Burton Albion 1-1 Morecambe
Sky Bet League One
The Pirelli Stadium
Saturday 15 October 2022
The Shrimps secured a late draw against Burton Albion courtesy of an excellent Ryan Delaney strike.
The hosts started brightly, with Davis Keillor-Dunn producing the best of a few early chances after three minutes, but his strike from the edge of the box was pulled left of Connor Ripley’s goal.
Moments later and it was the Shrimps who came close after Ben Garratt misread the bounce of the ball, and as Dylan Connolly attempted to punish the goalkeeper, his effort was deflected wide.
John Brayford came close for Albion on seven minutes, his well-struck volley forced Ripley into a full stretch diving save to tip the ball behind for a corner.
The Brewers won themselves a free-kick to the left of the 18-yard box on 21 minutes, the resulting cross was met by Sam Hughes, whose header was blocked by the Shrimps’ defence.
As the clock ticked over the half-hour mark, Keillor-Dunn opened the scoring for the hosts with a strike from the left into the far corner.
Their advantage was nearly doubled ten minutes before the break after Sam Winnall found space in the box, but his header flew narrowly wide.
Two minutes before the break and Derek Adams’ men thought they were level; The ball found its way to Liam Gibson who powerfully struck on target, but an impressive one-handed stop from Garratt denied the Shrimps an equaliser.
Half-time: Burton Albion 1-0 Morecambe.
The start of the second half was quite the contrast to the first, with the opening chance falling on 58 minutes, Liam Gibson’s deep free kick was met by the head of Ryan Delaney, but his effort lacked power.
It was then Albion’s turn to try their luck six minutes later, Jonny Smith drilled a low cross into the six-yard box, but the ball just about rolled beyond the touch of Adeboyejo.
The Shrimps kept pushing, and were eventually rewarded on 78 minutes through Ryan Delaney.
After receiving the pass from Liam Shaw, the defender took a few touches before unleashing a powerful strike from the edge of the box which flew beyond Garratt and into the back of the net.
Whilst going in search of a winner, the hosts managed to win themselves a corner four minutes from time, but a spirited Morecambe defence stood firm.
One minute into four added on and as the ball fell kindly to Keillor-Dunn on-line with the 18-yard box, his effort cleared the stadium.
Full-time: Burton Albion 1-1 Morecambe.
Burton Albion: Garratt, Brayford ©, Oshilaja, Hughes, Mariappa, Winnall (Powell, 42’, Kamwa, 84’), Keillor-Dunn, Smith (Carayol, 84’), Adeboyejo, Taylor, Hamer.
Subs not used: Sinisalo, Butcher, Thorpe, Lakin.
Goals: Keillor-Dunn 30’.
Red cards: None.
Morecambe: Ripley, Love © (Cooney, 46’), Gibson (Mayor, 76’), Rawson, Delaney, Stockton, Connolly (Fane, 46’), Weir (Watts, 67’), Bedeau, Shaw (O’Connor, 81’), Phillips.
Subs not used: Smith, McLoughlin.
Goals: Delaney 78’.
Bookings: Connolly 23’, Shaw 24’, Delaney 78’, Fane 79’, Rawson 90’.
Red cards: None.