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Port Vale   4 - 0   Lincoln City

Port Vale 4-0 Lincoln City

Port Vale 4-0 Lincoln City

Three goals in the opening 15 minutes helped Port Vale cruise to victory over Lincoln City in front of Vale Park's lowest league crowd of the season.

Just 3,231 fans saw Ian Pearce's back-pass roll into his own net a minute into the game, with Rob Taylor turning in Tommy Fraser's pass minutes later.

Rob Burch then saved Marc Richards's penalty after Pearce's handball.

But Craig Davies clipped in Lewis Haldane's cross to make it 3-0, before John McCombe slammed home a fourth.


Lincoln City manager Chris Sutton told BBC Lincolnshire:

"We could have been four or five down after 10 minutes and you can't start any football match like that.

"There's not much I can say, I don't think we can really take any positives out of the game but what I would say is that the players have worked exceptionally hard for the last month.

"We have had a tough run of games and maybe that was a game too far for us."

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Tuesday, 23 February 2010

League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Port Vale 4-0 Lincoln City FT
(HT 3-0)
  • Pearce (og) 1
  • Taylor 3
  • Davies 15
  • McCombe 69

    Port Vale

    • 01 Anyon
    • 05 McCombe
    • 11 Yates
    • 15 Collins
    • 16 Owen
    • 03 Taylor (Richman 86)
    • 10 Fraser yellow card (Morsy 83)
    • 09 Richards
    • 14 Dodds
    • 25 Davies
    • 32 Haldane (Rigg 81)

    Substitutes

    • 12 Martin,
    • 06 Prosser,
    • 34 Bell,
    • 17 Rigg,
    • 19 Richman,
    • 29 Morsy,
    • 33 Malbon

    Lincoln City

    • 01 Burch
    • 05 Swaibu
    • 13 Pearce yellow card
    • 38 Anderson
    • 11 Kerr (Clarke 81)
    • 16 Lennon
    • 25 Hughton
    • 34 Herd yellow card (Keltie 73)
    • 35 Gilmore yellow card
    • 39 Saunders
    • 15 Broughton (John-Lewis 37)

    Substitutes

    • 20 Musselwhite,
    • 02 Green,
    • 06 Hone,
    • 07 Oakes,
    • 19 Clarke,
    • 23 Keltie,
    • 14 John-Lewis
    Ref: Phil GibbsAtt: 3,231
    PORT VALE
    LINCOLN CITY

