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Wrexham Res 2, Morecambe Res 2

30 January 2013

Williams the hero again

RYAN Williams's stunning start to his Morecambe career continued as he scored a last-gasp free kick to earn Stewart Drummond's side a point at Wrexham.
The home side looked set for the win until the Shrimps were awarded a free kick in a very dangerous position from just outside the box in the final minute. Williams stepped up to take the kick and let fly with a fierce shot that beat home keeper Louis Gray.

It could have been even better for the Shrimps as seconds later, Izak Reid clipped the top of the crossbar with a powerful strike from just inside the penalty area. 

It took both sides a while to adjust to the conditions with the first 20 minutes of the game being rather uneventful. The first notable effort of note came from Declan Walker. The full-back drove a shot from a fair distance which visiting ‘keeper Andreas Arestidou did well to divert over the bar.

The Reds were to take the lead just 10 minutes later. Adrian Cieslewicz skipped his way into the penalty area and squared for former Northampton player Kevin Thornton who poked the ball home from close range.  Leon Clowes was close to doubling the advantage moments later as his flicked header from a corner fell just wide of the post which brought the first half to a close.

With the second half barely a minute old, Morecambe found themselves back on level terms. Captain Joe McGee picked the ball up from just outside the penalty box and lashed home a shot giving Louis Gray no chance. 

Cieslewicz had a great chance to put Wrexham back in front on the hour mark. The winger charged into the opposition box without a defender in sight but his shot was straight at the goalkeeper.

Jamie Morton looked to have won the game with 15 minutes left on the clock. The youngster cut past Morecambe’s Matthew Knipe before powering his shot into the bottom corner, a real moment of class.

Strong defending from Louis Morrison-Derbyshire who was making his first appearance for the club looked to have helped Wrexham secure the win until Williams showed another moment of class.

Wrexham: Adrian CieslewiczLouis Gray, Stephen Wright, Declan Walker, Luis Morrison-Derbyshire, Leon Clowes, Kevin Thornton, Rob Ogleby, Glen Little, Bradley Reid, Jay Colbeck, 

Subs: Jonathan Royle, John Hodgin, Jamie Morton, Robbie Evans, Steve Tomassen. 
 Andreas Arestidou, Aristoe Nsiala, Matthew Knipe, Jonathon Breeze, Chris Doyle, Joe McGee, Izak Reid, Joe Mwsaile, Jordan Burrow, Ryan Williams, Dan Parkinson.  Morecambe:

Subs: Jack Cookson, Aaron McGowan, Alex Naylor, Dan Dunleavy, Michael Newton, Kyle Mills.   Joe Johnson (Liverpool)Referee:

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