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  • Date:29 Mar 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Vale Park
  • Attendance:4,636
  • Richards (58)
    Loft (69)
  • McCallum (2)
Goal!

Live Commentary

95:33 +5.33

Paul Green joins the action as a substitute, replacing Daniel Hone.

91:31 +1.31

Ben Hutchinson takes a shot. Save made by Stuart Tomlinson.

90:31 +0.31

Inswinging corner taken by Gavin McCallum from the right by-line played to the near post, save by Stuart Tomlinson.

86:35

The referee cautions Anthony Griffith for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for a foul by Anthony Griffith on Ali Fuseini. Elliott Parish restarts play with the free kick.

83:34

Cian Hughton is brought on as a substitute for Tom Kilbey.

77:08

Inswinging corner taken by Mustapha Carayol from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Tom Pope.

75:39

Corner taken right-footed by Gary Roberts to the near post, save by Elliott Parish.

74:47

Shot by Mustapha Carayol. Save made by Stuart Tomlinson.

73:17

Gavin McCallum takes a shot. Save made by Stuart Tomlinson.

72:12

Inswinging corner taken by Gary Roberts.

71:34

Daniel Hone goes into the book. Daniel Hone concedes a free kick for a foul on Tom Pope. Kris Taylor crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Adam Watts.

69:52

Doug Loft fires in a goal from outside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Port Vale 2-1 Lincoln City.

65:47

Ali Fuseini concedes a free kick for a foul on Doug Loft. Gary Roberts has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

64:50

Adam Yates challenges Gavin McCallum unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Mustapha Carayol from left wing, save by Stuart Tomlinson.

63:06

The assistant referee signals for offside against Tom Pope. Elliott Parish takes the free kick.

62:25

Gary Roberts replaces Sam Morsy.

59:54

Corner taken right-footed by Sam Morsy, Joe Anderson makes a clearance.

58:11

Marc Richards grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Port Vale 1-1 Lincoln City.Kris Taylor provided the assist for the goal.

57:24

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Doug Loft from the right by-line, clearance by Joe Anderson.

55:58

Josh O'Keefe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Anthony Griffith. Free kick crossed by Sam Morsy, Daniel Hone makes a clearance.

54:15

Robert Taylor joins the action as a substitute, replacing Lewis Haldane.

53:32

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Sam Morsy from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Daniel Hone. Close range strike by Anthony Griffith goes over the bar.

52:16

The ball is crossed by Adam Yates, Header from close range by Tom Pope strikes the post.

49:33

Caution for Lee Collins. Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Collins on Gavin McCallum. Adam Watts restarts play with the free kick.

47:45

Foul by Marc Richards on Daniel Hone, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Elliott Parish.

46:07 +1.07

Foul by Sam Morsy on Josh O'Keefe, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Mustapha Carayol from left wing, Stuart Tomlinson makes a save.

44:02

Unfair challenge on Doug Loft by Tom Kilbey results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Sam Morsy, clearance by Mustapha Carayol.

36:27

Doug Loft takes a shot. Save by Elliott Parish.

35:09

Corner taken left-footed by Doug Loft, Daniel Hone makes a clearance.

34:28

Marc Richards takes a shot. Joe Anderson gets a block in.

33:40

Josh O'Keefe has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the target.

28:49

Sam Morsy takes the inswinging corner, Daniel Hone manages to make a clearance.

26:48

Foul by Anthony Griffith on Josh O'Keefe, free kick awarded. Strike comes in from Tom Kilbey from the free kick, Stuart Tomlinson makes a save. Ali Fuseini takes a shot from close in clearing the crossbar.

24:44

Inswinging corner taken by Doug Loft, clearance by Daniel Hone.

23:49

Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe Anderson on Lewis Haldane. Sam Morsy delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing.

20:51

Tom Kilbey has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.

20:34

Mustapha Carayol takes a shot. Save by Stuart Tomlinson.

19:05

Inswinging corner taken by Doug Loft, clearance by Adam Watts.

11:26

Doug Loft takes a shot. Elliott Parish makes a comfortable save.

10:43

Tom Pope produces a drilled left-footed shot from 20 yards. Save by Elliott Parish.

9:41

Kris Taylor replaces Gareth Owen.

4:06

Foul by Adam Watts on Marc Richards, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Sam Morsy.

