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Prenton Park (ATT 5,334) 28th September 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: Paul Tierney

Tranmere Tranmere Rovers vs Port Vale Port Vale

Tranmere 0

L Ridehalgh (S/O 32)

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Port Vale 1

C Lines (56)

Rovers downed by Lines magic

Last Updated: 28/09/13 7:21pm

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Chris Lines: Match-winning strike

Chris Lines: Match-winning strike

Chris Lines' second-half free-kick proved the difference as Port Vale clinched a 1-0 win over 10-man Tranmere at Prenton Park.

Lines' 56th minute effort curled into the top left-hand corner from 25 yards to give Vale a much deserved winner after Tom Pope has missed a first-half penalty.

Liam Ridehalgh, making his debut for the home side after arriving on emergency loan from Huddersfield, was given a straight red on the half hour for pulling back Chris Birchall in the area.

But Owain fon Williams, who had already made a couple of fine saves in the opening period, dived to his left to fingertip Pope's spot-kick around the post.

The home side, who are still without a win since August, were always going to be up against in the second period in the search for an equaliser.

Pope twice was denied by fon Williams but Vale were nearly made to pay for not putting the game to bed when Ash Taylor headed against the bar for the home side in injury time.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
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1 Bristol City 34 73
2 Preston North End 33 63
3 Milton Keynes Dons 34 62
4 Swindon Town 34 61
5 Sheffield United 33 53
6 Doncaster Rovers 34 49
7 Chesterfield 34 48
8 Bradford City 33 48
9 Peterborough United 34 47
10 Barnsley 34 47
11 Oldham Athletic 33 46
12 Gillingham 34 45
13 Port Vale 34 45
14 Fleetwood Town 34 45
15 Rochdale 32 44
16 Walsall 34 44
17 Scunthorpe United 33 42
18 Notts County 33 41
19 Crewe Alexandra 34 39
20 Coventry City 33 36
21 Leyton Orient 33 35
22 Colchester United 34 34
23 Crawley Town 34 34
24 Yeovil Town 34 30