Match Report – Port Vale 3, Tranmere 4

Match Report – Port Vale 3, Tranmere Rovers 4

1′ 15:00 KICK OFF! Port Vale get the game started.

2′ Foul by Vaughan (TR) on Crookes (PV)

3′ Clarke (TR) plays a ball towards Vaughan who chases and wins a throw deep in the Vale half.

6′ Foul by Nelson (TR) on Worrall (PV)

8′ Foul by Conlon (PV) on Lloyd (TR)

10′ Another foul by Conlon (PV) on Lloyd (TR)

11′ CLOSE! Khan with a great strike which hits the bar and goes out.

15′ PENALTY! Port Vale are awarded a penalty for a foul in the area by Spearing (TR)

16′ GOAL! Port Vale 1, Tranmere Rovers 0. Conlon (PV) converts the penalty with a left-footed shot to the bottom left corner.

20′ Blocked attempt. Pope (PV) shoots right-footed from the centre of the box but is blocked.

21′ Lloyd (TR) shoots from 25 yards but it goes wide.

22′ Close from MacDonald (TR) Shoots from 25 yards, wide past the post.

24′ GOAL! Port Vale 2, Tranmere Rovers 0. A well-worked set-piece is hammered home by Amoo in the top right corner.

28′ Khan (TR) Takes a free kick from the edge of the box – hits the wall.

31′ Foul by Pope (PV) on Clarke (TR)

33′ Foul by Clark (PV) on MacDonald (TR)

34′ Foul by Legge (PV) on Blackett-Taylor (TR)

35′ Blocked attempt. MacDonald (TR) shoots left-footed from outside the box, but the shot is blocked.

37′ Foul by Spearing (TR) on Pope (PV)

37′ Foul by Pope (PV) on Monthe (TR)

37′ Foul by Morris (TR) on Pope (PV)

38′ Foul by Pope (PV) on Vaughan (TR)

40′ Foul by Morris (TR) on Conlon (PV)

40′ Foul by MacDonald (TR) on Amoo (PV)

43′ Khan (TR) cuts in from the left and curls a cross in but there’s no-one there.

45+2′ Davies (TR) is shown the yellow card.

45+2′ First Half ends, Port Vale 2,Tranmere Rovers 1.

Second half begins, Port Vale 2,Tranmere Rovers 1.

Time for Tranmere to get back in the game.

48′ Foul by Clark (PV) on Clarke (TR)

48′ Offside. Tranmere Rovers. Davies tries a through ball, but Vaughan is offside.

49′ Foul by Smith (PV) on Vaughan (TR)

50′ Khan (TR) brings the ball forward and finds Blackett-Taylor out wide, he forces the keeper into a save with his powerful shot.

50′ Saved attempt. Blackett-Taylor (TR) shoots from the right side of the box but is saved in the top right corner.

51′ Saved attempt. More like it from the #SWA – Lloyd (TR) shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

52′ | RED CARD! Port Vale down to 10 men as Joyce is sent off for a reckless tackle on Morris. Morris is down for a while but gets up and looks OK.

54′ Yellow Card! Brown (PV) is shown the yellow card. Is the pressure building on Port Vale?

58′ GOAL! Port Vale 2, Tranmere Rovers 1.Vaughan (TR) right-footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Blackett-Taylor.

59′ Another yellow for Port Vale, this time to Legge.

61′ Blocked attempt. Morris (TR) shoots from outside the box but is blocked.

62′ Port Vale Substitution. Rodney replaces Pope.

64′ Morris (TR) fancies his chances from distance but his effort goes wide.

65′ Attempt missed. Rodney (PV) shoots from the right side of the box and misses to the left

67′ Tranmere Rovers Twitter says. “What? We’ve just scored but we haven’t apparently? Lloyd’s shot is blocked and Vaughan follows up to score but it is ruled out. Not sure what for”

70′ PENALTY! Tranmere are awarded a penalty for a foul by Legge (PV) on Blackett-Taylor (TR) in the area.

71′ And there’s another! Port Vale 2, Tranmere Rovers 2. Vaughan converts and makes up for his disallowed goal.

72′ Tranmere Substitution. Ferrier is on for Lloyd.

72′ Foul by Worrell (PV) on Khan (TR)

74′ Foul by MacDonald (TR) on Amoo (PV)

75′ GOAL! Port Vale 3, Tranmere Rovers 2. Rodney (PV) heads from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal following a set-piece.

76′ Foul by Vaughan (TR) on Clark (PV)

78′ Tranmere Substitution. Woolery replaces Blackett-Taylor.

78′ Handball by Clarke (TR).

80′ Tranmere corner. Conceded by Crookes.

80′ Tranmere corner. Conceded by Legge.

83′ Spearing (TR) lofts a ball and finds Ferrier in space in the box but he controls onto his hand and the ref blows for a Port Vale free kick.

86′ Tranmere Substitution. “Final throw of the dice”, Tranmere’s Twitter says. Smith replaces Nelson.

87′ Port Vale corner. Conceded by Davies.

88′ Foul by Oyeleke (PV) on Vaughan (TR)

89′ Tranmere corner. Conceded by Conlon.

90′ Offside, Tranmere. MacDonald tries a through ball, but Monthe is offside.

90+3′ GOAL! Port Vale 3, Tranmere Rovers 3.Woolery (TR) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. The “throw of the dice” seems to have worked!

90+4′ Foul by Clarke (TR) on Oyeleke (PV)

90+6′ GOAL! Some dice they have at Rovers – who’s off to the casino? Port Vale 3, Tranmere Rovers 4. Morris (TR) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner

90+6′ FINAL WHISTLE: Game ends Port Vale 3, Tranmere 4 – What a game!

Port Vale
1 Brown
17 Clark
5 Legge
6 Smith
3 Crookes
10 Conlon
4 Joyce
20 Burgess
19 Amoo
9 Pope
7 Worrall

Substitutes
8 Oyeleke
1 Montaño
13 Cullen
16 Brisley
21 Rodney
22 McKirdy
30 Visser

Tranmere Rovers
1 Davies
4 Nelson
26 Clarke
6 Monthe
18 MacDonald
8 Spearing
7 Morris
17 Khan
35 Lloyd-McGoldrick
11 Blackett-Taylor
9 Vaughan

Substitutes
10 Ferrier
14 Woolery
15 Young
21 Ray
28 Banks
29 Smith
30 Jones

Match Officials

Referee: Carl Brook

Assistants: Matthew Smith and Kevin Howick

Fourth Official: Paul Graham

Tranmere Rovers F.C.

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