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Doug Loft takes a shot. Reuben Hazell gets a block in.
Robert Taylor fouled by Sean McAllister, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Chris Martin.
Sam Morsy produces a cross, Benjamin Smith makes a save.
(Shrewsbury) makes a substitution, with Matthew Richards coming on for Lionel Ainsworth.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sam Morsy by Nicky Wroe. Free kick crossed by Gary Roberts.
Ben Williamson finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. Port Vale 2-3 Shrewsbury.Assist on the goal came from Tom Pope.
Tom Bradshaw is brought on as a substitute for James Collins.
Effort from just outside the area by Anthony Griffith goes over the target.
Centre by Adam Yates, save by Jermaine Grandison.
The ball is crossed by Robert Taylor, save by Benjamin Smith.
Louis Dodds goes off and Sam Morsy comes on.
Mark Wright challenges Louis Dodds unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Martin takes the direct free kick.
James Collins sends in a cross.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Roberts on Lionel Ainsworth. Gary Roberts is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Joe Jacobson.
Doug Loft replaces Mike Green.
Unfair challenge on Robert Taylor by Jermaine Grandison results in a free kick. Jermaine Grandison goes into the referee's book. Adam Yates restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Mark Wright, clearance made by Anthony Griffith.
Corner taken by Lionel Ainsworth from the right by-line.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Gary Roberts from the right by-line to the near post, Marvin Morgan makes a clearance.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Lionel Ainsworth. Chris Martin takes the direct free kick.
Tom Pope gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Jacobson. The referee books Tom Pope for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Joe Jacobson.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Clayton McDonald on James Collins. Benjamin Smith takes the free kick.
Caution for Robert Taylor.
Marvin Morgan fouled by Gary Roberts, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Joe Jacobson.
A goal is scored by Lionel Ainsworth from just outside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Port Vale 1-3 Shrewsbury.The assist for the goal came from Mark Wright.
Corner taken by Lionel Ainsworth from the right by-line, Anthony Griffith manages to make a clearance.
Marvin Morgan challenges Adam Yates unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Martin.
John McCombe goes off and Clayton McDonald comes on. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Gary Roberts, save by Benjamin Smith.
The ball is sent over by Mike Green, clearance by Reuben Hazell.
Tom Pope is caught offside. Free kick taken by Benjamin Smith.
Marvin Morgan is caught offside. Chris Martin takes the indirect free kick.
Shot from 20 yards from Mark Wright. Save made by Chris Martin.
Gary Roberts delivers the ball, save by Benjamin Smith.
Corner taken by Gary Roberts from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Marvin Morgan.
Header by Ben Williamson from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
Foul by Louis Dodds on Joe Jacobson, free kick awarded. Louis Dodds booked for unsporting behaviour. Joe Jacobson takes the free kick.
The official flags Marvin Morgan offside. Gareth Owen takes the free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Tom Pope from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Joe Jacobson.
The ball is sent over by Mark Wright.
Ben Williamson finds the back of the net with a goal from just outside the box low into the middle of the goal. Port Vale 1-2 Shrewsbury.Adam Yates provided the assist for the goal.
Corner taken by Lionel Ainsworth played to the near post, Mike Green manages to make a clearance.
The ball is sent over by Louis Dodds.
Reuben Hazell concedes a free kick for a foul on Tom Pope. Gary Roberts produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
Connor Goldson on for Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.
Foul by Louis Dodds on Joe Jacobson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Benjamin Smith.
Right-footed shot by Adam Yates missed to the left of the goal.
Foul by Gareth Owen on James Collins, free kick awarded. Joe Jacobson crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing.
Mark Wright gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Port Vale 0-2 Shrewsbury.Assist by Joe Jacobson.
The offside flag is raised against Ben Williamson. Benjamin Smith takes the free kick.
Mark Wright crosses the ball, clearance made by John McCombe.
The official flags James Collins offside. John McCombe takes the indirect free kick.
Lionel Ainsworth takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Anthony Griffith.
Robert Taylor has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Louis Dodds on Sean McAllister. Direct free kick taken by Joe Jacobson.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Roberts on James Collins. Reuben Hazell takes the direct free kick.
Adam Yates produces a cross, Reuben Hazell makes a clearance.
Marvin Morgan scores a goal from just outside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Port Vale 0-1 Shrewsbury.
Lionel Ainsworth fouled by Gareth Owen, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Joe Jacobson.
Rigg set for Vale comeback
Port Vale hope to have Sean Rigg available for the visit of derby rivals Shrewsbury.
Striker Rigg has missed the last three matches with a hamstring injury but has an outside chance of coming back into the reckoning.
Midfielder Doug Loft returned from a knee problem as a second-half substitute during the 3-2 home victory over Bradford on Tuesday night and is pushing for a place in manager Micky Adams` starting line-up.
Striker Marc Richards will serve the second game of a three-match suspension following his red card for violent conduct during the 2-0 victory at Plymouth last weekend.
Midfielder Robert Taylor is poised to make his 100th start for Vale on Saturday against his hometown club.
Joe Jacobson is expected to be fit for Shrewsbury.
The full-back received a late kick to his leg in Tuesday's 1-0 defeat at Bristol Rovers - a loss which ended a four-match winning run in the league - and was forced to go off.
But Jacobson should be okay for the Vale Park encounter as third place meets fourth in npower League Two, with the two sides separated only by goal difference.
Striker Terry Gornell serves the second game of his three-match suspension, meaning manager Graham Turner must again choose between James Collins and Tom Bradshaw to partner Marvin Morgan in attack.
Collins got the nod at the Memorial Stadium with Bradshaw introduced in his place midway through the second half, and the former is most likely to start this time around.
Shrews claim win in five-goal thriller
Shrewsbury were good value for their fifth win in six league games as they held on for a 3-2 success in a thriller against fellow high flyers Port Vale.
Marvin Morgan curled in the opener with a brilliant individual effort from 15 yards after leaving Vale defenders Gareth Owen and Mike Green for dead in the third minute.
And winger Mark Wright doubled their advantage inside the opening 15 minutes by placing a cool finish beyond Chris Martin after racing clear from Joe Jacobson's precise pass.
Vale raced back into contention before the break when Ben Williamson lobbed his first goal for the club over advancing goalkeeper Ben Smith after latching onto a pass from Adam Yates.
But Vale centre-back John McCombe was forced off in the 49th minute and Shrewsbury extended their lead a minute later when Lionel Ainsworth hammered home a low cross from Wright.
Vale pulled a goal back nine minutes from time when Williamson headed his second from six yards after good work by Tom Pope, but the visitors held firm in the tense closing stages.
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