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Match preview: Accrington Stanley v Morecambe

30 September 2022

The Shrimps are back on the road on Saturday 1 October as they make the short trip down the M6 to take on Lancashire rivals, Accrington Stanley.

Morecambe will hope to make it back-to-back away wins following their 2-1 victory at Forest Green Rovers on 17 September, where former Accrington man Farrend Rawson clinched the points in the final minute.

Stanley beat Bristol Rovers by a goal to nil in their last outing, and John Coleman's men will be aiming to make it four games without loss on Saturday as Derek Adams' men make the journey to the Wham Stadium.

The opposition

Stanley currently sit 13th in Sky Bet League One with three wins, four draws and three losses after ten league games.

The hosts have been under Andy Holt’s ownership since October 2015 and were promoted to English football's third tier in 2018 after securing the Sky Bet League Two title against Yeovil Town in April that year.

The Lancashire side are currently managed by former Morecambe man John Coleman who has been at the helm since 2014. Coleman is currently the third longest serving manager in the EFL behind Gareth Ainsworth at Wycombe Wanderers (September 2012-present) and Harrogate Town boss Simon Weaver (May 2009-present).

Both games between the sides last season ended in draws, with a 3-3 thriller played out at the Mazuma just over a year ago, before the return fixture saw a 2-2 draw following two early Jonah Ayunga goals for the Shrimps.

Key players

Midfielder Sean McConville has been one of Stanley’s key players for a number of seasons. Since joining the club from Chester in 2015, the 33-year-old has scored 51 goals in 277 appearances for the East Lancashire side. The Liverpudlian is Accrington’s top scorer so far this season with four league goals, his most recent coming against Cheltenham Town earlier this month. 

Defender Mitch Clark has been influential for Coleman’s side going forward this season. The right-back has clocked up three assists so far, the most of anyone in the Accrington squad. The 23-year-old Welshman has spent time at Premier League clubs Aston Villa and Leicester City, and had three loan spells with Port Vale before moving to Lancashire permanently in 2021.

Similarly to McConville, Midfielder Joe Pritchard has been a key player for Accrington in recent years. The 26-year-old’s goal was the difference last weekend in Stanley’s 1-0 win over Bristol Rovers. Pritchard has been at the Wham Stadium since 2019 having spent his youth career with Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspur, before moving north to Bolton Wanderers in 2018, eventually joining Accrington a year later.

John Coleman's pre-match thoughts

Ahead of Saturday's Lancashire derby, Accrington boss Coleman explained why he feels the Lancashire derby between the two sides is a special affair.

He told the Stanley website: “The Morecambe game is always a bit special because the fans make it special.

“Everyone knows my affinity with Morecambe, I was delighted when they got promoted and I want to see them flourish, I have got a lot of friends there; I had my most prolific spell in football there.

“They are generally really good games, the fans make it a good atmosphere and Morecambe will travel in numbers.

“Once you have that atmosphere, the game hots up and there has always been plenty of goals in the games.

"You have got to hope we put them in one end and keep them out at the other.

“Derek has done a marvellous job when he got Morecambe promoted, once you get to know Derek, you see how passionate he is about football, that’s refreshing."

Meet the officials

James Oldham will be the referee for Saturday’s clash, he will be assisted by Christopher Ward and Declan Ford with Robert Madden completing the line up as fourth official. 

Oldham has taken charge of eight games so far this season across the EFL, in League's One, Two, the Carabao Cup and the Papa John's Trophy, and has issued a total of 21 yellow cards and three reds. 

Oldham took charge of two Shrimps games last season, most recently a 4-1 defeat to Wigan Athletic in March as well as Morecambe’s EFL Cup Round Two defeat to Preston North End in August 2021.

After teaming up with Beyond Radio for the 2022/23 season, supporters will be able to listen to exclusive, full and uninterrupted radio commentary of every single game, home and away, which will be broadcast simultaneously on 103.5FM, 107.5FM and DAB+ digital radio across North Lancashire and South Cumbria as well as on the iFollow Shrimps platform.
Lead commentator Dave Salmon will be joined by former Head of Media and Communications, Ryan Daly. 
Audio passes are available from as little as £2.50 per match, £4.49 for a monthly pass or £45 for a season pass.
As well as full match commentary, the ‘Shrimps Verdict’ podcast will be available post-match, featuring online, on demand content, including audio match highlights, post-match interviews and reaction, and much more!

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Match Reports

Report: Accrington Stanley 3-1 Shrimps

1 October 2022

Accrington Stanley 3-1 Morecambe
Sky Bet League One
The Wham Stadium
Saturday 1 October 2022
Kick-Off: 3:00pm
Attendance: 2,916 (727 away)

The 10 men of Morecambe leave the Wham Stadium empty handed after the hosts netted three times in the second-half, despite Morecambe's 77th minute equaliser. 

It was Derek Adams’ men who started the brighter, with a flurry of corners either side of a Kieran Phillips chance on seven minutes, before Stanley themselves won a couple of corner kicks in quick succession but were unable to capitalise.

