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The referee blows for offside. James Wallace receives a yellow card. Free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.
Justin Richards takes a shot. Save made by Matthew Glennon.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Anthony Elding by John McCombe. Cameron Darkwah comes on in place of Adam Griffin. Centre by James Wallace, Anthony Elding finds the net with a headed goal from close range. Port Vale 1-2 Stockport.James Wallace provided the assist for the goal.
Shot by Sean Rigg from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
Effort on goal by Lewis Haldane from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Sean Rigg. Matthew Glennon takes the indirect free kick.
Aaron Brown gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marc Richards. Gary Roberts restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Aaron Brown by Marc Richards results in a free kick. Matthew Glennon takes the free kick.
The official flags Sean Rigg offside. Indirect free kick taken by Matthew Glennon.
Robert Taylor leaves the field to be replaced by Lewis Haldane.
Tom Fisher replaces David Poole.
The official flags James Vincent offside. Free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.
Effort from inside the area by James Wallace misses to the right of the goal.
James Vincent takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, save by Stuart Tomlinson.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Gary Roberts, Matthew Glennon makes a save.
Gary Roberts takes a outswinging corner.
Gary Roberts concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Griffin. Adam Griffin delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, save made by Stuart Tomlinson.
The referee gives a free kick against John McCombe for handball. James Wallace crosses the ball in from the free kick, Stuart Tomlinson makes a save.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Alan Goodall on Sean Rigg. Booking for Alan Goodall. Robert Taylor crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Mansour Assoumani on Justin Richards. Direct free kick taken by Gary Roberts.
Unfair challenge on James Vincent by Gareth Owen results in a free kick. Matthew Glennon restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Gary Roberts.
Adam Griffin takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Marc Richards.
Marc Richards produces a right-footed shot from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
Anthony Elding receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
Anthony Elding gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stuart Tomlinson. Indirect free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.
Foul by Aaron Brown on Marc Richards, free kick awarded. The ball is swung over by Robert Taylor, Sean Rigg scores a headed goal from close in. Port Vale 1-1 Stockport.Assist by Robert Taylor.
Effort on goal by James Wallace from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Marc Richards takes a shot. Matthew Glennon makes a save.
Outswinging corner taken by Adam Yates from the right by-line, clearance by Mansour Assoumani.
(Port Vale) makes a substitution, with Sean Rigg coming on for Louis Dodds.
Justin Richards gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mansour Assoumani. Matthew Glennon takes the free kick.
Gareth Owen challenges Anthony Elding unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by James Wallace from right channel.
Shot on goal by James Wallace from long range goes harmlessly over the target.
The offside flag is raised against Justin Richards. Free kick taken by Matthew Glennon.
Gary Roberts challenges Matty Mainwaring unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Matthew Glennon.
Centre by Robert Taylor.
The official flags Louis Dodds offside. Matthew Glennon restarts play with the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Adam Griffin from the left by-line, save by Stuart Tomlinson.
Corner taken left-footed by Adam Griffin from the left by-line, Adam Yates makes a clearance.
Matty Mainwaring crosses the ball, John McCombe manages to make a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Aaron Brown by Justin Richards results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Andy Halls.
A cross is delivered by Matty Mainwaring, Gareth Owen makes a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Marc Richards by Mansour Assoumani results in a free kick. Justin Richards fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Justin Richards. Free kick taken by Matthew Glennon.
Gary Roberts takes the outswinging corner, clearance by James Wallace.
Matty Mainwaring crosses the ball, Anthony Elding finds the net with a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Port Vale 0-1 Stockport.Matty Mainwaring provided the assist for the goal.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Gary Roberts, Header on goal by Marc Richards from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.
Anthony Griffith concedes a free kick for a foul on Matty Mainwaring. Matty Mainwaring crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Mansour Assoumani concedes a free kick for a foul on Justin Richards. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Gary Roberts from left channel, James Wallace manages to make a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Alan Goodall by Louis Dodds results in a free kick. Alan Goodall takes the direct free kick.
Shot from just outside the area by Anthony Elding goes over the bar.
Andy Halls challenges Robert Taylor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Gareth Owen.
Richards set to win fitness race
Marc Richards is expected to have recovered from a dead leg in time to be fit for Port Vale`s must-win home clash against bottom side Stockport.
The 21-goal striker missed training at the start of the week having emerged from last Saturday`s goalless draw at Torquay nursing the complaint, but he should again be leading the line this weekend as Vale aim to record a precious victory.
The Burslem outfit currently sit three points outside the play-off places with four matches remaining but have won just one of their previous nine, six of which have come under the leadership of caretaker manager Mark Grew.
Grew could opt to name the same XI who started at Plainmoor as the Valiants claimed a valuable away point, although the likes of Gary Roberts, Kris Taylor, Lewis Haldane and Sean Rigg are all pushing for recalls.
Midfielder Doug Loft will not play again this season having ruptured his hamstring.
Stockport caretaker boss Ray Mathias will assess the fitness of several players.
Midfielder Paul Turnbull missed last weekend`s defeat to Shrewsbury while defensive pair Aaron Brown and Mansour Assoumani picked up knocks at the Greenhous Meadow and will be checked along with striker Mat Paterson.
Mathias will definitely be without midfielder Greg Tansey as he serves the second match of a two-game ban.
County lie eight points adrift of safety with only four matches remaining and are seemingly doomed.
Yet Mathias says his men can take heart from their spirited second-half display in the defeat at Shrewsbury.
He said: "We haven't given up yet, you can be sure of that. I think the second-half performance at Shrewsbury proves that."
Elding at the double for Hatters
Anthony Elding headed two goals to delay Stockport's likely demotion and place a huge dent in Vale's fading play-off hopes.
The visitors made a lively start and it was no surprise when Elding headed them ahead from 12 yards after Matt Mainwaring lofted the ball into the box.
Vale lacked confidence and ideas and only a fine tackle from Lee Collins denied Stockport winger David Poole a simple chance to add number two.
Marc Richards should have equalised early in the second half before substitute Sean Rigg did so just three minutes after his introduction.
Rob Taylor lobbed in an inviting cross from the left and Rigg reacted smartly to direct a firm header into the roof of the net from six yards.
Taylor then headed against the bar with Marc Richards crashing the rebound a foot too high with Vale rampant. But Stockport stemmed the tide after that and snatched an 86th-minute winner when Elding dived forward to head in a quickly taken free-kick by James Wallace.
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