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  • Date:16 Oct 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Vale Park
Goal!

Live Commentary

92:08 +2.08

Corner taken by Chris Palmer from the right by-line, Mark Bentley takes a shot. Save by Stuart Tomlinson.

90:53 +0.53

Mark McCammon fouled by Gary Roberts, the ref awards a free kick. Alan Julian takes the indirect free kick.

90:31 +0.31

Stefan Payne is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Stuart Tomlinson takes the free kick.

90:03 +0.03

The assistant referee signals for offside against Mark McCammon. Stuart Tomlinson takes the free kick.

89:04

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Collins by Stefan Payne. Stuart Tomlinson takes the indirect free kick.

87:14

Barry Fuller takes a shot.

85:45

The referee penalises Mark Bentley for handball. Free kick crossed left-footed by Gary Roberts, save by Alan Julian.

84:13

The referee blows for offside. Alan Julian takes the free kick.

83:17

Mark McCammon has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

82:33

Tony Sinclair concedes a free kick for a foul on Doug Loft. Gary Roberts takes the direct free kick.

78:26

Jack Payne fouled by Jemal Johnson, the ref awards a free kick. Alan Julian takes the free kick, Effort from outside the box by Gary Roberts goes wide right of the target.

76:34

Stefan Payne replaces Dennis Oli. Mark McCammon comes on in place of Curtis Weston. The referee blows for offside. Stuart Tomlinson restarts play with the free kick.

75:01

Marc Richards takes a shot. Save made by Alan Julian.

73:55

Doug Loft fouled by Jack Payne, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Gary Roberts.

73:26

Ritchie Sutton fouled by Curtis Weston, the ref awards a free kick. Adam Yates takes the free kick.

72:03

Adam Yates challenges Curtis Weston unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Alan Julian.

71:38

Justin Richards leaves the field to be replaced by Doug Loft. Jemal Johnson takes a shot. Save by Stuart Tomlinson. Marc Richards takes a shot. Save by Stuart Tomlinson.

69:50

Mark Bentley is cautioned by the ref for dissent. Adam Yates fouled by Mark Bentley, the ref awards a free kick. Stuart Tomlinson restarts play with the free kick.

68:27

Mark Bentley produces a left-footed shot from just inside the area and strikes the post.

67:43

Jemal Johnson takes a shot. Blocked by Tony Sinclair.

66:49

A cross is delivered by Barry Fuller.

65:23

Barry Fuller fouled by Gary Roberts, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Chris Palmer.

63:44

Dennis Oli is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Ritchie Sutton takes the free kick.

60:55

Unfair challenge on Tony Sinclair by Marc Richards results in a free kick. Alan Julian takes the free kick.

58:19

Foul by Marc Richards on Dennis Oli, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Alan Julian.

57:50

Mark Bentley challenges Lee Collins unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Gary Roberts from left channel.

56:14

Jack Payne fouled by Anthony Griffith, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Palmer takes the direct free kick.

55:26

Matthew Lawrence fouled by Marc Richards, the ref awards a free kick. Alan Julian takes the free kick.

54:16

Curtis Weston is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.

52:57

The assistant referee signals for offside against Dennis Oli. Free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.

51:33

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ritchie Sutton by Curtis Weston. Free kick taken by Ritchie Sutton.

49:21

Tony Sinclair fouled by Marc Richards, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Alan Julian.

49:21

Tony Sinclair fouled by Marc Richards, the ref awards a free kick. Alan Julian takes the free kick.

47:15

Chris Palmer takes the inswinging corner, save by Stuart Tomlinson.

46:22

Effort on goal by Jemal Johnson from long range goes harmlessly over the target.

45:36 +0.36

The assistant referee signals for offside against Justin Richards. Alan Julian restarts play with the free kick.

45:01

Sean Rigg is brought on as a substitute for Tommy Fraser.

44:42

Dennis Oli gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Anthony Griffith. Stuart Tomlinson takes the direct free kick.

43:30

Gary Roberts fouled by Dennis Oli, the ref awards a free kick. Stuart Tomlinson takes the direct free kick.

40:17

Matthew Lawrence fouled by Justin Richards, the ref awards a free kick. Alan Julian takes the free kick.

39:24

Corner from left by-line taken by Chris Palmer.

36:40

Chris Palmer takes a shot. Inswinging corner taken by Chris Palmer, blocked by Gareth Owen. Unfair challenge on Gareth Owen by Dennis Oli results in a free kick. Stuart Tomlinson takes the free kick. Marc Richards gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tony Sinclair. Alan Julian takes the direct free kick.

35:53

Anthony Griffith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin Maher. Barry Fuller restarts play with the free kick.

31:32

Gareth Owen gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dennis Oli. Direct free kick taken by Alan Julian.

27:55

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Collins by Dennis Oli. Stuart Tomlinson takes the free kick.

26:24

Unfair challenge on Jack Payne by Tommy Fraser results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Alan Julian.

24:49

Jemal Johnson comes on in place of Robert Taylor. Foul by Anthony Griffith on Barry Fuller, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Chris Palmer.

23:42

Gary Roberts has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide right of the goal.

20:35

Foul by Anthony Griffith on Dennis Oli, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Alan Julian.

20:02

Unfair challenge on Marc Richards by Matthew Lawrence results in a free kick. Gary Roberts delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance made by Matthew Lawrence.

