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  • Date:01 Feb 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Vale Park

Live Commentary

94:27 +4.27

Adam Yates booked for unsporting behaviour. Adam Yates challenges Adam Le Fondre unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Tom Newey.

93:45 +3.45

John McCombe is cautioned.

93:13 +3.13

Unfair challenge on Ritchie Sutton by Danny Harrison results in a free kick. John McCombe restarts play with the free kick.


Anthony Griffith receives a caution. Anthony Griffith concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Le Fondre. Tom Newey crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, John McCombe makes a clearance.


Louis Dodds replaces James O'Shea.


Kayleden Brown is brought on as a substitute for Justin Richards.


Inswinging corner taken by Nicky Law from the left by-line, John McCombe manages to make a clearance.


Unfair challenge on Doug Loft by Nicky Law results in a free kick. Adam Yates takes the free kick. The ball is swung over by James O'Shea.


Adam Le Fondre is caught offside. Chris Martin takes the indirect free kick.


Ritchie Sutton comes on in place of Exodus Geohaghon.


(Rotherham) makes a substitution, with Mark Bradley coming on for Marcus Marshall. Marcus Marshall has a drilled shot.


Unfair challenge on Nick Fenton by Justin Richards results in a free kick. Tom Newey takes the free kick.


Adam Le Fondre takes a shot. Save made by Chris Martin.


Nicky Law takes a shot. Save by Chris Martin.


Doug Loft produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.


James O'Shea finds the back of the net with a goal from just outside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Port Vale 1-0 Rotherham.


Effort from the edge of the area by Nicky Law goes wide of the right-hand upright.


Doug Loft has an effort at goal from 18 yards. Save by Andy Warrington.


Nicky Law is given a yellow card. Foul by Nicky Law on Adam Yates, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Adam Yates from right wing.


Doug Loft is cautioned. Foul by Doug Loft on Danny Harrison, free kick awarded. Nick Fenton takes the indirect free kick.


Exodus Geohaghon goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Foul by Exodus Geohaghon on Nicky Law, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Tom Newey.


Unfair challenge on Nicky Law by James O'Shea results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Nick Fenton.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Harrison on Anthony Griffith. Direct free kick taken by Adam Yates.


Danny Harrison concedes a free kick for a foul on Robert Taylor. James O'Shea shoots direct from the free kick.


Adam Le Fondre has an effort at goal. Save by Chris Martin. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Tom Newey from the right by-line, save made by Chris Martin.


Exodus Geohaghon fouled by Danny Harrison, the ref awards a free kick. Doug Loft restarts play with the free kick.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nicky Law by Anthony Griffith. Marcus Marshall takes the free kick.


Unfair challenge on Exodus Geohaghon by Danny Harrison results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by John McCombe. Anthony Griffith has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide left of the goal.


Justin Richards takes a shot. Save made by Andy Warrington.


A cross is delivered by Marcus Marshall, Adam Le Fondre takes a shot. Save by Chris Martin.


Unfair challenge on Adam Yates by Ian Thomas-Moore results in a free kick. Adam Yates restarts play with the free kick.


Marcus Marshall takes a shot. Chris Martin makes a save.


The ball is swung over by Doug Loft, save by Andy Warrington.


Exodus Geohaghon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nicky Law. Nick Fenton takes the direct free kick.


Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Doug Loft.


Danny Harrison concedes a free kick for a foul on Gareth Owen. Direct free kick taken by James O'Shea.

