We return to Mazuma Mobile Stadium action on Saturday 10 February when Sutton United make the long journey north.
Morecambe will be hoping to make it two wins in as many games, as they face Sutton United in a Sky Bet League Two clash. The Shrimps’ midweek trip to Walsall was postponed shortly before kick-off on Tuesday 6 February, as the referee deemed the pitch at the Poundland Bescot Stadium unplayable following heavy rainfall in the area.
The postponement put a spanner in the works of Ged Brannan’s plan to make it three away wins in three, after their success in West Sussex on Saturday 3 February. Their trip south took them to the Broadfield Stadium to face Crawley Town, where a brace from Ged Garner completed a deserved comeback for the Shrimps.
Not too much further north up the M23, Sutton United hosted Doncaster Rovers at the VBS Community Stadium. The hosts look set to take all three points for the first time in 2024, but a 96th minute penalty from Rovers forward Joe Ironside meant the spoils were shared in South London.
The Shrimps and Sutton United last met in October 2023, when Morecambe made the trip south to play out a Sky Bet League Two thriller. The Shrimps seemed set after two first-half goals from Michael Mellon and Adam Mayor secured a two-goal advantage. The hosts pegged one back just before half-time through Harry Smith, before a 62nd minute Ben Goodliffe header levelled the scoreline.
The spoils looked set to be shared before Joel Senior’s stoppage-time strike from outside the area secured a memorable 3-2 victory – an unforgettable trip to the capital for the Shrimps’ fans no doubt.
Sutton United have had a difficult start to their third season in the EFL; four wins and 10 draws leaving the South London side on 22 points. This total places Steve Morison’s side 23rd in the table, seven points from safety.
Ged Brannan’s Pre-Match Thoughts
The Man in the Middle
Those unable to attend Saturday's fixture can listen to full match commentary with an iFollow Shrimps audio match pass.
First team players Stuart Moore and JJ McKiernan will be joining Dave Salmon as co-commentators.