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Referee takes players off at Port Vale v Bolton

A fan was earlier taken off the pitch after invading. Credit: PA

The referee in the League One clash between Port Vale and Bolton Wanderers has taken the players off the pitch following fan clashes.

Carl Boyeson decided to take the players off when opposing fans clashed on the pitch after Bolton fans celebrated their opener from David Wheater which could send them into the Championship.

Visiting supporters invaded the Vale Park pitch but were quickly greeted by home fans, with clashes ensuing.

The players were brought back on after the stoppage.

Port Vale take on Shrewsbury Town in League One clash

Credit: ITV

Port Vale took on Shrewsbury Town tonight in a League one clash where they lived up to their name. The Valiants recorded a 2-1 victory over Shrewsbury at Vale Park.

A first goal from midfielder Sam Foley in the second half gave them a head start followed by another just three minutes later from Ryan Taylor.

A goal from Louis Dodds in the 74th minute gave Shrewsbury their point.

Final score: Port Vale 2 - 1 Shrewsbury Town.


Statement: Ribeiro leaves Port Vale with a "heavy heart"

Port Vale lost to Walsall today Credit: Steven Paston EMPICS Sport

The Port Vale manager Bruno Ribeiro has resigned from the club after their Boxing Day defeat to Walsall.

"The Chairman and I had a project, which sadly due to recent form left me feeling that I let the Chairman, fans and Club down.

It is with a heavy heart that I tender my resignation with Port Vale Football Club.

I would like to wish the Club all the best for the future”.

– Bruno Ribeiro, on the Port Vale website

"Sadly the project that we undertook is not working and that is demonstrated by today’s result.

I have accepted Bruno’s resignation, which highlights his humility and professionalism and I would like to thank him for his service to the Club and wish him all the best for the future”.

– Chairman, Norman Smurthwaite, on the Port Vale website

Port Vale hails 'new era' with new manager Rob Page

Former defender Rob Page has been appointed as the new manager of Port Vale FC.

Page, who first joined Vale as a youth team coach, has been acting as caretaker manager since former boss Micky Adams left last month.

Page took over after former boss Micky Adams left last month Credit: PA

And after overseeing wins against Barnsley, Yeovil Town and Leyton Orient, the club has now signed him up until at least the end of the season.

He said he was delighted with the position.

I am really pleased. I had a conversation with the chairman and he has offered me the opportunity to manage the club, which I am very grateful for.

I think the difference in the approach to games, especially at home, is there for everyone to see and long may it continue.

This is a proud moment for myself and I would like to thank the fans and players for their support, which will continue to be important in the future.

– Rob Page

Vale chairman Norman Smurthwaite hailed his appointment as the "start of a new era" for the club, and praised Page for turning around the team's home form.

Defender Daniel Jones sacked from Port Vale

Port Vale FC has sacked defender Daniel Jones with immediate effect after a clash which left captain Doug Loft badly injured.

Loft will be left on the bench for rest of the season, having suffered a suspected broken cheekbone in what has been described as an "altercation" last week.

Pictures of Loft's injuries were published in The Sun today, with reports suggesting Jones' sacking was directly linked to the incident.

The club said it would not be commenting further.

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