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  • Date:09 Aug 2014
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Vale Park
  • Attendance:7,050
  • Pope (24)
  • Bradshaw (58)
Goal!

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The referee brings the game to a close.

93:36 +3.36

Corner taken by Billy Clifford from the left by-line.

89:49

Tom Pope takes a shot and cleared the bar.

88:24

Michael O'Connor crosses the ball in from the free kick.

87:31

Amadou Bakayoko gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Duffy.

85:42

Michael Brown comes on in place of Chris Lines.

85:26

Chris Robertson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Frederic Veseli.

84:47

Corner taken by Billy Clifford.

84:30

Amadou Bakayoko comes on in place of Tom Bradshaw.

83:42

Corner taken by Malvind Benning from the right by-line.

80:32

Free kick taken by Paul Downing.

80:27

Tom Pope gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Chambers.

78:31

Free kick taken by Adam Chambers.

78:26

Tom Pope challenges Paul Downing unfairly and gives away a free kick.

76:45

Clearance by Ryan McGivern.

76:42

Corner taken by Billy Clifford.

75:55

The referee blows for offside against Tom Pope.

73:45

Free kick taken by Richard Duffy.

73:22

Steven Jennings replaces Louis Dodds.

70:40

Richard O'Donnell takes the free kick.

70:11

Ben Williamson is caught offside.

69:16

Billy Clifford comes on in place of James Baxendale.

66:52

Ashley Grimes receives a yellow card.

66:45

Adam Chambers goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

66:30

Chris Lines fouled by Adam Chambers, the ref awards a free kick.

66:02

Free kick taken by Richard Duffy.

65:10

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ashley Grimes on Michael O'Connor.

63:32

The referee cautions Ryan McGivern for unsporting behaviour.

63:01

Headed chance falls to Tom Pope. Richard O'Donnell catches the ball.

62:32

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Frederic Veseli by Malvind Benning.

61:06

The ball is delivered by Michael O'Connor.

58:12

Tom Bradshaw grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Port Vale 1-1 Walsall.Assist by Romaine Sawyers.

56:54

Corner taken by Malvind Benning.

55:50

Malvind Benning crosses the ball.

54:14

A cross is delivered by James Baxendale.

53:50

Corner taken by James Baxendale.

53:06

Sam Johnson takes the free kick.

52:52

Unfair challenge on Ryan McGivern by Tom Bradshaw results in a free kick.

51:40

Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Michael O'Connor and misses to the left of the goal.

50:48

Paul Downing gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ben Williamson.

48:19

James Chambers makes a clearance.

47:46

Mark Marshall has an effort direct from the free kick.

47:07

Foul by Romaine Sawyers on Michael O'Connor, free kick awarded.

The referee gets the second half started.

It is the end of the first-half.

44:40

A cross is delivered by Mark Marshall.

41:59

Mark Marshall delivers the ball.

41:16

The referee blows for offside.

38:23

Chris Lines takes a shot and goes harmlessly over the bar.

35:40

Paul Downing takes the free kick.

35:35

Foul by Tom Pope on Paul Downing, free kick awarded.

33:30

Romaine Sawyers takes the free kick.

33:24

Michael O'Connor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Romaine Sawyers.

32:38

Ashley Grimes takes a shot and cleared the net.

31:56

Michael O'Connor takes the free kick.

31:18

Paul Downing challenges Tom Pope unfairly and gives away a free kick.

30:23

Free kick taken by James O'Connor.

30:01

Ryan McGivern concedes a free kick for a foul on Tom Bradshaw.

27:43

Tom Pope takes a shot and went wide right of the goal.

24:57

Tom Pope scores with a right foot finish. Port Vale 1-0 Walsall.The assist for the goal came from Mark Marshall.

21:44

Richard O'Donnell restarts play with the free kick.

21:27

Free kick awarded for a foul by Frederic Veseli on Malvind Benning.

17:06

Free kick taken by Adam Chambers.

14:47

Free kick taken by Romaine Sawyers.

14:17

Unfair challenge on Ashley Grimes by Chris Lines results in a free kick.

13:33

Free kick taken by Romaine Sawyers.

13:28

Michael O'Connor concedes a free kick for a foul on Romaine Sawyers.

11:28

Corner from the left by-line taken by Mark Marshall.

11:09

James Chambers manages to make a clearance.

10:20

Romaine Sawyers has an effort at goal. A parry by Sam Johnson prevents the goal.

10:07

Richard O'Donnell takes the free kick.

9:45

Louis Dodds challenges Adam Chambers unfairly and gives away a free kick.

9:34

Corner taken by Michael O'Connor from the right by-line.

7:12

Mark Marshall produces a cross.

4:35

Ashley Grimes is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

4:06

Adam Chambers restarts play with the free kick.

4:01

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Chambers by Chris Lines.

1:08

James Chambers restarts play with the free kick.

1:00

Michael O'Connor challenges Romaine Sawyers unfairly and gives away a free kick.

The referee gets the game underway.

Match Preview

Vale hopeful over quartet A handful of Port Vale players are expected to shake off minor knocks in time for the opening game of the season at home to Walsall. Richard Duffy, Michael Brown and Colin Daniel were all rested for Vale's final pre-season friendly against West Brom on Tuesday night while Tom Pope came off at half-time in that game because of a groin strain. However, manager Micky Adams is confident all four will be fit for Saturday. Carl Dickinson will lead out the team after being given the armband by Adams. The 27-year-old defender, who signed a new two-year contract over the summer, replaces Doug Loft, following the midfielder's departure to Gillingham. "There were a few contenders for the decision and I had to think long and hard about it," said Adams. "However, I've given it to Carl not only because of his attitude to the games, but also because of the way he conducts himself in and around the place and what he does on the training pitch." Walsall will be looking to bounce back from a disappointing end to last season when they travel to Vale Park. The Saddlers picked up just two points from their final six fixtures to finish 13th. Dean Smith has brought in Tom Bradshaw from Shrewsbury, Jordan Cook from Charlton, Derby's James O'Connor, Craig MacGillivray from Harrogate and Bury's Ashley Grimes to help strengthen his squad. Sam Mantom managed to return from injury in this week's warm-up clash with Aston Villa and Smith said: "I'm comfortable with where we're at in terms of the squad."

Formation:442Manager: Micky Adams

Port Vale

Formation: 442Manager: Dean Smith

Walsall

  • Sam Johnson
  • Frederic Veseli
  • Richard Duffy
  • Ryan McGivern
  • Carl Dickinson
  • Mark Marshall
  • Michael O'Connor
  • Chris Lines
  • Louis Dodds
  • Ben Williamson
  • Tom Pope
  • SUBS
  • Chris Neal
  • Adam Yates
  • Chris Robertson
  • Chris Birchall
  • Michael Brown
  • Steven Jennings
  • Ryan Lloyd

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