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Anthony Griffith is booked.
A goal is scored by Ben Williamson from the edge of the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Port Vale 3-0 Oxford Utd.Assist on the goal came from Marc Richards.
Damian Batt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Doug Loft. The referee cautions Damian Batt for unsporting behaviour. Doug Loft restarts play with the free kick.
Ben Williamson takes a shot. Save by Damian Martinez.
Jon-Paul Pittman is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.
Corner taken right-footed by Tony Capaldi, clearance made by John McCombe.
Unfair challenge on Louis Dodds by Jon-Paul Pittman results in a free kick. Stuart Tomlinson takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Scott Rendell, John McCombe makes a clearance.
John McCombe is penalised for a handball. John McCombe goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Shot on goal comes in from Doug Loft from the free kick.
(Port Vale) makes a substitution, with Ben Williamson coming on for Tom Pope.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Shuker. Ryan Lloyd is brought on as a substitute for Sean Rigg.
The referee blows for offside against Chris Shuker. Indirect free kick taken by Damian Martinez.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marc Richards by Michael Duberry. Free kick taken by Joe Davis.
Jon-Paul Pittman produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.
Sean Rigg grabs a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Port Vale 2-0 Oxford Utd.
Doug Loft sends in a cross, Tom Pope takes a shot. Save by Damian Martinez. Chris Shuker takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Tony Capaldi.
Scott Rendell takes a shot. Save by Stuart Tomlinson.
Foul by Scott Rendell on Anthony Griffith, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Joe Davis.
Jon-Paul Pittman fouled by Joe Davis, the ref awards a free kick. Joe Davis receives a caution. Adam Chapman restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Sean Rigg by Jake Wright results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Shuker.
Clayton McDonald joins the action as a substitute, replacing Adam Yates.
(Oxford Utd) makes a substitution, with Scott Rendell coming on for Andrew Whing.
Adam Chapman has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the goal.
Tom Craddock goes off and Oli Johnson comes on.
Adam Chapman joins the action as a substitute, replacing Liam Davis.
Doug Loft takes a shot. Save by Damian Martinez.
Outswinging corner taken by Chris Shuker, clearance by Andrew Whing.
Marc Richards finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Port Vale 1-0 Oxford Utd.John McCombe provided the assist for the goal.
Jon-Paul Pittman booked for unsporting behaviour.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew Whing by Anthony Griffith. Free kick taken by Damian Martinez.
Marc Richards concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Duberry. Free kick taken by Damian Martinez.
Unfair challenge on Joe Davis by Jon-Paul Pittman results in a free kick. Stuart Tomlinson takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Louis Dodds on Tony Capaldi. Direct free kick taken by Damian Martinez.
Andrew Whing fouled by Anthony Griffith, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Andrew Whing.
Chris Shuker takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Andrew Whing.
Tom Craddock is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Joe Davis.
Tom Craddock takes a shot. Save by Stuart Tomlinson. Tony Capaldi takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, save by Stuart Tomlinson.
Inswinging corner taken by Peter Leven, Anthony Griffith manages to make a clearance.
Effort from just outside the area by Andrew Whing goes over the bar.
Sean Rigg gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Whing. Direct free kick taken by Andrew Whing.
Marc Richards challenges Damian Martinez unfairly and gives away a free kick. Damian Martinez takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken by Chris Shuker, save made by Damian Martinez.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Louis Dodds on Tony Capaldi. Free kick taken by Tony Capaldi.
Shot from outside the box by Jon-Paul Pittman goes wide right of the target.
Valiant return for McDonald
Clayton McDonald could return to the Port Vale starting line-up for the visit of Oxford.
The defender proved his fitness after a hamstring injury with a late appearance as a substitute during the 5-0 defeat by champions Swindon last weekend.
Goalkeeper Stuart Tomlinson may return from illness to challenge Chris Martin for the gloves.
Forward Lewis Haldane has had a run-out for the reserves following his recovery from a broken leg but will not be involved as he bids to get fit for next season.
Captain Marc Richards and midfielder Anthony Griffith, who will be out of contract in the summer and are thought to have attracted interest from rival clubs, are set to keep their places in the side.
Play-off chasing Oxford are on the lookout for a goalkeeper.
England Under-19 keeper Connor Ripley has returned to parent club Middlesbrough having endured a nightmare debut in last weekend's 2-0 home defeat to Southend - just hours after arriving at the Kassam Stadium on the back of an emergency call.
Ripley was summoned by the U's late on after Wayne Brown joined Ryan Clarke (rib) in the treatment room having suffered a serious knee injury in training last Friday.
Manager Chris Wilder told the club's official website: "With such a pressure game against Port Vale on Saturday, we're looking to bring in someone with maybe a bit more experience and we have been working hard to make that happen."
Elsewhere, Oxford will assess a couple of players as late as possible, including striker James Constable (thigh), as they head to Vale Park knowing they must win and Crewe must lose at home to Aldershot in order to clinch seventh spot.
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