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Exeter City 1-1 Morecambe

Padraig Amond

Referee Andy D'Urso ended Exeter's draw with Morecambe in controversy after reversing his decision to award the hosts a stoppage-time penalty.

Padraig Amond had earlier cancelled out Tom Nichols's second minute City goal before an incredible end to the game.

D'Urso looked to have given the Grecians a chance to win after David Wheeler was felled in the box which led to a melee between both teams.

After the situation was calmed, Morecambe's Jamie Devitt was sent off.

But with John O'Flynn waiting to take the penalty the referee decided to award The Shrimps a free-kick instead.

This all overshadowed the match which saw 20-year-old Nichols smashing in his fifth of the season for Exeter before Amond latched on to Andrew Fleming's pass for the equaliser.

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Morecambe manager Jim Bentley told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"It all hinged on that final couple of minutes. As soon as the tackle went in, it looked a stonewall penalty from where we were stood.

"The referee pointed to the spot, but the linesman had a better view and the lad's been booked for diving. Our players said afterwards it was a blatant dive.

"The main thing for us is that we've lost Jamie Devitt to a straight red card and that's disappointing."

Line-ups

Exeter

  • 30Pym
  • 2Butterfield
  • 3Woodman
  • 29Grimes
  • 4Bennett
  • 6Coles
  • 7Sercombe
  • 8OakleySubstituted forGillat 78'minutes
  • 20NicholsSubstituted forO'Flynnat 79'minutes
  • 14Richards
  • 11DaviesSubstituted forWheelerat 60'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 19O'Flynn
  • 22Keohane
  • 25Parkin
  • 32Wheeler
  • 33Hamon
  • 35Gill

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 22Parrish
  • 3ThrelfallBooked at 57mins
  • 17Fleming
  • 5Hughes
  • 15McCreadySubstituted forMcGeeat 64'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 10WilliamsSubstituted forDrummondat 64'minutes
  • 8WrightBooked at 90mins
  • 9SampsonSubstituted forEllisonat 79'minutes
  • 12DevittBooked at 90mins
  • 27Amond

Substitutes

  • 6Diagne
  • 7Redshaw
  • 11Ellison
  • 16Drummond
  • 19McGee
  • 23Doyle
  • 25Arestidou
Referee:
Andy D'Urso
Attendance:
2,620

Match Stats

Home TeamExeterAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home10
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Exeter City 1, Morecambe 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Exeter City 1, Morecambe 1.

  3. Post update

    Craig Woodman (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

  5. Dismissal

    Jamie Devitt (Morecambe) is shown the red card for fighting.

  6. Booking

    David Wheeler (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Post update

    David Wheeler (Exeter City) has gone down, but that's a dive.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Mark Hughes.

  9. Booking

    Andrew Wright (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Post update

    Matthew Gill (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Andrew Wright (Morecambe).

  12. Booking

    Joe McGee (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Andy Parrish.

  14. Post update

    Matt Grimes (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

  16. Post update

    Eliot Richards (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Andrew Wright (Morecambe).

  18. Post update

    Danny Butterfield (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chesterfield311610551282358
2Scunthorpe311413445301555
3Oxford Utd321412645271854
4Rochdale31166949361354
5Fleetwood301641048341452
6Burton31141073530552
7Southend31139939291048
8Newport2811983835342
9Hartlepool32119123636042
10Dag & Red311010113839-140
11York32912113837139
12Exeter31109123841-339
13Morecambe31109123541-639
14Plymouth30109112735-839
15Wimbledon31108133237-538
16Cheltenham30812103540-536
17Portsmouth31812113543-836
18Mansfield31811123243-1135
19Bristol Rovers30810122832-434
20Accrington30810123441-734
21Bury29712103235-333
22Wycombe30710133339-631
23Torquay3078153046-1629
24Northampton3068162342-1926
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