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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

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 18 35
2 Burton Albion 18 35
3 Luton Town 18 34
4 Shrewsbury Town 18 33
5 Southend United 18 31
6 Plymouth Argyle 18 30
7 Bury 18 30
8 Newport County AFC 18 28
9 Exeter City 18 27
10 Portsmouth 18 26
11 Morecambe 18 26
12 Accrington Stanley 18 26
13 Cambridge United 18 24
14 Northampton Town 18 24
15 Stevenage 18 24
16 AFC Wimbledon 18 24
17 Mansfield Town 18 22
18 Cheltenham Town 18 22
19 Oxford United 18 20
20 York City 18 18
21 Dagenham & Redbridge 18 18
22 Carlisle United 18 18
23 Tranmere Rovers 18 12
24 Hartlepool United 18 12