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The Shrimps take a Tuesday trip to the seaside

14 November 2023

We look to secure our place in the knockout stages of the Bristol Street Motors Trophy on Tuesday 14 November with a short trip to our Lancashire neighbours Blackpool.

Following Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two defeat on the east coast at Grimsby, the Shrimps will be looking to bounce back in style on the west coast, facing League One side Blackpool. Despite goals from Adam Mayor and JJ McKiernan, Morecambe succumbed to a 3-2 loss following a sharp spell from the Mariners at the start of the second half.

The Seasiders also failed to win at the weekend; a visit to local rivals Bolton Wanderers resulting in a 1-0 win for the home side.

The Shrimps’ last visit to Bloomfield Road was in 2019, where the score finished 4-1 to Blackpool, ending Morecambe’s 2019-20 FA Cup run at the first hurdle.

The Opposition

Six wins, six draws, and five losses in the league has left Neil Critchley’s side in eighth position in the Sky Bet League One table, three points outside of the playoff spots.

The Seasiders find themselves at the top of Group A in the Bristol Street Motors Trophy, following wins against Barrow and Liverpool U21s. This means they have already secured their place in the knockout round of the tournament, as they face a Morecambe side who only require a draw to join them in the next stages.

Key Players

Loanee Jordan Rhodes has been leading the goalscoring for the seaside club. The experienced 33-year old has scored 9 goals in the league in his 13 appearances, placing him in fifth position in the Sky Bet League One top scorers leaderboard.


Shayne Lavery has also provided a goal threat for the Neil Critchley’s men, with the Northern Ireland international adding four goals to his name in fourteen appearances.

A Familiar Face

Ex-Morecambe loanee Jensen Weir started in the Seasiders last Bristol Street Motors Trophy fixture against Liverpool U21, so Shrimps’ fans may see the Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder in action on Tuesday night.


Derek Adams' Pre-Match Thoughts

Ahead of our midweek visit to the Fylde Coast, Derek Adams spoke on Blackpool's strength in depth.

He said: "They will change their side about, they're going to take in players off the bench who are quality players.

"You look at Jensen Weir who we had here last season, he's there, Jensen will play, a very good player.

"They've got other players on the bench who can play in their first team.

"They've been able to enhance their squad over the summer since coming down from the Championship."

The Man in the Middle

Martin Woods will take charge at Broomfield Road on Tuesday night. It will be referee’s twelfth fixture of the season, in which he has dished out 39 yellow cards and three red cards.

Woods last officiated the Shrimps at the start of 2023, as the man in the middle at the Mazuma Mobile Stadium where Morecambe beat Cheltenham Town 2-1 in Sky Bet League One.

Joining Woods on the touchlines will be Danny Jarvis and Jacob Graham, with the help of fourth official Declan Brown.

Team News

Jake Taylor and Stuart Moore remain side-lined through injury, whereas our international call-ups are away with their national sides.

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Defeat at Blackpool ends our Bristol Street Motors Trophy campaign

14 November 2023

Our 2023/24 Bristol Street Motors Trophy campaign comes to an end following defeat against group winners Blackpool.

Jake Beesley netted either side of the break before Farrend Rawson headed home what proved to be a late consolation.

In the opening minutes, Rawson was called upon for defensive duties to header behind a dangerous Blackpool cross into the Shrimps’ box. The resulting corner was cleared, and the danger passed.

Tom Bloxham then caught the hosts in possession trying to play out from the back, his cross eventually fell to Yann Songo’o on the edge of the box who struck at goal, JJ McKiernan looked to flick the ball on from inside the area, but his header cleared the crossbar.

The Tangerines broke the deadlock on 21 minutes; Jensen Weir sent a corner into the box, the ball was initially cleared to the former Morecambe man whose second delivery found Jake Beesley, he finished with a left-footed volley into the top-left corner.

With four minutes of first half normal time to play, Andy Lyons picked up possession just midway through the Morecambe half – he twisted and turned under pressure before pulling the trigger from just outside the area, his strike took a deflection which Adam Smith held comfortably.

Songo’o looked to meet a long Adam Mayor throw in the dying embers of the first 45, but his headed flick on was off target just as the referee called an end to the half.

Half-time: Blackpool 1 Morecambe 0

Beesley doubled his side’s advantage inside the first minute of the second half. The forward found space inside the box to meet Lyons’ cross with his head and send the ball beyond Smith into the back of the net from six yards. 

The deficit was nearly halved a few minutes later as Mayor’s low cross was fired across the Blackpool box into the path of Joel Senior, his first-time effort was blocked before Songo’o pounced on the rebound, his strike also kept out by a defender.

A good spell of Shrimps’ pressure continued, and McKiernan came agonisingly close to pulling one back on the hour mark. Senior’s long throw was headed on inside the area by Slew and the Northern Ireland U21 international reacted quickest by firing an effort against the crossbar from a tight angle.

At the other end, substitute Tayt Trusty came within inches of adding a third. Weir poked a ball through to the youngster down the right-hand side of Morecambe’s box, the powerful strike beat Smith but there was Jacob Bedeau with a vital clearance on the line.

Weir looked to turn from provider to scorer on 86 minutes. After latching onto Jaden Jones’ through ball, he cut back and created the angle for a right-footed curling effort, but he failed to keep the shot down as the ball flew harmlessly over.

With time ticking on and the Shrimps still looking for a way back, Slew stepped up with a powerful strike from distance, the power was excellent but it lacked the placement to test Blackpool’s goalkeeper. 

Just as seven minutes additional was indicated from the fourth official, Blackpool’s lead was halved. Ethan Walker’s dangerous corner was sent underneath the nose of O’Donnell and there was Rawson to head home.

Despite late pressure, including a fierce strike from McKiernan, the home side held on for victory.

Full-time: Blackpool 2 Morecambe 1

Blackpool: O’Donnell, Gabriel (Donkor, HT), Weir, Beesley (Lescott, 71’), Casey ©, Lyons, Oakley-Boothe, Tharme, Miles (Trusty, 58’, Jones, 77’), Mariette, Squires.

Subs not used: Chapman, Nyame, Opawole.

Goals: Beesley (21’, 46’).

Bookings: Miles, Mariette.

Red cards: None.

Morecambe: A Smith, Tutonda (Melbourne, 67’), Bedeau, Rawson ©, Songo’o (Connolly, 88’), Bloxham (C Smith, 82’), McKiernan, Mayor, Senior, Slew, Davenport (Walker, 67’).

Subs not used: Pedley, Rooney, Mercer.

Goals: Rawson (90+1’).

Bookings: Slew.

Red cards: None.

Attendance: 1,829 (277 away).

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Blackpool tickets available on the night

14 November 2023

Tickets for our Bristol Street Motors trip to Bloomfield Road will be available to buy on the night for Shrimps supporters.

Those wishing to buy at the ground must do so from the white booth located near the Blackpool FC hotel - cash and card are accepted.

This is also the location for ticket collections.


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