Late goals from both John McCombe and Tom Pope gave Port Vale victory away at Morecambe.

Vale took the lead inside a minute when Louis Dodds's shot rebounded out to Sam Morsy, who fired home.

Morecambe levelled when Kevin Ellison cut inside and unleashed a curling strike inside the post.

But in the dying moments of the game, McCombe headed home Morsy's corner to put Vale back in front, before Pope's close-range effort made sure.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Morecambe

  • 01 Roche
  • 02 Fenton
  • 03 Threlfall
  • 08 Wright
  • 09 Alessandra (Redshaw - 76' )
  • 15 McCready
  • 22 Parrish
  • 11 Ellison
  • 16 Drummond (McDonald - 82' )
  • 17 Fleming
  • 10 Brodie Booked (Burrow - 75' )

Substitutes

  • 25 Arestidou
  • 06 Haining
  • 18 McDonald
  • 20 Mwasile
  • 14 Burrow
  • 27 Redshaw
  • 30 Carlton

Port Vale

  • 01 Neal
  • 05 McCombe
  • 14 McDonald Booked
  • 24 Duffy
  • 07 Loft
  • 09 Myrie-Williams (Taylor - 69' )
  • 15 Shuker (Murphy - 74' )
  • 18 Morsy
  • 08 Dodds (Williamson - 72' )
  • 10 Vincent
  • 11 Pope

Substitutes

  • 12 Johnson
  • 06 Owen
  • 17 Davis
  • 03 Taylor
  • 04 Murphy
  • 22 Lloyd
  • 19 Williamson
Ref: Brown
Att: 2,164

Match Stats

Shots

7 12

On target

3 6

Corners

2 5

Fouls

12 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:19 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

90:00 +3:43

Assist by Ashley Vincent.

90:00 +3:43 Goal scored

Goal! - Tom Pope - Morecambe 1 - 3 Port Vale Tom Pope scores a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Morecambe 1-3 Port Vale.

90:00 +3:09

Shot from inside the six-yard box by Ashley Vincent hits the post.

90:00 +2:06

Centre by Andrew Parrish, clearance made by John McCombe.

88:38

Assist by Sam Morsy.

88:38 Goal scored

Goal! - John McCombe - Morecambe 1 - 2 Port Vale John McCombe grabs a headed goal from close range. Morecambe 1-2 Port Vale.

88:18

Corner taken by Sam Morsy,

86:36

Handball decision goes against Andrew Fleming. Strike on goal comes in from Sam Morsy from the free kick.

85:45

The ball is crossed by Richard Duffy, clearance made by Barry Roche.

84:37

The ball is sent over by Doug Loft, Christopher McCready makes a clearance.

83:55

Foul by Andrew Fleming on Sam Morsy, free kick awarded. Chris Neal takes the direct free kick.

83:20

Christopher McCready fouled by Tom Pope, the ref awards a free kick. Andrew Wright takes the direct free kick.

82:45

The ball is delivered by Ben Williamson, save by Barry Roche.

82:00 Substitution

Substitution Gary McDonald comes on in place of Stewart Drummond.

81:46

Effort from the edge of the area by Jordan Burrow goes wide of the right-hand post.

81:13

The assistant referee signals for offside against Doug Loft. Barry Roche takes the direct free kick.

79:39

Doug Loft concedes a free kick for a foul on Jack Redshaw. Andrew Parrish takes the free kick.

79:09

The ball is sent over by Robert Taylor, clearance made by Christopher McCready.

76:58

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew Parrish by Robert Taylor. Free kick taken by Andrew Parrish.

76:30

The referee blows for offside against Kevin Ellison. Chris Neal restarts play with the free kick.

75:57

Andrew Fleming takes a shot. Blocked by John McCombe.

75:35 Substitution

Substitution Lewis Alessandra leaves the field to be replaced by Jack Redshaw.

74:21 Substitution

Substitution Richard Brodie leaves the field to be replaced by Jordan Burrow.

74:00 Substitution

Substitution Darren Murphy joins the action as a substitute, replacing Chris Shuker.

72:40

Richard Duffy fouled by Kevin Ellison, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Neal.

71:49 Substitution

Substitution Ben Williamson is brought on as a substitute for Louis Dodds.

71:04

Richard Brodie takes a shot. Save made by Chris Neal.

69:33

Foul by Ashley Vincent on Robbie Threlfall, free kick awarded. Robbie Threlfall takes the free kick.

68:26 Substitution

Substitution (Port Vale) makes a substitution, with Robert Taylor coming on for Jennison Myrie-Williams.

68:26

Foul by Sam Morsy on Andrew Fleming, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Nicholas Fenton.

67:58

Doug Loft crosses the ball, clearance by Robbie Threlfall.

