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Last Time We Met Morecambe

15 February 2019

John Askey will take charge of his first home game as Port Vale boss when his side welcome Morecambe to Vale Park, but can you remember what happened when we faced the Shrimps earlier in the season?

The Valiants travelled to the Globe Arena back in December 2018, and it proved to be a very eventful evening in Lancashire as the two sides shared four goals between them.

It was the hosts who deservedly took the lead 27 minutes in when A-Jay Leitch-Smith dispatched a finish beyond Scott Brown after latching onto a pinpoint pass from Jordan Cranston.

Neil Aspin's Vale then went further behind five minutes before half-time, with Jason Oswell heading home from close range to convert a cross from Alex Kenyon. 

However, despite not looking too much of a threat for most of the game, Antony Kay gave Vale a lifeline when he beat the offside trap to poke the ball into the back of the net with six minutes left on the clock.

Tom Pope then levelled proceedings three minutes later as he planted a header past Mark Halstead, but the drama didn't stop there.

Almost immediately after the restart, Morecambe had the opportunity to take all three points when they were awarded a penalty, but Brown remarkably saved Leitch-Smith's spot kick to ensure Vale avoided defeat.

In the history of the two clubs, there has been 15 meetings, and the results are almost at an even split. Vale have won five, drawn four and lost six matches against the Shrimps.

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