Lancashire TelegraphFull time: Port Vale 3 Accrington Stanley 0 (From Lancashire Telegraph)

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Full time: Port Vale 3 Accrington Stanley 0

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.

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