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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

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Milton Keynes Dons 27 55
2 Bristol City 25 54
3 Swindon Town 27 54
4 Preston North End 27 47
5 Chesterfield 27 39
6 Sheffield United 25 39
7 Rochdale 26 38
8 Bradford City 26 37
9 Fleetwood Town 27 37
10 Oldham Athletic 26 37
11 Peterborough United 27 37
12 Doncaster Rovers 26 36
13 Notts County 27 35
14 Port Vale 28 35
15 Walsall 26 33
16 Scunthorpe United 25 33
17 Barnsley 26 32
18 Gillingham 27 31
19 Coventry City 28 31
20 Crewe Alexandra 27 29
21 Colchester United 27 28
22 Crawley Town 28 27
23 Leyton Orient 27 26
24 Yeovil Town 28 25