Match Report


Mon 16 Apr 12

MORECAMBE shared the spoils with Port Vale in this entertaining goalless draw at the Globe.

Port Vale started brightly and went closer after just 20 seconds when Louis Dodds ran straight through the Morecambe midfield and saw his shot deflected inches wide of the right hand post.

From there the game belonged to Morecambe who played some excellent football. Jack Redshaw and Danny Carton both fired wide of the target and Jordan Burrow went within inches of giving thr Shrimps the lead when a punch from visiting keeper Stuart Tomlinson hit the striker on the knees but rebounded past the right hand post.

Tomlinson then hads to react sharply to block a close range Burrow effort and Gary McDonald shot just over from 25 yards as the Shrimps ended the half on top.

Morecambe continued their dominance in the second half with Redshaw missing a golden opportunity to give his side the lead just before the hour when he headed straight at Tomlinson from an excellent Izak Reid cross and the same duo combined to forge another golden chance 13 minutes from time when Redshaw failed to get a telling connection to another telling cross.

Port Vale threatened through Sean Rigg in the final stages with a shot that flew just wide of the right hand post before Morecambe almost sneaked the win in stoppage time when Craig Curran headed a Joe Mwasile cross inches wide.

Morecambe: Roche: Haining, McCready, Parrish; Reid, Hunter, McDonald, Carlton, Redshaw, Curran, Burrow. Subs: Kettings, Alessandra, Mwasile, Cowperthwaite, McGee.

Port Vale: Tomlinson, Yates, McCombe, Davis, Loft; Marshall, Rigg; Griffiths, Dodds; Pope, Richards. Subs: Morsy, Williamson, Shuker, James, Roe.

Ref: D Deadman.

    Data provided by Press Association

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