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  • Date:07 Aug 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Gigg Lane
Goal!

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92:34 +2.34

Justin Richards challenges Joe Skarz unfairly and gives away a free kick. Cameron Belford takes the free kick.

91:53 +1.53

Gary Roberts takes a short corner.

91:00 +1.00

Steven Schumacher has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.

89:43

Foul by John McCombe on Andy Bishop, free kick awarded. Booking for John McCombe for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed by Steven Schumacher.

83:51

The assistant referee signals for offside against Ryan Lowe. Stuart Tomlinson restarts play with the free kick. Lenell John-Lewis is brought on as a substitute for Ryan Lowe.

82:45

Unfair challenge on Steven Schumacher by Marc Richards results in a free kick. Peter Sweeney takes the direct free kick.

81:32

Efetobore Sodje fouled by Justin Richards, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Peter Sweeney.

81:00

Headed effort from deep inside the area by Ryan Lowe misses to the right of the goal.

79:11

Mike Jones takes a shot. Save made by Stuart Tomlinson.

77:52

Effort from just outside the area by Kyle Bennett goes over the bar.

75:59

The offside flag is raised against Marc Richards. Indirect free kick taken by Tom Lees. Louis Dodds comes on in place of Doug Loft. Robert Taylor joins the action as a substitute, replacing Sean Rigg.

75:30

The referee blows for offside. Cameron Belford takes the free kick.

74:49

Mike Jones is brought on as a substitute for David Worrall.

74:24

Andy Howarth goes off and Kyle Bennett comes on.

73:58

Effort on goal by Ryan Lowe from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

70:57

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Peter Sweeney from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Anthony Griffith.

70:27

Foul by Anthony Griffith on Steven Schumacher, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Cameron Belford.

69:35

Marc Richards has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the target.

68:47

Efetobore Sodje challenges Marc Richards unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Gary Roberts.

67:36

Gary Roberts fouled by Ryan Lowe, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by John McCombe.

67:13

Marc Richards takes a shot. Efetobore Sodje gets a block in.

64:39

Corner taken by Gary Roberts, A goal is scored by Lee Collins from deep inside the penalty box high into the middle of the goal. Bury 0-1 Port Vale.Assist by Anthony Griffith.

63:54

Marc Richards is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Cameron Belford restarts play with the free kick.

63:14

Anthony Griffith concedes a free kick for a foul on David Worrall. Cameron Belford takes the free kick.

62:12

David Worrall produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.

60:03

Andy Bishop challenges Gareth Owen unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.

58:47

The offside flag is raised against Andy Bishop. Stuart Tomlinson takes the indirect free kick.

58:25

Ryan Lowe fouled by John McCombe, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Peter Sweeney.

56:08

Corner taken by Peter Sweeney.

55:27

Anthony Griffith takes a shot. Gareth Owen gets a block in.

54:59

John McCombe fouled by Ryan Lowe, the ref awards a free kick. Gary Roberts takes the direct free kick.

52:49

Free kick awarded for a foul by Efetobore Sodje on Adam Yates. Gary Roberts takes the free kick.

51:49

Effort on goal by Doug Loft from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

50:56

Foul by Justin Richards on David Worrall, free kick awarded. Tom Lees takes the free kick.

49:41

Gary Roberts takes a outswinging corner to the near post. Justin Richards is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Cameron Belford takes the free kick.

47:39

Sean Rigg produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.

45:50

Shot from 25 yards from Ryan Lowe. Save made by Stuart Tomlinson.

45:22 +0.22

Justin Richards concedes a free kick for a foul on Tom Lees. Direct free kick taken by Cameron Belford.

44:31

Peter Sweeney takes a corner.

43:53

Handball decision goes against Justin Richards. Booking for Justin Richards for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Cameron Belford.

43:00

Gary Roberts takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Cameron Belford makes a comfortable save.

41:54

The referee gives a free kick against Justin Richards for handball. Free kick taken by Tom Lees.

41:34

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Bishop by Gareth Owen. Peter Sweeney takes the direct free kick.

39:49

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Bishop by John McCombe. Peter Sweeney delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel.

39:23

Adam Yates challenges David Worrall unfairly and gives away a free kick. Cameron Belford restarts play with the free kick.

36:56

Foul by Gary Roberts on Peter Sweeney, free kick awarded. Gary Roberts booked for dissent. Tom Lees takes the free kick.

35:26

Steven Schumacher produces a right-footed shot from long range that goes harmlessly over the bar.

33:42

Steven Schumacher gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marc Richards. Marc Richards has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

30:09

Andy Howarth challenges Lee Collins unfairly and gives away a free kick. The referee books Andy Howarth for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Gareth Owen.

29:33

Anthony Griffith has a drilled shot. Save by Cameron Belford.

29:05

Anthony Griffith has a drilled shot. Cameron Belford makes a comfortable save.

28:02

The official flags Ryan Lowe offside. Free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.

26:55

Corner taken left-footed by Peter Sweeney from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Anthony Griffith.

26:01

Unfair challenge on Phil Picken by Lee Collins results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Cameron Belford.

25:43

Peter Sweeney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Roberts. Gary Roberts takes the free kick.

23:48

Phil Picken has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.

23:02

Phil Picken fouled by Marc Richards, the ref awards a free kick. Cameron Belford restarts play with the free kick.

