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Doug Loft gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Charlie Barnett. Charlie Barnett takes the free kick.
Gareth Owen concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Lindfield. Charlie Barnett takes the direct free kick.
Gareth Owen gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Lindfield. Free kick crossed right-footed by Andrew Procter from right channel. Gary Roberts goes off and Doug Loft comes on.
Gareth Owen concedes a free kick for a foul on Terry Gornell. Caution for Gareth Owen. Dean Winnard has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.
Foul by Chris Turner on Lee Collins, free kick awarded. Gary Roberts takes the free kick.
Marc Richards is caught offside. Free kick taken by Ian Dunbavin.
Louis Dodds fires in a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Port Vale 2-0 Accrington Stanley.Jemal Johnson provided the assist for the goal.
James Ryan leaves the field to be replaced by Craig Lindfield. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Gary Roberts, John McCombe concedes a free kick for a foul on Ian Dunbavin. (Port Vale) makes a substitution, with Louis Dodds coming on for Justin Richards. Direct free kick taken by Ian Dunbavin.
Terry Gornell is ruled offside. Stuart Tomlinson restarts play with the free kick.
Chris Turner replaces Andy Parkinson.
(Port Vale) makes a substitution, with Jemal Johnson coming on for Sean Rigg.
Shot from 25 yards from Terry Gornell. Save by Stuart Tomlinson.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Gary Roberts, save made by Ian Dunbavin.
Sean Rigg produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.
Andy Parkinson takes a shot. Save made by Stuart Tomlinson.
Andy Parkinson takes a shot. Save by Stuart Tomlinson.
Shot by John McCombe from inside the six-yard box clear the bar.
Sean McConville takes the outswinging corner, Sean Hessey takes a shot. Save by Stuart Tomlinson.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Anthony Griffith by Andrew Procter. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Gary Roberts from left channel, clearance made by Phil Edwards.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marc Richards by Sean Hessey. Free kick taken by Gary Roberts.
Close range shot by Justin Richards goes over the bar.
Shot from just outside the box by Sean Rigg goes over the bar.
James Ryan is caught offside. Direct free kick taken by Gary Roberts.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew Procter by John McCombe. Free kick crossed by Charlie Barnett.
Shot from just outside the area by Justin Richards goes over the bar.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Sean McConville on Anthony Griffith. Gary Roberts takes the direct free kick.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Marc Richards. Free kick taken by Ian Dunbavin.
Marc Richards scores a goal from just outside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Port Vale 1-0 Accrington Stanley.
Phil Edwards gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Justin Richards. Justin Richards takes the direct free kick.
The official flags Justin Richards offside. Ian Dunbavin takes the indirect free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Anthony Griffith by Andrew Procter. Gary Roberts restarts play with the free kick.
Sean Rigg takes a shot. Ian Dunbavin makes a save.
Justin Richards concedes a free kick for a foul on Charlie Barnett. Direct free kick taken by Ian Dunbavin.
Shot by Justin Richards. Save by Stuart Tomlinson. Corner taken by Gary Roberts from the left by-line to the near post, save by Ian Dunbavin.
Free kick awarded for a foul by John McCombe on Terry Gornell. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Sean Hessey.
James Ryan has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Unfair challenge on Adam Yates by Charlie Barnett results in a free kick. Adam Yates takes the direct free kick.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Gary Roberts, John McCombe concedes a free kick for a foul on Ian Dunbavin. Ian Dunbavin restarts play with the free kick.
The referee blows for offside against Justin Richards. Sean Hessey takes the indirect free kick.
The referee blows for offside against Justin Richards. Ian Dunbavin restarts play with the free kick.
Effort from outside the penalty box by Andy Parkinson goes wide right of the goal.
Shot from deep inside the area by Gareth Owen clears the crossbar.
Sean McConville fouled by Adam Yates, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Charlie Barnett from left wing, clearance by Anthony Griffith.
Justin Richards handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Ian Dunbavin.
The match begins.
The first half comes to an end.
The game restarts for the second half.
The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.
Roberts back for Vale
Port Vale welcome back midfielder Gary Roberts for their home clash against Accrington.
Roberts missed last weekend's impressive 3-0 victory at Macclesfield due to a one-match suspension and comes back into the fold, although whether manager Micky Adams opts to change a winning formula remains to be seen.
Captain Tommy Fraser switched from the right-hand side of midfield into the middle to fill Roberts' void, while Louis Dodds was brought in out wide.
Doug Loft returned to the bench at Moss Rose after recovering from cracked ribs and a collapsed lung and he will be hoping for some game time, along with on-loan winger Jemal Johnson.
Long-term absentee Lewis Haldane is back in full-training and looking likely for a return to reserve-team action in mid-October.
Manager John Coleman has no new injury concerns ahead of Accrington`s trip.
The only two absentees from the squad are Craig Lindfield who is recovering from a knee injury and 19 year-old Alan Burton who will not feature against Vale.
Jimmy Bell has been subject to praise from the Stanley managerial staff as he continues to impress in midfield and will be looking for his first goal, while Terry Gornell will be the lone striker again after his brace in the 3-0 win over Lincoln last week.
Leam Richardson, Chris Turner and Peter Murphy all scored on reserve duty in midweek and will be pushing for a start but may have to settle for a place on the bench.
Vale move top
Marc Richards scored the first goal Accrington had conceded on the road in the league this season to send Port Vale to the top of the table with a 2-0 win.
The visitors made a positive start and should have taken a second-minute lead when defender Phil Edwards spooned an eight-yard volley over the top.
But Vale gradually assumed control and Justin Richards went close before Marc Richards ended Stanley's excellent defensive record with a 31st-minute stunner.
John McCombe's header was flicked up by the outside of Tommy Fraser's right boot and Richards netted a sumptuous 20-yard volley for his seventh goal of the season.
Vale were close to extending their advantage when Marc Richards found Justin Richards who sent a left-foot shot inches over the top.
Accrington, to their credit, were excellent at the start of the second-half when Edwards' header tested Stuart Tomlinson before Sean McConville fired over from close range.
But Vale sewed up their fourth straight league win in the 81st minute when Jemal Johnson fed follow substitute Louis Dodds to roll a well placed shot past the unguarded Dunbavin.
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