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Match Preview | Fleetwood Town (A)

24 February 2023

The Shrimps look to make it back-to-back Sky Bet League One wins on Saturday 25 February when they travel to Fleetwood Town.

Morecambe picked up maximum points on Tuesday night with a 1-0 win over Port Vale. Adam Mayor’s superb second half strike was the difference between the two sides.

Fleetwood were also in action in midweek, they beat Cambridge United 1-0 at Highbury.

The Opposition

The Cods currently sit 13th in League One with nine wins, 12 draws and 11 defeats so far this season.

Fleetwood have been in the EFL since their promotion in 2012. Town reached League One two years later when they won the 2014 League Two play-off final. The Cods have been in League One since their promotion in 2014 and came close to promotion to the Championship in 2020, but had to settle for the play-offs where they were beaten by Wycombe Wanderers in the semi-final.

Head Coach Scott Brown needs no introduction having spent the majority of his career playing as a midfielder for Celtic in Scotland. Brown retired from football in 2022 and was appointed as Fleetwood Head Coach in May, his first full time job in the EFL.

Key Players

Defender Shaun Rooney is Fleetwood’s top scorer this season with six goals and three assists. His goal was the difference in The Cods’ 1-0 win over Cambridge United in midweek. Fleetwood is the 26-year-old’s second club in England after York City, having spent his career to date in Scotland playing for Dunfermline Athletic, Queen of the South, Inverness Caledonian Thistle and St Johnstone.

January addition Jack Marriott knows what it takes to play in League One. The striker has spent his career scoring prolifically for Luton Town, Peterborough United, Derby County and Sheffield Wednesday. Marriott has already begun to show his quality with an assist against Burton in early February and the 29-year-old will continue to be a threat going forward for Fleetwood this season.

Former Morecambe man Carlos Mendes Gomes has six goals and two assists for The Cods this season. The winger was the Shrimps' Supporters’ Player of the Season in 2021 and scored a 107th minute penalty in the 2021 League Two play-off final to secure Morecambe’s place in League One. Following his departure from the Mazuma, Mendes Gomes joined Luton and was loaned to Fleetwood in August.

Derek Adams’ Thoughts

Shrimps' boss Derek Adams is looking forward to his side playing in front of a sold out away end on Saturday.

“They’ll create a very good atmosphere,” he said.

“We’ve got huge support with us, we’ve sold out our allocation and it’s just along the coast from us and we’re looking forward to the game.

"The supporters were very vocal the other night and that really does help the players.”

Team News

Derek Adams says Cole Stockton should be available on Saturday after he was substituted off early in the game against Port Vale on Tuesday.

Otherwise, the Shrimps boss has a fully fit squad to choose from.

Meet The Officials

Andy Davies will referee Saturday’s Lancashire derby and will be assisted by Mark Pottage and Robert Merchant alongside fourth official Aaron Jackson.

Davies has officiated 16 games this season, 11 in the Championship, two in League One and League Two respectively and one in the Carabao Cup.

The official last refereed Morecambe in May 2018, a 0-0 draw away against Coventry City in League Two.

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Match Reports

Report | Fleetwood Town 1 Morecambe 0

25 February 2023

Morecambe fell to a 1-0 defeat against Fleetwood Town in a closely contested Lancashire derby at Highbury on Saturday afternoon.

Carlos Mendes Gomes’ first half goal for the hosts was the difference between the two sides.

Town opened the scoring against the run of play on 13 minutes when Shaun Rooney picked out Mendes Gomes from the right who side footed home from close range.

Morecambe came agonisingly close to an equaliser eight minutes later when Dan Crowley’s superb cross from the left found Michael Mellon, the resulting header cannoned back off the crossbar and away to safety.

Some fantastic defending from Liam Gibson denied The Cods a second of the afternoon when Rooney’s goal-bound strike was kept out by Gibson on the goal line.

Half-time: Fleetwood Town 1 Morecambe 0

Shrimps' goalkeeper Connor Ripley made an excellent save to deny the hosts a second early on in the second half when he pushed away Rooney’s shot from inside the penalty area.

Morecambe came close to an equaliser following some excellent football as Dan Crowley fed the ball to Adam Mayor on the left, he slipped in Jensen Weir but the Shrimps' man saw his effort deflected wide for a corner.

