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Report | Cambridge United 1 Morecambe 1

7 March 2023

Match Reports

Report | Cambridge United 1 Morecambe 1

7 March 2023

The Shrimps earned a point on the road after a closely contested 1-1 draw with Cambridge United on Tuesday night.

The hosts took the lead on 13 minutes through Jake Lankester before Cole Stockton scored his fifth goal of the season in all competitions to level the scoring in first half stoppage time.

After a tight opening ten minutes, Cambridge took the lead when Paul Digby found Lankester inside the area, who found the bottom right corner to put the hosts ahead.

Morecambe came close to an equaliser when Dan Crowley saw Ash Hunter bursting into the box, his resulting effort was saved by United goalkeeper Dimitar Mitov.

United had a good chance to double their lead just before the break as James Brophy sent in a low ball from the left which found Liam Bennett, who side footed his effort well over Connor Ripley’s crossbar.

Morecambe got the equaliser in first half stoppage time when the ball fell for Jensen Weir on the edge of the Cambridge box, he managed to find the head of Cole Stockton who equalised from close range.

Derek Adams’ side almost went in ahead at the break as Weir broke down the left-hand side and saw his cross narrowly evade Hunter at the back post.

Half-time: Cambridge United 1 Morecambe 1

Morecambe started the second half as they ended the first as Hunter picked up the ball on the left, drove towards the box and saw his shot across goal palmed away by Mitov.

United almost took the lead themselves just before the hour mark when Conor McGrandles corner found Michael Morrison at the back stick, his resulting header sailed over.

Cambridge substitute Steve Seddon forced Ripley into a fantastic save as the Shrimps shot-stopper tipped his free-kick from range over the bar.

Liam Shaw managed to work himself into some space on the edge of the area, but saw his effort rise over the target ten minutes from time.

Both sides pushed on to win the game but neither could find the all-important winner and the points were shared.

Full-time: Cambridge United 1 Morecambe 1

Cambridge United: Mitov, Jones, R Bennett, Morrison, L Bennett, Brophy (Tracey, 65’), McGrandles (O’Neill, 65’), Digby, Lankester (Yearn, 82’), Smith, Ironside (Seddon, 65’).

Subs not used: Mannion, Williams, Worman.

Goals: Lankester (14’).

Bookings: McGrandles, Jones.

Red cards: None.

Morecambe: Ripley, Love, Melbourne (Mayor, 30’), Rawson, Simeu, Gibson, Crowley (Watts, 74’), Shaw, Weir, Hunter (Austerfield, 90’), Stockton (Duffus, 90’).

Subs not used: Smith, Cooney, Delaney.

Goals: Stockton (45+2’).

Bookings: None.

Red cards: None.

Attendance: 5,225 (122 away).

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