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Phil Walsh on for Jeff Goulding.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by James O'Shea from the left by-line to the near post, Kayleden Brown produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.
Shaun Jeffers comes on in place of Wesley Thomas.
Justin Richards has an effort at goal from deep inside the penalty box that bounces off the post.
(Port Vale) makes a substitution, with Romaine Sawyers coming on for Adam Yates. Wesley Thomas concedes a free kick for a foul on Anthony Griffith. Stuart Tomlinson takes the indirect free kick.
Corner taken by Brian Smikle from the right by-line to the near post, save by Stuart Tomlinson.
Kayleden Brown joins the action as a substitute, replacing Robert Taylor.
Brian Smikle is brought on as a substitute for Joshua Low.
Lewis Haldane goes off and Sam Morsy comes on. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Bird by Ritchie Sutton. Scott P Brown takes the indirect free kick.
Unfair challenge on Lewis Haldane by Marlon Pack results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Adam Yates.
Robert Taylor takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.
Unfair challenge on Joshua Low by Ritchie Sutton results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Marlon Pack.
Danny Andrew concedes a free kick for a foul on Lewis Haldane. Robert Taylor restarts play with the free kick.
Jeff Goulding scores a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Port Vale 0-1 Cheltenham.The assist for the goal came from Joshua Low.
Shot on goal by Joshua Low from just inside the area goes over the target.
Anthony Griffith concedes a free kick for a foul on Joshua Low. Joshua Low restarts play with the free kick.
Effort on goal by James O'Shea from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.
The official flags Wesley Thomas offside. Indirect free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Wesley Thomas. Indirect free kick taken by John McCombe.
Marlon Pack takes a shot. Stuart Tomlinson makes a save.
Gareth Owen receives a red card.
The referee sends off Gareth Owen for foul and abusive language.
Jeff Goulding challenges Anthony Griffith unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by John McCombe.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Lewis Haldane. Scott P Brown restarts play with the free kick.
Shot from outside the penalty box by Ritchie Sutton goes wide right of the goal.
awarded for a foul by Danny Andrew on Ritchie Sutton.
Danny Andrew challenges Ritchie Sutton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by John McCombe.
Justin Richards produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.
Effort on goal by James O'Shea from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Robert Taylor from the left by-line to the near post, Scott P Brown makes a save.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Robert Taylor from the right by-line to the near post, save by Scott P Brown.
Shot from 25 yards from David Bird. Save by Stuart Tomlinson.
The official flags Wesley Thomas offside. Gareth Owen restarts play with the free kick.
Justin Richards gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steve Elliott. Scott P Brown takes the free kick.
Drilled left-footed shot by Keith Lowe. Save by Stuart Tomlinson.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by James O'Shea from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Danny Andrew.
Unfair challenge on Lewis Haldane by Danny Andrew results in a free kick. Free kick taken by John McCombe, The ball is crossed by James O'Shea, clearance by Ashley Eastham.
Foul by David Bird on James O'Shea, free kick awarded. James O'Shea takes the indirect free kick.
The match begins.
The referee calls an end to the first half.
The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.
The referee blows his whistle to end the game.
Trio set for bows
New loan signings Jay O`Shea, Romaine Sawyers and Kayleden Brown are in line to make their debuts for Port Vale when they play host to Cheltenham.
Manager Jim Gannon, who will preside over his first home game in charge of the Burslem outfit, snapped up Birmingham forward O`Shea on a month`s loan on Thursday to counter the loss of a handful of key performers.
He has also signed Romaine Sawyers and Kayleden Brown, both attacking players, on 28-day loans from West Brom.
Striker Marc Richards (thigh), forwards Louis Dodds (calf) and Sean Rigg (thigh) and midfielder Doug Loft (calf) all missed last weekend`s 2-1 defeat at Crewe and are set to watch from the sidelines again.
They will be joined by the suspended Gary Roberts who misses the next two games having collected his 10th booking of the season, while fellow midfielder Sam Morsy also left Gresty Road struggling with a knock and will be assessed.
Tommy Fraser parted ways with the Valiants this week after his contract was terminated by mutual consent, subsequently penning a deal with Barnet.
Cheltenham manager Mark Yates is weighing up whether to make changes for the trip.
Yates was left frustrated by several aspects of his side`s 2-1 home defeat to Accrington last weekend and has the option to turn to the likes of David Bird, Josh Low, Frankie Artus, Sean Jeffers and Phil Walsh to mix things up.
He said: "I can`t knock the players for their work-rate but there were a number of bad decisions and perhaps it`s time to shake it up a little because I do have options on the bench. If I think I need to freshen things up then I will do that."
Defender Martin Riley (hamstring) remains unavailable but could return to feature in training next week, while fellow centre-back Andy Gallinagh continues to manage his groin injury and is taking part in a couple of sessions per week with a view to being part of the squad.
Ten-man Vale beaten again
Port Vale fans vented their fury at the club's board of directors after Jim Gannon's first home game in charge ended in a 1-0 defeat against Cheltenham.
Jeff Goulding scored the only goal of the game to consign promotion-chasing Vale to a sixth defeat in seven games and leave supporters calling for new boss Gannon to be given funds in the transfer market.
The contest swung in the visitors' favour when Vale skipper Gareth Owen was sent off for a professional foul on Wes Thomas six minutes before the interval.
Owen was isolated in a one-on-one when he took a tug on the speedy striker's shirt to leave referee Paul Tierney with no option other than produce the red card.
There was little sign of a breakthrough in the early stages of the second half, but Cheltenham made the extra man pay when the unmarked Goulding netted his ninth goal of the season.
Former Vale full-back Keith Lowe delivered an excellent cross from the right and Goulding made no mistake as he buried a six-yard header low to Stuart Tomlinson's left.
Vale's best chance of equalising fell to substitute Kayleden Brown when he headed over a left-wing corner from Jay O'Shea.
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