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Tyrone Barnett fires in a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Port Vale 2-1 Macclesfield.Assist on the goal came from Dan Gray.
Louis Dodds fires in a goal from long range to the top right corner of the goal. Port Vale 2-0 Macclesfield.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Kris Taylor.
Anthony Griffith has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.
Inswinging corner taken by Kris Taylor from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Nathaniel Brown.
The referee cautions John McCombe for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Hamza Bencherif by John McCombe. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Dan Gray.
Corner taken right-footed by Dan Gray, save by Chris Martin.
Nathaniel Brown takes a shot. Save made by Chris Martin.
Anthony Griffith is brought on as a substitute for Lewis Haldane.
Dan Gray takes the inswinging corner, Tom Pope makes a clearance.
Doug Loft leaves the field to be replaced by Louis Dodds.
Paul Morgan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tom Pope. Kris Taylor restarts play with the free kick.
Sam Wedgebury gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Yates. Direct free kick taken by Adam Yates.
Paul Bolland leaves the field to be replaced by Ross Draper. Close range effort by Doug Loft goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Corner taken by Kris Taylor, clearance by Nathaniel Brown.
Sam Wedgebury replaces Matthew Hamshaw. Colin Daniel challenges Lewis Haldane unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Kris Taylor, Paul Morgan makes a clearance.
The official flags Tom Pope offside. Jose Veiga restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken left-footed by Kris Taylor from the right by-line to the near post, Jose Veiga makes a save.
The ball is swung over by Exodus Geohaghon, Tom Pope takes a shot. Save by Jose Veiga.
Shot by Adam Yates.
Effort on goal by Marc Richards from outside the box goes harmlessly over the bar.
Paul Bolland fouled by Sam Morsy, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Izak Reid.
Corner taken right-footed by Dan Gray from the right by-line, clearance by Kris Taylor.
Dan Gray takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Tom Pope manages to make a clearance.
Sam Morsy takes a shot. Tony Diagne gets a block in.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Doug Loft on Hamza Bencherif. Direct free kick taken by Dan Gray.
The referee cautions Hamza Bencherif for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Exodus Geohaghon by Hamza Bencherif. Strike comes in from Kris Taylor from the free kick.
The referee blows for offside. Jose Veiga takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Colin Daniel on Lewis Haldane. Direct free kick taken by Sam Morsy.
Unfair challenge on Tom Pope by Tony Diagne results in a free kick. Sam Morsy restarts play with the free kick.
Lee Collins finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. Port Vale 1-0 Macclesfield.Corner from the right by-line taken by Kris Taylor, assist on the goal came from Kris Taylor.
Sam Morsy takes the inswinging corner, Jose Veiga makes a save.
Adam Yates produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.
Inswinging corner taken by Kris Taylor, Corner taken by Kris Taylor, The referee gives a free kick against Paul Bolland for handball. Clearance made by Tony Diagne. Tony Diagne manages to make a clearance. Free kick taken by Chris Martin.
Corner taken right-footed by Paul Bolland from the right by-line, Paul Morgan concedes a free kick for a foul on John McCombe. Chris Martin restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Colin Daniel on Lee Collins, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Chris Martin.
Adam Yates concedes a free kick for a foul on Colin Daniel. Matthew Hamshaw delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, Adam Yates manages to make a clearance.
Double boost for Vale
Port Vale duo Stuart Tomlinson and Lewis Haldane are expected to be fit for the visit of struggling Macclesfield.
Goalkeeper Tomlinson was recalled for last weekend`s 2-1 victory at Aldershot but was forced off due to a recurring hip injury in the 69th minute, moments after causing and then saving a penalty.
Forward Haldane was a doubt going into the clash due to an ankle problem but passed a fitness test only to take a knock to the area, forcing him off at half-time.
However both should be in contention as Vale look to claim back-to-back wins for the first time since November.
Midfielder Gary Roberts, who contrary to reports has not been granted permission to leave on loan, serves the third and final match of his suspension, while centre-back Gareth Owen (ankle) is not yet thought to be ready to return.
Fit-again skipper Marc Richards started his first match since early January against the Shots and will do so again, likely partnered by Tom Pope after he extended his loan stay from Rotherham.
Macclesfield manager Gary Simpson is without suspended duo Ricky Sappleton and Emile Sinclair.
Sinclair and Sappleton were sent off along with Wycombe's Dave Winfield during last weekend's League Two encounter at Moss Rose, which the Silkmen lost 1-0.
Macclesfield have been charged with a breach of FA rule E20(a) - a failure to ensure that players and/or officials conducted themselves in an orderly fashion &/or refrained from provocative and/or violent behaviour.
However, Carl Tremarco and Shaun Brisley are both available after long-term injuries and should come into contention to boost Simpson's squad.
Lewis Chalmers remains sidelined with a groin strain picked up in a Cheshire Premier Cup match in midweek and Vinny Mukendi is still missing with a knee injury.
Vale keep up the pressure
Promotion hunting Port Vale kept up the pressure on the top three with a 2-1 victory over Macclesfield.
Macclesfield fielded a defensive formation in an attempt to frustrate Vale, but the plan was undone when they conceded the opening goal in the 28th minute.
Vale left-back Kris Taylor delivered an in-swinging corner from the right and Sam Collins headed his second goal of the season at the far post.
Kris Taylor then struck a post with a 20-yard free-kick and Sam Morsy had a shot cleared off the line as Vale threatened to overrun their ragged visitors.
Nat Brown headed wide from a good position as Macclesfield attempted to hit back, but they were on the retreat again at the start of the second period.
Adam Yates clattered a close-range shot against the underside of the crossbar and Marc Richards' follow up effort was blocked on the line.
Vale had to wait until three minutes from time to net what proved the winner when substitute Louis Dodds curled in a 20-yard shot from man of the match Morsy's pass.
Tyrone Barnett hooked in a close-range shot from Izak Reid's cross to net Macclesfield's consolation goal in the second minute of stoppage time.
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