65:18

Richard Brodie is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Chris Neal takes the free kick.

64:28

The offside flag is raised against Richard Brodie. Chris Neal takes the free kick.

61:55

Lewis Alessandra has an effort at goal from outside the box missing to the wide left of the goal.

61:14

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Andrew Fleming from the left by-line, clearance by John McCombe.

60:44

The ball is crossed by Andrew Parrish, clearance by Richard Duffy.

59:53

The ball is delivered by Kevin Ellison.

58:26

Jennison Myrie-Williams fouled by Andrew Wright, the ref awards a free kick. Richard Duffy restarts play with the free kick.

57:24

Sam Morsy challenges Andrew Fleming unfairly and gives away a free kick. Christopher McCready takes the direct free kick.

56:45

The ball is swung over by Louis Dodds, Kevin Ellison makes a clearance.

55:40

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Doug Loft by Kevin Ellison. Clayton McDonald takes the direct free kick.

54:51

The ball is delivered by Richard Brodie, save by Chris Neal.

52:35

Foul by Christopher McCready on Ashley Vincent, free kick awarded. Sam Morsy restarts play with the free kick.

52:00

Kevin Ellison crosses the ball.

49:52

The ball is swung over by Robbie Threlfall, save by Chris Neal.

49:07

Tom Pope concedes a free kick for a foul on Robbie Threlfall. Direct free kick taken by Nicholas Fenton.

46:44

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Shuker from the right by-line, save by Barry Roche.

46:17

Ashley Vincent takes a shot. Save by Barry Roche.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:00 +2:12 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +1:27

Louis Dodds concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Wright. Direct free kick taken by Andrew Wright.

45:00 +0:18

The ball is crossed by Ashley Vincent, clearance by Nicholas Fenton.

43:45

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ashley Vincent on Christopher McCready. Free kick crossed by Robbie Threlfall, save by Chris Neal.

42:55 Booking

Booking The referee shows Clayton McDonald a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

42:23 Booking

Booking Richard Brodie is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

41:16

The ball is swung over by Lewis Alessandra.

40:37

Corner taken right-footed by Chris Shuker, clearance by Andrew Wright.

38:56

Andrew Wright challenges Louis Dodds unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Shuker.

38:06

Andrew Parrish crosses the ball, Richard Duffy makes a clearance.

34:50

Handball by Tom Pope. Nicholas Fenton takes the free kick.

33:10

Louis Dodds gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Fleming. Christopher McCready restarts play with the free kick.

31:54 Goal scored

Goal! - Kevin Ellison - Morecambe 1 - 1 Port Vale Kevin Ellison scores a goal from inside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Morecambe 1-1 Port Vale.

29:48

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ashley Vincent by Andrew Fleming. Chris Shuker produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

28:54

Richard Brodie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Shuker. Clayton McDonald takes the direct free kick.

28:15

Richard Brodie produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.

26:20

Tom Pope is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Robbie Threlfall restarts play with the free kick.

24:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Parrish on Louis Dodds. Chris Shuker crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing.

23:55

The offside flag is raised against Richard Brodie. Direct free kick taken by Chris Neal.

22:51

Lewis Alessandra concedes a free kick for a foul on Doug Loft. Direct free kick taken by Doug Loft.

21:44

Chris Shuker takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Nicholas Fenton manages to make a clearance.

21:18

Shot from long distance by Sam Morsy goes wide of the left-hand post.

20:38

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Shuker from the right by-line, clearance by Nicholas Fenton.

20:03

Louis Dodds takes a shot. Andrew Wright gets a block in.

18:10

Ashley Vincent has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

17:31

The ball is swung over by Doug Loft, Andrew Parrish manages to make a clearance.

15:56

Robbie Threlfall takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post,

14:53

Clayton McDonald gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lewis Alessandra. Shot on goal comes in from Robbie Threlfall from the free kick.

12:36

The ball is swung over by Jennison Myrie-Williams, blocked by Robbie Threlfall.

9:57

Andrew Fleming fouled by Doug Loft, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Andrew Parrish.

9:03

Unfair challenge on Jennison Myrie-Williams by Robbie Threlfall results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Richard Duffy.

8:14

Robbie Threlfall sends in a cross.

6:06

Louis Dodds produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the target.

5:05

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jennison Myrie-Williams by Andrew Fleming. Richard Duffy takes the free kick.

4:26

The referee gives a free kick against Ashley Vincent for handball. Barry Roche takes the direct free kick.

0:55 Goal scored

Goal! - Sam Morsy - Morecambe 0 - 1 Port Vale Sam Morsy gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box low into the middle of the goal. Morecambe 0-1 Port Vale.

0:13

Louis Dodds takes a shot. Save by Barry Roche.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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