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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 10 24
2 Peterborough United 10 19
3 Swindon Town 9 18
4 Milton Keynes Dons 9 16
5 Rochdale 10 16
6 Preston North End 9 16
7 Sheffield United 9 16
8 Chesterfield 9 15
9 Bradford City 10 15
10 Notts County 10 14
11 Oldham Athletic 10 14
12 Fleetwood Town 10 13
13 Crawley Town 10 13
14 Gillingham 10 12
15 Coventry City 10 12
16 Yeovil Town 10 12
17 Walsall 10 11
18 Doncaster Rovers 9 11
19 Leyton Orient 9 10
20 Colchester United 10 9
21 Barnsley 9 9
22 Port Vale 10 9
23 Scunthorpe United 10 7
24 Crewe Alexandra 10 4