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Vale Park (ATT 7,028) 26th December 2013 - Kick off 15:00

Port Vale Port Vale vs Notts County Notts Co

Port Vale 2

J Myrie-Williams (pen 24)
G Tomlin (pen 79)

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Notts Co 1

R Murray (43)

Vale spot on to curb County

Last Updated: 26/12/13 6:34pm

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Jennison Myrie-Williams: Scored from the spot

Jennison Myrie-Williams: Scored from the spot

Port Vale scored twice from the penalty spot for a 2-1 win over Notts County who suffered their first defeat in four games.

Defences were on top during an uneventful first 24 minutes before Vale took the lead.

Andre Boucaud was adjudged to have handled and Jennison Myrie-Williams rolled a left-footed shot into the bottom left-hand corner of Bartosz Bialkowski's net as the County keeper dived in the opposite direction.

The visitors equalised two minutes before the end of a hard-fought but scrappy first-half when Ronan Murray fired his first league goal of the season.

Murray collected Callum McGregor's pass 20 yards out and struck a fierce left-foot shot which Vale keeper Sam Johnson got a hand to but could not prevent from entering the left corner of his net.

There were chances at both ends during a more open second half with County substitute Enoch Showumni skimming the crossbar with a shot before Tom Pope squandered a glorious chance for Vale.

But Vale won it in the 79th minute when Mustapha Dumbuya clipped Gavin Tomlin's heels before the Vale striker drilled his penalty to Bialkowski's right, with the ball striking the inside of the post on its way in.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 39 84
2 Preston North End 38 74
3 Swindon Town 37 70
4 Milton Keynes Dons 38 69
5 Sheffield United 39 61
6 Chesterfield 39 57
7 Rochdale 38 56
8 Barnsley 39 56
9 Peterborough United 39 56
10 Bradford City 38 54
11 Doncaster Rovers 38 53
12 Fleetwood Town 39 53
13 Oldham Athletic 39 52
14 Gillingham 39 51
15 Port Vale 39 48
16 Walsall 38 46
17 Coventry City 39 46
18 Crewe Alexandra 39 45
19 Scunthorpe United 38 44
20 Notts County 38 43
21 Crawley Town 39 43
22 Leyton Orient 38 42
23 Colchester United 38 38
24 Yeovil Town 39 33