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Vale Park (ATT 5,074) 18th April 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Port Vale Port Vale vs Milton Keynes Dons MK Dons

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J Hugill (48)

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Hugill cashes in to down Dons

Last Updated: 18/04/14 6:29pm

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Jordan Hugill: Got the winner

Jordan Hugill: Got the winner

Jordan Hugill scored the only goal of the game to earn Port Vale a 1-0 victory and end MK Dons' run of five successive away wins.

The visitors dominated the opening stages and Izale McLeod cracked an 18-yard shot against the woodwork in the 11th minute.

But Vale improved as Ben Williamson caused problems and Hugill squandered a gilt-edged chance.

Hugill came on in the 30th minute after Tom Pope had been stretchered off with an ankle injury.

MK Dons striker Sanmi Odelusi suffered a head injury in the same incident and was replaced by Brendan Galloway.

Mark Kennedy became the second MK Dons player to rattle the woodwork when his 37th-minute strike hit the crossbar.

Vale's Carl Dickinson then lobbed a shot against the crossbar and despite all the chances the game remained scoreless at half-time.

That changed less than two minutes after the break when Hugill capitalised on a terrible mix-up between Dons' goalkeeper David Martin and defender Alan Smith.

Billy Knott lofted a pass down the middle and Hugill got between Martin and Smith to chest the ball down and roll it into an empty net with his left foot from 12 yards.

The visitors did not do enough to earn a point in a far less eventful second half, although Vale goalkeeper Sam Johnson was forced into a fine save from Daniel Powell in the 59th minute.

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Sky Bet League 1
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1 Bristol City 45 96
2 Preston North End 45 89
3 Milton Keynes Dons 45 88
4 Swindon Town 45 78
5 Sheffield United 45 70
6 Chesterfield 45 68
7 Rochdale 45 63
8 Bradford City 45 62
9 Peterborough United 45 62
10 Fleetwood Town 45 60
11 Walsall 45 59
12 Gillingham 45 59
13 Barnsley 45 59
14 Doncaster Rovers 45 58
15 Scunthorpe United 45 56
16 Oldham Athletic 45 56
17 Port Vale 45 54
18 Coventry City 45 52
19 Crewe Alexandra 45 52
20 Notts County 45 50
21 Crawley Town 45 50
22 Colchester United 45 49
23 Leyton Orient 45 48
24 Yeovil Town 45 40