22:45

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Doug Loft by Peter Sweeney. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.

22:13

Andy Howarth takes a shot. Lee Collins gets a block in.

20:39

Corner taken right-footed by Gary Roberts, Foul by Lee Collins on Peter Sweeney, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Cameron Belford.

20:22

Sean Rigg has an effort at goal from 25 yards. Tom Lees gets a block in.

18:31

Sean Rigg takes a shot. Save made by Cameron Belford.

17:51

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marc Richards by Efetobore Sodje. Gary Roberts takes the direct free kick.

17:22

Header by Andy Bishop from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

16:41

Peter Sweeney challenges Anthony Griffith unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gary Roberts crosses the ball in from the free kick, save made by Cameron Belford.

16:28

The assistant referee signals for offside against David Worrall. Stuart Tomlinson restarts play with the free kick.

16:11

Andy Bishop takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Stuart Tomlinson makes a fantastic save.

13:12

Effort on goal by Gary Roberts from just inside the area clears the bar.

12:49

Andy Howarth challenges Lee Collins unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.

12:01

The referee penalises Ryan Lowe for handball. Stuart Tomlinson takes the indirect free kick.

10:35

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Cameron Belford.

9:28

Ryan Lowe has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.

7:31

Andy Bishop is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Stuart Tomlinson takes the free kick.

7:09

Adam Yates takes a shot. Save made by Cameron Belford.

4:18

Corner taken by Gary Roberts from the right by-line to the near post, Header from close in by Justin Richards misses to the left of the goal.

3:18

Lee Collins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Howarth. Free kick taken by Cameron Belford.

2:28

Shot from 18 yards by Andy Howarth. Save made by Stuart Tomlinson.

0:32

Marc Richards decides to take the corner short.

The referee gets the game underway.

The referee blows for half time.

The referee starts the second half.

The referee blows for half time.

The referee ends the match.

Match Preview


Knill to shake up squad

Bury boss Alan Knill could hand debuts to several players when his side begin their campaign at home to Port Vale.

The Shakers have enjoyed a profitable recruitment drive during the summer and this week added Tom Lees, Phil Picken, Kyle Bennett and Lenell John-Lewis to their squad.

Defender Lees, 20, arrived on a six-month loan deal from Leeds and will boost Knill`s options at centre-half and right-back.

Fellow defender Picken, promising attacking midfielder Bennett and striker John-Lewis have all signed 12-month contracts.

Joe Skarz, Peter Sweeney, Steven Schumacher, Andy Howarth, Andrai Jones, Krishnan Patel, Richie Branagan and Zach Rothwell could also make their debuts.

Knill's only serious injury concern surrounds defender Ben Futcher, who is rated as 50-50 after sustaining an ankle injury during pre-season.

Tommy Fraser is facing a battle to be fit for Vale.

The Vale captain is nursing a badly bruised shin picked up during pre-season and could well be forced to make his return in Tuesday`s Carling Cup tie at Championship side QPR.

Winger Lewis Haldane will definitely miss out having contracted blood poisoning following an infected insect bite to an ankle, ruling him out for a further couple of weeks.

Defender Ritchie Sutton will also miss the first six games of the new season due to a suspension which carries over from last term.

Sutton saw red for former club Nantwich in the final game of 2009/10 - his fourth dismissal of the campaign - and he will not be eligible to play until mid-September.

Summer signing Justin Richards is expected to line up alongside the prolific Marc Richards in attack, forming a partnership which could potentially strike gold in the fourth tier this term.


Formation:442Manager: Micky Adams

Bury

Formation: 442Manager: Alan Knill

Port Vale

  • Cameron Belford
  • Phil Picken
  • Efetobore Sodje
  • Tom Lees
  • Joe Skarz
  • David Worrall
  • Steven Schumacher
  • Peter Sweeney
  • Andy Howarth
  • Andy Bishop
  • Ryan Lowe
  • SUBS
  • Ritchie Branagan
  • Danny Carlton
  • Lenell John-Lewis
  • Mike Jones
  • Kyle Bennett
  • Andrai Jones
  • Max Harrop

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Match Report

Valiant effort earns points Port Vale showed their promotion credentials by kicking off their campaign with a hard-fought 1-0 win at Bury. The Valiants, looking to build on last season's 10th-placed finish, claimed a deserved victory through a rare goal by left-back Lee Collins in the 66th minute. Bury have undergone a summer overhaul after missing out on the play-offs last term and fielded six debutants, while summer signings Stuart Tomlinson, Gary Roberts and Justin Richards started for Vale. New Bury winger Andy Haworth scuffed an early shot before whipping in a fine cross for Andy Bishop, whose header struck Adam Yates before Gareth Owen cleared. A superb Richards then laid off for Sean Rigg, who released Roberts to fire over from a wide angle, before Bishop forced a fine low save from Tomlinson. A lively first half continued with Rigg and Anthony Griffith going close with long-range strikes, and Vale started the second half strongly, with Yates having a cross deflected against the crossbar. Doug Loft then turned a Rigg cross agonisingly wide and Vale broke the deadlock as Richards knocked down a Roberts corner for Collins to lash home from 10 yards. Richards then headed wide from a Yates cross and the closest Bury came to an equaliser was when Ryan Lowe headed wide from Bishop's cross.

possession


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