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JPT MATCHDAY: Port Vale 2 Bury 1
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- Port Vale 1 (Pope 80 & 90+2)
- Bury 1 (Sedgwick 71)
Port Vale 2 Bury 1
90+2 - GOAL - PORT VALE 2 Bury 1 - Tom Pope cooly dinks the ball over the onrushing Brian Jensen after the ball broke to him on the edge of the box.
85 – Harrad races clear only for the keeper to block his chipped effort.
81 - Neal makes a great double save from Harrad.
81 - Procter hits a close range shot just over the bar.
80 - GOAL - PORT VALE 1 Bury 1 - Tom Pope does well to rise above the Bury defence to head home Chris Shuker's corner home in off the back post.
78 - SUB - Navas on for Sedgwick
72 - SUBS - Mohamed for Dodds, Myrie Williams for Birchall.
71 - GOAL - Port Vale 0 Bury 1 - Chris Sedgwick heads in after Jordan Sinnott's sliced shot fell to him at the back post. The chance was set up by persistence from Toppie Obadeyi on the left, robbing full-back Liam Chilvers after he slipped under pressure from the zippy winger.
Port Vale putting Bury under more intense pressure now without making any clear chances. Shakers defending well but Hinds and co are being forced into some last ditch tackles.
The corner comes to nothing...
53 - Ball breaks to Jordan Sinnott 25 yards out but his rifled shot is deflected over for a corner.
Attendance: 2,351 (146 visiting)
45 - SUB - Shuker on for Griffith
Port Vale get the second half under way
Port Vale 0 Bury 0
45+1 - Harrad almost steals in between the defenders but fails to get on the end of the bouncing ball.
Procter goes down clutching his side after some argy bargy in the box at a Bury corner.
42 - The ball breaks to Euan Holden from the resulting corner but his curled effort from inside the six-yard box is more like a back pass.
41 - Chris Neal turns a 25-yard strike from Jordan Sinnott around his far post after the midfielder was played in by a Chris Sedgewick pull-back.
38 - Jensen palms a Doug Loft shot behind at full stretch after the midfielder was found with a cheeky short free-kick across the box from Chris Birchall that caught the Bury defence napping.
35 - Loft gets on the end of a clever throw and scythes his way into the box before getting a shot off that Jensen turns round his near post.
30 - YELLOW - Andy Procter for afters following a tasty 50-50 with Griffith.
27 - YELLOW - Richard Duffy for foul on Obadeyi as he raced onto a ball from Jordan Sinnott.
24 - First clear sight of goal for either team, but Anthony Griffith pulls his shot wide from the edge of the box after latching on to a misplaced pass into the centre that no Bury defenders picked up.
11- Long clearance from Jensen catches the Port Vale defence napping, but Harrad fluffed an attempted toe poke across goal to Sedgwick at the back post.
7 - Crisp volley from Birchall from 30 yards but it never looked like dipping enough to trouble Jenson.
6 - Birchall's cross finds the head of Williamson, but his effort if well over.
3 - Sedgwick loops a header over after getting on the end of a deep Holden cross.
1 - Jensen tested early on, getting down well to a low stinging shot from Port Vale striker Ben Williamson, who did well to get goalside of William Edjenguele before cutting inside to shoot.
Bury get the match under way...
As expected, Bury have made eight changes from the team that beat Cheltenham 4-1 at Gigg Lane on Saturday, with only Shaun Beeley, William Edjenguele and Andy Procter retaining their places in the starting line-up.
The team is strong though, with a debut for Brian Jensen in goal and first starts for Temitope Obadeyi and Chris Sedgwick on the wings.
There are also recalls for Richard Hinds, Ashley Grimes, Euan Holden (who is expected to play at left-back), Shaun Harrad and Jordan Sinnott.
Adam Lockwood is the only recognised senior pro on the bench, which includes development squad players John Rooney, Greg McDermott and Reice Charles-Cook.
Marcos Navas could also be given a chance to impress, with the right-back brother of Manchester City star Jesus Navas handed a first call-up to a matchday squad.
PORT VALE: Neal; Duffy, Dickinson, Robertson, Chilvers; Dodds, Loft, Griffith,Birchall; Williamson, Pope.
Subs: Johnson, Davis, Shuker, Myrie-Williams, Mohamed.
BURY: Jensen; Beeley, Hinds, Edjenguele, Holden; Sedgwick, Procter, Sinnott, Obadeyi; Grimes, Harrad.
Subs: Rooney, Navas, McDermott, Lockwood, Charles-Cook.
It looks as if the rules are there to be broken, or bent at least, with rumblings that both managers will give their fringe players a chance.
While I understand that they are supposed to play at least six of the team that started in the last league match, it is possible the rule can be open to interpretation.
One theory is they have to play six players with the most appearances, while another is that they have to name six players from the last matchday squad, rather than the starting 11.
Either way, expect both Kevin Blackwell and Micky Adams to test the letter of the law.
The 7.15pm kick off may be a little earlier than normal, but we are still due a bit of a wait to get team news.
Rules of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy dictate clubs can only make five changes from their previous league match.
It looks like Trevor Carson will be one of those for Bury after the keeper - drafted in for his first start on Saturday in place of the injured Rob Lainton - suffered a hand injury.
That means Brian "the beast" Jensen, will go straight into the starting line-up after signing a four-month deal yesterday.
Chris Sedgwick is also understood to be in line for a first start in the first-round tie against League One Port Vale, who will be looking to bounce back from their 3-1 defeat to local rivals Wolves on Saturday.
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