Port Vale down 10-man Orient

Date published: Saturday 25th October 2014 6:26

Effort far outweighed quality in the dull opening stages before Vale twice went close to taking a 29th-minute lead.

Gary Woods saved a 30-yard drive from Ryan McGivern and the Orient goalkeeper then deflected Chris Lines’ shot against a post.

But the O’s were really up against it a minute later when Henderson was shown a straight red card for elbowing Vale defender Richard Duffy.

The visitors survived increasing pressure as half-time approached and Vale striker Jordan Slew had a header ruled out for offside seconds before the interval.

Orient’s 10-men continued to hold firm in the opening stages of the second half, before Rob Page’s team took control with two goals in the space of three minutes.

Right-back Adam Yates broke the deadlock in the 63rd minute, firing a right-foot shot into the top right-hand corner of the net from 15 yards after he was set up by Mark Marshall.

And Ben Williamson drove an angled right-foot drive from 12 yards into almost the same spot after he spun onto a pass from Michael O’Connor.

Nathan Clarke deflected a free-kick from O’Connor into his own net in the 81st minute to complete Orient’s misery.

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