Crewe 1-1 Port Vale

Tom Pope's equaliser gave Port Vale a hard-earned draw away to local rivals Crewe Alexandra.

Pope had a chance for Vale when he got his head on to a Doug Loft corner, but it was well saved by Steve Phillips.

Crewe took the lead when Byron Moore dribbled into the area and fired home past Stuart Tomlinson.

The visitors drew level when Rob Kozluk's long throw found its way to Pope who slotted home, but neither side could find a winner in a frantic game.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Crewe manager Dario Gradi told BBC Radio Stoke:

Gradi settled for point after equaliser

"I thought it was a good game, especially in the first half, but we didn't play as well in the second half and they attacked for long periods.

"They threw a lot of balls into the box like Accrington did last week and we coped very well, but in the end we didn't mark properly from a long throw.

"After they'd scored, I would have settled for a point because the impetus was with them."

Port Vale manager Micky Adams told BBC Radio Stoke:

Adams impressed with derby contest

"I thought it was a cracking game and the pace of it was tremendous.

"I think we've caused them more problems than they've caused us, our final ball let us down at times, but we were on the front foot for most of the game.

"They've had one shot in the second half, which is the story of our season so far, but it's a hard-earned point."

Lineup, Bookings (7) & Substitutions (5)

Crewe

  • 01 Phillips
  • 02 Tootle
  • 03 Davis
  • 06 Dugdale Booked
  • 15 Martin
  • 04 Westwood
  • 07 Bell (Shelley - 83' )
  • 08 Murphy Booked
  • 11 Moore Booked (Mellor - 90' )
  • 09 Miller
  • 10 Leitch-Smith

Substitutes

  • 13 Martin
  • 12 Shelley
  • 14 Sarcevic
  • 17 Mellor
  • 24 Hughes

Port Vale

  • 12 Tomlinson
  • 03 Taylor
  • 06 Owen Booked
  • 25 McDonald
  • 28 Chilvers Booked
  • 04 Griffith Booked
  • 18 Morsy (Little - 75' )
  • 29 Kozluk Booked (Yates - 77' )
  • 07 Loft
  • 11 Pope
  • 19 Williamson (Rigg - 75' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Martin
  • 02 Yates
  • 17 Rigg
  • 08 Dodds
  • 27 Little
Ref: Swarbrick
Att: 6,613

Match Stats

Shots

7 14

On target

3 9

Corners

2 13

Fouls

9 17

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:49 Full time

Full Time The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

90:00 +3:28

Long range shot by Shaun Miller goes wide right of the target.

90:00 +2:17

Ajay Leitch-Smith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Chilvers. Direct free kick taken by Gareth Owen.

90:00 +1:44 Substitution

Substitution Byron Moore goes off and Kelvin Mellor comes on.

90:00 +0:39

The ball is crossed by Robert Taylor.

89:34

The ball is sent over by Matt Tootle, Robert Taylor makes a clearance.

88:58

Foul by Clayton McDonald on Byron Moore, free kick awarded. Adam Dugdale takes the direct free kick.

88:28

Doug Loft decides to take the corner short.

88:13

The ball is swung over by Andrew Little, clearance by Carl Martin.

88:05

A cross is delivered by Adam Yates.

85:19

Matt Tootle gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Little. Free kick crossed left-footed by Doug Loft from right wing.

84:40

Outswinging corner taken by Doug Loft from the left by-line.

84:09

Corner taken left-footed by Doug Loft to the near post, Harry Davis makes a clearance.

83:28

Andrew Little produces a cross, Steve Phillips makes a save.

82:02 Substitution

Substitution Danny Shelley joins the action as a substitute, replacing Lee Bell.

81:30

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Doug Loft.

80:28

Andrew Little delivers the ball, Carl Martin makes a clearance.

79:59

The ball is sent over by Sean Rigg, save made by Steve Phillips.

78:03

The referee blows for offside. Steve Phillips takes the indirect free kick.

