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  • Date:31 Dec 2011
  • Kick-off:13:00
  • Venue:The Moss Rose Ground
  • Attendance:4,214
  • Stuart Tomlinson - og (36) Donnelly (70)
  • Richards (60)
Goal!

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92mins

Colin Daniel takes a shot. Save by Stuart Tomlinson.

89mins

Shot from outside the box by Adam Yates goes wide right of the target.

88mins

Corner taken left-footed by Doug Loft, clearance by Shaun Brisley.

88mins

Tony Diagne concedes a free kick for a foul on Jennison Myrie-Williams. Adam Yates takes the free kick.

82mins

Corner taken by Sam Wedgbury from the left by-line.

81mins

Tony Diagne challenges Doug Loft unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Doug Loft, Marc Richards takes a shot. Save by Jose Veiga.

79mins

The ball is crossed by Anthony Griffith, Nathaniel Brown makes a clearance. Doug Loft takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Nathaniel Brown.

77mins

Foul by Lee Collins on Elliott Hewitt, free kick awarded. Lee Collins goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Sean Rigg replaces Tom Pope. Free kick taken by Jonathan Bateson.

76mins

Tom Pope concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan Bateson. Free kick taken by Jose Veiga.

76mins

The ball is crossed by Tom Pope, clearance by Tony Diagne.

73mins

Booking for Marc Richards. The referee shows Nathaniel Brown a yellow card.

71mins

George Donnelly grabs a goal from the edge of the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Macclesfield 2-1 Port Vale.

70mins

Ben Williamson takes a shot. Blocked by Jonathan Bateson. Corner taken by Doug Loft.

70mins

Ben Williamson replaces Robert Taylor. Doug Loft takes the inswinging corner, Shaun Brisley manages to make a clearance.

69mins

The ball is delivered by Robert Taylor, save by Jose Veiga.

66mins

Shot from 18 yards by Robert Taylor. Save by Jose Veiga.

64mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Arnaud Mendy on Robert Taylor. Stuart Tomlinson takes the direct free kick.

64mins

The ball is delivered by Colin Daniel, Gareth Owen makes a clearance. Corner taken by Sam Wedgbury, clearance made by Anthony Griffith.

61mins

Marc Richards scores a headed goal from inside the penalty area. Macclesfield 1-1 Port Vale.Doug Loft provided the assist for the goal.

58mins

Ross Draper gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jennison Myrie-Williams. Adam Yates takes the direct free kick.

57mins

George Donnelly gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gareth Owen. George Donnelly shown a yellow card. Guy Madjo goes off and Marc Richards comes on. Free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.

56mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John McCombe by George Donnelly. Stuart Tomlinson takes the free kick.

55mins

Long distance shot from Arnaud Mendy misses to the left of the goal.

54mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by George Donnelly on Anthony Griffith. Adam Yates takes the direct free kick.

49mins

Ross Draper gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Doug Loft. Caution for Ross Draper. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Jennison Myrie-Williams.

49mins

Doug Loft takes a shot. Blocked by Shaun Brisley.

49mins

A cross is delivered by Elliott Hewitt, blocked by John McCombe.

48mins

Jennison Myrie-Williams takes a shot. Blocked by Colin Daniel. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Jennison Myrie-Williams from the left by-line, Colin Daniel makes a clearance.

47mins

Tony Diagne concedes a free kick for a foul on Jennison Myrie-Williams. Direct free kick taken by Doug Loft.

46mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by John McCombe on George Donnelly. Strike on goal comes in from George Donnelly from the free kick,

46mins

Foul by Anthony Griffith on Ross Draper, free kick awarded. Jonathan Bateson takes the free kick.

46mins

Matthew Hamshaw leaves the field to be replaced by Elliott Hewitt.

44mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ross Draper by Anthony Griffith. Free kick taken by Matthew Hamshaw.

42mins

Jennison Myrie-Williams fouled by Sam Wedgbury, the ref awards a free kick. Booking for Sam Wedgbury. Robert Taylor restarts play with the free kick.

39mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tony Diagne on Anthony Griffith. Adam Yates takes the free kick.

38mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Anthony Griffith by Arnaud Mendy. Adam Yates restarts play with the free kick.

37mins

An own goal is scored by Stuart Tomlinson. Macclesfield 1-0 Port Vale.

35mins

Matthew Hamshaw takes a shot.

33mins

Matthew Hamshaw fouled by Gareth Owen, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Matthew Hamshaw.

31mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Doug Loft on Colin Daniel. Tony Diagne shoots direct from the free kick.

29mins

The referee blows for offside. Stuart Tomlinson takes the free kick.

28mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Matthew Hamshaw, Stuart Tomlinson makes a save.

27mins

Robert Taylor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Colin Daniel. Direct free kick taken by Tony Diagne.

27mins

Centre by Robert Taylor.

22mins

Foul by Colin Daniel on Anthony Griffith, free kick awarded. Jennison Myrie-Williams takes the free kick.

19mins

Doug Loft has an effort at goal from outside the area which misses left.

18mins

Arnaud Mendy challenges Anthony Griffith unfairly and gives away a free kick. Adam Yates restarts play with the free kick.

16mins

Jennison Myrie-Williams is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Tony Diagne.

12mins

Foul by Tom Pope on Jonathan Bateson, free kick awarded. Jonathan Bateson takes the direct free kick.

11mins

Tom Pope is caught offside. Jose Veiga takes the free kick.

