Sean Rigg scored twice and made another goal as Port Vale maintained their unbeaten start in League Two with a 4-1 victory over Accrington.
Rigg opened the scoring in the 18th minute with a crisp right-foot finish from 14 yards after a clever pass from Gary Roberts. He was then fouled by Luke Joyce just outside the penalty area to enable Roberts to drive home an unstoppable free-kick five minutes later.
The floodgates were open and Tom Pope made no mistake with a far-post header in the 37th minute after Adam Yates hung up an excellent cross from the right byline.
It was all over two minutes before the interval with Pope this time turning provider for Rigg to poach his fourth goal of the season with a deflected shot from six yards out.
Louis Moult, making his Accrington debut on loan from Vale's neighbours Stoke, blazed over a decent chance as the visitors attempted to get back into the game at the start of the second-half.
To their credit, Stanley kept plugging away and full-back Peter Murphy struck the crossbar before roaming forward again to net a consolation goal 10 minutes from time. Substitute Craig Lindfield bent over a left-wing corner which Murphy bundled over the line at the far post.
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