Morecambe 2-2 Charlton Athletic
Tuesday 23 November 2021
The Mazuma Stadium
Sky Bet League One
Attendance: 4,009 (690 away)
The Shrimps battle back from two goals down as strikes from Cole Stockton and Anthony O’Connor sees the home side secure a point.
The first attempt on target of the game found its intended target and gave the Addicks the lead after two minutes.
A drilled effort by Jaiyesimi was too hot to handle for Jokull Andresson in the Shrimps goal and gave the visitors the dream start at the Mazuma Stadium
On the 22nd minute it was the visitors again who looked likely to find the back of the net, after carrying the ball a long, George Dobson laid it off to Josh Davison, but the midfielder’s effort was over the bar.
Five minutes later, Charlton doubled their lead.
A long punt downfield by goalkeeper Craig MacGillivray was touched down nicely by Washington before lifting the ball over the top of the on-rushing Andresson.
The Shrimps hit back just two minutes later from the penalty spot. A chipped ball into Stockton was brought down well by the striker, only for him to be pulled down by Chris Gunter who had got the wrong side of his man.
Up-stepped the confident Stockton who fired the ball straight down the middle to give Stephen Robinson’s men a way back into this game.
Half-time: Morecambe 1-2 Charlton Athletic
Ten minutes after the start of the second-half, the home side thought they had found their leveller through Jonah Ayunga.
A venomous effort from Alfie McCalmont thundered against the crossbar and dropped perfectly for Ayunga to prod home, however the referee had blown his whistle for an infringement in the build up.
On the 71st minute the Shrimps came close to levelling the game up, after his free-kick at the weekend against Fleetwood Town, Callum Jones was clearly up for notching another. On this occasion his effort was just wide of the mark.
Robinson’s men would not be denied their equaliser and it came a minute later. A delicious corner from McCalmont was prodded home by the O’Connor to net his first league goal of the season.
With 10 minutes of the game remaining, Stockton almost added another strike to his already flourishing Goal of the Season competition, catching an effort on the volley from 30-years out that had Craig MacGillvray scrambling.
Full-time: Morecambe 2-2 Charlton Athletic
We are back at the Mazuma Stadium on Saturday as we host Milton Keynes Dons in Sky Bet League One.
Morecambe: Andresson, McLaughlin, Leigh, O’Connor, Jones, Stockton, Delaney, Ayunga, McLoughlin, Duffus (Phillips 69’), McCalmont.
Subs not used: Da Silva Mendes, Cooney, Gibson, McDonald, Diagouraga, Wootton.
Goals: Stockton (P) 29’, O’Connor 72’
Bookings: Ayunga 60’, Leigh 90’
Red Cards: None
Charlton Athletic: MacGillivray, Gunter (Kirk 80’), Purrington, Dobson, Famewo, Jaiyesimi (Blackett-Taylor 73’), Gilbey, Washington, Lee, Davison (Burstow 86’), Clare.
Subs not used: Harness, Morgan, Watson, Elerewe.
Goals: Jaiyesimi 2’, Washington 27’
Bookings: Gunter 28’, Dobson 69’
Red Cards: None