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Morecambe 4-3 Chesterfield

Padraig Amond

Padraig Amond scored a late winner as Morecambe completed a remarkable comeback to beat leaders Chesterfield.

The visitors appeared to be cruising after Eoin Doyle's brace and Gary McSheffrey's close-range effort gave them a three-goal cushion.

But goals from Kevin Ellison, Mark Hughes and Jack Sampson brought the Shrimps level.

Amond's late header that found the corner completed a thrilling turnaround and gave the hosts the points.

The win extended Morecambe's unbeaten run to seven games and moved them up to sixth in the table.

Chesterfield, who have now lost back-to-back league games after previously going eight unbeaten, remain top but their lead has been cut to just one point.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Chesterfield manager Paul Cook tells BBC Radio Sheffield:

"It's hard to get away from how good we were first half and how bad we were second half.

"It just wasn't the same team and unfortunately that's what happens in football.

"We came out second half, we didn't turn up, we didn't get going, we end up on our back foot, we concede bad goals and we end up looking a very poor team second half. Yet first half we were everything that league leaders should be.

"We looked full of aggression, full of enthusiasm, we moved the ball, we created chances, we scored goals, everything we weren't in the second half."

Line-ups

Morecambe

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Roche
  • 6DiagneSubstituted forThrelfallat 84'minutes
  • 5HughesBooked at 24mins
  • 8WrightBooked at 66mins
  • 22Parrish
  • 4Kenyon
  • 16Drummond
  • 10WilliamsSubstituted forFlemingat 78'minutes
  • 27AmondSubstituted forMcGeeat 90'minutes
  • 9Sampson
  • 11Ellison

Substitutes

  • 23Doyle
  • 19McGee
  • 3Threlfall
  • 17Fleming
  • 20Mwasile
  • 14Marshall
  • 25Arestidou

Chesterfield

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Lee
  • 6Cooper
  • 15Humphreys
  • 4Hird
  • 23Evatt
  • 10O'SheaSubstituted forEdwardsat 67'minutes
  • 5Morsy
  • 12Ryan
  • 7DarikwaSubstituted forDevittat 75'minutes
  • 28McSheffreySubstituted forPorterat 81'minutes
  • 17Doyle

Substitutes

  • 22Brown
  • 24Porter
  • 8Togwell
  • 20Chapman
  • 27Edwards
  • 2Banks
  • 16Devitt
Referee:
Steven Rushton
Attendance:
2,204

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamChesterfield
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home13
Away14
Shots on Target
Home7
Away9
Corners
Home9
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Morecambe 4, Chesterfield 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Morecambe 4, Chesterfield 3.

  3. Post update

    Sam Morsy (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

  5. Post update

    Ritchie Humphreys (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Jack Sampson (Morecambe).

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jack Sampson (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Morecambe. Joe McGee replaces Padraig Amond.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jack Sampson (Morecambe) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Morecambe 4, Chesterfield 3. Padraig Amond (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Morecambe. Robbie Threlfall replaces Tony Diagne.

  13. Post update

    Ian Evatt (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Jack Sampson (Morecambe).

  15. Post update

    Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Barry Roche.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Chesterfield. Chris Porter replaces Gary McSheffrey.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Padraig Amond (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Morecambe. Andrew Fleming replaces Ryan Williams.