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05 October 2019 Venue Vale Park Attendance

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English Football League - League Two

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5 October 2019

Jim Bentley has named his side to face Port Vale at Vale Park this afternoon.

Barry Roche returns in goal for the Shrimps behind an unchanged back four from Tuesday evening's Trophy group fixture versus Wolves U21s.

Alex Kenyon and Tom Brewitt start together in a central midfield partnership for the first time. John O'Sullivan and Jordan Cranston play right and left wing respectively.

Lewis Alessandra and A-Jay Leitch-Smith are the preferred forwards in today's 4-4-2 system.

Mark Halstead, Kevin Ellison, Cole Stockton, Joe Lynch, Mike Howard, Shaun Miller and Tyler Brownsword are on the substitutes' bench.

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Match Reports


5 October 2019

JORDAN Cranston was sent off as the Shrimps suffered a 3-1 defeat at Vale Park.

The Shrimps had the lead through John O’Suliivan’s fine strike and looked the better side until Cranston was given a straight red card for a kick out at a Port Vale opponent in the 32nd minute.

The 10 men held on until the second half but once Port Vale levelled through Luke Joyce on 49 minutes they always looked the favourites to win the game.

Shrimps’ boss Jim Bentley made three changes to the starting line up from the game against Northampton with Adam Buxton, Tom Brewitt and A-Jay Leitch-Smith coming in for the injured Andrew Tutte, Luke Conlan and Shaun Miller with the latter dropping to the bench.

And the Shrimps started superbly with John O'Sullivan putting them ahead after 18 minutes as his fine 25-yard curling effort nestled in the top corner.

Barry Roche kept Morecambe ahead with a fine save to tip Luke Joyce's effort wife.

Vale cranked up the pressure after Cranston was dismissed 13 minutes before the break, with Jake Taylor forcing Roche into another good save and David Amoo heading wide.

Three minutes after the interval Joyce opened his Vale account in style with a thunderous effort from the edge of the box.

Roche pulled off his best save of the day to deny Pope's placed shot on the hour.

But with 20 minutes left the Shrimps' resistance was broken as Pope nodded in Worrall's cross at the back post.

And Pope doubled his tally a minute from time after beating his man and neatly firing past Roche.

Port Vale: Brown, Atkinson, Legge, Smith. Crookes, Amoo, Joyce, Burgess (rep Bennett 45), Taylor, Worrall, Pope. Subs not used: Kennedy, Browne, Lloyd, Brisley, Archer, Maddison.

Morecambe: Roche, Tanner, Old, Lavelle, Buxton, Kenyon, Brewitt (rep Howard 85), Cranston, O’Sullivan, Alessandra (rep Ellison 48), Leitch-Smith (rep Miller 76). Subs not used: Halstead, Stockton, Lynch, Brownsword,

Ref: C Breakspear.

Att: 4,485.

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Ticket News


26 September 2019

Tickets  for the visit to Vale Park on the 5th October are now available to purchase from the Morecambe FC Club Shop.

Tickets for this fixture are available until 4pm on Friday 4th October.

Advanced Prices are as follows:

Adults 22-61 £20
Seniors 62+ £15
Young Adults 18-21 £15
Juniors 12-17 £8
Under 12's Free
Carer Free

Ticket prices rise by £2 on the day of the game. The away ticket kiosk is situated outside the away stand. Open from 1pm and is cash only.

Parking is available on the day priced as follows:

Cars £5
Mini Bus £16
Coach £25

All pay on the day, no advanced booking. Additional parking is approx 3 mins walk from the ground.

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