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Morecambe 1-1 Hartlepool United

League Two strugglers Morecambe and Hartlepool shared the points after a 1-1 draw at the Globe Arena.

The visitors dominated the first half for long spells and took a 1-0 lead into the break, but a much better second-half display saw Morecambe hit back to take their first point in eight games.

Two former Morecambe players combined to put Hartlepool in front after 39 minutes.

Lewis Alessandra received the ball in space on the edge of the box and played a neat ball through to Padraig Amond, who scored against the Shrimps for the second time this season with a neat finish from 12 yards.

The Shrimps levelled just before the hour. Defender Ryan Edwards saw a shot cleared off the line but the ball rebounded perfectly for Paul Mullin to head home from three yards.

Both teams then had chances to take the three points with Amond seeing a shot superbly blocked by Edwards at one end and Kevin Ellison foiled by a superb low save from Joe Fryer in the closing stages.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Morecambe

  • 12Nizic
  • 3McGowan
  • 5Edwards
  • 16Whitmore
  • 19Duckworth
  • 17Fleming
  • 24Rose
  • 18TurnerSubstituted forMolyneuxat 66'minutes
  • 21EvansSubstituted forWildigat 66'minutes
  • 11Ellison
  • 7MullinBooked at 61mins

Substitutes

  • 2Wakefield
  • 6Winnard
  • 8Murphy
  • 10Molyneux
  • 15Wildig
  • 20Maher
  • 27Jordan

Hartlepool

  • 42Fryer
  • 35Richardson
  • 26Harrison
  • 8Walker
  • 33Donnelly
  • 15AlessandraSubstituted forRodneyat 81'minutes
  • 14Woods
  • 4Featherstone
  • 7N Thomas
  • 11OatesSubstituted forDeverdicsat 90+4'minutes
  • 9Amond

Substitutes

  • 2Magnay
  • 6Bates
  • 17Deverdics
  • 18Hawkins
  • 28Rooney
  • 31Dudzinski
  • 38Rodney
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
1,548

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamHartlepool
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home10
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home13
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Morecambe 1, Hartlepool United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morecambe 1, Hartlepool United 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Nicky Deverdics replaces Rhys Oates.

Attempt missed. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

Rhys Oates (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Whitmore (Morecambe).

Devante Rodney (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Lee Molyneux (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Michael Woods (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Paul Mullin (Morecambe).

(Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Devante Rodney replaces Lewis Alessandra.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Scott Harrison.

Attempt blocked. Aaron Wildig (Morecambe) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Danijel Nizic.

Attempt missed. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Aaron Wildig (Morecambe).

Liam Donnelly (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. Michael Rose (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Lee Molyneux (Morecambe) right footed shot from long range on the right is blocked.

Attempt saved. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Lee Molyneux replaces Rhys Turner.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Aaron Wildig replaces Antony Evans.

Aaron McGowan (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Rhys Oates (Hartlepool United).

Attempt missed. Lewis Alessandra (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Padraig Amond (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Booking

Paul Mullin (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Nathan Thomas (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Paul Mullin (Morecambe).

Goal!

Goal! Morecambe 1, Hartlepool United 1. Paul Mullin (Morecambe) header from very close range to the centre of the goal.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Liam Donnelly.

Foul by Lewis Alessandra (Hartlepool United).

Rhys Turner (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt blocked. Padraig Amond (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Scott Harrison.

Kenton Richardson (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Paul Mullin (Morecambe).

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Brad Walker.

goal

As It Stood

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1Doncaster41259781463584
2Plymouth412461161421978
3Portsmouth412281166363074
4Luton411715958372166
5Stevenage41205166556965
6Exeter411881565491662
7Carlisle411614115960-162
8Blackpool4115151162441860
9Cambridge41179155345860
10Colchester41179156054660
11Wycombe411611145250259
12Accrington411513135451358
13Mansfield411513134946358
14Grimsby411510165054-455
15Notts County41157194867-1952
16Barnet411215145055-551
17Crewe411212174859-1148
18Crawley41139194863-1548
19Morecambe41138204865-1747
20Yeovil411016154356-1346
21Cheltenham411013184559-1443
22Hartlepool411012195068-1842
23Newport41912204564-1939
24Leyton Orient4195274175-3432
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