Full time: Port Vale 3 Accrington Stanley 0

First published in Sport

FORMER Premier League striker Lee Hughes bagged a brace on his home debut as Port Vale eased past 10-man Accrington Stanley.

Stanley were reduced to 10 after just four minutes when Charlie Barnett saw red for a tackle on Daniel Jones but they held on until the break at 0-0.

But Vale capitalised five minutes into the second period when Hughes volleyed home before Darren Purse made it 2-0.

Hughes then wrapped up the three points by coolly finishing when put through.

Stanley came within inches of scoring with the scores level at 0-0, but Peter Murphy's shot was cleared off the line by Vale skipper Doug Loft.

The loss sees Accrington stay in 20th place, two points above the relegation zone.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree