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Last Time We Met Morecambe

7 December 2018

Port Vale travel to Morecambe on Saturday afternoon in search for a third successive win in all competitions, but what happened when the two sides last faced each other?

It was February 2018 when the Valiants last faced Jim Bentley's men, but it wasn't a classic at Vale Park as both sets of players had to settle for a point in Sky Bet League Two.

Morecambe did dominate the first half and they worked several opportunities to take the lead, but they found Rob Lainton in inspired form and the Vale 'keeper kept them at bay. 

Tom Pope then headed an effort inches wide with just 10 minutes to play, but it wasn't to be for either side.

The last trip to the Globe Arena had a different outcome, however, and a superb performance handed Neil Aspin his first away win as Vale boss back in October 2017.

Pope fired the Valiants into the lead with just 18 minutes played, and the away side were in control from that point on, looking rejuvenated in their display.

The striker then doubled his own tally to make it 2-0 midway through the second half before Cristian Montano came off the bench to wrap things up with a neat finish in stoppage time.

Only 14 games have been played between the two clubs, but it's Morecambe who have a slightly better record in terms of results. Vale have won five, drawn three and lost six of those meetings.


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