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Vale Park (ATT 5,056) 5th September 2009 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: G Eltringham

Port Vale Port Vale vs Grimsby Town Grimsby

Port Vale 4

L Dodds (43)
T Fraser (68)
G Owen (87)
L Collins (90)

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Grimsby 0

D Boshell (S/O 85)

Vale hand Mariners a lesson

Vale go 10th as Town slip into relegation zone

Last Updated: 05/09/09 6:16pm

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Fraser: First of the season

Fraser: First of the season

In-form Port Vale were too strong for struggling Grimsby as they comfortably won 4-0 at Vale Park.

Grimsby, whose manager Mike Newell is now under considerable pressure, saw their day made worse when Danny Boshell was sent off five minutes from time.

The midfielder was shown a straight red card for a professional foul on Lewis Haldane and Vale could even afford the luxury of seeing Marc Richards' resulting penalty saved by Josh Lillis.

In a tedious first-half, Louis gave Vale a 43rd minute lead with a left-foot volley from six yards and Vale's victory was as good as sealed when Richards challenged debutant Josh Lillis and Tommy Fraser's free-kick sailed over both of them and into the net in the 68th minute.

Lillis atoned with his spot-kick save from Richards, but was helpless when Gareth Owen headed powerfully home from Fraser's 87th-minute corner and Lee Collins completed the rout in stoppage time after hapless Grimsby failed to clear Fraser's right-wing free-kick.

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2 Shrewsbury Town 46 89
3 Bury 46 85
4 Wycombe Wanderers 46 84
5 Southend United 46 84
6 Stevenage 46 72
7 Plymouth Argyle 46 71
8 Luton Town 46 68
9 Newport County AFC 46 65
10 Exeter City 46 64
11 Morecambe 46 63
12 Northampton Town 46 61
13 Oxford United 46 61
14 Dagenham & Redbridge 46 59
15 AFC Wimbledon 46 58
16 Portsmouth 46 57
17 Accrington Stanley 46 56
18 York City 46 52
19 Cambridge United 46 51
20 Carlisle United 46 50
21 Mansfield Town 46 48
22 Hartlepool United 46 45
23 Cheltenham Town 46 41
24 Tranmere Rovers 46 39

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