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  • Date:08 Sep 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Vale Park
  • Attendance:5,544
  • Dodds (4) Pope (15)
    Pope (20) Vincent (27)
    Pope (67) Pope (77)
  • O'Connor (30) Nardiello - pen (53)
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88mins

Ben Williamson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ashley Vincent.

88mins

Michael O'Connor takes a shot. Chris Neal makes a save.

83mins

Craig Morgan is penalised for a handball. Craig Morgan receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by John McCombe.

82mins

Jennison Myrie-Williams goes off and Robert Taylor comes on.

80mins

Gareth Owen joins the action as a substitute, replacing Clayton McDonald.

78mins

Tom Pope grabs a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Port Vale 6-2 Rotherham.

78mins

Daniel Nardiello concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Neal. Chris Neal takes the free kick.

76mins

The official flags Daniel Nardiello offside. Gareth Evans leaves the field to be replaced by Lionel Ainsworth. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Neal.

75mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Johnny Mullins on Jennison Myrie-Williams. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Chris Shuker, save by Scott Shearer.

70mins

Clayton McDonald challenges Kayode Odejayi unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Michael O'Connor from right channel, clearance by John McCombe.

68mins

Goal scored by Tom Pope from close range low into the middle of the goal. Port Vale 5-2 Rotherham.

67mins

Unfair challenge on Jennison Myrie-Williams by Gareth Evans results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Chris Shuker, Johnny Mullins makes a clearance.

66mins

Chris Shuker takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Gareth Evans manages to make a clearance.

63mins

Ben Pringle takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Doug Loft makes a clearance.

62mins

Michael O'Connor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jennison Myrie-Williams. Michael O'Connor shown a yellow card. Doug Loft takes the direct free kick.

62mins

Corner taken left-footed by Ben Pringle from the right by-line, save by Chris Neal.

61mins

Doug Loft is penalised for a handball. Free kick crossed by Ben Pringle, Doug Loft gets a block in.

59mins

Gareth Evans produces a cross, Daniel Nardiello takes a shot. Chris Neal makes a save.

57mins

The referee gives a free kick against Johnny Mullins for handball. Chris Neal restarts play with the free kick.

56mins

Ian Sharps challenges Tom Pope unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Doug Loft.

53mins

John McCombe is penalised for a handball. Penalty taken right-footed by Daniel Nardiello and scored. Port Vale 4-2 Rotherham.

51mins

John McCombe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Daniel Nardiello. Strike on goal comes in from Daniel Nardiello from the free kick.

48mins

David Noble gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sam Morsy. Chris Neal takes the free kick.

48mins

Dale Tonge gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jennison Myrie-Williams. Free kick crossed right-footed by Sam Morsy, clearance by Ian Sharps.

48mins

Effort on goal by Michael O'Connor from 20 yards. Chris Neal makes a save.

46mins

Nicky Hunt leaves the field to be replaced by Craig Morgan.

45mins

Foul by John McCombe on Kayode Odejayi, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Ben Pringle.

43mins

Foul by Michael O'Connor on Doug Loft, free kick awarded. Chris Neal restarts play with the free kick.

41mins

Nicky Hunt challenges Ashley Vincent unfairly and gives away a free kick. Doug Loft takes the free kick.

37mins

Nicky Hunt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ashley Vincent. Doug Loft takes the free kick.

35mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Clayton McDonald by Kayode Odejayi. Sam Morsy takes the free kick.

34mins

The ball is swung over by Nicky Hunt, Header from deep inside the area by Daniel Nardiello goes over the bar.

32mins

Laurence Wilson goes off and Dale Tonge comes on.

31mins

Michael O'Connor finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Port Vale 4-1 Rotherham.Assist by Ben Pringle.

28mins

A goal is scored by Ashley Vincent from just outside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Port Vale 4-0 Rotherham.Assist by Tom Pope.

27mins

Outswinging corner taken by David Noble, clearance by John McCombe.

25mins

Unfair challenge on Ashley Vincent by Nicky Hunt results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Ashley Vincent.

23mins

Ben Pringle takes a shot. Save by Chris Neal.

21mins

Tom Pope finds the net with a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Port Vale 3-0 Rotherham.Sam Morsy provided the assist for the goal.

20mins

Shot by Ashley Vincent. Save by Scott Shearer.

19mins

Foul by Ian Sharps on Tom Pope, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Sam Morsy.

18mins

Chris Shuker takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Laurence Wilson.

