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The game is over, as the referee blows the whistle.
Shot by Jabo Ibehre. Chris Neal parries the ball but the danger is not over.
Louis Dodds joins the action as a substitute, replacing Tom Pope.
The ball is swung over by Ryan Dickson.
Jack Grimmer is shown a yellow card.
Ryan Dickson crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Foul by Ben Williamson on Craig Eastmond, free kick awarded.
Anthony Griffith goes off and Billy Knott comes on.
Sanchez Watt takes a shot. A parry by Chris Neal prevents the goal.
Sanchez Watt takes a shot. Chris Neal catches the ball.
Shot by Sanchez Watt went over the crossbar.
The ball is delivered by Daniel Jones.
Shot by Doug Loft missed to the right of the target.
(Colchester) makes a substitution, with Gavin Massey coming on for Dominic Vose.
Jordan Hugill goes off and Ben Williamson comes on.
Shot by Freddie Sears went over the bar.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Doug Loft by Freddie Sears.
Header at goal by Magnus Okuonghae goes over the frame of the goal.
Corner taken by Sanchez Watt.
The referee blows for offside against Tom Pope.
Shot by Jordan Hugill went over the crossbar.
Jabo Ibehre is brought on as a substitute for Clinton Morrison.
(Colchester) makes a substitution, with Freddie Sears coming on for David Wright.
Chris Lines gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Eastmond.
Chris Neal takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Carl Dickinson by Clinton Morrison.
The offside flag is raised against Tom Pope.
The official flags Chris Lines offside.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Chris Lines.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Sanchez Watt.
Corner taken by Chris Lines.
Doug Loft scores a right footed goal. Port Vale 2-0 Colchester.
Carl Dickinson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Wright.
Chris Neal restarts play with the free kick.
Marcus Bean concedes a free kick for a foul on Doug Loft.
The referee gets the second half started.
The whistle is blown to end the first half.
Booking for Clinton Morrison for dissent.
Tom Pope takes the chance to get an effort at goal.
Craig Eastmond restarts play with the free kick.
Anthony Griffith challenges Sanchez Watt unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Sanchez Watt takes a shot and goes over the bar.
The ball is sent over by Carl Dickinson.
Doug Loft takes a shot and cleared the goal.
Corner taken by Sanchez Watt from the right by-line.
Shot by David Wright cleared the crossbar.
Sanchez Watt takes the free kick.
Doug Loft challenges Craig Eastmond unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Free kick taken by Magnus Okuonghae.
Tom Pope is caught offside.
Doug Loft scores with their left foot. Port Vale 1-0 Colchester.Assist by Daniel Jones.
Brian Wilson manages to make a clearance.
Chris Lines takes the free kick.
Foul by Marcus Bean on Anthony Griffith, free kick awarded.
Carl Dickinson crosses the ball.
Free kick crossed by Chris Lines.
Foul by Brian Wilson on Carl Dickinson, free kick awarded.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Dominic Vose.
The game gets underway.
Adams to ring changes
Manager Micky Adams will make changes to his Port Vale team for the visit of Colchester.
Those changes are likely to come in defence after seeing his side concede six goals in the last two league matches. Jack Grimmer, on-loan from Fulham, looks certain to be moved from right-back to central defence, which could mean a recall for Adam Yates at right-back. Daniel Jones may also return at left-back.
Chris Birchall, Louis Dodds and, fitness permitting, Chris Shuker are options in midfield. All three players are like-for-like replacements for Jennison Myrie-Williams, while either Ben Williamson and Jordan Hugill could return up front.
"You make changes, and you give other people an opportunity," said Adams after Saturday's 3-2 home defeat to Swindon. "We have other people who have sat on the bench or have not been involved and have been struggling with their own games. Maybe a break has given them a little taste for it again."
Colchester will be desperate for the game to get the go-ahead having seen their last three matches all fall victim to the weather.
The U's have not played since a 4-2 victory over Carlisle in mid-January, with subsequent clashes against Shrewsbury, Peterborough and Saturday's match versus Rotherham postponed.
Left-back Ryan Dickson is again set to replace Luke Garbutt following his loan recall by parent club Everton.
Forward Gavin Massey will look to return to the bench having overcome a hamstring injury, while fellow long-term absentee Drey Wright is also back in light training after a knee operation but is still some way off being available for selection. Defender Josh Thompson (ankle) remains out..
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