Match Report


Sat 23 Oct 10

MORECAMBE and Stevenage shared the spoils in this tough game at the Globe Arena.
In a game of few chances it was Stevenage who had the best chance to take the points when they missed a 48th minute penalty.
Morecambe defender Garry Hunter was harshly adjudged to have handled Michael Bridges's header but Scott Laird's spot kick was superbly saved by Barry Roche.
The Shrimps were clearly angered by the decision and they raised their game.
A minute later Morecambe had a great chance of their own when Scott Brown shot straight at Chris Day and Brown also went close with a left wing cross that beat everyone but came back off the left hand post.
Both teams traded chances at the end with Day saving from Rundle and Michael Bostwick heading a Lawrie Wilson cross into the side netting.
The first half was a sterile affair with neither goalkeeper forced into a save. Morecambe left back Laurence Wilson provided the best moment of the half on 27 minutes when he set off on a run down the left and beat three players before curling an effort wide of the left hand post.
Andy Fleming wasted a good opening when teed up by Mark Duffy before the break.
At the other end Stevenage's Stacy Long fired wide on two occasions.
Morecambe: Roche; Hunter, McCready, Parrish, Wilson; Duffy, Drummond, Stanley, Brown, Fleming; Mullin. Subs: Walker (GK), Bentley, Spencer, Capaldi, Jevons, Rundle, Shuker.
Stevenage: Day, Laird, Roberts, Ashton, Henry; Wilson, Mousinho, Long, Winn; Bostwick, Holroyd. Subs: Bridges, May, Griffin, Obudabe, Charles, Maamria, Bayes (GK).
Ref: F Graham.
    Data provided by Press Association

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