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Port Vale 0-0 Morecambe

Goalkeeper Rob Lainton was the hero for Port Vale as they battled to a goalless draw with fellow strugglers Morecambe.

The 28-year-old made a number of quality saves to keep the hosts in the game during a first half dominated by the visitors, but neither team could break the deadlock.

The away side started brightly and it was Gregg Wylde who forced Lainton to produce a fine save on to keep out the winger's thunderous strike from the left corner of the 18-yard box.

Morecambe nearly took the lead when Vadaine Oliver nodded on to Garry Thompson, who beat the offside trap but prodded the ball into Lainton's arms from close range.

The Vale keeper was called into action yet again on 34 minutes, pulling off a brilliant save to tip Wylde's curling 20-yard effort onto the bar.

Both sides continued to push in the second half, but Vale came closest to grabbing the win 10 minutes from time when Tom Pope headed David Worrall's cross agonisingly wide.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Port Vale

  • 1Lainton
  • 21Gibbons
  • 4Raglan
  • 24Smith
  • 3JulesSubstituted forPughat 51'minutes
  • 6KayBooked at 57minsSubstituted forWilsonat 78'minutes
  • 32Tonge
  • 10Worrall
  • 34Hannant
  • 31WhitfieldSubstituted forForresterat 45'minutes
  • 9Pope

Substitutes

  • 2Howe
  • 5Davis
  • 7Myers-Harness
  • 8Pugh
  • 15Forrester
  • 23Boot
  • 28Wilson

Morecambe

  • 12Nizic
  • 16Lavelle
  • 4Kenyon
  • 6Winnard
  • 2McGowan
  • 8FlemingSubstituted forWildigat 83'minutes
  • 7ThompsonSubstituted forMcGurkat 83'minutes
  • 24Rose
  • 3Brough
  • 21Wylde
  • 9OliverSubstituted forEllisonat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Campbell
  • 11Ellison
  • 15Wildig
  • 17Lund
  • 20Maher
  • 25Hedley
  • 28McGurk
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
3,968

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home9
Away10
Shots on Target
Home1
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home14
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Port Vale 0, Morecambe 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Port Vale 0, Morecambe 0.

Foul by Anton Forrester (Port Vale).

Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Donovan Wilson (Port Vale).

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

Attempt blocked. Donovan Wilson (Port Vale) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Donovan Wilson (Port Vale) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Aaron Wildig replaces Andrew Fleming.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Adam McGurk replaces Garry Thompson.

Tom Pope (Port Vale) hits the right post with a header from the centre of the box following a corner.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Aaron McGowan.

Donovan Wilson (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aaron McGowan (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Donovan Wilson replaces Antony Kay.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Kevin Ellison replaces Vadaine Oliver.

Foul by Michael Tonge (Port Vale).

Garry Thompson (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Antony Kay (Port Vale).

Michael Rose (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Antony Kay (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

Antony Kay (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Rose (Morecambe).

Attempt saved. Michael Tonge (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

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

Foul by Dean Winnard (Morecambe).

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

Foul by Aaron McGowan (Morecambe).

Booking

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

Michael Rose (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Antony Kay (Port Vale).

Attempt missed. Tom Pope (Port Vale) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Danny Pugh replaces Zak Jules.

Attempt missed. Gregg Wylde (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is too high following a fast break.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Dean Winnard.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Aaron McGowan.

Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Morecambe).

Charlie Raglan (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Second Half

Second Half begins Port Vale 0, Morecambe 0.

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As It Stood

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1Luton31196667303763
2Wycombe30167759431655
3Notts County30159652331954
4Mansfield301411546331353
5Accrington29164951361552
6Exeter29163104034651
7Swindon30163114742551
8Coventry301551035231250
9Lincoln City301310743301349
10Colchester31121094237546
11Newport31121094138346
12Crawley31136123436-245
13Carlisle30118114241141
14Stevenage31108134044-438
15Cambridge30108122841-1338
16Cheltenham3199134146-536
17Grimsby3299142944-1536
18Yeovil3097144350-734
19Port Vale3197153441-734
20Morecambe31710142941-1231
21Crewe3092193553-1829
22Forest Green3185183354-2129
23Chesterfield3176183155-2427
24Barnet3057182946-1722
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