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Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ben Harding from the left by-line to the near post, Stuart Tomlinson makes a save.
Corner taken by Ben Harding from the left by-line to the near post, Adam Yates manages to make a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Anthony Griffith by Jamie Vincent results in a free kick. Jamie Vincent booked. Stuart Tomlinson takes the free kick.
Wade Small joins the action as a substitute, replacing Emmanuel Panther.
Louis Dodds concedes a free kick for a foul on Anthony Straker. Ben Harding restarts play with the free kick.
Ben Harding produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.
Louis Dodds is brought on as a substitute for Tommy Fraser. (Port Vale) makes a substitution, with Robert Taylor coming on for Sean Rigg. Danny Hylton replaces Glen Little. Foul by Marvin Morgan on Adam Yates, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by John McCombe.
Justin Richards is caught offside. Free kick taken by Anthony Charles.
Lee Collins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jermaine McGlashan. Booking for Lee Collins. Ben Harding restarts play with the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Luke Guttridge from the right by-line. Luke Guttridge leaves the field to be replaced by Jermaine McGlashan.
Unfair challenge on Anthony Straker by Gary Roberts results in a free kick. Gary Roberts booked. Direct free kick taken by Glen Little.
Luke Guttridge produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.
The ball is delivered by Marvin Morgan.
Foul by Glen Little on Gary Roberts, free kick awarded. Stuart Tomlinson restarts play with the free kick.
Marvin Morgan takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Yates by Anthony Straker. Anthony Straker goes into the book. Adam Yates takes the free kick.
Glen Little produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
Justin Richards has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
Unfair challenge on Gareth Owen by Marvin Morgan results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.
Inswinging corner taken by Sean Rigg from the left by-line.
Corner taken by Luke Guttridge from the right by-line, clearance made by John McCombe.
Corner taken by Jamie Vincent played to the near post, Adam Yates makes a clearance.
Marc Richards challenges Anthony Charles unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jamie Young restarts play with the free kick.
Jamie Vincent produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Roberts by Marvin Morgan. Gary Roberts takes the direct free kick.
Tommy Fraser gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Anthony Straker. Jamie Vincent takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Glen Little by Anthony Griffith results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Anthony Charles, Lee Collins manages to make a clearance. Foul by Marvin Morgan on Gareth Owen, free kick awarded. Stuart Tomlinson takes the direct free kick.
Justin Richards is ruled offside. Jamie Young takes the free kick.
Foul by Gareth Owen on Marvin Morgan, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Ben Herd from right channel, Jamie Young makes a save.
Anthony Straker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sean Rigg. Lee Collins takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken left-footed by Luke Guttridge from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Gareth Owen.
The referee gives a free kick against Anthony Charles for handball. Gary Roberts restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken by Gary Roberts.
Marvin Morgan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gareth Owen. Stuart Tomlinson takes the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Glen Little.
Gary Roberts finds the back of the net with a goal from outside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Port Vale 1-0 Aldershot.
Anthony Straker takes a shot. Save by Stuart Tomlinson.
Corner taken by Luke Guttridge from the left by-line to the near post, Justin Richards makes a clearance. Shot from just outside the box by Anthony Straker goes over the target.
Darren Jones gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Justin Richards. Free kick taken by Adam Yates.
Lee Collins takes a shot. Save by Jamie Young.
The referee gets the match started.
The second half kicks off.
The referee brings the game to a close.
The referee blows for half time.
Vale aiming for hat-trick of wins
Port Vale are again without Lewis Haldane and Doug Loft as they look to build on their impressive start to the season when Aldershot come to town.
Haldane hopes to return to full training in around three weeks as he continues his three-month recovery from the insect bite which left him in hospital and led to him losing three stone in weight.
Fellow midfielder Loft also remains on the sidelines nursing the cracked rib and collapsed lung sustained in August`s 1-1 draw at home to Chesterfield.
He resumed light training on Thursday and is looking to return into contention within the next two weeks.
Vale, who have lost just one of their opening five league games, are looking to record a third successive victory after last weekend`s impressive 2-0 win at Bradford.
Glen Little is poised for a return when Aldershot travel to in-form Vale.
The former Burnley and Reading winger missed the 1-1 draw with Northampton on Saturday through illness but is back in training and should regain his starting place at Vale Park.
Wade Small deputised against the Cobblers but is likely to make way as manager Kevin Dillon reverts to his settled first-choice side.
Midfielder John Halls was a late substitute last weekend and is now fully fit after a groin injury. However, he will again be on the bench as Dillon sticks with the duo of Ben Harding and Emmanuel Panther.
Youngster Jack Randall is still out with a fractured ankle but defender Aaron Morris is back from international duty with the Wales Under-21 side.
Roberts earns Vale win
Gary Roberts fired his first Port Vale goal to keep his team among the early pacesetters and inflict Aldershot's first league defeat of the season in a 1-0 win.
Vale made a strong and confident start and their supremacy was rewarded when Roberts netted the decider in the 10th minute.
Roberts, who is set to sign a 12-month deal after impressing Vale boss Micky Adams, fired a 20-yard shot from Tommy Fraser's pass and the ball took a deflection to leave Jamie Young helpless.
Aldershot recovered from their shaky opening as Manny Panther headed narrowly wide from close range and Anthony Straker forced a smart stop from Stuart Tomlinson.
And the visitors were certainly the better side for much of the second half, with Vale's sterling defensive efforts led by the excellent John McCombe.
Straker squandered a great chance to equalise when he headed horribly wide from six yards following Marvin Morgan's pinpoint cross in the 56th minute.
But Vale stood strong and substitute Louis Dodds was denied a second by a brilliant last minute save from Young.
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