10mins

Doug Loft takes a shot. Nathaniel Brown gets a block in.

8mins

Corner taken left-footed by Jennison Myrie-Williams to the near post, clearance by Colin Daniel.

5mins

George Donnelly takes a shot. Save by Stuart Tomlinson.

4mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by George Donnelly on Lee Collins. Stuart Tomlinson restarts play with the free kick.

2mins

Outswinging corner taken by Sam Wedgbury from the right by-line, clearance by Anthony Griffith. The ball is swung over by Sam Wedgbury, clearance made by Lee Collins. Matthew Hamshaw takes the inswinging corner, save by Stuart Tomlinson.

1mins

Tom Pope concedes a free kick for a foul on Tony Diagne. Matthew Hamshaw takes the free kick.

Match Preview

Hewitt hoping for Silkmen start Elliot Hewitt could return to the Macclesfield starting line-up for the visit of Port Vale. Highly-rated 17-year-old full back Hewitt was an unused substitute for the goalless draw against Rotherham and will press for inclusion once again. Midfielder Lewis Chalmers was expected to return ahead of the Boxing Day stalemate, but a setback in his recovery from a stomach injury keeps him on the sidelines. Vinny Mukendi was another injury absentee against the Millers and the striker has failed to recover in time from a knee complaint. Ben Tomlinson (ankle) and Scott Kay (thigh) have returned to light training, but the game comes too soon for them. Adam Roberts and Greg Daniels are still absent as a result of respective foot and knee injuries. Port Vale manager Micky Adams has options should he wish to make changes. The likes of Ben Williamson, Clayton McDonald, Sean Rigg and Marc Richards are available for recalls. Adams was able to welcome back Gareth Owen against Hereford on Boxing Day. The defender made his first appearance since early November after recovering from Achilles and groin problems. Owen replaced Liam Chilvers at centre-half after his loan spell from Notts County expired after the 4-0 defeat of Aldershot. Gary Roberts, a substitute at Edgar Street four days ago, is unlikely to be involved. The midfielder's future at Vale could be in doubt after the club confirmed on Thursday that they are investigating a `serious breach of club discipline.' Midfielders Lewis Haldane (broken leg) and Ryan Burge (knee) and on-loan striker Andrew Little (knee) continue their rehabilitation from long-term injuries.

Formation:451Manager: Gary Simpson

Macclesfield

Formation: 442Manager: Micky Adams

Port Vale

  • Jose Veiga
  • Jonathan Bateson
  • Shaun Brisley
  • Nathaniel Brown
  • Tony Diagne
  • Matthew Hamshaw
  • Sam Wedgbury
  • Ross Draper
  • Arnaud Mendy
  • Colin Daniel
  • George Donnelly
  • SUBS
  • Paul Morgan
  • Waide Fairhurst
  • Tom Fisher
  • Elliott Hewitt
  • Michael Thomas

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Match Report

Donnelly downs Valiants Macclesfield ended their goal drought to win their first league game in eight as they downed Port Vale 2-1. George Donnelly's winner on 71 minutes denied the Valiants a fourth successive win after Marc Richards had cancelled out Stuart Tomlinson's early own goal. Donnelly stung the hands of Vale goalkeeper Tomlinson with a powerful 25-yard drive in the fifth minute. The Silkmen took the lead in the 36th minute when a Matt Hamshaw half-volley from distance came off the underside of the bar and bounced in off Tomlinson. Vale might have replied immediately but Gareth Owen put his header over the bar, before Donnelly crashed a long-range free kick off the underside of the bar. Moments after the break, Macc goalkeeper Jose Veiga fumbled a deflected Jennison Myrie-Williams drive wide of the upright. Arnaud Mendy sent a 25-yard drive inches past the near post in the 55th minute, before Vale equalised in the 61st minute Substitute Richards was on hand to head home a Doug Loft cross on the bounce at the far post. But moments after Jon Bateson had cleared a Ben Williamson shot off the line, Donnelly raced clear at the other end to blast home the hosts' second and seal victory in the 71st minute.

Form Guide

    LDLDLD
  • Macclesfield
  • VS
  • Port Vale
  • LLDWWW

Last Meetings

  • Port Vale
  • 2 - 1
  • Macclesfield
  • 05/03/2011
  • Macclesfield
  • 0 - 3
  • Port Vale
  • 18/09/2010
  • Port Vale
  • 0 - 0
  • Macclesfield
  • 23/01/2010
  • Macclesfield
  • 2 - 0
  • Port Vale
  • 18/08/2009
  • Macclesfield
  • 0 - 2
  • Port Vale
  • 25/02/2009
  • Port Vale
  • 1 - 4
  • Macclesfield
  • 20/09/2008

Top Scorers

Macclesfield

  • B Tomlinson 5
  • R Draper 4
  • T Diagne 3
  • S Brisley 2
  • G Donnelly 2
  • M Hamshaw 1
  • C Daniel 1
  • A Mendy 1

Port Vale

  • M Richards 6
  • S Rigg 6
  • G Madjo 4
  • T Pope 4
  • G Roberts 3
  • D Loft 3
  • L Dodds 2
  • R Taylor 2
  • B Williamson 2
  • A Griffith 1
  • A Yates 1
  • J McCombe 1
  • J Myrie-Williams 1
  • S Morsy 1

Goals

Macclesfield

    • Total goals 42
    • Goals per game 21
  • 2 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Port Vale

    • Total goals 61
    • Goals per game 40
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 8 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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