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Free kick awarded for a foul by Kurtis Guthrie on Anthony Griffith. Indirect free kick taken by John McCombe.
Kurtis Guthrie takes a shot. Save made by Stuart Tomlinson.
Will Hatfield finds the net with a goal from just outside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Accrington Stanley 2-2 Port Vale.
Unfair challenge on Ben Williamson by Charlie Barnett results in a free kick. Charlie Barnett receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Will Hatfield on for Jamie Devitt. Sam Morsy restarts play with the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken by Chris Shuker from the right by-line.
Chris Shuker decides to take a short corner.
Chris Shuker takes a shot. Save by Lee Nicholls.
Chris Shuker takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Peter Murphy. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Shuker from the right by-line, clearance by Peter Murphy.
Kurtis Guthrie is brought on as a substitute for Danny Coid.
Sam Morsy replaces Paul Marshall. Ben Williamson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Tom Pope.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Aristote Nsiala on Anthony Griffith. Free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.
Corner taken right-footed by Jamie Devitt, clearance made by Anthony Griffith.
Corner taken left-footed by Paul Marshall, Lee Nicholls makes a save.
Lee Collins challenges Peter Murphy unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Kevin McIntyre, clearance made by Robert Taylor.
Padraig Amond takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.
Kevin McIntyre fouled by John McCombe, the ref awards a free kick. Micah Evans joins the action as a substitute, replacing Craig Lindfield. Free kick taken by Lee Nicholls.
Paul Marshall takes a inswinging corner.
Corner taken by Kevin McIntyre.
Chris Shuker finds the back of the net with a goal from just outside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Accrington Stanley 1-2 Port Vale.
The referee blows for offside. Stuart Tomlinson takes the free kick.
Jamie Devitt produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Peter Murphy by Sean Rigg. Sean Rigg goes into the book. Lee Nicholls restarts play with the free kick.
Lee Collins is brought on as a substitute for Clayton McDonald.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Kevin McIntyre from the right by-line, Clayton McDonald manages to make a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jamie Devitt.
The ball is delivered by Charlie Barnett, Padraig Amond takes a shot. Save made by Stuart Tomlinson. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jamie Devitt, Padraig Amond finds the back of the net with a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Accrington Stanley 1-1 Port Vale.
Unfair challenge on Tom Pope by Aristote Nsiala results in a free kick. Aristote Nsiala is shown a yellow card. Doug Loft takes the indirect free kick.
Doug Loft has an effort at goal from a long way out that misses to the right of the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Marshall by Luke Joyce. Anthony Griffith restarts play with the free kick.
Paul Marshall concedes a free kick for a foul on Peter Murphy. Free kick taken by Peter Murphy.
Kevin McIntyre concedes a free kick for a foul on Louis Dodds. Free kick crossed left-footed by Paul Marshall from right wing, Lee Nicholls makes a save. John McCombe finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. Accrington Stanley 0-1 Port Vale.
Jamie Devitt takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Louis Dodds.
The ball is delivered by Louis Dodds, save made by Lee Nicholls.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tom Pope by Aristote Nsiala. Free kick taken by Anthony Griffith.
Jamie Devitt fouled by Clayton McDonald, the ref awards a free kick. Clayton McDonald receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Kevin McIntyre crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Tom Pope fouled by Aristote Nsiala, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Marshall takes the direct free kick.
Aristote Nsiala concedes a free kick for a foul on Tom Pope. Sean Rigg takes the direct free kick.
The referee blows for offside. Stuart Tomlinson restarts play with the free kick.
Stanley duo out of Vale visit
Accrington boss Paul Cook has suffered a double injury blow ahead of Port Vale's visit to the Crown Ground.
Captain Dean Winnard will miss the contest with an ankle problem, while veteran midfielder Bryan Hughes is set for up to four weeks on the sidelines after suffering a hamstring injury during last weekend's defeat at Swindon.
Winnard and Hughes join Ian Craney (ankle) and Sean Hessey (hamstring) on the treatment table.
Cook is still searching for his first point or goal as Stanley manager having replaced John Coleman three games ago and accepts he must work with the squad currently at his disposal having swelled the squad's loan contingent.
"We've got six lads on loan at the moment and if we bring more in some of those won't be able to be able to involved, so we'll just work hard with the players we've got," he told the Lancashire Telegraph.
"We won't make excuses about injuries, we're staying positive and working hard."
Gareth Owen will miss the trip to Accrington - and most likely the remainder of the season - as things go from bad to worse for crisis club Vale.
Owen, not long back from injury, injured his left knee and hip while playing for the reserves against rivals Stoke on Wednesday.
Early indications are that the central defender may have suffered medial ligament damage. However, he has yet to undergo a scan to determine the severity of the damage.
Vale manager Micky Adams has limited options should he wish to make any changes to his side.
Tom Pope was on the bench against Crewe in midweek soon after his groin operation while fellow striker Ben Williamson and midfielders Sam Morsy and Kingsley James are also available.
Vale appear destined to enter administration and have been hit with a transfer embargo for an unpaid Income Tax bill.
Late leveller gets Cook off the mark
Substitute Will Hatfield scored a late equaliser against Port Vale to secure Accrington a 2-2 draw and their first point under new boss Paul Cook.
Cook had suffered three defeats in his first three games but Hatfield fired home from the edge of the box two minutes from time to prevent Vale securing a win.
Troubled Vale, with the threat of administration looming, did extend their unbeaten run to seven games but had looked on course for victory.
The Valiants took the lead when Stanley's on-loan goalkeeper Lee Nicholls could not get a firm punch on Louis Dodds' flick-on and the ball ballooned up in the air before John McCombe's backward header found the back of the net after 29 minutes.
There were limited chances for both sides but Stanley got back into it on the stroke of half-time with their first goal in over seven hours of football.
Danny Coid's long-range effort ricocheted around the penalty area and fell nicely for Padraig Amond who was unmarked six yards out.
However, Vale again edged ahead when Chris Shuker's long-range effort went through the arms of Nicholls after 56 minutes.
It looked like it would be enough until Hatfield fired home his first goal for Accrington in the dying minutes.
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