77:28

Corner taken by Doug Loft played to the near post, Luke Murphy manages to make a clearance.

77:21

The ball is delivered by Sean Rigg, Harry Davis gets a block in.

76:13

Stuart Tomlinson takes the direct free kick.

76:13 Substitution

Substitution Adam Yates is brought on as a substitute for Rob Kozluk.

76:13

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Bell on Anthony Griffith.

74:54 Substitution

Substitution Ben Williamson goes off and Sean Rigg comes on.

74:41 Substitution

Substitution Andrew Little replaces Sam Morsy.

73:28

The assist for the goal came from Clayton McDonald.

73:28 Goal scored

Goal! - Tom Pope - Crewe 1 - 1 Port Vale Tom Pope finds the net with a headed goal from close range. Crewe 1-1 Port Vale.

72:27

The ball is sent over by Robert Taylor.

71:20 Booking

Booking Booking for Byron Moore.

71:13 Goal scored

Goal! - Byron Moore - Crewe 1 - 0 Port Vale Byron Moore gets on the score sheet with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Crewe 1-0 Port Vale.

70:36

Ben Williamson takes a shot. Save by Steve Phillips.

69:58

Ben Williamson is penalised for a handball. Steve Phillips restarts play with the free kick.

69:35 Booking

Booking Rob Kozluk goes into the book.

68:55

Doug Loft delivers the ball, Adam Dugdale manages to make a clearance.

68:21

Rob Kozluk sends in a cross, clearance made by Harry Davis.

68:11

Gareth Owen produces a cross, clearance made by Adam Dugdale.

66:34

Foul by Anthony Griffith on Luke Murphy, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Lee Bell from left wing, Rob Kozluk manages to make a clearance.

65:46

Doug Loft takes a shot. Save by Steve Phillips.

64:41

Short corner taken by Doug Loft.

63:14

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tom Pope by Lee Bell. Doug Loft takes the direct free kick.

61:41

Strike on goal comes in from Sam Morsy from the free kick.

61:41 Booking

Booking Adam Dugdale goes into the referee's book.

60:54

Foul by Adam Dugdale on Doug Loft, free kick awarded.

60:44

A cross is delivered by Rob Kozluk, Adam Dugdale manages to make a clearance.

59:35

Corner taken left-footed by Doug Loft, clearance made by Carl Martin.

59:05

Short corner taken by Doug Loft, Tom Pope takes a shot. Steve Phillips makes a save.

58:44

Doug Loft takes a shot. Blocked by Lee Bell.

57:04

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Doug Loft, Foul by Tom Pope on Adam Dugdale, free kick awarded. Steve Phillips takes the free kick.

56:50

The ball is delivered by Shaun Miller, clearance by Gareth Owen.

56:01

The ball is delivered by Robert Taylor, Luke Murphy manages to make a clearance.

54:10

Effort from inside the area by Ben Williamson misses to the right of the goal.

53:54

Foul by Shaun Miller on Liam Chilvers, free kick awarded. Stuart Tomlinson takes the direct free kick.

53:23

Carl Martin fouled by Sam Morsy, the ref awards a free kick. Steve Phillips restarts play with the free kick.

51:02

Doug Loft crosses the ball, Ben Williamson takes a shot. Save by Steve Phillips.

49:25

Lee Bell crosses the ball in from the free kick, save made by Stuart Tomlinson.

49:25 Booking

Booking The referee shows Liam Chilvers a yellow card.

48:50

Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Chilvers on Ajay Leitch-Smith.

48:00

Shaun Miller concedes a free kick for a foul on Gareth Owen. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.

47:15

Unfair challenge on Carl Martin by Sam Morsy results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Steve Phillips.

45:50

Rob Kozluk concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Murphy. Free kick taken by Ashley Westwood.

45:15

Luke Murphy sends in a cross, Gareth Owen manages to make a clearance.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:00 +2:15 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

45:00 +0:50

Direct free kick taken by Ashley Westwood.

45:00 +0:50 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Gareth Owen for unsporting behaviour.

