skip to content
The referee ends the match.
Shot by Cole Stockton cleared the target.
Sam Johnson restarts play with the free kick.
Ian Goodison concedes a free kick for a foul on Tom Pope.
Corner taken by Jason Koumas.
Jordan Hugill is brought on as a substitute for Ben Williamson.
Chris Birchall is brought on as a substitute for Jennison Myrie-Williams.
Max Power takes the chance to get an effort at goal.
Sam Johnson on for Chris Neal.
The referee cautions Anthony Griffith for unsporting behaviour.
James Wallace fouled by Anthony Griffith, the ref awards a free kick.
Richard Duffy restarts play with the free kick.
Billy Knott fouled by Jake Kirby, the ref awards a free kick.
Cole Stockton joins the action as a substitute, replacing Stephen Arthurworrey.
Stephen Arthurworrey goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
Unfair challenge on Ben Williamson by Stephen Arthurworrey results in a free kick.
A cross is delivered by Ben Williamson.
Doug Loft takes a shot and bounced off the bar.
Shot by Jake Kirby. Chris Neal safely holds on.
Chris Neal restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Stephen Arthurworrey on Tom Pope, free kick awarded.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Jason Koumas.
Max Power takes a shot. Chris Neal fumbles the ball.
Booking for Jason Koumas for dissent.
Foul by Max Power on Billy Knott, free kick awarded.
Jason Koumas finds the net with a shot from the free kick. Port Vale 3-2 Tranmere.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Ridehalgh by Doug Loft.
Corner taken by James Wallace from the right by-line.
Corner from the right by-line taken by James Wallace. Ash Taylor grabs a goal with a headed effort. Port Vale 3-1 Tranmere.
Ian Goodison replaces Junior Brown.
Free kick crossed by James Wallace.
Billy Knott gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jake Kirby.
Ben Williamson scores a right footed goal. Port Vale 3-0 Tranmere.Tom Pope provided the assist for the goal.
Free kick taken by Richard Duffy.
The referee gives a free kick against James Wallace for handball.
The referee blows for offside against Ryan Lowe.
Shot by Ryan Lowe went harmlessly over the bar.
Shot by Jason Koumas went over.
Billy Knott scores with a left foot finish. Port Vale 2-0 Tranmere.
The referee starts the second half.
Corner taken by Jennison Myrie-Williams.
The ref blows to signal half-time.
Stephen Arthurworrey manages to make a clearance.
Tom Pope fouled by Ash Taylor, the ref awards a free kick.
Corner taken by Jennison Myrie-Williams from the left by-line.
Ryan Lowe is caught offside.
Jake Kirby sends in a cross.
Ryan Lowe takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand post.
Shot by Max Power missed to the right of the net.
Doug Loft takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Max Power by Anthony Griffith.
Jennison Myrie-Williams crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Max Power on Billy Knott.
Free kick crossed by Jennison Myrie-Williams.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Ben Williamson.
Chris Neal takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Carl Dickinson by Jason Koumas.
Free kick crossed by Liam Ridehalgh.
Jennison Myrie-Williams gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Ridehalgh.
The referee blows for offside.
Shot by Tom Pope went over the crossbar.
Carl Dickinson takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Duffy by James Wallace.
Shot by Carl Dickinson.
Corner taken by Jason Koumas from the right by-line.
Tom Pope scores with their right foot. Port Vale 1-0 Tranmere.Assist on the goal came from Jennison Myrie-Williams.
The match has kicked off.
Lines banned for Rovers clash
Port Vale will be without the suspended Chris Lines against Tranmere.
Lines received his 10th yellow card of the season during the 2-2 draw with Coventry last weekend and the midfielder must now serve a two-match ban.
The only player unavailable through injury is defender Liam Chilvers who is recovering from a groin operation.
With Lines absent one change is forced upon Micky Adams, but the Vale manager has plenty of options should he wish to make any more. The likes of Dan Jones, Chris Robertson, Louis Dodds, Gavin Tomlin, Anthony Griffith and Chris Birchall are all vying for recalls.
Tranmere are likely to be without three of their regular midfielders.
Steve Jennings, whose incredible winner gave Rovers' safety hopes a much-needed shot in the arm against Notts County last weekend, has a knee problem and the swelling is unlikely to subside in time.
He looks set to be joined on the sidelines by former Wales international Jason Koumas, who was forced off against the Magpies just after half-time with a foot injury. Captain James Wallace also had to be withdrawn in the first period because of a groin strain and neither player looks set to return this weekend.
Stand-in manager John McMahon is also missing Abdulai Baggie, whose knee problem could force him to miss the rest of the campaign.
© 2004 - 2014 football.co.uk