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The final whistle is blown by the referee.
The official flags Lewis Haldane offside. Indirect free kick taken by Adam Legzdins.
Paul Boertien takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by John McCombe.
Effort on goal by Greg Pearson from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.
Tommy Fraser on for Justin Richards. The referee blows for offside against Jacques Maghoma. Free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul Boertien from the left by-line, clearance made by Anthony Griffith.
Shaun Harrad takes a shot. Save made by Stuart Tomlinson.
Shot on goal by Jacques Maghoma from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
Unfair challenge on Sean Rigg by Jacques Maghoma results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Gary Roberts, save by Adam Legzdins.
Lewis Haldane joins the action as a substitute, replacing Robert Taylor.
Jacques Maghoma fouled by Adam Yates, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Boertien crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, save by Stuart Tomlinson.
Booking for John McGrath for unsporting behaviour. Sean Rigg is brought on as a substitute for Louis Dodds. Anthony Griffith fouled by John McGrath, the ref awards a free kick. Gary Roberts delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance made by Darren Moore.
The referee shows Nathan Stanton a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Unfair challenge on Robert Taylor by Nathan Stanton results in a free kick. Gary Roberts restarts play with the free kick.
John McGrath takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Adam Yates manages to make a clearance. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by John McGrath, clearance by John McCombe.
Marc Richards sent from the field by the ref for second bookable offence. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Darren Moore by Justin Richards. Darren Moore takes the free kick.
Shaun Harrad finds the net with a goal from close range to the top right corner of the goal. Port Vale 2-1 Burton Albion.John McGrath provided the assist for the goal.
Greg Pearson takes a shot from inside the box clearing the bar.
A cross is delivered by Louis Dodds, Headed effort from close in by Marc Richards bounces off the post.
Adam Bolder gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Anthony Griffith. Gareth Owen takes the direct free kick.
James Collins leaves the field to be replaced by Shaun Harrad. Robert Taylor has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.
James Collins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Roberts. Gary Roberts takes the direct free kick.
Paul Boertien takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Gary Roberts manages to make a clearance.
Booking for Darren Moore for unsporting behaviour. Darren Moore challenges Marc Richards unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gary Roberts takes the free kick.
Foul by Anthony Griffith on James Collins, free kick awarded. Paul Boertien crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Paul Boertien is brought on as a substitute for Scott Malone.
The referee gets the second half started.
The whistle is blown to end the first half.
Marc Richards gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darren Moore. Direct free kick taken by Darren Moore.
Foul by Marc Richards on Russell Penn, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Scott Malone, clearance by Anthony Griffith.
Gareth Owen goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Foul by Gareth Owen on Greg Pearson, free kick awarded. Scott Malone crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, John McCombe manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken by Scott Malone from the right by-line played to the near post, Anthony Griffith makes a clearance.
Russell Penn takes a shot. Stuart Tomlinson makes a save.
Greg Pearson comes on in place of Aaron Webster.
Russell Penn handles the ball and concedes a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Gary Roberts, James Collins makes a clearance.
Corner taken by John McGrath from the left by-line, save by Stuart Tomlinson.
Unfair challenge on Russell Penn by Robert Taylor results in a free kick. Ryan Austin takes the free kick.
Gary Roberts takes the outswinging corner, Aaron Webster manages to make a clearance. Corner taken right-footed by Gary Roberts, Aaron Webster makes a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Anthony Griffith by Adam Bolder results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.
Unfair challenge on Russell Penn by John McCombe results in a free kick. Scott Malone crosses the ball in from the free kick, Marc Richards manages to make a clearance.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Aaron Webster. Stuart Tomlinson takes the indirect free kick.
Corner from right by-line taken by Gary Roberts. Gary Roberts takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Darren Moore manages to make a clearance. Gary Roberts takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Marc Richards challenges Adam Legzdins unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Adam Legzdins. Shot from just outside the area by Louis Dodds misses to the right of the target.
Marc Richards booked for unsporting behaviour. Marc Richards concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Austin. Free kick taken by Adam Legzdins. The offside flag is raised against Aaron Webster. Free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.
Darren Moore concedes a free kick for a foul on Marc Richards. Free kick taken by Gary Roberts.
Free kick awarded for a foul by John McGrath on Marc Richards. Direct free kick taken by Gary Roberts.
Foul by Louis Dodds on Scott Malone, free kick awarded. Scott Malone takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Nathan Stanton by Marc Richards results in a free kick. Adam Legzdins restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Russell Penn on Justin Richards. Free kick taken by Gary Roberts.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Justin Richards on Adam Bolder. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Austin.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Collins by Gareth Owen. Adam Bolder restarts play with the free kick.
Aaron Webster has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses left.
Adam Bolder takes a shot from a long way out clearing the bar.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Robert Taylor on Russell Penn. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Austin.
Justin Richards concedes a free kick for a foul on Darren Moore. Darren Moore takes the free kick.
Justin Richards grabs a headed goal from close in. Port Vale 2-0 Burton Albion.Louis Dodds provided the assist for the goal.
John McCombe fires in a goal from inside the six-yard box to the top right corner of the goal. Port Vale 1-0 Burton Albion.Assist by Marc Richards.
Unfair challenge on Lee Collins by Russell Penn results in a free kick. Lee Collins takes the free kick.
Shot from just outside the box by Robert Taylor misses to the left of the goal.
Marc Richards fouled by Darren Moore, the ref awards a free kick. Gary Roberts restarts play with the free kick.
The match gets underway.
Horsfield ponders how to turn fortunes around
Port Vale caretaker manager Geoff Horsfield could ring the changes as he looks to end his side's three-match losing streak against an in-form Burton outfit, despite having no new injury or suspension problems.
The Valiants have conceded eight goals and scored none in their last two matches, losing 3-0 and 5-0 to Gillingham and Rotherham respectively, sparking fears their promotion push could be derailed by former boss Micky Adams' departure.
Robert Taylor, Kris Taylor, Lewis Haldane and Sean Rigg all have cases for being recalled after watching the club's biggest league defeat of the season against the Millers from the substitutes bench.
Goalkeeper Stuart Tomlinson will continue in goal despite receiving his marching orders 32 minutes into the defeat for a foul outside the area on Marcus Marshall.
After analysing video footage of the incident, Horsfield has launched an appeal and is confident the decision will be overturned and no suspension will be served. However, if unsuccessful, Tomlinson will begin a three-match ban against Burnley in the FA Cup.
Burton have no new problems ahead of the clash.
Aaron Webster only resumed training on Friday following a calf injury and the versatile 30-year-old came on as a substitute during the goalless home stalemate against Shrewsbury on New Year`s Day.
He is in contention to return to the starting line-up while Jimmy Phillips, Ryan Austin and Greg Pearson will also hope to be recalled.
Shaun Harrad was left out of the squad on Saturday as rumours continue to circulate about a potential move away from the Pirelli Stadium and it remains to be seen if the striker will be included this time around.
Defender Tony James continues to struggle with a hamstring problem.
Vale back to winning ways after Adams departure
Port Vale's 10 men held firm to reignite their promotion challenge as they attempt to recover from the loss of manager Micky Adams to Sheffield United.
Apprehension surrounded the club`s first home game since Adams' departure, but two goals in the opening six minutes soon changed the mood and eventually proved enough to see off Burton 2-1.
Vale's 5-0 drubbing at Rotherham on New Year's Day - their first match without Adams at the helm - was soon forgotten as John McCombe rammed in a fourth-minute shot and Justin Richards headed the second from a Louis Dodds cross.
Burton boss Paul Peschisolido made all three of his substitutions in an attempt to turn the tide and it was the last of them, Shaun Harrad, who reduced the deficit on the hour.
Jacques Maghoma outstripped Adam Yates before delivering a low cross for Harrad to rifle in his 11th goal of the season from point-blank range.
The Valiants were reduced to 10 men two minutes later with skipper Marc Richards shown a straight red card for swinging an arm into Nathan Stanton's face, an offence which will lead to a costly three-match ban for the club`s top scorer.
But the hosts, now under the stewardship of caretaker managers Geoff Horsfield and Mark Grew, battled hard to secure three precious points.
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