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Stevenage 1-1 Morecambe

Morecambe rescued a draw at Stevenage as Padraig Amond came off the bench to head in a late equaliser.

Boro broke the deadlock when David McAllister was chopped down in the area by Mark Hughes and Simon Walton calmly slotted his penalty into the corner.

Stevenage goalkeeper Chris Day denied substitute Amond in each half before he equalised for the visiting team.

Amond was left unmarked in the middle to head Jamie Devitt's corner into the top corner.

Stevenage manager Graham Westley told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Westley on Stevenage v Morecambe

"I thought it was a fair result. They came with a strong gameplan and I think their mentality when they scored the goal showed they were happy with that point and happy to see the game out.

"When you've got four, five or six players coming back from injuries sometimes your legs flag and we're just delighted to have a two-week break now to get some pre-season work done in some of the lads who have been out.

"It wasn't an open game - they were rugged and determined in the way they played and made it quite hard. And when you haven't got that fluency because of changes to your team sometimes it'll be difficult and disjointed, which it was today.

"Good goalkeepers are there to do their job at times, and Chris Day certainly pulled the team out of jail once or twice."

Line-ups

Stevenage

  • 16Day
  • 25Henry
  • 9Charles
  • 5AshtonSubstituted forWhelpdaleat 10'minutes
  • 23Okimo
  • 22LeeSubstituted forAdamsat 60'minutesBooked at 78mins
  • 12McAllister
  • 8Walton
  • 34Deacon
  • 37Barnard
  • 20BeardsleySubstituted forBruntat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Beasant
  • 3Dembele
  • 7Whelpdale
  • 11Pett
  • 24Brunt
  • 46Jebb
  • 49Adams

Morecambe

  • 30Davies
  • 22Parrish
  • 5Hughes
  • 6Edwards
  • 19Wilson
  • 4KenyonSubstituted forMcCreadyat 75'minutes
  • 10Williams
  • 16Drummond
  • 3DevittSubstituted forMcGowanat 86'minutes
  • 12Mullin
  • 7RedshawSubstituted forAmondat 33'minutes

Substitutes

  • 20Watson
  • 21McGowan
  • 24McCready
  • 25Arestidou
  • 27Amond
  • 29Bondswell
Referee:
Mark Heywood
Attendance:
2,464

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home8
Away10
Shots on Target
Home1
Away7
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Stevenage 1, Morecambe 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stevenage 1, Morecambe 1.

Darius Charles (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Paul Mullin (Morecambe).

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Chris Day.

Attempt saved. Ryan Williams (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Foul by Simon Walton (Stevenage).

Paul Mullin (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David McAllister (Stevenage).

Andy Parrish (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Ryan Brunt replaces Chris Beardsley.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Aaron McGowan replaces Jamie Devitt.

Goal!

Goal! Stevenage 1, Morecambe 1. Padraig Amond (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Jamie Devitt following a corner.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Jerome Okimo.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Laurence Wilson.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Chris Whelpdale.

Foul by Darius Charles (Stevenage).

Paul Mullin (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. David McAllister (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Charlie Adams (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Chris Beardsley (Stevenage).

Laurence Wilson (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. David McAllister (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Roarie Deacon (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Stewart Drummond (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Tom McCready replaces Alex Kenyon.

Roarie Deacon (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andy Parrish (Morecambe).

Attempt missed. Ryan Williams (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Darius Charles (Stevenage).

Padraig Amond (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Ronnie Henry (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Paul Mullin (Morecambe).

Foul by Lee Barnard (Stevenage).

Mark Hughes (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Padraig Amond (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Jerome Okimo (Stevenage).

Paul Mullin (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Stevenage 1, Morecambe 0. Simon Walton (Stevenage) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty Stevenage. David McAllister draws a foul in the penalty area.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe19115331171438
2Luton19114423121137
3Shrewsbury19113530151536
4Burton1911262522335
5Southend1910452115634
6Plymouth1994622111131
7Newport198742821731
8Bury199372723430
9Exeter198652725230
10Cambridge198383124727
11Morecambe198382021-127
12Portsmouth197572222026
13Accrington198292832-426
14Stevenage197482727025
15Northampton197392727024
16Wimbledon196672427-324
17Cheltenham196581828-1023
18Mansfield196491524-922
19Oxford Utd195682024-421
20Dag & Red1963102530-521
21York1931061823-519
22Carlisle1953112537-1218
23Tranmere1936101926-715
24Hartlepool1933131434-2012
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