Morecambe and Burton Albion played out a drab goalless draw in League Two.

Shrimps striker Lewis Alessandra had the best opportunities, but he sent one fizzing over the bar from the edge of the area and lobbed another over the top when through on goal.

Jacques Maghoma had the visitors' only shot on target, and it was turned away by Andreas Arestidou.

The hosts finished the game on top but both Jack Redshaw and Andy Fleming fired well wide from good positions.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Morecambe manager Jim Bentley told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"The performance was very good, we couldn't do much more.

"We were nice and disciplined, limited them to very little - we were hard-working, put our foot in when we had to and everyone gave it their all.

"We started both halves off very well and worked some good opening for the forward three.

"Unfortunately, we just didn't put the ball in the back of the net."

Burton Albion manager Gary Rowett told BBC Radio Derby:

"It was a fairly dull game but, at the end of the day, that's two really difficult away trips and we've ended up with four points and two clean sheets.

"It wasn't particularly great to watch at times but sometimes away from home you've got to do that and it's two fantastic results in the end.

"Morecambe put us under a lot of pressure but we blocked balls on the outside of the box and we've been really brave and that's one thing this team will do; they'll give you everything they've got every single game."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (5)

Morecambe

  • 25 Arestidou
  • 02 Fenton
  • 06 Haining (Reid - 65' )
  • 08 Wright Booked
  • 15 McCready
  • 16 Drummond
  • 17 Fleming
  • 18 McDonald
  • 09 Alessandra
  • 10 Brodie (Burrow - 70' )
  • 27 Redshaw

Substitutes

  • 24 James Short
  • 29 Bell
  • 07 Reid
  • 19 McGee
  • 20 Mwasile
  • 14 Burrow

Burton Albion

  • 13 Tomlinson
  • 05 Diamond
  • 20 O'Connor (Stanton - 72' )
  • 24 Kiernan
  • 08 Weir Booked
  • 14 McCrory Booked
  • 19 Maghoma
  • 23 Bell
  • 26 Rooney (Dyer - 69' )
  • 09 Richards
  • 18 Paterson Booked (Yussuf - 57' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 01 Atkins
  • 03 Webster
  • 04 Stanton
  • 07 Taylor
  • 22 Dyer
  • 12 Yussuf
  • 29 Kee
Ref: Attwell
Att: 1,585

Match Stats

Shots

17 8

On target

3 3

Corners

13 4

Fouls

10 13

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:43 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +3:54

Lee Bell takes the free kick.

90:00 +3:54 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Andrew Wright for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +3:46

Andrew Wright gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adi Yussuf.

90:00 +2:49

Jacques Maghoma crosses the ball.

90:00 +2:00

Adi Yussuf is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Andreas Arestidou.

90:00 +0:31

Effort from the edge of the penalty area by Lewis Alessandra goes wide of the left-hand post.

90:00 +0:14

The ball is sent over by Andrew Wright, clearance by Rob Kiernan.

89:36

Izak Reid takes the free kick.

89:36 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Damien McCrory for unsporting behaviour.

89:24

Unfair challenge on Andrew Fleming by Damien McCrory results in a free kick.

88:09

Effort from outside the area by Robbie Weir goes wide right of the goal.

87:24

Andrew Fleming has an effort at goal from outside the box which misses left.

86:07

Effort on goal by Lewis Alessandra from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

85:23

The ball is swung over by Stewart Drummond.

84:55

Izak Reid produces a cross, Damien McCrory gets a block in.

84:30

Centre by Jacques Maghoma, Andrew Fleming makes a clearance.

83:28

Shot by Jack Redshaw from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.

81:12

Izak Reid crosses the ball, Nathan Stanton manages to make a clearance.

80:03

Lewis Alessandra produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.

77:42

Andrew Wright crosses the ball, Rob Kiernan gets a block in. Floated corner taken by Andrew Fleming from the left by-line, save by Stuart Tomlinson.

75:22

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stewart Drummond by Justin Richards. Direct free kick taken by Andreas Arestidou.

