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Vale Park (ATT 5,593) 30th August 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Port Vale Port Vale vs Chesterfield Chesterfld

Port Vale 1

M Marshall (41)

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Chesterfld 2

E Doyle (9)
G Roberts (46)
I Evatt (S/O 84)

Excellent Roberts earns win

Last Updated: 30/08/14 7:20pm

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Gary Roberts; Man of the match

Gary Roberts; Man of the match

Gary Roberts made one goal and scored the other as he masterminded a deserved 2-1 victory for Chesterfield at Port Vale.

The visitors dominated most of the early play and took the lead in the ninth minute when Eoin Doyle kneed in the rebound from four yards after Roberts' shot had came back off a post.

Tom Pope struck the outside of a post as Vale attempted to fight their way back and the home side levelled against the run of play five minutes before the break.

Mark Marshall burst into the Chesterfield box from the right flank and smashed an angled drive high inside visiting goalkeeper Tommy Lee's left-hand post from 14 yards.

Vale should have gone ahead just two minutes later when Pope's cushioned header dropped perfectly for Chris Lines, who miscued with the goal at his mercy.

But Chesterfield were back in front just 16 seconds into the second period. Roberts mesmerised Ryan McGivern before placing an angled left-footed shot which clipped the inside of the far post on its way in.

Colin Daniel forced a fine save from Lee before former Vale midfielder Sam Morsy retaliated when he rattled the crossbar from 30 yards.

Chesterfield were reduced to 10 men for the final seven minutes after Ian Evatt was sent off for a second bookable offence.

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Sky Bet League 1

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