    Possession

    • Port Vale 41%
    • Lincoln City 59%

    Attempts on target

    • Port Vale 5
    • Lincoln City 2

    Attempts off target

    • Port Vale 5
    • Lincoln City 3

    Corners

    • Port Vale 5
    • Lincoln City 6

    Fouls

    • Port Vale 14
    • Lincoln City 4
    • Final Result
    • 90:00+3:15 The referee signals the end of the game.
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+3:09 Goal kick taken long by Joe Anyon (Port Vale).
    • Correction - 90:00+2:03 Corner taken by Joe Anderson from the right by-line, Shane Clarke produces a right-footed shot from close in which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
    • 90:00+2:03 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Joe Anderson (Lincoln City) to far post, shot by Shane Clarke (Lincoln City) right-footed from right side of penalty area (6 yards), missed left.
    • 90:00+1:34 Defending throw-in by Cian Hughton (Lincoln City).
    • 89:50 Attacking throw-in by Cian Hughton (Lincoln City).
    • 88:22 Shot by Sean Rigg (Port Vale) left-footed from left channel (18 yards), save (caught) by Robert Burch (Lincoln City).
    • 86:14 Attacking throw-in by Lee Collins (Port Vale).
    • 85:14 Substitution Port Vale substitution: Robert Taylor replaced by Simon Richman (tactical).
    • 84:35 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Joe Anderson (Lincoln City) to centre, clearance by John McCombe (Port Vale).
    • 84:16 Goal kick taken long by Robert Burch (Lincoln City).
    • 83:57 Shot by Craig Davies (Port Vale) right-footed from left channel (20 yards), missed right.
    • 82:50 Substitution Port Vale substitution: Tommy Fraser replaced by Sam Morsy (tactical).
    • 82:05 Attacking throw-in by Robert Taylor (Port Vale).
    • 81:23 Attacking throw-in by Cian Hughton (Lincoln City).
    • 80:32 Substitution Lincoln City substitution: Scott Kerr replaced by Shane Clarke (tactical).
    • 80:02 Substitution Port Vale substitution: Lewis Haldane replaced by Sean Rigg (tactical).
    • 79:44 Goal kick taken long by Robert Burch (Lincoln City).
    • 78:57 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Tommy Fraser (Port Vale) to far post, resulting in ball out of play.
    • 75:43 Defending throw-in by Cian Hughton (Lincoln City).
    • 75:28 Goal kick taken long by Joe Anyon (Port Vale).
    • 74:31 Foul by Adam Yates (Port Vale) on Lenell John-Lewis (Lincoln City). Free kick taken right-footed by Matthew Saunders (Lincoln City) from left wing, resulting in open play.
    • 73:12 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Joe Anderson (Lincoln City) to far post, resulting in open play.
    • 72:32 Substitution Lincoln City substitution: Chris Herd replaced by Clark Keltie (tactical).
    • 68:41 Assist (pass) by Marc Richards (Port Vale) from right side of penalty area.
    • 68:41 GOAL - John McCombePort Vale 4 - 0 Lincoln City Goal by John McCombe (Port Vale) right-footed (top-right of goal) from right side of six-yard box (6 yards).Port Vale 4-0 Lincoln City.
    • 68:10 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Tommy Fraser (Port Vale) to far post, resulting in open play.
    • 67:10 Foul by Brian Gilmour (Lincoln City) on Louis Dodds (Port Vale). Free kick crossed right-footed by Tommy Fraser (Port Vale) from left channel, clearance by Ian Pearce (Lincoln City).
    • 66:29 Attacking throw-in by Adam Yates (Port Vale).
    • 65:43 Attacking throw-in by Lee Collins (Port Vale).
    • 63:52 Booking Ian Pearce (Lincoln City) booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 63:49 Foul by Ian Pearce (Lincoln City) on Lewis Haldane (Port Vale). Free kick crossed right-footed by Tommy Fraser (Port Vale) from right wing, clearance by Chris Herd (Lincoln City).
    • 62:45 Goal kick taken long by Robert Burch (Lincoln City).
    • 62:05 Shot by Marc Richards (Port Vale) volleyed right-footed from right side of penalty area (12 yards), missed right.
    • 60:44 Shot by Lenell John-Lewis (Lincoln City) right-footed from left channel (20 yards), missed right. Goal kick taken long by Joe Anyon (Port Vale).
    • 58:35 Attacking throw-in by Cian Hughton (Lincoln City).
    • Correction - 56:02 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Kerr by Louis Dodds. Joe Anderson shoots direct from the free kick, Robert Burch makes a save.
    • 56:02 Foul by Louis Dodds (Port Vale) on Scott Kerr (Lincoln City). Free kick taken right-footed by Joe Anderson (Lincoln City) from right channel (25 yards), save (caught) by Robert Burch (Lincoln City).
    • 55:46 Attacking throw-in by Joe Anderson (Lincoln City).
    • 55:11 Defending throw-in by Joe Anderson (Lincoln City).
    • 54:17 Foul by Louis Dodds (Port Vale) on Brian Gilmour (Lincoln City). Free kick taken right-footed by Robert Burch (Lincoln City) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 52:39 Attacking throw-in by Adam Yates (Port Vale).
    • 52:20 Defending throw-in by Joe Anderson (Lincoln City).
    • 51:52 Attacking throw-in by Adam Yates (Port Vale).
    • 51:02 Goal kick taken long by Robert Burch (Lincoln City).
    • 49:22 Attacking throw-in by Lee Collins (Port Vale).
    • 48:40 Attacking throw-in by Lee Collins (Port Vale).
    • 47:40 Attacking throw-in by Adam Yates (Port Vale).
    • 47:20 Attacking throw-in by Adam Yates (Port Vale).
    • 45:19 Goal kick taken long by Robert Burch (Lincoln City).
    • 45:01 The referee starts the second half.
    • 45:00+4:20 The referee blows for half time.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+3:59 Defending throw-in by Adam Yates (Port Vale).
    • 45:00+2:41 Cross by Lewis Haldane (Port Vale), header by Marc Richards (Port Vale) from right side of penalty area (6 yards), over the bar.
    • 45:00+2:11 Attacking throw-in by Adam Yates (Port Vale).
    • 45:00+1:02 Defending throw-in by Cian Hughton (Lincoln City).
    • 43:14 Foul by Marc Richards (Port Vale) on Chris Herd (Lincoln City). Free kick crossed left-footed by Joe Anderson (Lincoln City) from right wing, clearance by Lee Collins (Port Vale).
    • 42:00 Foul by Lewis Haldane (Port Vale) on Chris Herd (Lincoln City). Free kick taken right-footed by Ian Pearce (Lincoln City) from left channel, resulting in open play.
    • 40:41 Free kick taken right-footed by Ian Pearce (Lincoln City) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 40:41 Booking Tommy Fraser (Port Vale) booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 39:37 Foul by Tommy Fraser (Port Vale) on Chris Herd (Lincoln City).
    • 38:34 Foul by Lee Collins (Port Vale) on Steven Lennon (Lincoln City). Free kick crossed left-footed by Joe Anderson (Lincoln City) from right channel, save (caught) by Joe Anyon (Port Vale).
    • 37:48 Attacking throw-in by Cian Hughton (Lincoln City).
    • 36:22 Free kick crossed right-footed by Tommy Fraser (Port Vale) from right channel, clearance by Ian Pearce (Lincoln City).
    • 36:22 Substitution Lincoln City substitution: Drewe Broughton replaced by Lenell John-Lewis (injury).
    • 36:10 Booking Chris Herd (Lincoln City) booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 35:41 Foul by Chris Herd (Lincoln City) on Louis Dodds (Port Vale).
    • 35:14 Attacking throw-in by Lee Collins (Port Vale).
    • 33:54 Goal kick taken long by Robert Burch (Lincoln City).
    • 32:19 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Robert Taylor (Port Vale) to centre, clearance by Ian Pearce (Lincoln City). Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Tommy Fraser (Port Vale) to far post, clearance by Ian Pearce (Lincoln City).
    • 30:41 Shot by Steven Lennon (Lincoln City) left-footed from right channel (20 yards), save (caught) by Joe Anyon (Port Vale).
    • 30:03 Defending throw-in by Moses Swaibu (Lincoln City).
    • 29:50 Attacking throw-in by Adam Yates (Port Vale).
    • 28:27 Foul by Lee Collins (Port Vale) on Steven Lennon (Lincoln City). Free kick crossed right-footed by Joe Anderson (Lincoln City) from right wing, resulting in ball out of play. Goal kick taken long by Joe Anyon (Port Vale).
    • 27:12 Foul by Craig Davies (Port Vale) on Moses Swaibu (Lincoln City). Free kick taken left-footed by Joe Anderson (Lincoln City) from right wing, header by Ian Pearce (Lincoln City) from right side of penalty area (6 yards), missed right.
    • 26:31 Foul by Joe Anderson (Lincoln City) on Lewis Haldane (Port Vale). Free kick taken right-footed by Adam Yates (Port Vale) from right wing, resulting in open play.
    • 25:43 Foul by Tommy Fraser (Port Vale) on Chris Herd (Lincoln City). Free kick taken left-footed by Joe Anderson (Lincoln City) from left channel, resulting in open play.
    • 25:00 Shot by Lewis Haldane (Port Vale) drilled right-footed from right side of penalty area (18 yards), missed right.
    • 23:27 Foul by John McCombe (Port Vale) on Drewe Broughton (Lincoln City). Free kick taken right-footed by Matthew Saunders (Lincoln City) from left channel, resulting in open play. Drewe Broughton (Lincoln City) caught offside. Free kick taken left-footed by Joe Anyon (Port Vale) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 20:51 Foul by Craig Davies (Port Vale) on Moses Swaibu (Lincoln City). Free kick taken right-footed by Robert Burch (Lincoln City) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 20:03 Attacking throw-in by Adam Yates (Port Vale).
    • 19:18 Header by Robert Taylor (Port Vale) from left side of six-yard box (6 yards), over the bar.
    • 18:26 Foul by Gareth Owen (Port Vale) on Drewe Broughton (Lincoln City). Free kick crossed left-footed by Matthew Saunders (Lincoln City) from left channel, save (caught) by Joe Anyon (Port Vale).
    • 17:37 Shot by Marc Richards (Port Vale) right-footed from right channel (18 yards), save (caught) by Robert Burch (Lincoln City).
    • 17:08 Attacking throw-in by Lewis Haldane (Port Vale).
    • 14:30 Booking Brian Gilmour (Lincoln City) booked for dissent.
    • 14:12 Assist (cross) by Lewis Haldane (Port Vale) from left wing.
    • 14:12 GOAL - Craig DaviesPort Vale 3 - 0 Lincoln City goal by Craig Davies (Port Vale) right-footed (bottom-right of goal) from right side of six-yard box (6 yards).Port Vale 3-0 Lincoln City.
    • 14:09 Cross by Lewis Haldane (Port Vale),
    • 12:40 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Joe Anderson (Lincoln City) to near post, clearance by Craig Davies (Port Vale). Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Joe Anderson (Lincoln City) to far post, clearance by Lee Collins (Port Vale).
    • 10:42 Foul by Gareth Owen (Port Vale) on Joe Anderson (Lincoln City). Free kick taken left-footed by Joe Anderson (Lincoln City) from right wing, resulting in open play. Defending throw-in by Adam Yates (Port Vale).
    • 9:53 Attacking throw-in by Lee Collins (Port Vale).
    • 9:12 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Matthew Saunders (Lincoln City) to far post, clearance by Lee Collins (Port Vale).
    • 5:05 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Tommy Fraser (Port Vale) to near post, clearance by Moses Swaibu (Lincoln City).
    • 5:05 Placed penalty taken right-footed by Marc Richards (Port Vale) (bottom-left of goal), save (tipped round post) by Robert Burch (Lincoln City).
    • 5:05 Handball by Ian Pearce (Lincoln City).
    • 2:33 GOAL - Robert TaylorPort Vale 2 - 0 Lincoln City Goal by Robert Taylor (Port Vale) left-footed (top-right of goal) from left side of penalty area (18 yards).Port Vale 2-0 Lincoln City.
    • 0:20 GOAL - Ian PearcePort Vale 1 - 0 Lincoln City Own goal by Ian Pearce (Lincoln City) right-footed (low centre of goal) from own half (18 yards).Port Vale 1-0 Lincoln City.
    • 0:00 The referee gets the match started.

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    League Two table snapshot

    As it stood on 23 Feb 2010 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Rochdale 31 34 62
    2 Bournemouth 33 8 60
    3 Bury 32 5 58
    4 Chesterfield 31 8 54
    5 Rotherham 30 12 53
    6 Shrewsbury 33 9 52
    7 Notts County 28 31 48
    8 Northampton 33 4 46
    9 Dag & Red 31 2 46
    10 Accrington 29 2 46
    11 Burton Albion 32 1 46
    12 Aldershot 31 7 45
    13 Morecambe 32 5 45
    14 Port Vale 31 6 43
    15 Crewe 31 -1 41
    16 Bradford 30 -6 37
    17 Barnet 32 -9 36
    18 Hereford 31 -9 35
    19 Lincoln City 32 -20 33
    20 Macclesfield 30 -9 32
    21 Cheltenham 31 -13 31
    22 Torquay 32 -6 29
    23 Grimsby 32 -22 24
    24 Darlington 28 -39 15

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