45:00 +0:40

Foul by Gareth Owen on Ajay Leitch-Smith, free kick awarded.

44:58

Inswinging corner taken by Sam Morsy, clearance by Ajay Leitch-Smith.

44:36 Booking

Booking Booking for Luke Murphy for unsporting behaviour.

44:09

The ball is sent over by Doug Loft, Harry Davis makes a clearance.

43:21

Anthony Griffith is adjudged to have handled the ball. Ashley Westwood takes the free kick.

42:15

The ball is crossed by Ashley Westwood.

40:33

Byron Moore fouled by Robert Taylor, the ref awards a free kick. Steve Phillips restarts play with the free kick.

39:31

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Steve Phillips.

37:37

Shaun Miller takes a shot. Save by Stuart Tomlinson.

36:19

Inswinging corner taken by Sam Morsy, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Tom Pope misses to the right of the goal.

36:10

Ben Williamson sends in a cross, clearance made by Ashley Westwood.

34:31

Luke Murphy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Rob Kozluk. Free kick crossed left-footed by Doug Loft from right wing, save by Steve Phillips.

33:35

Shaun Miller is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.

32:52

Sam Morsy takes a corner.

32:39

Robert Taylor takes a shot. Blocked by Harry Davis.

31:16

Floated corner taken right-footed by Ashley Westwood, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Adam Dugdale goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

31:04

Byron Moore takes a shot. Save made by Stuart Tomlinson.

30:11

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sam Morsy on Ashley Westwood. Free kick crossed right-footed by Ashley Westwood from right wing, Stuart Tomlinson makes a save.

27:32

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Harry Davis by Ben Williamson. Direct free kick taken by Adam Dugdale.

27:01

Foul by Sam Morsy on Lee Bell, free kick awarded. Steve Phillips takes the direct free kick.

26:51

The ball is sent over by Robert Taylor, clearance by Adam Dugdale.

21:55

Byron Moore produces a cross, clearance by Sam Morsy.

21:00

Ajay Leitch-Smith fouled by Gareth Owen, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Lee Bell.

19:11

The ball is delivered by Robert Taylor, Liam Chilvers takes a shot. Steve Phillips makes a save.

18:52

Corner taken short by Sam Morsy.

18:38

Ben Williamson takes a shot. Steve Phillips makes a save.

17:30

Shaun Miller has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.

17:02

Sam Morsy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matt Tootle. Adam Dugdale takes the free kick.

16:31

Robert Taylor delivers the ball.

15:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Carl Martin by Doug Loft. Free kick taken by Steve Phillips.

14:33

Robert Taylor crosses the ball, Matt Tootle manages to make a clearance.

13:59

The ball is crossed by Robert Taylor, Ashley Westwood manages to make a clearance.

12:52

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.

11:40

The assistant referee flags for offside against Ajay Leitch-Smith. Stuart Tomlinson takes the indirect free kick.

10:58

Free kick taken by Steve Phillips.

10:58 Booking

Booking Anthony Griffith is given a yellow card.

10:39

Lee Bell fouled by Anthony Griffith, the ref awards a free kick.

10:06

Ashley Westwood delivers the ball.

8:54

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ben Williamson on Adam Dugdale. Steve Phillips restarts play with the free kick.

8:35

The official flags Ajay Leitch-Smith offside. Stuart Tomlinson takes the indirect free kick.

5:44

Robert Taylor produces a cross, save by Steve Phillips.

4:47

The ball is swung over by Sam Morsy.

3:41

Tom Pope has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the goal.

3:21

Gareth Owen takes a shot. Save made by Steve Phillips.

2:05

Rob Kozluk crosses the ball, clearance by Byron Moore.

1:28

The ball is sent over by Byron Moore, Shaun Miller gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Clayton McDonald. Stuart Tomlinson restarts play with the free kick.

1:03

Ashley Westwood decides to take a short corner.

0:49

Harry Davis crosses the ball, Clayton McDonald makes a clearance.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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