74:33

A cross is delivered by Adi Yussuf, clearance by Nicholas Fenton.

72:55

Jack Dyer delivers the ball.

72:35

The ball is delivered by Jacques Maghoma, Nicholas Fenton manages to make a clearance.

71:49 Substitution

Substitution Anthony O'Connor goes off and Nathan Stanton comes on.

71:02

Shot on goal by Lewis Alessandra from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

70:22

The ball is crossed by Lewis Alessandra, blocked by Damien McCrory. Corner taken by Lewis Alessandra from the right by-line, Damien McCrory manages to make a clearance.

69:23

Andrew Wright restarts play with the free kick.

69:23 Substitution

Substitution Jordan Burrow joins the action as a substitute, replacing Richard Brodie.

69:23 Booking

Booking The referee shows Robbie Weir a yellow card.

67:55

Shot comes in from Jacques Maghoma from the free kick, comfortable save by Andreas Arestidou. Foul by Robbie Weir on Andrew Wright, free kick awarded.

67:55 Substitution

Substitution Luke Rooney goes off and Jack Dyer comes on.

67:55

Andrew Fleming concedes a free kick for a foul on Robbie Weir.

67:19

Foul by Lewis Alessandra on Adi Yussuf, free kick awarded. Stuart Tomlinson takes the direct free kick.

66:46

Foul by Lee Bell on Andrew Fleming, free kick awarded. Izak Reid takes the direct free kick.

65:26

Handball decision goes against Jack Redshaw. Stuart Tomlinson takes the direct free kick.

64:41 Substitution

Substitution Izak Reid joins the action as a substitute, replacing Will Haining.

62:13 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Adi Yussuf for unsporting behaviour.

61:22

Andrew Fleming takes the floated corner, Andrew Fleming takes a shot. Andrew Fleming delivers the ball, Rob Kiernan manages to make a clearance.

60:01

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lewis Alessandra by Damien McCrory. Andreas Arestidou takes the direct free kick.

57:46

Andrew Wright is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Anthony O'Connor takes the free kick.

56:15 Substitution

Substitution Adi Yussuf joins the action as a substitute, replacing Matthew Paterson.

55:58

Shot by Jacques Maghoma from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

55:20

Andrew Fleming concedes a free kick for a foul on Robbie Weir. Anthony O'Connor takes the direct free kick.

54:17

The ball is delivered by Andrew Fleming.

53:53

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Andrew Fleming played to the near post, Lee Bell manages to make a clearance.

53:40

Richard Brodie sends in a cross, clearance by Robbie Weir.

52:56

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Bell on Richard Brodie. Free kick crossed right-footed by Will Haining, Rob Kiernan makes a clearance.

51:41

The ball is sent over by Will Haining, Jack Redshaw takes a shot. Save by Stuart Tomlinson.

51:24

Nicholas Fenton takes a shot. Blocked by Zander Diamond.

51:00

Corner taken right-footed by Lewis Alessandra from the right by-line, clearance by Zander Diamond.

50:52

A cross is delivered by Stewart Drummond, clearance by Damien McCrory.

49:54

Richard Brodie takes a shot. Blocked by Rob Kiernan.

49:33

Lewis Alessandra produces a cross, clearance by Rob Kiernan.

48:41

Christopher McCready takes a shot. Save by Stuart Tomlinson.

48:12

Luke Rooney challenges Andrew Wright unfairly and gives away a free kick. Will Haining restarts play with the free kick.

47:36

Richard Brodie has an effort at goal from deep inside the box hitting the post.

46:23

The referee gives a free kick against Lewis Alessandra for handball. Stuart Tomlinson takes the direct free kick.

45:57

The ball is sent over by Luke Rooney, Andreas Arestidou makes a save.

45:20

Centre by Jacques Maghoma, blocked by Will Haining. Lee Bell takes a inswinging corner.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +1:08 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

44:58

Centre by Jack Redshaw, Zander Diamond gets a block in. Andrew Fleming takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Damien McCrory. Unfair challenge on Justin Richards by Stewart Drummond results in a free kick. Stuart Tomlinson takes the free kick.

44:20

Free kick awarded for a foul by Damien McCrory on Lewis Alessandra. Will Haining takes the direct free kick.

42:42

Andrew Fleming takes a shot. Matthew Paterson gets a block in. Corner taken by Andrew Fleming, Jack Redshaw challenges Stuart Tomlinson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.

42:13

Corner from the right by-line taken by Lewis Alessandra, Justin Richards manages to make a clearance.

40:02

Centre by Luke Rooney.

37:16

Richard Brodie fouled by Lee Bell, the ref awards a free kick. A cross is delivered by Will Haining, Header from deep inside the area by Gary McDonald goes over the bar.

35:09

Justin Richards fouled by Christopher McCready, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Damien McCrory, Andrew Wright makes a clearance.

34:27

Andrew Fleming concedes a free kick for a foul on Robbie Weir. Lee Bell takes the free kick.

31:59

Richard Brodie is caught offside. Stuart Tomlinson takes the indirect free kick.

30:52

The ball is crossed by Lee Bell.

29:14

Jacques Maghoma takes a shot. Will Haining gets a block in.

28:52

Floated corner taken by Lee Bell from the right by-line, clearance made by Nicholas Fenton.

28:44

Anthony O'Connor sends in a cross, clearance by Stewart Drummond.

26:53

The ball is sent over by Damien McCrory, clearance made by Andrew Wright.

25:52

Justin Richards takes a shot. Save by Andreas Arestidou.

24:06

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stewart Drummond on Robbie Weir. Strike on goal comes in from Jacques Maghoma from the free kick, Andreas Arestidou makes a save. Corner from the left by-line taken by Lee Bell, clearance made by Nicholas Fenton.

22:57

Jacques Maghoma crosses the ball.

22:33

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lewis Alessandra on Zander Diamond. Zander Diamond restarts play with the free kick.

21:28

Outswinging corner taken by Lewis Alessandra.

21:17

Centre by Jack Redshaw, Rob Kiernan makes a clearance.

20:48

Zander Diamond concedes a free kick for a foul on Andreas Arestidou. Direct free kick taken by Andreas Arestidou.

20:19

Corner taken by Lee Bell, save by Andreas Arestidou.

19:48

Centre by Jacques Maghoma, Lee Bell takes a shot. Stewart Drummond gets a block in.

18:42

Free kick awarded for a foul by Damien McCrory on Jack Redshaw. Will Haining takes the free kick.

17:08

Effort from the edge of the box by Jacques Maghoma goes wide of the left-hand post.

14:43

Matthew Paterson crosses the ball, save made by Andreas Arestidou.

14:26

Stewart Drummond takes a shot. Lee Bell gets a block in.

13:48

The assistant referee signals for offside against Matthew Paterson. Free kick taken by Andreas Arestidou.

10:50

The ball is crossed by Will Haining, clearance by Lee Bell. Outswinging corner taken by Lewis Alessandra, Header by Nicholas Fenton from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

9:06

The ball is sent over by Gary McDonald.

8:58

A cross is delivered by Lewis Alessandra, clearance by Zander Diamond.

8:19

The ball is sent over by Andrew Wright, blocked by Matthew Paterson.

7:03

Andrew Fleming takes a shot. Save by Stuart Tomlinson. Corner taken by Andrew Fleming from the left by-line, Robbie Weir makes a clearance.

6:10

Justin Richards is ruled offside. Andreas Arestidou restarts play with the free kick.

4:58

Corner from the left by-line taken by Andrew Fleming, clearance by Justin Richards.

4:47

The ball is sent over by Andrew Fleming, Lee Bell makes a clearance.

3:21

Free kick taken by Andreas Arestidou.

3:21 Booking

Booking Matthew Paterson booked for unsporting behaviour.

3:12

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nicholas Fenton by Matthew Paterson.

1:22

Richard Brodie sends in a cross, blocked by Matthew Paterson. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Andrew Fleming, clearance by Zander Diamond.

0:52

Free kick awarded for a foul by Robbie Weir on Andrew Fleming. Will Haining restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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