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  • Date:21 Apr 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Vale Park
  • Attendance:4,066
  • Richards (22)
Goal!

Live Commentary

91:36 +1.36

Foul by Lee Brown on Robert Taylor, free kick awarded. Booking for Lee Brown for unsporting behaviour. Marc Richards produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

90:11 +0.11

Chris Shuker takes a short corner.

85:49

Doug Loft takes a shot. Save made by Scott Bevan. Outswinging corner taken by Chris Shuker.

85:11

Corner from the left by-line taken by Chris Shuker, Cian Bolger manages to make a clearance.

83:43

Unfair challenge on Chris Zebroski by Joe Davis results in a free kick. Joe Davis is given a yellow card. Mathew Gill crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, save by Chris Martin.

82:32

Chris Shuker takes the outswinging corner, Lee Brown is brought on as a substitute for James Paterson. Save by Scott Bevan.

79:54

Outswinging corner taken by Chris Shuker, Robert Taylor replaces Sean Rigg. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Cian Bolger by Marc Richards. Scott Bevan takes the free kick.

75:41

The assistant referee flags for offside against Tom Pope. Scott Bevan restarts play with the free kick.

75:04

The assistant referee flags for offside against Chris Zebroski. Chris Martin takes the free kick.

73:41

Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Yates on Chris Zebroski. (Port Vale) makes a substitution, with Ben Williamson coming on for Louis Dodds. A cross is delivered by Mathew Gill, save made by Chris Martin.

71:17

Sam Morsy is brought on as a substitute for Anthony Griffith.

64:53

Chris Zebroski fouled by Adam Yates, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Mathew Gill.

64:22

The offside flag is raised against Sean Rigg. Cian Bolger takes the direct free kick.

63:19

Foul by Mathew Gill on Anthony Griffith, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Chris Shuker, Scott Bevan makes a save.

58:53

Chris Shuker produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal. Chris Zebroski on for Eliot Richards. Michael Smith is brought on as a substitute for Mustapha Carayol.

55:05

Adam Yates takes a shot from inside the box clearing the bar.

54:16

The official flags Tom Pope offside. Scott Bevan restarts play with the free kick.

50:59

Free kick awarded for a foul by Cian Bolger on Marc Richards. Doug Loft takes the direct free kick.

49:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by Louis Dodds on Gary Sawyer. Mathew Gill takes the direct free kick.

47:11

Mustapha Carayol takes the outswinging corner, Louis Dodds makes a clearance.

43:23

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Sawyer on Tom Pope. Free kick taken by Chris Shuker.

38:14

Chris Shuker fouled by Tom Parkes, the ref awards a free kick. Tom Parkes is shown a red card. Direct free kick taken by Adam Yates.

36:08

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Scott Bevan.

34:34

Effort on goal by Eliot Richards from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

33:35

Sean Rigg produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.

33:11

Gary Sawyer produces a cross, Chris Martin makes a save.

28:05

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Doug Loft by Dan Woodards. Free kick crossed right-footed by Chris Shuker from left wing.

27:33

James Paterson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Yates. Direct free kick taken by Chris Martin.

24:37

John McCombe concedes a free kick for a foul on Mustapha Carayol. Strike on goal comes in from Matt Harrold from the free kick.

22:51

The ball is crossed by Sean Rigg, Marc Richards grabs a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Port Vale 1-0 Bristol Rovers.The assist for the goal came from Sean Rigg.

13:49

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Shuker from the left by-line to the near post, Cian Bolger makes a clearance.

13:13

Shot by Mustapha Carayol from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.

9:52

Cian Bolger gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tom Pope. Cian Bolger receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed left-footed by Doug Loft, Tom Parkes makes a clearance.

5:25

Marc Richards is ruled offside. Tom Parkes takes the free kick.

4:37

Corner from the right by-line taken by Chris Shuker, Mustapha Carayol manages to make a clearance.

3:56

Cian Bolger concedes a free kick for a foul on Marc Richards. Chris Shuker takes the free kick.

3:22

The referee blows for offside against Marc Richards. Free kick taken by Scott Bevan.

0:27

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Mustapha Carayol from the right by-line to the near post, Effort from inside the six-yard box by Mathew Gill goes wide right of the target.

Match Preview

Vale await Tomlinson verdict Port Vale will wait to see if Stuart Tomlinson is fit to return in goal for the visit of Bristol Rovers. Tomlinson was taken ill ahead of the re-arranged game at Shrewsbury on Tuesday night so Chris Martin received a late call-up. Should Tomlinson recover, manager Micky Adams may still decide to stick with Martin after hinting that he could give his fringe players and the club's youngsters a chance in the remaining three matches this season. "We will continue to prepare properly and professionally but the game on Saturday is a dead rubber and we might experiment a bit. We will give a chance to a few youngsters," said Adams. Clayton McDonald has been nursing a hamstring problem in recent weeks and the defender may miss out once more. Bristol Rovers boss Mark McGhee has no new injury or suspension worries. Winger Mustapha Carayol shrugged off a hamstring problem to feature in the 7-1 demolition of Burton last time out and is expected to start once again at Vale Park. Centre-back Adam Virgo is the only long-term absentee for Rovers with a knee ligament problem that is likely to keep the former Brighton man out until the end of the season. Wayne Brown made his long-awaited comeback from an ankle knock as a substitute in the defeat of the Brewers and is pushing for a start, but McGhee will be hard-pushed to make changes to his starting line-up following the impressive victory last weekend.

Formation:442Manager: Micky Adams

Port Vale

Formation: 442Manager: Mark McGhee

Bristol Rovers

  • Chris Martin
  • Adam Yates
  • John McCombe
  • Joe Davis
  • Doug Loft
  • Sean Rigg
  • Anthony Griffith
  • Chris Shuker
  • Louis Dodds
  • Tom Pope
  • Marc Richards
  • SUBS
  • Paul Marshall
  • Sam Morsy
  • Ben Williamson
  • Robert Taylor
  • Kingsley James

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Form Guide

    LLWWDL
  • Port Vale
  • VS
  • Bristol Rovers
  • WLDDLW

Last Meetings

  • Bristol Rovers
  • 0 - 3
  • Port Vale
  • 25/10/2011

Top Scorers

Port Vale

  • M Richards 12
  • S Rigg 9
  • L Dodds 8
  • T Pope 5
  • J McCombe 4
  • D Loft 3
  • A Yates 2
  • R Taylor 2
  • B Williamson 2
  • C Shuker 1
  • A Griffith 1
  • S Morsy 1

Bristol Rovers

  • M Harrold 10
  • E Richards 7
  • L Brown 6
  • J Anyinsah 4
  • M Carayol 4
  • C Zebroski 3
  • C Bolger 2
  • J Paterson 1
  • C Stanley 1
  • A Dorman 1
  • D Woodards 1

Goals

Port Vale

    • Total goals 119
    • Goals per game 64
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 10 (For) 7 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 9 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 8 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 8 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 15 (For) 10 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Bristol Rovers

    • Total goals 110
    • Goals per game 55
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 6 (For) 7 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 8 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 10 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 12 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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