Match Report


Sat 17 Oct 09

The Shrimps recorded their ninth draw of the season in this battling game against Torquay.

The Shrimps found themselves a goal down on 18 minutes after a controversial penalty when the referee spotted a foul in the box and and Nicky Wroe smashed it straight down the centre past Ben Smith.

Five minutes later however it was 1-1 when Mark Duffy drilled a right foot shot past Michael Poke after a flowing move.

The Shrimps began the second half superbly and Paul Mullin put them ahead on 46 minutes with a good finish from Phil Jevons's cross.

But that lead was short lived as Wayne Carlisle headed the home side level with a fine effort that gave Smith no chance.

The Shrimps then created a host of chances with home keeper Michael Poke making a string of fine sace to deny Jevons, Mullin and Laurence Wilson.

The Shrimps looked the most likely team to take the points but they were almost left pointless with a late Danny Stevens shot that was superbly tipped away by Smith.

New loan goalkeeper Ben Smith made his debut for the Shrimps and was one of four changes from the side that last week lost 4-1 at Aldershot.

Morecambe: Smith; Hunter, Adams, Bentley, Artell, Wilson; Craney Drummond, Duffy, Mullin, Jevons. Subs: Davies, Taylor, Parrish, McStay, Moss, Twiss, Stanley.

Torquay: Poke; Mansell, Elis, Robertson, Nicholson; Hargreaves, Thompson, Wroe; Rendell, Benyon, Sills. Subs: Bevan, Todd, Carlisle, Stevens, Charnock, Mills, Taylor.

Ref: P Miller.

    Data provided by Press Association

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