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Morecambe 1, Rochdale 1

3 November 2012

Shrimps and Rochdale face cup replay

MORECAMBE and Rochdale will fight it out again for a place in the second round after an FA Cup draw at the Globe Arena.

The hosts were brighter in the opening 15 minutes and opened the scoring when the Dale defence allowed Andy Fleming to advance forward before picking his spot with a low drive beyond Josh Lillis.

Jack Redshaw, the former Dale striker who scored both goals in the Shrimps recent 2-1 win at Spotland, was denied by Lillis when he met Nick Fenton’s ball over the top.

But Dale improved after that with former Accrington striker Bobby Grant causing all sorts of problems. Grant forced the excellent Barry Roche into two fine saves in quick succession before curling another set piece against the crossbar.

The Shrimps started the second half sharply with Redshaw stabbing a close range effort wide after being put through on goal and Rochdale again took charge.

Dele Adebola headed wide from a great opening and was denied by an excellent Roche block before Rochdale levelled on 72 minutes.

Roche saved sharply again from George Donnelly’s shot but the ball rebounded into the path of Jason Kennedy, who slid the ball home from eight yards.

Both sides pushed for the winner but it was Morecambe who went closest to a second with a Nock Fenton header superbly saved by Lillis in the closing stages of the game.

Morecambe: Roche; Wright, Fenton, Haining, Parrish; Drummond, Fleming, McDonald; Ellison; Redshaw, Alessandra (rep Parkinson 78). Subs not used: Arestidou, Burrow, McGee, Reid, Doyle, McCready.

 

Booked: Drummond, Ellison.

 

Rochdale: Lillis; P Edwards, R Edwards, Bennett, McIntyre; Cavanagh, Kennedy, Tutte; Grant, Adebola, Donnelly. Subs not used: Smith, Rafferty, Barry-Murphy, Grimes, Pearson, Craney, Logan. 

 

Booked: R Edwards, Grant.

 

Referee: S Martin.

 

Att: 1,839.

 


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