The hosts first big chance of the game came on 18 minutes when Sean McConville found himself in space at the back post, but his glanced header rolled wide.

Harvey Rodgers came close to breaking the deadlock midway through the first half, but his headed effort from the corner was cleared on the line by former Stanley man Farrend Rawson.

It was then Morecambe’s turn to threaten, as Jake Taylor dribbled past a couple of Stanley defenders on 34 minutes, but his fierce strike from the edge of the box sailed narrowly wide.

Just before half-time, and the Shrimps received a suckerpunch after Arthur Gnahoua was red carded following an aerial challenge.

Half-time: Accrington Stanley 0-0 Morecambe.

John Coleman’s side started the better in the second-half with Mitch Clark firing an effort narrowly beyond Ripley’s right-hand post on 53 minutes.  

Five minutes later and the hosts were able to break the deadlock; Moments after hitting the post, the ball fell to Liam Coyle who found the bottom-left corner.

Morecambe looked to respond midway through the second 45 as a looping Ryan Delaney header was caught high by goalkeeper Lukas Jensen to deny the Shrimps defender.

With 77 minutes on the clock, the Shrimps found an equaliser; A breakdown of communication saw Ryan Astley lob his goalkeeper from distance, much to the delight of the travelling Morecambe supporters behind the goal.

No sooner were Morecambe back in the game, Ethan Hamilton reinstated Accrington’s lead with a low-driven free-kick.

Four minutes later and Coleman’s men wrapped up the points, Nolan dispossessed Dylan Connolly, stormed into the box and squared it for Tommy Leigh who made no mistake from close range.

Full-time: Accrington Stanley 3-1 Morecambe. 

Accrington Stanley: Jensen, Clark, Hamilton, Astley, Coyle, Whalley, Leigh, McConville, Rodgers, Conneely ©, Tharme (Nolan, 74’).

Subs not used: Savin, Sangare, Delfouneso, Martin, Sloane, Fernandes.

Goals: Coyle 58’, Hamilton 81’, Leigh 85’.

Bookings: Conneely 29’, Tharme 52’.

Red cards: None.

Morecambe: Ripley, Love ©, Gibson, Rawson, Delaney, Taylor (Cooney, 60’), Fane, Gnahoua, Weir, Bedeau (Stockton, 74’), Phillips (Connolly, 82’).

Subs not used: Smith, McLoughlin, Obika, O’Connor.

Goals: Astley OG 77’.

Bookings: Gibson 28’, Fane 61’, Love 88’.

Red cards: Gnahoua 45’.

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Ticket News

Accrington Stanley (A) ticket details

14 September 2022

Ticket and coach travel details for our SkyBet League One game against Accrington Stanley at The Wham Stadium on Saturday 1 October 2022, 3pm KO have been confirmed.

Prices and on-sale dates for the encounter can be found below...

Ticket Prices – Prices remain the same for seats and terracing.


In Advance/On the Day



Senior 65+






Under 12


*All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a responsible adult (over 18).

Disabled/Ambulant Supporters
We have 6 wheelchair bays and carer’s tickets available for this fixture. 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 or over the phone.

On Sale Dates (selling order)

Online from

In person at the Club from

On sale to

Tuesday 13 September, 2pm

Tuesday 13 September, 2pm

General Sale 

Additional Information

Advance Sales deadline: Friday 30 September, 3pm.
Refund deadline: Friday 30 September, 12noon.
Tickets for postage deadline: Monday 26 September, 5pm

Match Day Sales
We encourage all supporters to purchase in advance to avoid queues on the day. Though, ticket sales will be made available from the Wham Stadium, with no price increase, subject to availability.

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 01524411797 (ext 3) in advance of Friday 30 September, 3pm. We must provide Accrington Stanley with a final duplicate requests list on the day before the fixture to ensure any duplicate requests are available to collect on the day.

Official Coach Travel
Morecambe FC will be running Official Coach Travel to all away fixtures this season. Prices for Official Coach Travel to Accrington Stanley are as follows:





Under 18*


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

Official Coach Travel is now live! Book your seat here: 

Departure Time: 11:00am (prompt from the Mazuma Stadium)

Departure Location: Morecambe FC, Christie Way, Morecambe, LA4 4TB

Additional Coach Travel Information

Sales deadline for Official Coach Travel: Friday 30 September, 3pm. [Strictly no bookings will be taken or accepted after this time, including on the day of travel].
Refund deadline: Friday 30 September, 3pm

Match Day Parking (Minibuses & Coaches)
Minibuses and coach parking is available on the day on a first come first serve basis, on Livingstone Road.

Match Day Parking (Cars)
Car parking not available on site. Travelling supporters are asked to park on streets around the Stadium, whilst being mindful neighbours. 

Disabled Parking
For any travelling supporters needing to book disabled parking. Please contact Accrington Stanley direct on 01254 356950.

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 are strongly advised to purchase tickets in advance of the fixture to avoid delays on the day of the match. 

  • For online sales please go to: 
  • For phone sales please call 01524 411797 (option 3)
  • Call into the club shop, open Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm.

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