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Corner taken by Ryan Hall from the left by-line played to the near post.
Luke Prosser finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Port Vale 1-1 Southend.
Lee Collins concedes a free kick for a foul on Harry Crawford. Ryan Hall delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Lee Collins manages to make a clearance.
Marc Richards gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Graham Coughlan. Glenn Morris takes the direct free kick.
Robert Taylor leaves the field to be replaced by Lewis Haldane.
Corner taken by Doug Loft from the right by-line, clearance made by Kane Ferdinand.
Blair Sturrock goes off and Louie Soares comes on. Harry Crawford on for Miguel Comminges. Sam Morsy replaces Gary Roberts.
Doug Loft delivers a inswinging corner to far post, save by Glenn Morris.
Gary Roberts concedes a free kick for a foul on Glenn Morris. Gary Roberts receives a yellow card. Ritchie Sutton joins the action as a substitute, replacing John McCombe. Glenn Morris takes the free kick.
Foul by Anthony Griffith on Anthony Grant, free kick awarded. Ryan Hall has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Ryan Hall from the right by-line to the near post.
Justin Richards takes a shot. Corner taken by Doug Loft from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Miguel Comminges.
Anthony Grant takes a shot. Save by Stuart Tomlinson.
Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Ryan Hall. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gareth Owen by Barry Corr. Stuart Tomlinson restarts play with the free kick.
Effort on goal by Gareth Owen from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.
Gary Roberts takes the inswinging corner, Luke Prosser manages to make a clearance.
Anthony Griffith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Anthony Grant. Direct free kick taken by Chris Barker.
Anthony Grant is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.
Justin Richards gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Anthony Grant. Free kick taken by Chris Barker.
Ryan Hall fouled by Gary Roberts, the ref awards a free kick. Luke Prosser crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Lee Collins.
Marc Richards takes a shot. Clearance by Graham Coughlan. Corner taken left-footed by Doug Loft from the left by-line, Luke Prosser manages to make a clearance.
Barry Corr is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Stuart Tomlinson takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken by Ryan Hall, clearance made by Anthony Griffith.
Foul by Miguel Comminges on Anthony Griffith, free kick awarded. Gary Roberts restarts play with the free kick. Miguel Comminges is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Doug Loft by Kane Ferdinand. Free kick taken by Doug Loft.
Shot from 20 yards by Barry Corr.
Foul by Anthony Griffith on Luke Prosser, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Luke Prosser.
Corner taken left-footed by Doug Loft from the right by-line, Luke Prosser manages to make a clearance.
Marc Richards challenges Graham Coughlan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Glenn Morris takes the free kick.
Gary Roberts gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Blair Sturrock. Direct free kick taken by Luke Prosser.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Anthony Grant on Anthony Griffith. Gary Roberts restarts play with the free kick. Corner from the left by-line taken by Gary Roberts, clearance by Graham Coughlan. Robert Taylor grabs a goal from just inside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Port Vale 1-0 Southend.
Unfair challenge on Blair Sturrock by Gareth Owen results in a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Ryan Hall.
Effort from outside the box by Doug Loft goes wide right of the target.
Effort from outside the box by Blair Sturrock goes wide right of the target.
John McCombe delivers the ball.
Sean Clohessy produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses wide left of the target.
Marc Richards challenges Graham Coughlan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Glenn Morris.
Long range shot by Blair Sturrock goes wide right of the target.
Pope missing for Valiants
Port Vale are without striker Tom Pope for the visit of Southend but influential centre-back Gareth Owen could return.
Despite having recently penned a loan extension, Pope was recalled by parent club Rotherham, who currently find themselves one point and one place behind the Valiants in the table.
But his loss could in part be offset at the other end of the pitch by the comeback of Owen, who missed last weekend`s 2-0 defeat at Chesterfield having hobbled out of the 2-1 win over Lincoln with a recurrence of his hamstring injury.
Vale are hoping he will not have suffered any reaction upon his return to training on Thursday and Friday of this week.
Fellow centre-back John McCombe and midfielder Doug Loft sustained respective back and knee problems against the Spireites but are expected to be okay.
Southend defender Bilel Mohsni is suspended.
Mohsni offered a surprise boost amid boss Paul Sturrock's mounting injury crisis when he returned after two months out with an ankle problem for Tuesday's meeting with Accrington.
However, the French centre-back received two yellow cards in the 3-1 defeat and is now also ruled out of the Shrimpers' home clash with Bradford on Friday week.
Full-back Miguel Comminges also returned against Stanley and is set to continue after getting 76 minutes under his belt
Left-back Peter Gilbert (hernia) and midfielder Craig Easton (calf) are expected to remain on the treatment table, but 19-year-old striker Harry Crawford is set to return after suffering a broken nose against Aldershot last weekend.
Prosser returns to haunt Vale
Luke Prosser buried a last-minute equaliser against his former club to earn Southend a point with a 1-1 draw at Port Vale.
Lee Collins failed to make his clearance and left-back Prosser was on hand to lash the loose ball into the net from point blank range and place a large dent in Vale's hopes of making the play-offs.
The visitors had been the most threatening side in the first-half, but it was Vale who scored the only goal with a 24th-minute cracker from Rob Taylor.
A left-wing cross from Doug Loft was only partially cleared and Taylor drove an unstoppable half-volley past Glenn Morris from 20 yards.
Southend were unfortunate to fall behind after Sean Clohessy had fired against the outside of a post and they almost equalised when Barry Corr's overhead kick missed by inches.
Both sides struggled for supremacy throughout an uninspiring second-half, although Gareth Owen almost put Vale two-up with a snap shot which flew narrowly over the bar.
But Prosser, who was released by Vale last summer, inflicted a potentially fatal blow on his old club's promotion ambitions with his last gasp leveller.
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