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Morecambe 1-1 Wycombe Wanderers

Kevin Ellison's 78th-minute goal denied struggling Wycombe a rare win as they could only manage a draw away at Morecambe.

The home side came close to breaking the deadlock when Tony Diagne saw his free kick sail over the crossbar.

Wycombe took the lead before the break when Nick Arnold's corner was met by Paris Cowan-Hall who headed home.

But Morecambe pulled one back late on when Ellison headed a superb equaliser from Andy Fleming's cross.

Ellison's goal denied Wanderers what would have been only their second win in 12 games, but they move up to 18th place in the League Two table, while Morecambe are three points off the play offs.

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Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Post-match: Wycombe boss Ainsworth

"A point is always a good result away from home, but I think those at the game today, myself included, thought we deserved much more than that.

"We played really well and really got back to how we were at start of the season, and last season.

"The lads have put all that talk on the pitch for me, reacted in the right way, and I was really pleased with the performance.

"If we keep playing like that, the points will start coming, and we'll slowly make our way away from the wrong end of the table."

Line-ups

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 22Parrish
  • 3ThrelfallSubstituted forDiagneat 4'minutes
  • 4Kenyon
  • 15McCready
  • 5Hughes
  • 27Amond
  • 17FlemingBooked at 67mins
  • 9SampsonSubstituted forMwasileat 68'minutes
  • 7Redshaw
  • 11EllisonSubstituted forDrummondat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Diagne
  • 16Drummond
  • 19McGee
  • 20Mwasile
  • 21McGowan
  • 25Arestidou

Wycombe

  • 1Ingram
  • 23Arnold
  • 11Wood
  • 8Lewis
  • 6Johnson
  • 30Doherty
  • 12Cowan-HallBooked at 88mins
  • 4Scowen
  • 20CraigSubstituted forKuffourat 79'minutes
  • 29McClureBooked at 45mins
  • 10Bloomfield

Substitutes

  • 2McCoy
  • 13Horlock
  • 17Morias
  • 18Kuffour
  • 19Hause
  • 22Kretzschmar
  • 28Knott
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
1,575

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamWycombe
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home5
Away5
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Morecambe 1, Wycombe Wanderers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morecambe 1, Wycombe Wanderers 1.

Foul by Alex Kenyon (Morecambe).

Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Sam Wood.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Stewart Drummond replaces Kevin Ellison.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Jo Kuffour replaces Steven Craig.

Goal!

Goal! Morecambe 1, Wycombe Wanderers 1. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Andrew Fleming.

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

Foul by Gary Doherty (Wycombe Wanderers).

Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Sam Wood.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Joe Mwasile replaces Jack Sampson.

Booking

Andrew Fleming (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

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

Foul by Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers).

Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Steven Craig (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers).

Tony Diagne (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Second Half

Second Half begins Morecambe 0, Wycombe Wanderers 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Morecambe 0, Wycombe Wanderers 1.

Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jack Sampson (Morecambe).

Booking

Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers).

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

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Andy Parrish.

Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jack Sampson (Morecambe).

Goal!

Goal! Morecambe 0, Wycombe Wanderers 1. Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner following a corner.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Chris McCready.

Attempt missed. Alex Kenyon (Morecambe) header from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers).

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Matt Bloomfield.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe25138438241447
2Burton2513662923645
3Chesterfield24128437191844
4Rochdale2513483831743
5Southend2512673122942
6Fleetwood2413293829941
7Oxford Utd24109534211339
8Newport2410863427738
9Morecambe27107103135-437
10Dag & Red2697103232034
11Plymouth259792326-334
12Cheltenham258983235-333
13Exeter2595113134-332
14York2671093232031
15Wimbledon2587102729-231
16Hartlepool2587102731-431
17Mansfield2678112635-929
18Wycombe2477103033-328
19Bury2569103034-427
20Portsmouth2569102938-927
21Bristol Rovers2468102226-426
22Accrington2568112937-826
23Torquay2668122740-1326
24Northampton2557131933-1422
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