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Morecambe 0-0 Cambridge United

Morecambe moved five points clear of the bottom two in League Two with a goalless draw against Cambridge at the Globe Arena.

It was Morecambe's 18th draw of the season but it may have been a vital point in their hopes of securing their Football League status.

In a game of few chances, Cambridge almost snatched the three points at the death when a header from Morecambe defender Steven Old was cleared off his own line by Alex Kenyon.

Jake Carroll also had a great chance after a late, flowing move that ended with a shot that flew over the bar and Harrison Dunk found the side netting as the U's ended the game on top.

Before then Morecambe had the best chance when veteran Kevin Ellison diverted an Aaron McGowan cross wide from close range when he looked certain to score.

Morecambe started the brighter and Callum Lang was played through on goal by Adam Campbell in the opening stages but saw his right-foot shot well saved by Dimitar Mitov low to his right hand side.

Lang looked the Shrimps' biggest threat throughout the half and fired an effort over from a tight angle before Cambridge came into the game.

George Maris produced their best moment with a 20-yard shot that forced a save form Barry Roche.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 2McGowan
  • 16LavelleBooked at 56mins
  • 5Old
  • 14Conlan
  • 4KenyonBooked at 78mins
  • 24Rose
  • 10CampbellSubstituted forWyldeat 76'minutes
  • 29Lang
  • 11Ellison
  • 28McGurk

Substitutes

  • 8Fleming
  • 9Oliver
  • 12Nizic
  • 15Wildig
  • 17Lund
  • 21Wylde
  • 22Müller

Cambridge

  • 13Mitov
  • 2Halliday
  • 5Taylor
  • 12Taft
  • 3CarrollBooked at 55mins
  • 19AmooSubstituted forWatersat 76'minutes
  • 4Deegan
  • 18Maris
  • 11Dunk
  • 20Brown
  • 9Ikpeazu

Substitutes

  • 6Legge
  • 8Waters
  • 21Elito
  • 22Lewis
  • 30Iron
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
992

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home10
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away9
Fouls
Home7
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Morecambe 0, Cambridge United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morecambe 0, Cambridge United 0.

Attempt missed. Callum Lang (Morecambe) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Kevin Ellison.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Barry Roche.

Attempt saved. Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. Callum Lang (Morecambe) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Callum Lang (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Foul by Luke Conlan (Morecambe).

Jevani Brown (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jake Carroll (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Steven Old (Morecambe) because of an injury.

Steven Old (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United).

Attempt saved. Aaron McGowan (Morecambe) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Alex Kenyon (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Alex Kenyon (Morecambe).

Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam McGurk (Morecambe).

Gary Deegan (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Gregg Wylde replaces Adam Campbell.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Billy Waters replaces David Amoo.

Luke Conlan (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Amoo (Cambridge United).

Attempt missed. George Maris (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Sam Lavelle.

Sam Lavelle (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United).

Foul by Callum Lang (Morecambe).

Brad Halliday (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Aaron McGowan.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Steven Old.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Aaron McGowan.

Attempt blocked. Jevani Brown (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Harrison Dunk.

Alex Kenyon (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United).

goal

As It Stood

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2Luton442412891454684
3Wycombe4422121076591778
4Exeter442381362511177
5Notts County4421131070462476
6Lincoln City4420141063461774
7Coventry442181558461271
8Mansfield4417171063491468
9Swindon44197186465-164
10Carlisle441615135952763
11Colchester441613155351261
12Cambridge441613155058-861
13Newport431515135355-260
14Crawley441610185663-758
15Stevenage441313185763-652
16Cheltenham441312196565051
17Crewe44155245873-1550
18Port Vale441114194860-1247
19Yeovil441211215671-1547
20Forest Green44138235371-1847
21Morecambe44918174155-1445
22Grimsby441112213765-2845
23Barnet441010244265-2340
24Chesterfield4398264578-3335
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