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Port Vale 2-1 Shrewsbury Town


Ellis Harrison scored a stoppage-time winner as Port Vale beat Shrewsbury to end their three-match winless run.

Harrison headed home in the first minute of stoppage-time, having seen his early opener swiftly cancelled out by Christian Saydee.

Vale started brightly and nearly took the lead after six minutes when Mal Benning headed narrowly wide of the post from Gavin Massey’s cross.

They did go in front three minutes later as Dan Butterworth, making his first start for the Valiants, played in Harrison to slot the ball under onrushing goalkeeper Marko Marosi.

Shrewsbury responded well, however, and were level after 19 minutes when Saydee marked his first start for the club with a wonderfully worked goal.

The Bournemouth loanee found Rekeil Pyke in the box with a clever backheel and received the ball back before placing it into the corner.

The second half was short on goalmouth action and it looked as though the match was destined to end all square until the 91st minute, when Harrison’s unstoppable header from substitute David Worrall’s corner won the day.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Port Vale

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 25Stevens
  • 2Cass
  • 6Smith
  • 3JonesBooked at 87mins
  • 19MasseySubstituted forWorrallat 81′minutes
  • 8Garrity
  • 14Ojo
  • 11Benning
  • 22HarrisonSubstituted forConlonat 90+5′minutes
  • 26ButterworthBooked at 47minsSubstituted forPoliticat 72′minutes
  • 9WilsonSubstituted forOdubekoat 72′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Stone
  • 7Worrall
  • 10Conlon
  • 15Forrester
  • 21Odubeko
  • 30McCarron
  • 33Politic

Shrewsbury

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 1Marosi
  • 5Pennington
  • 22Dunkley
  • 33FlanaganBooked at 50mins
  • 15Pyke
  • 3Leahy
  • 6Moore
  • 23Nurse
  • 20BaylissSubstituted forShipleyat 68′minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 7WinchesterSubstituted forBowmanat 60′minutes
  • 24SaydeeSubstituted forStreetat 76′minutesBooked at 88mins

Substitutes

  • 9Bowman
  • 13Burgoyne
  • 14Street
  • 17Bennett
  • 18Bloxham
  • 19Caton
  • 26Shipley

Referee:
Ben Speedie

Attendance:
7,403

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