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Morecambe 1-1 Portsmouth

Barry Roche
Barry Roche has been at Morecambe for more than seven years

Morecambe goalkeeper Barry Roche headed home a 94th-minute equaliser to deny Portsmouth all three points.

The 33-year-old got on the end of Shaun Miller's corner to score for the first time in 493 career appearances.

Roche almost netted in the first half, his long clearance saved at full stretch by opposite number Ryan Fulton.

Portsmouth went ahead when Kal Naismith ran through the Shrimps' midfield, cleverly finding Gareth Evans who finished smartly from 12 yards.

Roche's leveller halted Morecambe's three-game losing streak in the league, while Pompey move up to fifth in League Two.

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Line-ups

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 2BeeleyBooked at 89mins
  • 22Parrish
  • 5Dugdale
  • 24Conlan
  • 17FlemingBooked at 58mins
  • 13Goodall
  • 9Barkhuizen
  • 7DevittSubstituted forMolyneuxat 82'minutes
  • 11EllisonSubstituted forMullinat 75'minutes
  • 16Miller

Substitutes

  • 6Edwards
  • 10Molyneux
  • 12Mullin
  • 19Wilson
  • 23Doyle
  • 30O'Hara

Portsmouth

  • 27Fulton
  • 2Davies
  • 4Webster
  • 20ClarkeBooked at 31mins
  • 3Stevens
  • 33Close
  • 8Doyle
  • 26Evans
  • 10McNultySubstituted forMcGurkat 83'minutes
  • 14NaismithSubstituted forBennettat 72'minutes
  • 21SmithSubstituted forRobertsat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Burgess
  • 7McGurk
  • 11Roberts
  • 15Barton
  • 19Chaplin
  • 23Bennett
  • 35Bass
Referee:
Richard Clark
Attendance:
1,399

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamPortsmouth
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home11
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home1
Away7
Fouls
Home8
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Morecambe 1, Portsmouth 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morecambe 1, Portsmouth 1.

Goal!

Goal! Morecambe 1, Portsmouth 1. Barry Roche (Morecambe) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Shaun Miller with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Ryan Fulton.

Attempt saved. Lee Molyneux (Morecambe) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Andrew Fleming (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gary Roberts (Portsmouth).

Booking

Shaun Beeley (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Shaun Beeley (Morecambe).

Kyle Bennett (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. Paul Mullin (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

Kyle Bennett (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Shaun Beeley (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Adam McGurk (Portsmouth).

Delay in match Ben Close (Portsmouth) because of an injury.

Foul by Lee Molyneux (Morecambe).

Ben Close (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Adam McGurk replaces Marc McNulty.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Lee Molyneux replaces Jamie Devitt.

Attempt missed. Jamie Devitt (Morecambe) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is high and wide to the right.

Attempt blocked. Jamie Devitt (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Jamie Devitt (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ben Close (Portsmouth).

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Paul Mullin replaces Kevin Ellison.

Attempt blocked. Jamie Devitt (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Gary Roberts replaces Michael Smith.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Kyle Bennett replaces Kal Naismith.

Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Andrew Fleming (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marc McNulty (Portsmouth).

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Shaun Beeley.

Attempt blocked. Kal Naismith (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Andrew Fleming (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Hand ball by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

Attempt blocked. Ben Davies (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Adam Dugdale (Morecambe).

Kal Naismith (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Adam Dugdale.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Andy Parrish.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton27184549311858
2Plymouth29175743261756
3Oxford Utd27149442231951
4Bristol Rovers291451039291047
5Portsmouth271112445242145
6Accrington25136643291445
7Mansfield2912893931844
8Wycombe2712783327643
9Leyton Orient29111084541443
10Wimbledon2811984235742
11Cambridge29118104341241
12Exeter28117103940-140
13Carlisle2510964340339
14Morecambe29106134951-236
15Notts County27106114046-636
16Luton2998124141035
17Crawley29104153448-1434
18Barnet2896133644-833
19Stevenage29610133852-1428
20Newport2869133243-1127
21Yeovil2959153044-1424
22Hartlepool2573152341-1824
23Dag & Red2748152949-2020
24York2748152950-2120
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