 Attacking throw-in by Exodus Geohaghon (Port Vale).
  • 38:36 Attacking throw-in by Lee Collins (Port Vale).
  • 37:38 Attacking throw-in by Peter Winn (Stevenage).
  • 36:36 Shot by Michael Bostwick (Stevenage) right-footed from left channel (25 yards), over the bar.
  • 36:14 Defending throw-in by Adam Yates (Port Vale).
  • 35:45 Defending throw-in by Ronnie Henry (Stevenage).
  • 35:22 Attacking throw-in by Lee Collins (Port Vale).
  • 33:26 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Doug Loft (Port Vale) to near post, resulting in ball out of play. Attacking throw-in by Exodus Geohaghon (Port Vale).
  • 32:49 GOAL - Anthony GriffithPort Vale 0 - 1 Stevenage Own goal by Anthony Griffith (Port Vale) right-footed (bottom-left of goal) from own half (25 yards).Port Vale 0-1 Stevenage.
  • 28:06 Attacking throw-in by Ronnie Henry (Stevenage).
  • 26:01 Justin Richards (Port Vale) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Chris Day (Stevenage) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 25:23 Craig Reid (Stevenage) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Chris Martin (Port Vale) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 24:39 Shot by Sam Morsy (Port Vale) right-footed from left channel (20 yards), over the bar.
  • 23:44 Handball by Tom Pope (Port Vale). Free kick taken right-footed by Chris Day (Stevenage) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 23:29 Attacking throw-in by Lee Collins (Port Vale).
  • 23:08 Attacking throw-in by Exodus Geohaghon (Port Vale).
  • 21:11 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Peter Winn (Stevenage) to far post, clearance by John McCombe (Port Vale). Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by John Mousinho (Stevenage) to far post, clearance by John McCombe (Port Vale). Goal kick taken long by Chris Martin (Port Vale).
  • 20:45 Defending throw-in by Ronnie Henry (Stevenage).
  • 19:56 Defending throw-in by Exodus Geohaghon (Port Vale).
  • 19:28 Attacking throw-in by Ronnie Henry (Stevenage).
  • 18:16 Goal kick taken long by Chris Martin (Port Vale).
  • 16:52 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Doug Loft (Port Vale) to near post, clearance by John Mousinho (Stevenage).
  • Correction - 16:03 Scott Laird concedes a free kick for a foul on Lewis Haldane. Free kick crossed right-footed by Adam Yates, John Mousinho makes a clearance.
  • 16:03 Foul by Scott Laird (Stevenage) on Lewis Haldane (Port Vale). Free kick crossed right-footed by Adam Yates (Port Vale) from right wing, clearance by John Mousinho (Stevenage).
  • 15:49 Attacking throw-in by Adam Yates (Port Vale).
  • 15:18 Defending throw-in by Adam Yates (Port Vale).
  • 14:34 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Peter Winn (Stevenage) to centre, clearance by Exodus Geohaghon (Port Vale).
  • 13:14 Attacking throw-in by Ronnie Henry (Stevenage).
  • 10:51 Foul by John Mousinho (Stevenage) on Doug Loft (Port Vale). Free kick taken right-footed by John McCombe (Port Vale) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 10:10 Shot by Tom Pope (Port Vale) left-footed from left channel (25 yards), save (caught) by Chris Day (Stevenage).
  • 9:03 Defending throw-in by Ronnie Henry (Stevenage).
  • 7:49 Attacking throw-in by Adam Yates (Port Vale).
  • 7:19 Defending throw-in by Scott Laird (Stevenage).
  • 6:29 Handball by Craig Reid (Stevenage). Free kick taken right-footed by Chris Martin (Port Vale) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 5:50 Foul by Justin Richards (Port Vale) on Ronnie Henry (Stevenage). Free kick taken right-footed by Chris Day (Stevenage) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 5:17 Defending throw-in by Ronnie Henry (Stevenage).
  • 4:45 Defending throw-in by Lee Collins (Port Vale).
  • 3:59 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Sam Morsy (Port Vale) to centre, clearance by Jon Ashton (Stevenage).
  • 3:15 Attacking throw-in by Adam Yates (Port Vale).
  • 2:48 Defending throw-in by Adam Yates (Port Vale).
  • 1:59 Goal kick taken long by Chris Day (Stevenage).
  • 1:46 Attacking throw-in by Lee Collins (Port Vale).
  • 1:22 Attacking throw-in by Lee Collins (Port Vale).
  • 1:07 Defending throw-in by Lee Collins (Port Vale).
  • 0:31 Goal kick taken long by Chris Martin (Port Vale).
  • 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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Npower League Two table snapshot

As it stood on 22 Feb 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chesterfield 32 25 62
2 Wycombe 31 10 53
3 Shrewsbury 31 19 51
4 Rotherham 31 15 50
5 Bury 30 17 48
6 Port Vale 31 6 48
7 Gillingham 32 6 47
8 Oxford Utd 32 4 47
9 Southend 31 5 46
10 Torquay 30 11 44
11 Crewe 31 10 42
12 Stevenage 31 8 42
13 Cheltenham 32 -4 41
14 Accrington 29 -2 39
15 Northampton 31 -3 39
16 Lincoln City 30 -14 38
17 Aldershot 31 -7 37
18 Macclesfield 29 -8 35
19 Hereford 30 -9 34
20 Morecambe 32 -12 34
21 Bradford 31 -12 34
22 Burton Albion 26 -4 29
23 Stockport 32 -39 28
24 Barnet 32 -22 27


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