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Vale Park (ATT 4,596) 15th October 2012 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: K Stroud

Port Vale Port Vale vs Oxford United Oxford Utd

Port Vale 3

T Pope (30)
A Vincent (51)
S Morsy (61)

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Classy Vale sink sorry Oxford

Last Updated: 15/10/12 10:32pm

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Pope: Opened the scoring

Pope: Opened the scoring

Port Vale consolidated second place in League Two with a 3-0 romp which inflicted Oxford's fifth away defeat in six games.

A lively start saw Oxford winger Sean Rigg go close against his former club before Vale's Tom Pope clipped the crossbar in reply.

But defences remained largely in command before Pope poached his 13th goal of the season in the 30th minute. Visiting goalkeeper Ryan Clarke failed to hold Louis Dodds' low shot from Ashley Vincent's left-wing cross and Pope fired in the loose ball from six yards.

Vale then took command and another Vincent delivery almost led to an own goal as the ball skimmed off John Mullins' head and struck the far post.

Vincent wasn't to be denied, however, as he netted Vale's second goal from the tightest of angles six minutes after the interval. Clarke hesitated after Sam Morsy played a ball over the top and Vincent chased down what appeared a lost cause to slice a left-foot effort into the far corner of the net.

It was all over 10 minutes later when Morsy bent in a terrific right-foot shot from 25 yards after Jennison Myrie-Williams laid on the chance. Myrie-Williams mesmerised Oxford at times and he almost bagged the goal his performance deserved when he rattled the crossbar late on.

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