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Report | Morecambe 0 Bolton Wanderers 0

4 March 2023

Morecambe made it two games without defeat at the Mazuma Stadium after a 0-0 draw with Bolton Wanderers on Saturday afternoon.

The Shrimps created plenty of opportunities but were unable to find the net and secure the three points.

Morecambe goalkeeper Connor Ripley made an excellent early save to deny Shola Shoretire at his near post in the sixth minute.

The Shrimps came close taking the lead six minutes later when Ash Hunter whipped in an excellent cross from the right which was headed just over by Farrend Rawson.

Derek Adams’ side came close again when a deep free kick was knocked down by Rawson to Cole Stockton who saw his effort on the half volley go just wide.

Morecambe came close again as Hunter picked out Liam Shaw from the right, but the midfielder wasn't able to find the target with his header.

Ripley made another excellent save low to his right just before the break to deny Dion Charles from outside the area.

Half-time: Morecambe 0 Bolton Wanderers 0

The visitors started the second half well, with Shoretire attempting to break the deadlock on 52 minutes with a first-time strike, though Liam Gibson did well to deflect the shot behind for a corner.

Bolton goalkeeper James Trafford was called into action by Jensen Weir 20 minutes into the second half when he parried away Weir’s powerful drive from the edge of the area.

Wanderers substitute Dan N’Lundulu worked himself into a shooting position inside a congested penalty area 15 minutes from time, but saw his shot saved at the near post by Ripley.

Both teams had chances in the closing stages, with each goalkeeper and defences forced into action, but there was no breakthrough as the game ended goalless.

Full-time: Morecambe 0 Bolton Wanderers 0

Morecambe: Ripley, Love, Melbourne, Gibson, Rawson (Simeu, 78’), Crowley (Mayor, 85’), Stockton, Hunter (Gnahoua, 85’), Weir (Watts, 89’), Bedeau, Shaw.

Subs not used: Smith, Cooney, Austerfield.

Goals: None.

Bookings: Shaw.

Red cards: None.

Bolton Wanderers: Trafford, John (Williams, 81’), Santos, Sheehan (N’Lundulu, 73’), Charles, Morley, Shoretire (Kachunga, 64’), Toal, Bradley, Dempsey, Mbete-Tabu.

Subs not used: Dixon, Jones, Lee, Thomson.

Goals: None.

Bookings: None.

Red cards: None.

Attendance: 5,211 (1,626 away).

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