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Corner taken by Andrew Fleming from the left by-line, save by Stuart Tomlinson.
Sam Morsy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Fleming. Booking for Sam Morsy. Strike comes in from Gary McDonald from the free kick, save by Stuart Tomlinson.
Dan Parkinson on for Lewis Alessandra.
Chris McCready delivers the ball, Andrew Fleming grabs a headed goal from close range. Port Vale 0-4 Morecambe.Assist by Chris McCready.
Stewart Drummond fouled by Liam Chilvers, the ref awards a Penalty. Liam Chilvers is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Power penalty scored by Laurence Wilson. Port Vale 0-3 Morecambe.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Izak Reid. Free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.
(Morecambe) makes a substitution, with Andrew Fleming coming on for Danny Carlton.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Anthony Griffith by Danny Carlton. Booking for Danny Carlton. Indirect free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Doug Loft from the right by-line, Barry Roche makes a save.
Centre by Sam Morsy, Tom Pope takes a shot. Barry Roche makes a save.
Garry Hunter takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Little on Gary McDonald. Laurence Wilson crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing.
Gareth Owen gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Izak Reid. Free kick crossed right-footed by Will Haining from right channel, clearance by Gareth Owen.
Corner taken left-footed by Doug Loft from the right by-line, save made by Barry Roche.
(Port Vale) makes a substitution, with Ben Williamson coming on for Sean Rigg. Andrew Little on for Marc Richards.
Izak Reid replaces Jason Price.
Garry Hunter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sam Morsy. Free kick taken by Anthony Griffith.
Unfair challenge on Tom Pope by Chris McCready results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Anthony Griffith.
Doug Loft has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the goal.
Anthony Griffith fouled by Chris McCready, the ref awards a free kick. Doug Loft restarts play with the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Doug Loft from the left by-line, clearance by Will Haining.
Marc Richards takes a shot. Barry Roche makes a save.
Unfair challenge on Robert Taylor by Gary McDonald results in a free kick. Gareth Owen restarts play with the free kick.
(Port Vale) makes a substitution, with Sam Morsy coming on for John McCombe.
Inswinging corner taken by Garry Hunter from the right by-line, clearance made by Anthony Griffith.
Garry Hunter takes a shot. Anthony Griffith gets a block in.
Marc Richards fouled by Will Haining, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jason Price by Gareth Owen. Free kick crossed by Laurence Wilson.
Sean Rigg takes a shot. Barry Roche makes a save.
Doug Loft produces a cross, save by Barry Roche.
Lewis Alessandra finds the back of the net with a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Port Vale 0-2 Morecambe.The assist for the goal came from Danny Carlton.
Marc Richards concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris McCready. Will Haining fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Stuart Tomlinson makes a save. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Garry Hunter, save by Stuart Tomlinson. Inswinging corner taken by Gary McDonald.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Doug Loft by Lewis Alessandra. Doug Loft takes the free kick.
Lewis Alessandra takes a shot. Save by Stuart Tomlinson.
Foul by Chris McCready on Marc Richards, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Doug Loft from right wing, save by Barry Roche.
Lewis Alessandra takes a shot. Stuart Tomlinson makes a save.
Jason Price fires in a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Port Vale 0-1 Morecambe.Assist by Danny Carlton.
Danny Carlton takes a shot. Save by Stuart Tomlinson.
Danny Carlton takes a shot. Stuart Tomlinson makes a save.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Garry Hunter, Will Haining takes a shot. Stuart Tomlinson makes a save.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Doug Loft from the left by-line, Shot from deep inside the area by Marc Richards clears the bar.
Doug Loft takes a shot. Blocked by Chris McCready.
Doug Loft takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Barry Roche makes a save.
Unfair challenge on Gary McDonald by Anthony Griffith results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Nick Fenton.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Marc Richards. Barry Roche takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Gareth Owen by Jason Price results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.
No change for Vale
Port Vale boss Micky Adams has no new injury concerns as they bid to leapfrog Morecambe and move into the play-off places when the sides meet at Vale Park.
Liam Chilvers will be available after the defender extended his loan spell from Notts County. He will now remain with Vale until December 24.
Defender Lee Collins and midfielders Ryan Burge and Lewis Haldane continue to miss out.
Collins is working with the club's physio after undergoing groin surgery and Vale expect him to be back in full training in 10 days time.
Burge, a summer signing from Hyde, is struggling with a knee injury and has not trained this week.
Haldane is still some way from returning after breaking his leg.
Striker Danny Carlton could return ahead of schedule to spearhead Morecambe`s attack.
Carlton, who has bagged seven goals this term, was expected to miss six weeks of action with knee ligament damage but boss Jim Bentley is hopeful he will return after just three weeks out.
The forward`s inclusion would be a welcome boost for Bentley given that he could be without two of his other attackers.
Phil Jevons will definitely miss out after picking up a three-match suspension with his sending off in the draw against Southend.
Kevin Ellison is also a major doubt with a knee problem. Ellison, who is the Shrimps` joint-top scorer along with Carlton, went to see a specialist during the week and the club will assess him before deciding if he is fit enough to play.
Defender Paul Scott (knee) is a long-term absentee with a knee injury.
Shrimps crush Vale
Morecambe took sweet revenge for a 7-2 battering at Vale Park last season with an easy 4-0 victory over Port Vale which extended their unbeaten away record to eight league games.
Defences were well on top early on but the visitors took a firm grip on the game after Jason Price fired them ahead in the 27th minute.
Vale goalkeeper Stuart Tomlinson failed to hold a skidding shot from Danny Carlton and Price pounced to fire in the rebound from six yards.
Morecambe then dominated the rest of the first-half and the impressive Lewis Alessandra capitalised on some poor defending to sprint clear and clip a clever shot over the advancing Tomlinson eight minutes before the interval.
Vale were booed off at half-time and there were brief signs of a recovery when Marc Richards forced Barry Roche's first serious save of the contest two minutes after the restart.
But the visitors were otherwise untroubled as they protected their advantage before compounding Vale's misery with two late goals.
Laurence Wilson crashed a penalty in off the underside of the crossbar after Gary McDonald was fouled by Liam Chilvers four minutes from time.
And substitute Andrew Fleming completed the rout when he buried a close range header from McDonald's 90th-minute cross.