MORECAMBE'S first game of 2018 was cut short as their clash with Accrington was controversially called off the match at half time due to a waterlogged pitch.
The Shrimps were trailing 1-0 at the time courtesy of a Billy Kee goal on 28 minutes but the rain lead to puddles of standing water in several areas of the pitch and the game was abandoned.
Morecambe boss Jim Bentley was forced to make one change from the side that beat Yeovil on Friday night with Alex Kenyom coming in for the injured Andy Fleming.
The game itself saw Morecambe start the better with Steven Old forcing Aaron Chapman into a flying early save with a long range shot that was heading for the left hand corner.
The Shrimps then had two claims for penalties waved away with Sam Lavelle going down under a challenge from Ben Richards-Everton and Callum Lang also going down in the box when he looked to have been clipped.
The home side hit back and scored with their first attack of note as Kayden Jackson worked some space down the right and produced a dangerous cross which was bundled into the goal by Billy Kee.
The same player then had a golden chance to double the advantage seconds later but headed a Sean McConville cross wide from close range.
The action swung from end to and before the Preston official surprised both managers and called the game off at the break
Accrington: Chapman, Johnson, Hughes, Richards-Everton, Donacien, Clarke, Brown, Nolan, McConville, Jackson, Kee. Subs: Stryjek, McLeod, Watson, Sykes, Hmami, Wilks, Ogle,
Morecambe: Roche, Old, Muller, Lavelle, McGowan, Rose, Kenyon, Conlan, Ellison, Lang, Oliver. Subs: Nizic, Thompson, Campbell, Wildig, Lund, Osborne, McGurk.
Ref: G Salisbury.