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Stevenage 2-0 Port Vale

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Goals from Danny Newton and Jonathan Smith earned in-form Stevenage a deserved League Two victory over struggling Port Vale.Boro striker Newton fired home his sixth of the season from an acute angle after 22 minutes following Ben Kennedy’s surging forward run.Matt Gooden had earlier wasted a golden opportunity for the hosts, shooting straight at Kelle Roos after capitalising on Tom Anderson’s slip.

Boro, who rounded out September with three consecutive league wins, were only denied a second before the break when Roos parried Tom Pett’s stinging 25-yard drive.But seconds after the Vale goalkeeper almost fumbled Newton’s low drive into his own net, Smith brilliantly curled into the top corner after 54 minutes to double the hosts’ advantage.Managerless Vale had started brightly as Tyrone Barnett’s shot on the turn from distance forced Joe Fryer into a good save after six minutes.Tom Pope’s looping header was brilliantly cleared by Boro captain Ronnie Henry, on his 450th appearance for the hosts, five minutes before the break.The experienced forward also headed wide from Tyler Denton’s delivery approaching the hour.Match report supplied by the Press Association.Line-upsMatch StatsLive TextLine-upsStevenage1Fryer25Henry5Franks20Vancooten3Martin10KennedySubstituted forConlonat 90+3’minutes2Smith17Gorman11Pett19NewtonSubstituted forWoottonat 60’minutes24GoddenSubstituted forGrayat 89’minutesSubstitutes6Wilkinson7Whelpdale9Wootton16Day18Conlon22Toner31GrayPort Vale36Roos4AndersonBooked at 75mins6KaySubstituted forMyers-Harnessat 65’minutes24Smith2Wilson10Worrall32Tonge28de FreitasBooked at 76minsSubstituted forWhitfieldat 82’minutes3Denton9Pope14BarnettSubstituted forTurnerat 65’minutesSubstitutes5Davis7Myers-Harness12Hornby19Turner21Gibbons31Whitfield33GunningReferee:Charles BreakspearAttendance:2,678Match StatsHome TeamStevenageAway TeamPort ValePossessionHome47%Away53%ShotsHome12Away9Shots on TargetHome6Away2CornersHome5Away4FoulsHome12Away13Live TextPosted at Match ends, Stevenage 2, Port Vale 0.Full TimePosted at 90’+4′ Second Half ends, Stevenage 2, Port Vale 0.SubstitutionPosted at 90’+3′ Substitution, Stevenage. Tom Conlon replaces Ben Kennedy.Posted at 90′ Attempt missed. Joe Martin (Stevenage) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.SubstitutionPosted at 89′ Substitution, Stevenage. Jamie Gray replaces Matt Godden.Posted at 89′ Foul by Marcus Myers-Harness (Port Vale).Posted at 89′ Tom Pett (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 89′ Attempt blocked. Tom Pett (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.Posted at 85′ Tom Pope (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 85′ Foul by Terence Vancooten (Stevenage).Posted at 84′ Attempt missed. Tom Pope (Port Vale) header from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.SubstitutionPosted at 82′ Substitution, Port Vale. Ben Whitfield replaces Anthony de Freitas.Posted at 81′ Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Jonathan Smith.Posted at 78′ Kyle Wootton (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.Posted at 78′ Foul by Lawrie Wilson (Port Vale).BookingPosted at 76′ Anthony de Freitas (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.Posted at 76′ Ronnie Henry (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.Posted at 76′ Foul by Anthony de Freitas (Port Vale).BookingPosted at 75′ Tom Anderson (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.Posted at 75′ Hand ball by Tom Anderson (Port Vale).Posted at 73′ Attempt missed. Marcus Myers-Harness (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.Posted at 70′ Attempt blocked. Tom Anderson (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box is blocked.Posted at 70′ Foul by Fraser Franks (Stevenage).Posted at 70′ Dan Turner (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 69′ Terence Vancooten (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 69′ Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).Posted at 68′ Foul by Kyle Wootton (Stevenage).Posted at 68′ Tyler Denton (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 67′ Attempt missed. Matt Godden (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.SubstitutionPosted at 65′ Substitution, Port Vale. Marcus Myers-Harness replaces Antony Kay.SubstitutionPosted at 65′ Substitution, Port Vale. Dan Turner replaces Tyrone Barnett.Posted at 64′ Attempt blocked. Matt Godden (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.SubstitutionPosted at 60′ Substitution, Stevenage. Kyle Wootton replaces Danny Newton.Posted at 59′ Attempt missed. Tom Pett (Stevenage) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.Posted at 58′ Attempt missed. Tom Pope (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.Posted at 56′ Foul by Jonathan Smith (Stevenage).Posted at 56′ Anthony de Freitas (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 55′ Foul by Jonathan Smith (Stevenage).Posted at 55′ Tyrone Barnett (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Goal!Posted at 54′ Goal! Stevenage 2, Port Vale 0. Jonathan Smith (Stevenage) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Fraser Franks.Show more updatesgoal
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