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Report | Morecambe 0 Notts County 0

15 August 2023

Match Reports

Report | Morecambe 0 Notts County 0

15 August 2023

Derek Adams’ side settle for a point after a goalless draw against Notts County.

Both sides carved out a number of big chances throughout the game, with each defence standing firm.

Following an uneventful opening 10 minutes, with both sides looking to work themselves into the game, Adam Mayor pounced on a misplaced pass in the County backline, though the visitors eventually rectified and cleared the threat.

County produced the first gilt-edged chance of the evening when a cross from the right landed at the feet of David McGoldrick, though he fired wide from around 12 yards.

Just past the halfway stage in the first half, Michael Mellon delivered a moment of quality which nearly saw the Shrimps take the lead; After cutting inside, he looked to curl one from distance, with the ball flying narrowly wide of Aidan Stone’s left-hand post.

With the break edging ever closer, County calved out two big chances in as many minutes.

Stuart Moore did well to tip over Langstaff’s header on 38 minutes before Jodi Jones, with a clear sight on goal, blasted over from close range moments later.

In the dying embers of the half, Donald Love’s free kick was sent into the opposition box, a Morecambe man rose highest to meet it but could only send the ball wide.

Half-time: Morecambe 0 Notts County 0

Unlike the first half, the second 45 exploded into life with chances at both ends; Firstly, Mayor stung the palms of Stone with a fierce drive from the edge of the box before, at the other end, Jones saw an effort bounce back off the crossbar.

Former Morecambe man Dan Crowley looked to set up Langstaff just past the hour mark with a dinked cross, but Moore was there to smother the danger.

With just over 20 minutes to play, Mellon came a whisker away from opening the scoring. The Burnley loanee did well under pressure to twist and turn away from the defender before shooting across the ‘keeper and narrowly wide.

Substitute Cammy Smith did well to dispossess an opposition defender and drive into the County box, Mellon’s initial attempt was blocked before Smith fired well wide.

Deep into four minutes of added time, the Shrimps won a late corner. Love swung the ball into a heavily congested box, a mild scramble ensued before the visitors were able to clear the lines.

Full-time: Morecambe 0 Notts County 0

Morecambe: Moore, Love ©, Bedeau, Rawson, Songo’o (Davenport, 67’), Bloxham (C Smith, 77’), King (Tutonda, 89’), Mellon, McKiernan (Taylor, 77’), Mayor (Slew, 77’), Senior.

Subs not used: A Smith, Stokes.

Goals: None.

Bookings: Mayor.

Red cards: None.

Notts County: Stone, Cameron ©, O’Brien (Austin, 60’), Crowley, Langstaff, Jones (Bostock, 85’), Nemane (Scott, 85’), Baldwin, McGoldrick, Palmer, Chicksen (Adebayo-Rowling, 70’).

Subs not used: Slocombe, Rawlinson, Morais.

Goals: None.

Bookings: Baldwin.

Red cards: None.

Attendance: 3,860 (647).

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