16mins

Tom Pope finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Port Vale 2-0 Rotherham.Assist by Richard Duffy.

15mins

Inswinging corner taken by Ben Pringle, Louis Dodds manages to make a clearance.

10mins

Michael O'Connor produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.

9mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ben Pringle by Richard Duffy. Richard Duffy receives a caution. Ben Pringle has an effort direct from the free kick.

7mins

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Neal.

5mins

Goal scored by Louis Dodds from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Port Vale 1-0 Rotherham.The assist for the goal came from Chris Shuker.

4mins

Nicky Hunt challenges Doug Loft unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nicky Hunt receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed right-footed by Chris Shuker from left wing, Ian Sharps manages to make a clearance.

3mins

Sam Morsy fouled by Michael O'Connor, the ref awards a free kick. John McCombe takes the direct free kick.

2mins

Tom Pope is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Scott Shearer.

1mins

Michael O'Connor has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.

Match Preview

Same again for Adams? Manager Micky Adams must decide whether to pick an unchanged team for the sixth successive game when Port Vale take on Rotherham. It is likely he will after Vale beat League One leaders Tranmere 2-0 in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy in midweek, although Adams was quick to play down the result against a much-changed Rovers side. Vale have won three and drawn one of the five matches that Adams has not tinkered with the starting XI. "In terms of team selection we have decided to go with the boys that have been playing well as a unit," said Adams. "We have got competition for places with boys on the sidelines itching for an opportunity, but we have been justified in our decisions. "It was another clean sheet [on Tuesday night], which will give confidence to the goalkeeper and the back four. But we picked up a couple of sloppy bookings and we were letting too many crosses in late on, as can happen in cup games, and we need to make sure that doesn't happen in the league." Adams has fit-again duo Gareth Owen and Rob Taylor available, along with defender Adam Yates, midfielders Ryan Burge and Ryan Lloyd and striker Ben Williamson, should he wish to make any changes. Rotherham boss Steve Evans has a defensive conundrum. Makeshift right-back Mark Bradley tweaked a hamstring in Tuesday's Johnstone's Paint Trophy defeat against York and is ruled out, meaning Evans may have to throw in fit-again Nicky Hunt (hamstring) despite only having one reserve appearance under his belt. The former Bolton defender and fellow right-back Dale Tonge (Achilles) made their return to action in Wednesday's second-string clash with Gateshead, where new signing Craig Morgan also got some game time. If Evans thinks Morgan has enough in his legs the former Preston man could come in at central defence, allowing Johnny Mullins to move along to the full-back spot. To add an extra dimension to Evans' problem, midfielder Kari Arnason, who has been filling in at centre-back in recent weeks, is on international duty with Iceland. Elsewhere, Evans is expected to recall four of the players he left out in midweek, so Scott Shearer, David Noble, Kayode Odejayi and Daniel Nardiello should all start.

Formation:442Manager: Micky Adams

Port Vale

Formation: 442Manager: Steve Evans

Rotherham

  • Chris Neal
  • Richard Duffy
  • John McCombe
  • Clayton McDonald
  • Doug Loft
  • Jennison Myrie-Williams
  • Sam Morsy
  • Chris Shuker
  • Ashley Vincent
  • Louis Dodds
  • Tom Pope
  • SUBS
  • Sam Johnson
  • Adam Yates
  • Robert Taylor
  • Gareth Owen
  • Ben Williamson
  • Ryan Lloyd
  • Ryan Burge

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Match Report

Form Guide

    WLWD
  • Port Vale
  • VS
  • Rotherham
  • WLDW

Last Meetings

  • Rotherham
  • 0 - 1
  • Port Vale
  • 21/01/2012
  • Port Vale
  • 2 - 0
  • Rotherham
  • 01/10/2011
  • Port Vale
  • 1 - 0
  • Rotherham
  • 01/02/2011
  • Rotherham
  • 5 - 0
  • Port Vale
  • 01/01/2011
  • Rotherham
  • 1 - 2
  • Port Vale
  • 03/04/2010
  • Port Vale
  • 1 - 2
  • Rotherham
  • 14/11/2009

Top Scorers

Port Vale

  • T Pope 2
  • J McCombe 1
  • L Dodds 1
  • S Morsy 1

Rotherham

  • B Pringle 3
  • K Odejayi 2
  • G Evans 2
  • M O'Connor 1

Goals

Port Vale

    • Total goals 11
    • Goals per game 7
  • 2 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Rotherham

    • Total goals 13
    • Goals per game 9
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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