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Gibson: “A point the fair result.”

18 December 2021

Defender Liam Gibson says a draw was the fair result for both Morecambe and Fleetwood following this afternoon’s Lancashire derby.

Shayden Morris came closest to opening the scoring for the visitors on 17 minutes when he found himself one-on-one with Kyle Letheren in the home goal, however a smart save by the feet of the Welshman kept the game tied.

Two minutes from time and leading scorer Cole Stockton came close to winning it at the death, but his effort was saved down low by Town ‘keeper Alex Cairns, ensuring both sides would take a point, which Gibson believes was the fairest outcome.

“I think both teams had their chances,” he said.

“Both teams were just looking to cancel each other out, and I think with it being a derby, no-one wants to lose, I think that showed in the end, I’m glad to keep a clean sheet and get a point.

“The past few games we haven’t been good enough defensively, I think we’ve conceded way too many goals so to not concede today was a massive positive.

“On reflection, I think it probably would’ve been a bit cruel to nick one there at the end, a point is probably the fair result.”

Saturday’s game saw the Stanley-born man make his 13th league appearance of the season, and the 27-year-old is hoping to stake a claim for a regular spot in the starting XI by training hard and performing on the pitch when the opportunity presents itself.

Gibson added: “I’ve loved every minute of it, obviously Greg [Leigh] has been fantastic all season, I couldn’t really have any complaints when I wasn’t playing.

“It was just about working hard in training and waiting for my opportunity, and I’ve got that with the new system change.

“We’ve just got to take this positive result today and take it into our next few games.”

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