Jason Kennedy's second-half equaliser earned Rochdale an FA Cup first-round replay against Morecambe.

Kennedy fired in the rebound after home keeper Barry Roche had saved well from George Donnelly's strike.

Midfielder Andy Fleming had given Morecambe an early lead when he struck from 20 yards out.

Bobby Grant saw three attempts saved by Roche while the hosts went close to snatching the win but Nick Fenton's header was tipped over by Josh Lillis.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Morecambe manager Jim Bentley

"I think we're quite lucky to still be in it. We didn't do enough to win the game. At certain stages, they looked like they wanted it a little bit more than us.

After the first 20 minutes, we were deservedly in the lead and should have put the game out of reach.

"While it's 1-0, they're always in the game. Deservedly, they got themselves back on level terms.

"We could have come away winners, but I don't think we did enough to win the game."

Rochdale manager John Coleman told BBC Radio Manchester:

"I think we deserved a replay. Morecambe came out of the traps well and deservedly took the lead.

"They could have gone 2-0 up but our keeper has made a brilliant save.

"We did well to respond to that, and after that I thought we were fantastic.

"We kept on peppering their goal. Eventually it was going to come and it did. I don't think anyone can begrudge us a draw out of the game."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (1)

Morecambe

  • 01 Roche
  • 02 Fenton
  • 06 Haining
  • 08 Wright
  • 22 Parrish
  • 11 Ellison Booked
  • 16 Drummond Booked
  • 17 Fleming
  • 18 McDonald
  • 09 Alessandra (Parkinson - 78' )
  • 27 Redshaw

Substitutes

  • 25 Arestidou
  • 12 Parkinson
  • 15 McCready
  • 23 Doyle
  • 07 Reid
  • 19 McGee
  • 14 Burrow

Rochdale

  • 01 Lillis
  • 03 Bennett
  • 04 Cavanagh
  • 05 R Edwards Booked
  • 12 P Edwards
  • 14 McIntyre
  • 07 Kennedy
  • 08 Tutte
  • 09 Donnelly
  • 15 Adebola
  • 22 Grant Booked

Substitutes

  • 31 Smith
  • 02 Rafferty
  • 19 Pearson
  • 06 Barry-Murphy
  • 11 Grimes
  • 23 Craney
  • 26 Logan
Ref: Stephen Martin
Att: 1,839

Match Stats

Shots

7 14

On target

4 8

Corners

4 7

Fouls

16 13

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:21 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +3:42

Foul by Kevin Ellison on Rhys Bennett, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Josh Lillis.

90:00 +2:25

Effort on goal by Andrew Fleming from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.

90:00 +0:47

The ball is swung over by George Donnelly, Will Haining manages to make a clearance.

90:00

The assistant referee flags for offside against Nicholas Fenton. Josh Lillis takes the free kick.

89:39

Dele Adebola is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Will Haining.

87:51

Free kick taken by Will Haining.

87:51 Booking

Booking Bobby Grant shown a yellow card.

87:30

Gary McDonald fouled by Bobby Grant, the ref awards a free kick.

86:47

Outswinging corner taken by Andrew Fleming, clearance by Ryan Edwards.

84:12

Shot from long range by Bobby Grant goes wide of the left-hand upright.

81:46

Unfair challenge on Jack Redshaw by Rhys Bennett results in a free kick. The ball is crossed by Andrew Wright, Nicholas Fenton takes a shot. Josh Lillis makes a comfortable save. Josh Lillis fouled by Dan Parkinson, the ref awards a free kick. Josh Lillis restarts play with the free kick.

80:03

Kevin McIntyre delivers the ball, Nicholas Fenton makes a clearance.

77:22

Direct free kick taken by Rhys Bennett.

77:22 Substitution

Substitution Lewis Alessandra leaves the field to be replaced by Dan Parkinson.

77:22

Kevin Ellison concedes a free kick for a foul on Peter Cavanagh.

71:42 Goal scored

Goal! - Jason Kennedy - Morecambe 1 - 1 Rochdale Jason Kennedy finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box high into the middle of the goal. Morecambe 1-1 Rochdale.

71:12

George Donnelly takes a shot. Save by Barry Roche.

70:32

Phil Edwards gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Wright. Will Haining takes the free kick.

69:25

The official flags Kevin Ellison offside. Josh Lillis restarts play with the free kick.

66:39

Gary McDonald fouled by Peter Cavanagh, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Nicholas Fenton.

65:18

Phil Edwards is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Will Haining restarts play with the free kick.

62:56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew Wright by Dele Adebola. Will Haining takes the free kick.

61:24

Close range shot by Peter Cavanagh clears the bar.

60:00

Nicholas Fenton challenges Dele Adebola unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Andrew Tutte from left wing, clearance by Gary McDonald.

58:54

The referee blows for offside against Jason Kennedy. Indirect free kick taken by Barry Roche.

57:22

Corner from the right by-line taken by Bobby Grant, clearance made by Nicholas Fenton.

55:30

Dele Adebola takes a shot. Blocked by Gary McDonald.