Substitute Ash Hunter forced Fleetwood goalkeeper Jay Lynch into a good save with a powerful low effort which the Cods' shot stopper saved at his near post.

Morecambe had their hands up for a penalty five minutes from time when Adam Mayor’s cross looked to have hit the arm of Rooney inside the area, but referee Andy Davies waved away the appeals.

Despite plenty of late pressure from the Shrimps, it was Fleetwood who held on to take all three points.

Full-time: Fleetwood Town 1 Morecambe 0

Fleetwood Town: Lynch, Sarpong-Wiredu (Robertson, 46’), Nsiala, Holgate, Rooney, Patterson (Hayes, 69’), Warrington (Earl, 90’), Vela, Mendes Gomes (Andrew, 46’), Stockley (Marriott, 85’), Macadam.

Subs not used: McMullan, Dolan.

Goals: Mendes Gomes (13’).

Bookings: Andrew, Hayes.

Red cards: None.

Morecambe: Ripley, Love, Gibson (Melbourne, 59’), Rawson, Bedeau (Taylor, 74’), Shaw, Gnahoua, Weir (Simeu, 85’), Crowley, Mayor, Mellon (Hunter, 59’).

Subs not used: Smith, Cooney, Austerfield.

Goals: None.

Bookings: Shaw, Love, Weir.

Red cards: None.

Attendance: 4,550. 

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Ticket News

Ticket Details | Fleetwood Town (A)

7 February 2023

Limited tickets remain available for our Sky Bet League one visit to Fleetwood Town on Saturday 25 February, 15:00 KO.

After our full allocation of 1,115, the Percy Ronson terrace has now sold out with less than 100 seated tickets remaining for the Parkside Stand. 

Ticket Prices







Senior 65+



Under 25



Under 16



Under 5*



*All children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a responsible adult (over 18).

Disabled/Ambulant Supporters

Wheelchair users and ambulant supporters will be expected to pay the relevant admission price and will receive a complimentary carer with their purchase. These tickets are not available online, they must be purchased instore.

On Sale Dates (selling order)

Online from

Over the phone and in-store from

On sale to

Tuesday 7 February, 14:00

Tuesday 7 February, 14:00

Season Ticket Holders Only*

Saturday 11 February, 17:00

Saturday 11 February, 17:00

General Sale

*Season ticket holders sales window will close at 23:59pm on Friday 10 February. The sales window will reopen at 17:00 on Saturday 11 February for general sale. Tickets will be available to purchase at full time from the home ticket office after our home game against Forest Green Rovers.

Additional Information

Advance Sales deadline: Friday 24 February, 15:00. 
Refund deadline: Friday 24 February, 15:00.
Postage deadline: Tuesday 14 February, 17:00.

Match Day Sales

No ticket sales will be available on the day to visiting supporters. Those wishing to attend the fixture will need to purchase tickets in advance directly from Morecambe FC.

Duplicate Ticket Requests

Anyone who doesn’t receive their tickets in time for the fixture through the post, must contact or call the Club Shop on 01524 411797 (ext 3) in advance of Friday 3 February, 15:00.

Match Day Parking (Minibuses & Coaches)

Coaches must drop off supporters on Hatfield Avenue, FY7 7DT, outside the Percy Ronson turnstiles.
Coaches are then required to park opposite The Steamer Pub on Queens Terrace, FY7 6BT (a five minute drive from the stadium).

Disabled Parking

Disability spaces within the ground must be pre-booked prior to arrival through Fleetwood Town’s ticket office directly.

Additional Information on Highbury Stadium

Please be advised that Highbury Stadium is a cashless venue.

For up-to-date information or to ask any questions, contact Anya Wood, Shrimps’ SLO.

Twitter: @Shrimps_SLO.


  • Tickets sold subject to the selling order as instructed above.
  • Tickets are sold subject to availability.

Fans will need to purchase tickets in advance of the match as there will be no sales on the day.

  • For online sales, please go to:
  • For phone sales, please call 01524 411797 (option 3).
  • Call into the Club Shop, open Monday to Friday, 10:00 until 17:00.

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