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Inswinging corner taken by Ryan Hall from the right by-line played to the near post.
Luke Prosser fouled by Tom Pope, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Glenn Morris.
Blair Sturrock joins the action as a substitute, replacing Neil Harris.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Doug Loft played to the near post, save by Glenn Morris.
Ryan Hall receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kane Ferdinand by Anthony Griffith. The referee books Anthony Griffith for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Glenn Morris.
Lewis Haldane fouled by Sean Clohessy, the ref awards a free kick. Lee Collins takes the free kick. Ryan Hall joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ryan Leonard.
Liam Dickinson leaves the field to be replaced by Bilel Mohsni.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Doug Loft.
Luke Prosser fouled by Tom Pope, the ref awards a free kick. Glenn Morris takes the free kick.
Gary Roberts leaves the field to be replaced by Louis Dodds.
Corner taken by Lee Sawyer.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Dickinson by Gareth Owen. Lee Sawyer takes the free kick.
Tom Pope is given a yellow card.
Foul by Anthony Grant on Lewis Haldane, free kick awarded. Gary Roberts restarts play with the free kick.
Doug Loft fouled by Liam Dickinson, the ref awards a Penalty. Doug Loft scores a placed penalty. Port Vale 2-3 Southend.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tom Pope by Anthony Grant. The referee books Anthony Grant for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Gary Roberts.
Shot from just outside the box by Tom Pope misses to the right of the goal.
Ryan Leonard takes a shot. Save by Glenn Morris.
Lewis Haldane comes on in place of Sean Rigg.
Ben Williamson replaces Clayton McDonald.
Liam Dickinson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Yates. Doug Loft takes the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Gary Roberts from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Chris Barker.
Lee Collins concedes a free kick for a foul on Anthony Grant. Direct free kick taken by Glenn Morris.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Anthony Grant by Clayton McDonald. Glenn Morris takes the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Sean Clohessy, clearance by Sean Clohessy.
Lee Sawyer takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Tom Pope.
Ryan Leonard scores a goal. Port Vale 1-3 Southend.
Gareth Owen concedes a free kick for a foul on Neil Harris. Chris Barker takes the direct free kick.
Doug Loft scores a goal from just outside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Port Vale 1-2 Southend.Assist on the goal came from Gary Roberts.
Sean Rigg is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Glenn Morris restarts play with the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Gary Roberts, Clayton McDonald gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Barker. Free kick taken by Glenn Morris.
Gary Roberts fouled by Anthony Grant, the ref awards a free kick. John McCombe takes the direct free kick.
Shot by Sean Rigg from outside the box goes over the target.
The referee blows for offside against Neil Harris. Stuart Tomlinson takes the indirect free kick.
A goal is scored by Liam Dickinson from just outside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Port Vale 0-2 Southend.
Corner taken right-footed by Lee Sawyer from the right by-line, Mark Phillips finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Port Vale 0-1 Southend.Lee Sawyer provided the assist for the goal.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Luke Prosser played to the near post, Sean Rigg takes a shot.
The official flags Sean Rigg offside. Glenn Morris takes the free kick.
Quick-fire Shrimpers leave Vale all at sea
Two goals in the opening seven minutes sent Southend on the way to a thrilling 3-2 victory and only their second success over Port Vale in the last 10 meetings between the clubs.
Centre-back Mark Phillips buried a powerful header into the roof of the net from Lee Sawyer's right-wing corner to open the scoring in the fifth minute.
And the lead was quickly doubled when Liam Dickinson spun 20 yards out to drive a terrific left-foot finish low inside Stuart Tomlinson's right-hand post.
Vale were back in it when Doug Loft raced onto a slide-rule pass from Gary Roberts to lift the ball over the advancing Glenn Morris' dive in the 25th minute.
But Southend were two goals to the good again four minutes later as an ambitious 30-yard shot from Ryan Leonard was misjudged by Tomlinson and the ball squirmed under his dive.
Loft buried his second, sending Morris diving in the wrong direction from a 50th-minute penalty after Dickinson had pushed Gareth Owen to the ground.
But Southend, with Phillips outstanding, defended solidly after that to secure their second away win of the season and inflict Vale's first league defeat.
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