2:46

Gavin McCallum finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Port Vale 0-1 Lincoln City.Julian Kelly produces a cross, Gareth Owen gets a block in. The assist for the goal came from Julian Kelly.

2:30

Doug Loft concedes a free kick for a foul on Julian Kelly. Free kick taken by Julian Kelly.

Match Preview

Vale likely to remain unchanged Port Vale caretaker boss Mark Grew is set to name an unchanged side for the clash with Lincoln at Vale Park. Grew has sought to make a number of changes for his first two games in temporary charge but after the team showed a marked improvement in Saturday's 0-0 draw with Bury, when only a failure to take a host of chances prevented Vale taking the win, he is likely to stick with the same players. This would mean on-loan Rotherham striker Tom Pope partnering Marc Richards up front with Justin Richards having to settle for a place on the bench. Top-scorer Marc Richards is still searching for his 100th career goal after missing a number of presentable opportunities against the Shakers. Attacker Lewis Haldane and combative midfielder Sam Morsy are expected to retain their places after being recalled at the weekend and putting in impressive performances. Sean Rigg remains unavailable as he completes his three-match ban for the sending off he received against Accrington, while on-loan Peterborough defender Exodus Geohaghon is not expected to play any part following his claims, and the subsequent investigation, that he was racially abused by Valients fans at the Crown Ground. Lincoln boss Steve Tilson will hope to have Ashley Grimes back for the match. An ankle injury ruled out the Imps leading goalscorer as Rotherham thrashed Tilson`s team 6-0 on Friday evening to inflict Lincoln`s heaviest home loss for 20 years. Should Grimes be fit to return, either Ben Hutchinson or Scott Spencer will drop down to the bench. But Patrick Kanyuka is suspended after being sent off against the Millers for two bookable offences. The defender will serve a one-match ban so Danny Hone could come back into the team as his replacement. Josh O`Keefe, Paul Green, Jamie Clapham and Cian Hughton will hope to be involved but Clark Keltie (thigh) is likely to remain sidelined, despite resuming training.

Formation:442Manager:

Port Vale

Formation: 451Manager: Steve Tilson

Lincoln City

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

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Match Report

Loft lifts Vale into play-off places Doug Loft struck a 70th-minute stunner to earn Port Vale a 2-1 win against Lincoln and move them back into the play-off places. The visitors, trounced 6-0 at home by Rotherham on Friday night, got off to a great start when Gavin McCallum fired them into a third-minute lead. Julian Kelly whipped over a cross from the right and the ball broke for McCallum to crack an unstoppable shot beyond Stuart Tomlinson from 14 yards. Kelly was causing Vale all sorts of problems with his overlapping runs and it took a terrific save from Tomlinson to stop the full-back from adding a second in the 16th minute. Danny Hone also squandered a gilt-edged chance for the rampant visitors before shell-shocked Vale retaliated as Marc Richards, twice, and Tom Pope had efforts blocked on the line. Vale had to improve in the second half and they did as Richards headed against a post before he equalised with his 100th career goal in the 59th minute. A period of sustained pressure led to substitute Kris Taylor's cross from the left and a fine header by Richards, who rose highest to net from eight yards. Loft's winner was a cracker as he turned the ball onto his left foot 25 yards out and bent a fabulous shot high inside Elliott Parish's left-hand post.

Form Guide

    WDLLDD
  • Port Vale
  • VS
  • Lincoln City
  • DLWDLL

Last Meetings

  • Lincoln City
  • 1 - 0
  • Port Vale
  • 29/01/2011
  • Port Vale
  • 4 - 0
  • Lincoln City
  • 23/02/2010
  • Lincoln City
  • 1 - 2
  • Port Vale
  • 01/12/2009
  • Port Vale
  • 0 - 1
  • Lincoln City
  • 20/02/2009
  • Lincoln City
  • 0 - 1
  • Port Vale
  • 01/11/2008
  • Lincoln City
  • 1 - 0
  • Port Vale
  • 20/04/1981

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

Lincoln City

  • A Grimes 13
  • J O'Keefe 4
  • D Facey 3
  • B Hutchinson 3
  • M Carayol 3
  • S Hunt 2
  • M Swaibu 2
  • G McCallum 2
  • J Clapham 1
  • C Hughton 1
  • A Watts 1
  • L Howell 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

Lincoln City

    • Total goals 81
    • Goals per game 42
  • 6 (For) 10 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 9 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 11 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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