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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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2 Shrewsbury Town 33 61
3 Wycombe Wanderers 33 60
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8 Plymouth Argyle 33 52
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15 Accrington Stanley 33 43
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17 Oxford United 33 38
18 Mansfield Town 33 38
19 Dagenham & Redbridge 33 37
20 Tranmere Rovers 33 34
21 Cheltenham Town 33 34
22 York City 33 33
23 Carlisle United 33 33
24 Hartlepool United 33 27