54:56

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

53:43

Andrew Tutte concedes a free kick for a foul on Stewart Drummond. Will Haining takes the free kick.

53:10

Shot by Jack Redshaw from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

52:02

The ball is delivered by Phil Edwards, comfortable save by Barry Roche.

51:46

Kevin Ellison is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Josh Lillis.

50:47

Headed effort from deep inside the area by Dele Adebola misses to the right of the target.

48:29

The ball is swung over by Bobby Grant, clearance made by Will Haining.

46:43

Foul by Andrew Parrish on Rhys Bennett, free kick awarded. Andrew Tutte takes the indirect free kick.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +2:43 Half time

Half Time It is the end of the first-half.

45:00 +1:36

The ball is delivered by Bobby Grant, Headed effort from inside the area by Dele Adebola misses to the left of the target.

45:00 +1:36 Booking

Booking The referee shows Kevin Ellison a yellow card.

45:00 +1:00

Kevin Ellison gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Bobby Grant.

45:00 +0:12

Andrew Parrish delivers the ball.

43:39

Bobby Grant produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save by Barry Roche.

43:39 Booking

Booking Stewart Drummond is given a yellow card.

43:27

Foul by Stewart Drummond on Bobby Grant, free kick awarded.

42:24

Stewart Drummond challenges Jason Kennedy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Andrew Tutte, clearance made by Kevin Ellison.

41:45

Bobby Grant has an effort at goal. Barry Roche makes a save. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Bobby Grant, clearance by Nicholas Fenton.

41:02

Rhys Bennett fouled by Andrew Fleming, the ref awards a free kick. Ryan Edwards restarts play with the free kick.

40:19

Indirect free kick taken by Barry Roche.

40:19 Booking

Booking Ryan Edwards goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

39:50

Ryan Edwards concedes a free kick for a foul on Barry Roche.

39:31

Phil Edwards produces a cross, save by Barry Roche.

38:53

The assistant referee flags for offside against Kevin Ellison. Indirect free kick taken by Josh Lillis.

38:14

Stewart Drummond fouled by Kevin McIntyre, the ref awards a free kick. Barry Roche takes the indirect free kick.

37:23

Foul by Nicholas Fenton on Dele Adebola, free kick awarded. Andrew Tutte takes the free kick.

35:46

Corner taken by Andrew Tutte from the left by-line, Andrew Parrish makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken by Bobby Grant from the left by-line.

34:21

Ryan Edwards takes a shot. Save by Barry Roche. Corner taken left-footed by Bobby Grant, save by Barry Roche.

33:34

Bobby Grant fouled by Andrew Fleming, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Bobby Grant from right channel, Stewart Drummond manages to make a clearance.

31:33

Andrew Wright challenges Bobby Grant unfairly and gives away a free kick. Bobby Grant produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick,

29:33

Kevin Ellison produces a cross.

27:19

Bobby Grant sends in a cross.

26:47

The ball is sent over by Dele Adebola, clearance by Andrew Parrish.

25:35

Phil Edwards produces a cross, save made by Barry Roche.

25:17

Rhys Bennett fouled by Jack Redshaw, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Rhys Bennett.

24:29

Jason Kennedy takes a shot. Save by Barry Roche. Corner taken by Andrew Tutte from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Kevin Ellison.

22:52

Andrew Fleming gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Bobby Grant. Shot on goal comes in from Bobby Grant from the free kick, Barry Roche makes a save. Corner from the right by-line taken by Bobby Grant, clearance made by Will Haining.

22:20

The referee blows for offside against Kevin Ellison. Indirect free kick taken by Josh Lillis.

20:30

Jack Redshaw takes a shot. Save made by Josh Lillis.

19:10

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Lewis Alessandra from the right by-line, clearance by Rhys Bennett.

18:02

Bobby Grant concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Fleming. Free kick crossed by Lewis Alessandra, Jason Kennedy makes a clearance.

17:00

Inswinging corner taken by Andrew Fleming from the left by-line played to the near post, Bobby Grant makes a clearance.

16:36

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lewis Alessandra by Jason Kennedy. Will Haining restarts play with the free kick.

15:49

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Wright on Bobby Grant. Indirect free kick taken by Ryan Edwards.

11:12 Goal scored

Goal! - Andrew Fleming - Morecambe 1 - 0 Rochdale Goal scored by Andrew Fleming from outside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Morecambe 1-0 Rochdale.

9:34

Rhys Bennett concedes a free kick for a foul on Jack Redshaw. Will Haining produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, blocked by Peter Cavanagh. Andrew Fleming takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Bobby Grant.

7:44

The ball is sent over by Andrew Wright.

4:35

Andrew Fleming concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Tutte. Andrew Tutte delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing.

3:49

Free kick awarded for a foul by Dele Adebola on Andrew Wright. Direct free kick taken by Will Haining.

2:56

Shot by Jason Kennedy from outside the box goes over the target.

1:24

Lewis Alessandra produces a cross, Josh Lillis makes a save.

0:10

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin Ellison by Phil Edwards. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Andrew Fleming, comfortable save by Josh Lillis.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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