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Vale Park (ATT 4,615) 20th August 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: C Berry

Port Vale Port Vale vs Accrington Stanley Accrington

Port Vale 4

S Rigg (19, 43)
G Roberts (23)
T Pope (37)

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Accrington 1

P Murphy (81)

Rigg runs riot for Valiants

Last Updated: 20/08/11 7:36pm

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Rigg: Two goals and one assist

Rigg: Two goals and one assist

Sean Rigg scored two and made another as Port Vale maintained their unbeaten start with a 4-1 home win over Accrington.

Rigg opened the scoring in the 18th minute of Saturday's League Two clash at Vale Park with a crisp right-foot finish from 14 yards after a clever pass from Gary Roberts. He was then fouled by Luke Joyce just outside the penalty area to enable Roberts to drive home an unstoppable free-kick five minutes later.

The floodgates were open and Tom Pope made no mistake with a far-post header in the 37th minute after Adam Yates hung up an excellent cross from the right byline.

It was all over two minutes before the interval with Pope this time turning provider for Rigg to poach his fourth goal of the season with a deflected shot from six yards out.

Louis Moult, making his Accrington debut on loan from Vale's neighbours Stoke, blazed over a decent chance as the visitors attempted to get back into the game at the start of the second-half.

To their credit, Stanley kept plugging away and full-back Peter Murphy struck the crossbar before roaming forward again to net a consolation goal 10 minutes from time. Substitute Craig Lindfield bent over a left-wing corner which Murphy bundled over the line at the far post.

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Sky Bet League 2

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Pos Team P Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 21 42
2 Shrewsbury Town 21 40
3 Luton Town 21 40
4 Burton Albion 22 40
5 Plymouth Argyle 21 37
6 Southend United 21 35
7 Newport County AFC 21 34
8 Exeter City 22 34
9 Bury 21 31
10 Morecambe 21 30
11 Accrington Stanley 21 30
12 Cambridge United 21 29
13 Stevenage 21 28
14 Portsmouth 21 27
15 AFC Wimbledon 21 27
16 Mansfield Town 21 26
17 Oxford United 21 25
18 Cheltenham Town 21 25
19 Northampton Town 21 24
20 Dagenham & Redbridge 21 21
21 Carlisle United 21 21
22 York City 21 20
23 Tranmere Rovers 21 19
24 Hartlepool United 21 13