Sep 6, 2014 at 3pm UK at ​London Road Stadium
PeterboroughPeterborough United
Port Vale
Maddison (30'), Vassell (72'), Payne (79')
Santos (94')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Slew (83')
Jennings (42'), Neal (69'), Robertson (71')

Result: Peterborough United make light work of Port Vale

Goals from Marcus Maddison, Kyle Vassell and Jack Payne help Peterborough United to a 3-1 win against Port Vale which keeps them top of League One.

Peterborough United remain at the top of League One after beating Port Vale 3-1 this afternoon at London Road.

Marcus Maddison of Peterborough celebrates with Jack Payne and Jon Taylor after he scores to make it 1-0 during the Sky Bet League One match against Port Vale on September 6, 2014© Getty Images

The Valiants were arguably quickest off the starting blocks and troubled the home side early on through probing efforts from Mark Marshall, Tom Pope and Michael Brown.

Peterborough gave the Valiants a scare in the 19th minute when Conor Washington fired a dangerous shot straight at Chris Neal, with the rebound falling to Luke James who went on to blast over the bar.

The home side did break the deadlock on the half-hour mark through Marcus Maddison. The signing from Gateshead collected the ball on the right wing following in a throw-in and turned to lash the ball into the top corner of the Vale net.

Peterborough doubled their lead midway through the second half when a Jon Taylor free kick in the 71st minute fell to Kyle Vassell, and the young striker duly headed the ball into the back of the net.

Posh were not finished there and got on the scoresheet once again just seven minutes later courtesy of Jack Payne's ambitious 30-yard strike, which flew into the Valiants net and sent the home fans into raptures.

With just seven minutes to go, substitute Jordan Slew managed to score a consolation for Micky Adams's side by striking a shot from the centre of the box which went in off the underside of the bar.

Craig Alcock of Peterborough United in action during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Northampton Town and Peterborough United at Sixfields Stadium on July 20, 2013
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