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Carl Martin replaces Danny Shelley.
Tom Pope takes a shot. Steve Phillips makes a save.
Lee Bell goes into the book for dissent.
Foul by Sam Morsy on Byron Moore, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Adam Dugdale.
(Port Vale) makes a substitution, with Tom Pope coming on for Louis Dodds.
Byron Moore grabs a headed goal from close in. Port Vale 1-1 Crewe.Shaun Miller provided the assist for the goal.
John McCombe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Byron Moore. Nick Powell delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.
Ashley Westwood takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, save by Stuart Tomlinson.
John McCombe fouled by Harry Davis, the ref awards a free kick. (Port Vale) makes a substitution, with Ben Williamson coming on for Chris Shuker. Free kick taken by Anthony Griffith.
Sam Morsy on for Paul Marshall.
Danny Shelley produces a right-footed shot from inside the penalty area and hits the post.
Unfair challenge on Luke Murphy by Paul Marshall results in a free kick. David Artell takes the free kick.
Ashley Westwood takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Anthony Griffith.
Sean Rigg concedes a free kick for a foul on Harry Davis. Steve Phillips takes the direct free kick.
(Crewe) makes a substitution, with Shaun Miller coming on for Greg Pearson.
Nick Powell takes a shot. Save by Stuart Tomlinson.
Chris Shuker takes a shot. Save made by Steve Phillips.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ashley Westwood from the right by-line, clearance made by John McCombe.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Marc Richards on David Artell. Free kick crossed left-footed by Ashley Westwood, Clayton McDonald makes a clearance.
Ashley Westwood concedes a free kick for a foul on Sean Rigg. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Paul Marshall, Adam Dugdale manages to make a clearance.
An unfortunate own goal is conceded by David Artell. Port Vale 1-0 Crewe.
Unfair challenge on Harry Davis by Sean Rigg results in a free kick. Ashley Westwood crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, clearance by Clayton McDonald.
Foul by Louis Dodds on Ashley Westwood, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by David Artell.
Corner from right by-line taken by Chris Shuker.
The ball is delivered by Sean Rigg, David Artell makes a clearance.
Shot from deep inside the area by Doug Loft clears the bar.
Louis Dodds concedes a free kick for a foul on Matt Tootle. Free kick taken by Steve Phillips.
Ashley Westwood takes a shot. Save made by Stuart Tomlinson.
Chris Shuker crosses the ball.
Marc Richards takes a shot. Save made by Steve Phillips.
Clayton McDonald concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Murphy. Steve Phillips takes the direct free kick.
Harry Davis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robert Taylor. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.
Marc Richards concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Dugdale. Steve Phillips takes the direct free kick.
Unfair challenge on Adam Dugdale by Marc Richards results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Artell.
Byron Moore takes a shot.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Dugdale on Marc Richards. Direct free kick taken by Marc Richards.
Paul Marshall takes a shot. Save by Steve Phillips.
Centre by Byron Moore.
Nick Powell fouled by Clayton McDonald, the ref awards a free kick. Ashley Westwood fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, clearance by John McCombe.
Marc Richards challenges Steve Phillips unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Steve Phillips.
Sean Rigg has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the goal.
Patched-up players answer call
Port Vale have no new on-field problems as they prepare to host neighbours Crewe.
The club announced over the weekend that it had been placed under a transfer embargo by the Football League because of an outstanding tax bill.
That prevented midfielder Chris Birchall from playing against Northampton on Saturday.
Vale will continue to patch up defender Clayton McDonald (hamstring) and midfielder Rob Taylor (Achilles) after both played at Sixfields despite carrying niggles.
However, striker Tom Pope is still not ready to return following his recent groin operation.
Defender Gareth Owen, midfielders Sam Morsy and Kingsley James and striker Ben Williamson are options for manager Micky Adams should he wish to make any changes.
Crewe boss Steve Davis has no new injury problems to contend with for the re-arranged npower League Two derby trip to Port Vale.
Striker Ajay Leitch-Smith is set to miss out once more with an ankle injury, while on-loan Wycombe defender James Tunnicliffe is targeting a return from his shoulder problem in the trip to Rotherham next midweek.
Davis completed the signing of full-back Jordan Brown on Monday, but the former West Ham youngster is unlikely to feature despite being available for the Vale Park clash.
Byron Moore returned from an ankle injury to open the scoring in Saturday's 3-3 draw with AFC Wimbledon and is expected to retain his place on the wing.
Striker Greg Pearson heads into the match with three goals in six games since joining Alex on loan from Burton.
Moore earns Alex derby draw
Byron Moore's 80th-minute equaliser rewarded Crewe's late revival in a feisty and highly-entertaining 1-1 local derby draw at Port Vale.
Vale were keen to take an early grip on the game and Sean Rigg almost took advantage of some uneasy defending when he fired a third-minute shot into the side-netting.
The home side were still shading a highly-charged contest when Crewe keeper Steve Phillips made a brilliant reaction save from Marc Richards' close-range header in the 26th minute.
Crewe did provide an occasional threat on the break, with Vale keeper Stuart Tomlinson saving comfortably from Moore and Nick Powell during an entertaining first half.
Vale broke the deadlock four minutes after the interval when Dave Artell crashed the ball into the roof of his own net in attempting to clear a vicious low cross from Paul Marshall.
It was no more than Vale deserved and Micky Adams' pumped up side then went for the kill as Chris Shuker's 20-yard drive was beaten away at full stretch by Phillips.
But Crewe came to life in the final quarter of the game with Danny Shelley crashing a 72nd-minute shot against a post before Moore levelled with his eighth goal of the season.
Alex substitute Shaun Miller had his effort blocked on the line by John McCombe after he rounded Tomlinson but Moore followed up to tap in the rebound from four yards.
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