17:33

Alan Julian takes a outswinging corner. John Nutter concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Yates. Free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.

14:56

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marc Richards on Tony Sinclair. Free kick taken by Alan Julian. Marc Richards concedes a free kick for a foul on Tony Sinclair. John Nutter restarts play with the free kick. Ritchie Sutton fouled by Mark Bentley, the ref awards a free kick. Stuart Tomlinson restarts play with the free kick.

14:00

Robert Taylor fouled by Mark Bentley, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Gary Roberts.

10:00

Effort on goal by Dennis Oli from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

8:33

Unfair challenge on Anthony Griffith by Kevin Maher results in a free kick. Gary Roberts takes the direct free kick.

7:01

Marc Richards gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matthew Lawrence. Direct free kick taken by Alan Julian.

6:39

Handball decision goes against Curtis Weston. Stuart Tomlinson takes the free kick.

5:53

The referee blows for offside against Justin Richards. Direct free kick taken by Alan Julian.

The referee starts the match.

The ref blows to signal half-time.

The referee starts the second half.

The referee ends the match.

Match Preview

Adams set to ring the changes Boss Micky Adams has promised to make changes for Port Vale`s home clash against Gillingham having accused his side of failing to cope with the pressure of being top of the table. Adams watched on at Edgar Street last weekend as Vale had to come from behind to draw 1-1 with bottom-side Hereford, who played for over an hour with only 10 men, leaving the Burslem outfit winless in two league games along with their exit from the Johnstone`s Paint Trophy. Captain Tommy Fraser, Chris Martin, Kris Taylor, Ritchie Sutton, Doug Loft and Rob Taylor all featured for the reserves in midweek and one or two could well have played their way into Adams` thoughts. On-loan winger Jemal Johnson has overcome the ankle and calf injuries which forced him off against the Bulls last Saturday on his full league debut for the club. Lewis Haldane continues his lengthy recovery programme and, having not featured for the second string on Tuesday night, is not ready for any involvement yet. Gillingham will be without strikers Cody McDonald and Adebayo Akinfenwa. The former has sustained a grade-one calf strain, while the latter is struggling with a groin complaint, leaving manager Andy Hessenthaler with a selection headache. Mark McCammon and Stefan Payne impressed in the reserves' 3-1 victory over Wigan on Wednesday and could deputise, but Andy Barcham remains sidelined. Dennis Oli is on the verge of returning to full fitness, although the clash with Vale could come too soon for him and Danny Jackman may miss out after picking up an ankle knock. The Gills have endured a disappointing start to the campaign, but will be hoping to get back on track with three points at Vale Park.

Formation:442Manager: Micky Adams

Port Vale

Formation: 4411Manager: Andy Hessenthaler

Gillingham

  • Stuart Tomlinson
  • Adam Yates
  • Ritchie Sutton
  • Gareth Owen
  • Lee Collins
  • Tommy Fraser
  • Anthony Griffith
  • Gary Roberts
  • Robert Taylor
  • Marc Richards
  • Justin Richards
  • SUBS
  • Chris Martin
  • John McCombe
  • Doug Loft
  • Louis Dodds
  • Kris Taylor
  • Sean Rigg
  • Jemal Johnson

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Match Report

Vale held by Gills Stuttering Port Vale conceded top spot to Chesterfield after a lacklustre display in a goalless draw with a Gillingham side who almost claimed their first away win in 33 games. Vale's first-half performance was a pale shadow of what they produced early in the season and the visitors were unfortunate not to be ahead at the break. Dennis Oli fired over when well placed and only a terrific piece of defending by Gareth Owen prevented Chris Palmer from opening the scoring in the 36th minute. Gillingham goalkeeper Alan Julian did not get his shorts dirty in the opening 45 minutes and there was little change after the break as the visitors remained on the front foot. Vale striker Justin Richards cleared a header from Tony Sinclair off the line before Mark Bentley was denied by the woodwork in the 69th minute. Bentley cut inside Lee Collins on the right flank and curled a 20-yard shot which bounced back off the far post with Stuart Tomlinson beaten. Vale finally forced Julian into action two minutes later when he saved from substitute Jemal Johnson and spread himself to block the follow-up shot from Marc Richards.

Form Guide

    WWWWLD
  • Port Vale
  • VS
  • Gillingham
  • WLWDLW

Last Meetings

  • Port Vale
  • 1 - 3
  • Gillingham
  • 20/01/2009
  • Gillingham
  • 1 - 0
  • Port Vale
  • 27/09/2008
  • Port Vale
  • 3 - 1
  • Gillingham
  • 21/03/1959
  • Gillingham
  • 0 - 2
  • Port Vale
  • 01/11/1958

Top Scorers

Port Vale

  • M Richards 6
  • J Richards 2
  • G Roberts 2
  • L Dodds 2
  • A Griffith 1
  • G Owen 1
  • L Collins 1
  • S Rigg 1

Gillingham

  • A Akinfenwa 3
  • C McDonald 3
  • M Bentley 2
  • D Spiller 2
  • C Palmer 2
  • J Payne 1

Goals

Port Vale

    • Total goals 24
    • Goals per game 17
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Gillingham

    • Total goals 22
    • Goals per game 15
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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