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Morecambe1Notts County1

Morecambe 1-1 Notts County

A late goal from veteran Kevin Ellison earned Morecambe a point and denied Notts County a much-needed win.

The Magpies looked set for only a fourth win of the season after Kristian Dennis's 52nd minute opener but the Shrimps hit back with the 39-year-old Ellison bundling the ball over the line from close range after a Morecambe corner caused problems for the visitors' defence two minutes from time.

Dennis headed the visitors into the lead on 52 minutes with a fine finish as he threw himself at Will Patching's right wing cross to nod past Mark Halstead at his near post.

Morecambe looked to hit back with Ross Fitzsimons saving well from Liam Mandeville's curler before Jordan Cranston's effort slipped inches wide of the left-hand post. But Ellison's late strike snatched a point.

The only effort of note in a goalless first half came on 15 minutes when A-Jay Leitch-Smith just failed to connect with Luke Conlan's excellent left-wing cross at the far post.

Both sides struggled to gain any momentum with a lack of quality at either end.

After a slow start, the Magpies threatened briefly when Nathan Thomas saw a shot deflected wide for a corner and Elliot Ward fizzed a half volley over the bar from the edge of the area after the home defence failed to clear a corner with any conviction.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Morecambe

  • 21Halstead
  • 14YarneySubstituted forThompsonat 53'minutes
  • 16Lavelle
  • 5Old
  • 3Conlan
  • 4KenyonSubstituted forOswellat 82'minutes
  • 6Tutte
  • 27Cranston
  • 28Leitch-Smith
  • 17MandevilleSubstituted forEllisonat 53'minutes
  • 9Oliver

Substitutes

  • 7Thompson
  • 11Ellison
  • 12Oswell
  • 13Szczepaniak
  • 19Mendes Gomes
  • 24Piggott
  • 25Hedley

Notts County

  • 1Fitzsimons
  • 4Hewitt
  • 26Turley
  • 19Ward
  • 20Patching
  • 21Davies
  • 24Milsom
  • 10Thomas
  • 23Jones
  • 9DennisSubstituted forEteteat 90+5'minutes
  • 11BoldewijnSubstituted forHusinat 10'minutesBooked at 71mins

Substitutes

  • 2Tootle
  • 5Duffy
  • 8Vaughan
  • 13Pindroch
  • 16Brisley
  • 17Husin
  • 37Etete
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
1,658

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamNotts County
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home8
Away6
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home13
Away1
Fouls
Home10
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Morecambe 1, Notts County 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morecambe 1, Notts County 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Kion Etete replaces Kristian Dennis.

Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Morecambe).

Jamie Turley (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Kristian Dennis (Notts County).

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Jamie Turley.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Will Patching.

Goal!

Goal! Morecambe 1, Notts County 1. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) right footed shot from very close range to the top left corner following a corner.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Robert Milsom.

Foul by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

Keston Davies (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Will Patching.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Jason Oswell replaces Alex Kenyon.

Attempt missed. Luke Conlan (Morecambe) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Keston Davies.

Will Patching (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Morecambe).

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Daniel Jones.

Attempt missed. Nathan Thomas (Notts County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Jamie Turley.

Booking

Noor Husin (Notts County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Noor Husin (Notts County).

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

Foul by Kristian Dennis (Notts County).

Attempt missed. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.

Garry Thompson (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamie Turley (Notts County).

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Keston Davies.

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

Foul by Will Patching (Notts County).

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Daniel Jones.

Foul by Alex Kenyon (Morecambe).

Keston Davies (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Garry Thompson (Morecambe).

Will Patching (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jordan Cranston (Morecambe) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

goal

As It Stood

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1Lincoln City18114333161737
2MK Dons19107228131537
3Colchester1995532191332
4Mansfield19711127141332
5Newport199552831-332
6Exeter198742920931
7Tranmere198742820831
8Stevenage199462422231
9Bury1986534201430
10Forest Green197932819930
11Carlisle198292424026
12Crawley198292730-326
13Oldham196762520525
14Swindon196672026-624
15Northampton195862425-123
16Crewe196491924-522
17Port Vale196491723-622
18Yeovil175662319421
19Morecambe1963101930-1121
20Grimsby1954101425-1119
21Cambridge1954101932-1319
22Cheltenham184591726-917
23Notts County1936102140-1915
24Macclesfield1924131537-2210
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