Match Preview

Pope ineligible to face Millers Tom Pope is unable to face parent club Rotherham as Port Vale look to turn around their miserable run of form. Striker Pope joined the Valiants on a month`s loan on Friday and duly made his debut as a second-half substitute in Saturday`s 1-0 loss at Lincoln, yet he is ineligible to face the Millers under the terms of his switch. Defeat at Sincil Bank over the weekend was manager Jim Gannon`s fourth from five games since taking charge and his task gets no easier with the visit of third-placed Rotherham. Gannon has plenty to ponder ahead of the encounter, not least which formation to go with having started with a 4-2-3-1 system against the Imps before moving to a more conventional 4-4-2 in the second half. Goalkeeper Stuart Tomlinson missed his first league game of the season due to a hip injury and will be assessed, while skipper Gareth Owen was left on the bench upon his return from a one-match suspension before being introduced at half-time. Gannon must now decide the extent of his involvement against Ronnie Moore`s men, along with that of influential midfielder Doug Loft (calf) who made his long-awaited return as a 78th-minute substitute. Forward Sean Rigg (thigh) will again be monitored. Rotherham manager Moore is assessing the fitness of two players. Defenders Nick Fenton and Dale Tonge picked up knocks in the 4-0 win over Stockport on Saturday but despite missing training, both players are hopeful they will feature at Vale Park. The Millers will be without midfielder Jason Taylor again as he serves the final game of his three-match suspension, while defender Ryan Cresswell is still sidelined with a broken collarbone. Ryan Taylor should keep his place in attack after scoring twice against the Hatters.

Formation:442Manager: Jim Gannon

Port Vale

Formation: 442Manager: Ronnie Moore


  • Chris Martin
  • Adam Yates
  • John McCombe
  • Gareth Owen
  • Lee Collins
  • Robert Taylor
  • Exodus Geohaghon
  • Anthony Griffith
  • Doug Loft
  • James O'Shea
  • Justin Richards
  • SUBS
  • Sam Johnson
  • Louis Dodds
  • Kris Taylor
  • Lewis Haldane
  • Ritchie Sutton
  • Gary Roberts
  • Kayleden Brown



Match Report

Wait is over for Gannon Under-fire Port Vale manager Jim Gannon celebrated his first win in charge at the sixth attempt as Jay O'Shea's brilliant second-half goal earned the Valiants a 1-0 win over Rotherham. A large number of Vale players had complained about their treatment under Gannon in a meeting with the club's directors on Monday afternoon, but there were no signs of disharmony in a keenly contested first-half which the home side edged. Both sides squandered early chances as Vale goalkeeper Chris Martin made a terrific save to deny Adam Le Fondre before home striker Justin Richards scuffed his shot when clean through. The Valiants were denied by the woodwork soon after when a 20-yard free-kick by O'Shea came back off the base of Andy Warrington's right-hand post. But O'Shea, on loan from Birmingham, made no mistake when he scored his first goal for the club with a stunning strike eight minutes after the break. Doug Loft's forward pass spun into the air off a defender and O'Shea cracked an unstoppable 20-yard volley. Justin Richards should have added a second just before the hour when he fired a close range shot over the top after some calamitous Rotherham defending.

Form Guide

  • Port Vale
  • VS
  • Rotherham

Last Meetings

  • Rotherham
  • 5 - 0
  • Port Vale
  • 01/01/2011
  • Rotherham
  • 1 - 2
  • Port Vale
  • 03/04/2010
  • Port Vale
  • 1 - 2
  • Rotherham
  • 14/11/2009
  • Port Vale
  • 0 - 0
  • Rotherham
  • 13/04/2009
  • Rotherham
  • 1 - 0
  • Port Vale
  • 26/12/2008

Top Scorers

Port Vale

  • M Richards 6
  • J Richards 4
  • J McCombe 3
  • L Dodds 3
  • G Roberts 2
  • S Rigg 2
  • A Griffith 1
  • G Owen 1
  • L Collins 1


  • A Le Fondre 15
  • R Taylor 6
  • R Cresswell 4
  • K Ellison 3
  • N Law 2
  • D Harrison 2
  • N Fenton 2
  • J Taylor 2
  • P Warne 1
  • M Randall 1
  • M Marshall 1


Port Vale

    • Total goals 52
    • Goals per game 29
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins


    • Total goals 70
    • Goals per game 47
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 7 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 7 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 9 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins