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Morecambe 2-2 Salford City

Salford missed two penalties in an incident-packed 2-2 draw with Morecambe at the Globe Arena.

Danny Lloyd scored twice and missed one of the two spot-kicks before two goals in two early second-half minutes put Morecambe ahead.

Lloyd fired Salford into a 15th minute lead, volleying into the bottom right hand corner after Steven Old's clearance fell to him on the edge of the area.

Lloyd had a chance to double the visitors' advantage in the 31st minute but his spot-kick crashed against the bar, after Carl Piergianni's header was handled in the box.

Adam Rooney forced a save from Barry Roche and Richie Towell drilled a shot inches wide as the visitors dominated, with Morecambe's only first-half effort of note being a well-struck shot from George Tanner which was superbly tipped over by Kyle Letheren.

However, the home side started the second half strongly and Shaun Miller levelled in the 48th minute after he ran on to Aaron Wildig's perfect through-ball and slotted the ball under Letheren for his first goal of the season.

It was 2-1 to the hosts two minutes later, Miller turning provider as he slid the ball through for Lewis Alessandra who saw his first effort blocked by Letheren before reacting sharply to slide home the loose ball at full stretch.

After a period of Morecambe dominance Salford were gifted an equaliser on 67 minutes when Lloyd's free-kick from deep was misjudged by goalkeeper Barry Roche - the ball slipping through his hands and into the top corner.

The visitors had the chance to seal the points with a second penalty two minutes from time when Adam Buxton was harshly adjudged to have brought down Lloyd - but Towell's spot-kick was superbly saved by Roche.

Report supplied by PA Media

Line-ups

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 12Sutton
  • 16Lavelle
  • 5Old
  • 27Tanner
  • 15WildigSubstituted forCranstonat 81'minutes
  • 6Tutte
  • 3ConlanBooked at 61minsSubstituted forBuxtonat 72'minutes
  • 7O'Sullivan
  • 24Miller
  • 8AlessandraSubstituted forEllisonat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Buxton
  • 9Stockton
  • 11Ellison
  • 18Oates
  • 21Halstead
  • 23Brownsword
  • 33Cranston

Salford

  • 12Letheren
  • 2Wiseman
  • 16Baldwin
  • 6Piergianni
  • 22Jones
  • 8Maynard
  • 17TowellSubstituted forHughesat 89'minutes
  • 32Jervis
  • 20DieseruvweSubstituted forJonesat 76'minutes
  • 10Lloyd-McGoldrick
  • 9RooneySubstituted forRodneyat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Hughes
  • 15Burgess
  • 21Rodney
  • 25Jones
  • 29Beesley
  • 31McFarlane
Referee:
Josh Smith
Attendance:
2,778

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamSalford
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home14
Away28
Shots on Target
Home7
Away11
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home13
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Morecambe 2, Salford City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morecambe 2, Salford City 2.

Attempt saved. Devante Rodney (Salford City) header from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Joey Jones with a cross.

Attempt missed. Devante Rodney (Salford City) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Joey Jones.

Attempt missed. Lois Maynard (Salford City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Devante Rodney (Salford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Devante Rodney (Salford City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sam Hughes with a headed pass.

Substitution

Substitution, Salford City. Sam Hughes replaces Richard Towell.

Attempt missed. Carl Piergianni (Salford City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Danny Lloyd with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Salford City. Conceded by Barry Roche.

Penalty saved! Richard Towell (Salford City) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

Penalty conceded by Adam Buxton (Morecambe) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Salford City. Danny Lloyd draws a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt missed. Lois Maynard (Salford City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Richard Towell.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Kevin Ellison replaces Lewis Alessandra.

Adam Buxton (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Joey Jones (Salford City).

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Jordan Cranston replaces Aaron Wildig.

Attempt missed. John O'Sullivan (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Shaun Miller.

Substitution

Substitution, Salford City. Devante Rodney replaces Adam Rooney.

Substitution

Substitution, Salford City. Joey Jones replaces Emmanuel Dieseruvwe.

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

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Jack Baldwin.

Foul by Shaun Miller (Morecambe).

Carl Piergianni (Salford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

John O'Sullivan (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Emmanuel Dieseruvwe (Salford City).

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Adam Buxton replaces Luke Conlan.

Foul by Aaron Wildig (Morecambe).

Richard Towell (Salford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Offside, Salford City. Jack Baldwin tries a through ball, but Danny Lloyd is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Sam Lavelle (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Andrew Tutte with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Jack Baldwin.

Attempt blocked. Andrew Tutte (Morecambe) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lewis Alessandra.

Goal!

Goal! Morecambe 2, Salford City 2. Danny Lloyd (Salford City) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the top left corner.

Foul by Shaun Miller (Morecambe).

Jake Jervis (Salford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Barry Roche (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Emmanuel Dieseruvwe (Salford City).

Attempt saved. Adam Rooney (Salford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

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3Crewe750297215
4Swindon7421148614
5Forest Green741265113
6Cheltenham7322127511
7Grimsby7322139411
8Plymouth7322128411
9Macclesfield732296311
10Bradford732285311
11Crawley7322119211
12Mansfield723210829
13Colchester72326609
14Port Vale7232810-29
15Salford7151101008
16Cambridge722367-18
17Leyton Orient7223812-48
18Northampton721478-17
19Carlisle7214813-57
20Morecambe7133812-46
21Walsall713338-56
22Oldham7124510-55
23Stevenage7034410-63
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