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Port Vale 0-1 Morecambe

Super substitute Aaron Collins needed just eight minutes to make his mark in a Morecambe shirt as he scored the only goal of the game in a narrow victory at Port Vale.

Tom Pope missed a first-half penalty as his wait for his 100th Vale goal went on.

Morecambe stopper Mark Halstead pulled off a string of fine saves to frustrate the hosts and keep the struggling Shrimpers in the hunt at Vale Park.

Steven Old conceded a penalty after tripping Mark Harris in the box after he was expertly found by Luke Joyce.

Prolific striker Pope was denied by a fantastic sprawling Halstead stop high to his left.

Down the other end, Carlos Mendes Gomes was superbly kept out by Scott Brown.

Halstead frustrated Pope once again with a low reaction stop tipping his back-post header wide before tipping James Gibbons' curling effort past the post two minutes later.

After the break, a rasping Luke Hannant drive flicked the outside of the woodwork.

The Shrimpers stole the spoils against the run of play with 15 minutes left as Richard Bennett teed up debutant Collins to break his duck for the club after coming off the bench.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Port Vale

  • 1Brown
  • 13Rawlinson
  • 15Smith
  • 14Crookes
  • 2Gibbons
  • 6KayBooked at 68minsSubstituted forConlonat 78'minutes
  • 11HannantBooked at 72mins
  • 4Joyce
  • 23ClarkSubstituted forMontañoat 82'minutes
  • 9Pope
  • 19M HarrisSubstituted forWhitfieldat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Montaño
  • 5Legge
  • 7Worrall
  • 12Hornby
  • 22Conlon
  • 24Whitfield
  • 29Turner

Morecambe

  • 21Halstead
  • 2Mills
  • 12Sutton
  • 5Old
  • 3Conlan
  • 27CranstonBooked at 72mins
  • 4KenyonBooked at 31mins
  • 26Mingoia
  • 19Mendes GomesBooked at 63minsSubstituted forCollinsat 67'minutes
  • 11EllisonSubstituted forMandevilleat 87'minutes
  • 7Bennett

Substitutes

  • 1Roche
  • 14Dalby
  • 17Mandeville
  • 24McKay
  • 25Hedley
  • 31Collins
  • 32Price
Referee:
John Busby
Attendance:
4,147

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home18
Away7
Shots on Target
Home9
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home15
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Port Vale 0, Morecambe 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Port Vale 0, Morecambe 1.

Attempt saved. Luke Hannant (Port Vale) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Tom Pope (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

James Gibbons (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Liam Mandeville (Morecambe).

Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).

Luke Conlan (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Tom Pope (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Luke Joyce (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alex Kenyon (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Liam Mandeville replaces Kevin Ellison.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Ben Whitfield replaces Mark Harris.

Foul by Luke Hannant (Port Vale).

Aaron Collins (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Cristian Montaño replaces Mitchell Clark.

Connell Rawlinson (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Richard Bennett (Morecambe).

Attempt blocked. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Tom Conlon replaces Antony Kay.

Aaron Collins (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by James Gibbons (Port Vale).

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 0, Morecambe 1. Aaron Collins (Morecambe) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Richard Bennett.

Luke Joyce (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alex Kenyon (Morecambe).

Booking

Jordan Cranston (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Luke Hannant (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Aaron Collins (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke Hannant (Port Vale).

Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).

Ritchie Sutton (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Antony Kay (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Antony Kay (Port Vale).

Aaron Collins (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Aaron Collins replaces Carlos Mendes Gomes.

Attempt blocked. Carlos Mendes Gomes (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Mitchell Clark (Port Vale) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is too high.

Luke Hannant (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Carlos Mendes Gomes (Morecambe).

Booking

Carlos Mendes Gomes (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

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1Lincoln City321711457332462
2Bury33179763392460
3Mansfield331513548262258
4MK Dons33168953341956
5Forest Green331412750321854
6Colchester331581053361753
7Carlisle331641352411152
8Exeter32149943321151
9Stevenage33146133842-448
10Oldham3212101050391146
11Tranmere321210104540546
12Grimsby33144153739-246
13Crewe33137133942-346
14Swindon321210103841-346
15Newport31127123949-1043
16Northampton33815104145-439
17Crawley33115173646-1038
18Cambridge32106162950-2136
19Cheltenham3298153649-1335
20Port Vale3289152739-1233
21Morecambe3288163350-1732
22Yeovil3379173246-1430
23Macclesfield3378183455-2129
24Notts County32610163361-2828
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