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Morecambe 0-3 Port Vale

Tom Pope scored twice for the second successive game as Port Vale made it back-to-back wins for Neil Aspin's rejuvenated side.

Pope's first came after 18 minutes following a mistake by Morecambe's Max Muller, who gave the ball away sloppily on the edge of his own area.

Ben Whitfield took advantage to whip in a cross from the left that was met by the head of Pope six yards out.

Pope's second came after 67 minutes when he kept his cool to out-muscle the Morecambe defence and breeze past three weak challenges before stabbing past Barry Roche from six yards out.

Pope, who has now hit six goals in as many games, then turned provider in the 93rd minute when he crossed from the right and Cristian Montano turned past Roche from close range.

Morecambe's best efforts came when Adam McGurk tested Kelle Roos with a stinging 30-yard volley in the first half.

Garry Thompson was denied superbly by Roos 20 minutes from time when the on-loan Derby keeper deflected a close range shot onto the bar.

Report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 2McGowan
  • 22MüllerSubstituted forRoseat 56'minutes
  • 5Old
  • 14Conlan
  • 4Kenyon
  • 8FlemingSubstituted forOsborneat 84'minutes
  • 7Thompson
  • 28McGurk
  • 18TurnerSubstituted forCampbellat 42'minutes
  • 9Oliver

Substitutes

  • 10Campbell
  • 12Nizic
  • 15Wildig
  • 16Lavelle
  • 17Lund
  • 21Osborne
  • 24Rose

Port Vale

  • 36Roos
  • 21Gibbons
  • 4AndersonBooked at 34mins
  • 24Smith
  • 33Gunning
  • 8Pugh
  • 10Worrall
  • 31WhitfieldSubstituted forBarnettat 83'minutes
  • 7Myers-HarnessSubstituted forMontañoat 89'minutes
  • 3DentonSubstituted forTongeat 45'minutes
  • 9Pope

Substitutes

  • 5Davis
  • 6Kay
  • 11Montaño
  • 14Barnett
  • 19Turner
  • 23Boot
  • 32Tonge
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
1,241

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home9
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away8
Corners
Home11
Away8
Fouls
Home5
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Morecambe 0, Port Vale 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morecambe 0, Port Vale 3.

Attempt missed. Garry Thompson (Morecambe) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Morecambe 0, Port Vale 3. Cristian Montaño (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tom Pope.

Attempt missed. Steven Old (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Garry Thompson (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Cristian Montaño replaces Marcus Myers-Harness.

Alex Kenyon (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Tonge (Port Vale).

Attempt saved. Marcus Myers-Harness (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Gavin Gunning (Port Vale) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Elliot Osborne replaces Andrew Fleming.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Tyrone Barnett replaces Ben Whitfield.

Tom Pope (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alex Kenyon (Morecambe).

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Nathan Smith.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by James Gibbons.

Andrew Fleming (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Danny Pugh (Port Vale).

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Kelle Roos.

Attempt saved. Garry Thompson (Morecambe) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Tom Pope.

Andrew Fleming (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Danny Pugh (Port Vale).

Delay in match Steven Old (Morecambe) because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Morecambe 0, Port Vale 2. Tom Pope (Port Vale) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Barry Roche.

Attempt saved. Ben Whitfield (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Tom Anderson (Port Vale) because of an injury.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Barry Roche.

Attempt saved. David Worrall (Port Vale) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Nathan Smith.

Attempt blocked. Adam Campbell (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Tom Anderson (Port Vale) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Steven Old.

Foul by Adam Campbell (Morecambe).

Marcus Myers-Harness (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Michael Rose replaces Max Müller.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton1493234122230
2Notts County149232415929
3Exeter149232216629
4Wycombe147522821726
5Accrington148242418626
6Newport147342214824
7Stevenage147342322124
8Coventry14725148623
9Lincoln City146531613323
10Swindon147162018222
11Grimsby146351921-221
12Mansfield145542019120
13Cambridge146261415-120
14Colchester145362020018
15Carlisle145361920-118
16Cheltenham145271920-117
17Crewe145271520-517
18Yeovil144372028-815
19Crawley144281216-414
20Barnet143471719-213
21Morecambe143471220-813
22Port Vale143291520-511
23Forest Green142391231-199
24Chesterfield1422101227-158
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