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Morecambe 1-1 Wycombe Wanderers

Adebayo Akinfenwa's last-gasp equaliser kept Wycombe's quest for a League Two play-off spot alive at Morecambe.

The giant striker was in the right place at the right time to bundle home the loose ball, after Morecambe's defence failed to clear, earning what could be an important draw.

They dropped to 11th, but remain just a point behind Blackpool in the final play-off spot and within two points of sixth-placed Carlisle.

Gareth Ainsworth's side had fallen behind eight minutes earlier when Morecambe veteran Kevin Ellison scored a superb opener.

Ellison received the ball with his back to goal on the edge of the area but turned quickly and curled a delightful effort past Jamal Blackman from the edge of the box.

The first half saw no goals, but plenty of endeavour from both sides.

Blackman was the busier of the two keepers making three excellent saves from three different players.

His best was a flying effort to tip away Michael Rose's 30-yard drive which was heading for the top right-hand corner of the Wycombe goal

The on-loan Chelsea goalkeeper then did well to tip over Paul Mullin's drive and a low volley from Ellison that was destined for the bottom left-hand corner.

Match report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Morecambe

  • 12Nizic
  • 16Whitmore
  • 5Edwards
  • 6Winnard
  • 3McGowanBooked at 62minsSubstituted forWakefieldat 84'minutes
  • 8MurphySubstituted forFlemingat 56'minutes
  • 4Kenyon
  • 24Rose
  • 10Molyneux
  • 7MullinSubstituted forYawsonat 77'minutes
  • 11EllisonBooked at 73mins

Substitutes

  • 1Roche
  • 2Wakefield
  • 14Conlan
  • 15Wildig
  • 17Fleming
  • 21Evans
  • 26Yawson

Wycombe

  • 27Blackman
  • 16HarrimanBooked at 49mins
  • 2Jombati
  • 6PierreBooked at 73mins
  • 3JacobsonSubstituted forStewartat 68'minutes
  • 8Bean
  • 17O'Nien
  • 29Saunders
  • 7ThompsonSubstituted forWestonat 82'minutes
  • 20Akinfenwa
  • 9HayesSubstituted forCowan-Hallat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Stewart
  • 10Bloomfield
  • 12Cowan-Hall
  • 13Richardson
  • 15Southwell
  • 19Weston
  • 25Gape
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
1,742

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamWycombe
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home10
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Morecambe 1, Wycombe Wanderers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morecambe 1, Wycombe Wanderers 1.

Attempt missed. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Ryan Edwards.

Dean Winnard (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Myles Weston (Wycombe Wanderers).

Goal!

Goal! Morecambe 1, Wycombe Wanderers 1. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Luke O'Nien (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Danijel Nizic.

Attempt saved. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Liam Wakefield replaces Aaron McGowan.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Myles Weston replaces Garry Thompson because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Morecambe 1, Wycombe Wanderers 0. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Aaron McGowan.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Steven Yawson replaces Paul Mullin.

Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box.

Attempt blocked. Marcus Bean (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Alex Whitmore (Morecambe).

Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Michael Harriman.

Peter Murphy (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke O'Nien (Wycombe Wanderers).

Foul by Paul Mullin (Morecambe).

Sido Jombati (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Anthony Stewart replaces Joe Jacobson because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Paris Cowan-Hall replaces Paul Hayes.

Booking

Aaron McGowan (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Aaron McGowan (Morecambe).

Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Luke O'Nien (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Andrew Fleming replaces Peter Murphy because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Paul Hayes (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Foul by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt blocked. Lee Molyneux (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers).

Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth452681170452586
2Doncaster4525101084533185
3Portsmouth452591173393484
4Luton451917967422574
5Exeter452181673532071
6Carlisle451717116666068
7Blackpool4517161266452167
8Stevenage45207186760767
9Cambridge45199175849966
10Colchester451812156557866
11Wycombe451812155753466
12Mansfield451714145248465
13Accrington451614155656062
14Grimsby451710185862-461
15Barnet451415165660-457
16Notts County45168215374-2156
17Crewe451313195466-1252
18Morecambe451410215270-1852
19Yeovil451117174962-1350
20Cheltenham451214194863-1550
21Crawley451311215169-1850
22Newport451112224972-2345
23Hartlepool451013225274-2243
24Leyton Orient45106294684-3836
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