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Morecambe 1-1 Northampton Town

Northampton picked up an important point in their fight for League Two survival as they battled to a draw with Morecambe at the Globe Arena.

The visitors were gifted the lead when Andy Wright sliced Emile Sinclair's cross into his own net.

The home side hit back in the second half and Matt Duke tipped away a dangerous Kevin Ellison free-kick.

Morecambe's pressure paid off when Padraig Amond finished a neat passing move to earn a point for the Shrimps.

The result means Northampton are three points from safety in 23rd place, whilst Morecambe slip to 14th.

Morecambe manager Jim Bentley told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"It would have been very cruel if we had lost the game. We knew we were playing a tough side who have picked up of late.

"We've been good in the second half this season and we scored a fantastic goal to get ourselves level."

Line-ups

Morecambe

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Roche
  • 8Wright
  • 3Threlfall
  • 17Fleming
  • 5Hughes
  • 34Edwards
  • 4Kenyon
  • 12Devitt
  • 9SampsonSubstituted forRedshawat 62'minutes
  • 27AmondSubstituted forDiagneat 90+2'minutes
  • 11EllisonSubstituted forMarshallat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Diagne
  • 7Redshaw
  • 10Williams
  • 14Marshall
  • 15McCready
  • 19McGee
  • 25Arestidou

Northampton

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Duke
  • 12Tozer
  • 29RobertsonBooked at 66mins
  • 4CarterBooked at 79mins
  • 23Diamond
  • 27Kouo-Doumbe
  • 11HackettSubstituted forDeeganat 15'minutes
  • 34Ravenhill
  • 18Connell
  • 7Sinclair
  • 8Morris

Substitutes

  • 2McSweeney
  • 10López Santamaria
  • 13Snedker
  • 17Deegan
  • 20Moyo
  • 24Toney
  • 35Dickenson
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
1,761

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home9
Away13
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home1
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Morecambe 1, Northampton Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Morecambe 1, Northampton Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Alan Connell (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

  5. Post update

    Gary Deegan (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Morecambe. Tony Diagne replaces Padraig Amond.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Mark Hughes.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Ryan Edwards.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ian Morris (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Ryan Edwards.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Marcus Marshall (Morecambe).

  12. Post update

    Gary Deegan (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Andrew Wright (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Emile Sinclair (Northampton Town).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Morecambe. Marcus Marshall replaces Kevin Ellison.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Alan Connell (Northampton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

  17. Post update

    Andrew Fleming (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Richard Ravenhill (Northampton Town).

  19. Booking

    Darren Carter (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

  20. Post update

    Jack Redshaw (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rochdale382171061392270
2Scunthorpe381717459372268
3Chesterfield391813861362567
4Fleetwood38187135445961
5Burton38161394137461
6Oxford Utd381514949371259
7York381413114538755
8Plymouth381510134342155
9Southend381314114436853
10Dag & Red381214124747050
11Hartlepool381310154441349
12Newport371212134649-348
13Cheltenham381115124551-648
14Morecambe381212144556-1148
15Wimbledon381211154045-547
16Accrington381112154649-345
17Exeter381111164549-444
18Mansfield381014143750-1344
19Bury37916124243-143
20Bristol Rovers371013143440-643
21Wycombe381012163947-842
22Portsmouth38915143852-1442
23Northampton38912173149-1839
24Torquay3899203556-2136
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