We look back at the most recent clash with the Southend.
Port Vale 3 Southend United 1
At Vale Park
February 2016thFriday 26
Attendance: 3,957 including 286 visiting supporters
Vale didn’t allow Southend’s victory over leader Burton Albion to bother them too much as they turned on the style in the opening forty-five minutes to more or less put the game to bed by half time.
minute.th minute, before getting in on the act himself with Vale’s second in the 36thMan of the Match Michael O’Connor was instrumental in all three of Vale’s goals, crossing for the opener from Ajay Leitch-Smith in the 18
minute it was his free-kick which was floated into the visitors’ box only for Southend defender Ben Coker to deflect the ball past his own goalkeeper for Vale’s third. thThen in the 40
Southend hit a consolation goal in the 94th minute through substitute Sam McQueen and then David Mooney, another second half substitute smashed a spot kick against Chris Neal's crossbar a minute later.
PORT VALE:Chris Neal, Ben Marshall, Richard Duffy, Ryan McGivern, Carl Dickinson, Matty Kennedy, Michael O’Connor, Anthony Grant, Sam Foley, Louis Dodds, Ajay Leitch-Smith.
Remie Streete, JJ Hooper, Adam Yates, Michael Brown, Sam Kelly, Ryan Boot, Theo Robinson.SUBS:
SOUTHEND UNITED:Dan Bentley, Ben Coker, Anthony Wordsworth, Michael Timlin, Jack Payne, Will Atkinson, Cian Bolger, Noel Hunt, Tyron Barnett, Luke O’Niell, Adam Barrett.
Adam Thompson, Dave Worrall, David Mooney, Ted Smith, Stephen McLaughlin, Sam McQueen, Gary DeeganSUBS: