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  • Date:26 Mar 2011
  • Kick-off:13:00
  • Venue:Vale Park
  • Attendance:5,510
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87:46

Louis Dodds joins the action as a substitute, replacing Doug Loft.

85:17

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Cameron Belford.

83:06

Corner taken left-footed by Joe Skarz, clearance made by Tom Pope.

81:30

Corner from the left by-line taken by Sam Morsy, clearance made by Tom Lees.

80:13

The official flags Adam Yates offside. Cameron Belford takes the free kick.

78:26

(Bury) makes a substitution, with Max Harrop coming on for Kyle Bennett.

75:57

Steven Schumacher is sent off. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Anthony Griffith by Steven Schumacher. Direct free kick taken by Adam Yates. Ryan Lowe shown a yellow card. Sam Morsy booked for dissent.

73:49

Shot from 25 yards from Nicholas Ajose. Save made by Stuart Tomlinson.

68:45

(Port Vale) makes a substitution, with Robert Taylor coming on for Lee Collins.

67:52

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Pope on Tom Lees. Free kick taken by Cameron Belford.

65:49

(Bury) makes a substitution, with Lenell John-Lewis coming on for Chris Holroyd.

60:56

Andy Haworth goes off and Nicholas Ajose comes on.

54:10

Lee Collins fouled by Kyle Bennett, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Sam Morsy from left wing.

52:34

Steven Schumacher is given a yellow card. Unfair challenge on Anthony Griffith by Steven Schumacher results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.

49:21

Corner from the right by-line taken by Doug Loft, clearance by Joe Skarz.

49:08

Effort from the edge of the penalty area by Doug Loft hits the post.

48:36

Tom Pope is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Cameron Belford.

47:40

Effort on goal by Marc Richards from just inside the area clears the bar.

45:23 +0.23

Foul by Lewis Haldane on Andy Haworth, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Steven Schumacher, Stuart Tomlinson makes a save.

42:28

John McCombe goes into the book. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Lowe by John McCombe. Free kick crossed right-footed by Steven Schumacher.

40:40

Corner taken left-footed by Doug Loft from the right by-line, Tom Lees manages to make a clearance.

40:08

Shot by Tom Pope. Save made by Cameron Belford.

37:57

Shot from outside the box by Kyle Bennett misses to the left of the goal.

32:36

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Doug Loft, clearance by Efetobore Sodje.

32:05

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Anthony Griffith by Andy Haworth. Free kick taken by Gareth Owen.

27:05

Tom Pope fouled by Steven Schumacher, the ref awards a free kick. Gareth Owen restarts play with the free kick.

26:01

Kyle Bennett fouled by Doug Loft, the ref awards a free kick. Steven Schumacher takes the free kick.

22:09

Sam Morsy challenges Steven Schumacher unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike comes in from Ryan Lowe from the free kick.

18:07

Marc Richards takes a shot. Save by Cameron Belford. Inswinging corner taken by Sam Morsy, clearance made by Efetobore Sodje. Corner taken by Doug Loft, Joe Skarz makes a clearance.

17:25

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Haworth on Marc Richards. Sam Morsy takes the direct free kick.

14:57

Tom Pope takes a shot. Shot from inside the area by Marc Richards clears the bar.

12:57

Lewis Haldane fouled by Andy Haworth, the ref awards a free kick. Sam Morsy takes the free kick.

11:14

Lewis Haldane crosses the ball, Tom Pope takes a shot. Save by Cameron Belford.

9:44

Peter Sweeney has an effort at goal from outside the box missing to the wide left of the goal.

8:49

Corner taken right-footed by Sam Morsy from the left by-line, clearance made by Tom Lees.

8:15

Free kick awarded for a foul by Richard Eckersley on Marc Richards. Direct free kick taken by Sam Morsy.

7:15

Lee Collins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kyle Bennett. Free kick taken by Richard Eckersley.

5:04

Shot from deep inside the area by Marc Richards clears the bar.

3:10

Effort from inside the area by Marc Richards misses to the left of the target.

2:07

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Collins on Kyle Bennett. Direct free kick taken by Steven Schumacher.

1:43

Doug Loft takes a shot. Blocked by Efetobore Sodje.

0:29

Kyle Bennett concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Collins. Direct free kick taken by Lee Collins.

Match Preview

Grew to ring the changes Port Vale caretaker manager Mark Grew is again expected to make changes for the visit of second-placed Bury. Having parted company with Jim Gannon on Monday, Grew was back in charge of the Valiants for Tuesday`s 1-1 draw with Hereford - just two-and-a-half months after doing so following the departure of Micky Adams. Grew opted to make six changes from the side beaten 3-0 at Accrington last Saturday, handing recalls to defenders Gareth Owen and Lee Collins, midfielders Louis Dodds, Gary Roberts and Anthony Griffith along with forward Justin Richards. But speaking about the team performance afterwards, he said: "Some of the players I thought would perform didn`t do very well and they will be looking over their shoulders as we prepare for Saturday`s game against Bury." Grew is not expected to have any new injury problems to contend with, while Sean Rigg serves the second game of his three-match suspension. It remains to be seen whether on-loan midfielder Exodus Geohaghon will play any part having been missing in midweek following his claims, and the subsequent investigation, that he was racially abused by Vale fans at Accrington last weekend. Bury boss Alan Knill is boosted by the return of defender Phil Picken. Picken is available again after a two-match suspension for collecting 10 bookings but may have to settle for a place on the bench. On-loan Burnley defender Richard Eckersley has played the past two matches and will hope to keep his place in the side. Veteran defender Efe Sodje remains sidelined as he recovers from a broken arm but the Shakers have no other major concerns as they bid to reignite their promotion bid. Bury have lost their last two matches, both at home, but lie second in the table and Knill is confident they remain well-placed to reach League One.

Formation:442Manager:

Port Vale

Formation: 442Manager: Alan Knill

Bury

  • Stuart Tomlinson
  • Adam Yates
  • John McCombe
  • Gareth Owen
  • Lee Collins
  • Lewis Haldane
  • Doug Loft
  • Anthony Griffith
  • Sam Morsy
  • Tom Pope
  • Marc Richards
  • SUBS
  • Chris Martin
  • Robert Taylor
  • Louis Dodds
  • Kris Taylor
  • Ritchie Sutton
  • Gary Roberts
  • Justin Richards

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Match Report

Shakers claim crucial point Ten-man Bury battled to secure a hard-earned goalless draw which knocked Port Vale's promotion prospects. Vale should have put the game to bed inside the first 20 minutes as they squandered four excellent opportunities, with top-scorer Marc Richards the most profligate. Doug Loft's shot was cleared off the line by Efe Sodje after Cameron Belford failed to hold Lewis Haldane's cross, then Richards failed from three openings, all set up by Tom Pope. The easiest came in the 15th minute when Pope's header came back off the bar and Richards cracked the rebound into the ground and over the top from six yards. Luck was also not favouring Vale and it deserted them again five minutes into the second half when Loft hammered against the post after a terrific move involving Haldane and Pope. Bury produced next to nothing as an attacking force and looked really up against it when skipper Steven Schumacher was sent off for a second yellow card 13 minutes from time. But Vale failed to make their numerical advantage tell as the visitors played better with 10 men than they had with 11.

Form Guide

    WWDLLD
  • Port Vale
  • VS
  • Bury
  • WWWDLL

Last Meetings

  • Bury
  • 0 - 1
  • Port Vale
  • 07/08/2010
  • Bury
  • 1 - 1
  • Port Vale
  • 17/04/2010
  • Port Vale
  • 0 - 1
  • Bury
  • 19/09/2009
  • Port Vale
  • 1 - 1
  • Bury
  • 04/04/2009
  • Bury
  • 3 - 0
  • Port Vale
  • 13/12/2008
  • Port Vale
  • 0 - 0
  • Bury
  • 06/04/1985

Top Scorers

Port Vale

  • M Richards 9
  • J Richards 4
  • J McCombe 4
  • L Dodds 4
  • T Pope 3
  • G Roberts 2
  • L Collins 2
  • S Rigg 2
  • A Griffith 1
  • G Owen 1
  • S Morsy 1

Bury

  • R Lowe 20
  • S Schumacher 7
  • M Jones 7
  • N Ajose 7
  • A Bishop 4
  • E Sodje 3
  • A Haworth 3
  • L John-Lewis 2
  • K Bennett 2
  • B Futcher 1
  • C Holroyd 1
  • J Skarz 1
  • D Worrall 1
  • T Lees 1
  • D Mozika 1

Goals

Port Vale

    • Total goals 82
    • Goals per game 43
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 9 (For) 10 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Bury

    • Total goals 103
    • Goals per game 64
  • 8 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 9 (For) 8 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 11 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 10 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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