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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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1 Bristol City 39 84
2 Preston North End 37 73
3 Swindon Town 37 70
4 Milton Keynes Dons 38 69
5 Sheffield United 39 61
6 Rochdale 38 56
7 Barnsley 39 56
8 Peterborough United 39 56
9 Chesterfield 38 54
10 Bradford City 37 54
11 Doncaster Rovers 38 53
12 Fleetwood Town 38 52
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