Ian Dunbavin was Accrington's hero as he saved a stoppage-time penalty to earn his side a point at Morecambe.

Richard Brodie stepped up after Dean Winnard had brought down Kevin Ellison, but Dunbavin guessed right to the delight of the travelling fans.

The hosts had the better of the chances but could not find a way past the Stanley goalkeeper, with Jack Redshaw and Lewis Alessandra often denied.

The visitors played their part, but Barry Roche was also in fine form.

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Morecambe manager Jim Bentley told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"After some of the saves that Ian Dunbavin pulled off in both halves, when you get a penalty in injury time, you think he's had that good a night that he'll probably save this as well.

"He pulled off an outstanding save to cap what was a world-class performance."

Accrington Stanley manager Leam Richardson told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"In the end it's a fantastic point. Morecambe played some good stuff and they obviously missed a penalty right at the end.

"We weren't at our best at all, so it's a very, very good point."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (4)

Morecambe

  • 01 Roche
  • 02 Fenton
  • 04 Mustoe
  • 06 Haining (McCready - 74' )
  • 08 Wright
  • 11 Ellison
  • 16 Drummond
  • 17 Fleming
  • 18 McDonald
  • 09 Alessandra
  • 27 Redshaw (Brodie - 71' )

Substitutes

  • 25 Arestidou
  • 15 McCready
  • 22 Parrish
  • 07 Reid
  • 19 McGee
  • 10 Brodie
  • 14 Burrow

Accrington Stanley

  • 25 Dunbavin
  • 02 Murphy
  • 03 Liddle (Osawe - 66' )
  • 06 Winnard Booked
  • 29 Atkinson Booked
  • 04 Joyce
  • 12 Miller
  • 10 Hatfield (Barnett - 56' )
  • 23 Amond
  • 24 Molyneux
  • 33 Boco

Substitutes

  • 22 Dawber
  • 05 Nsiala
  • 08 Barnett
  • 15 Dixon
  • 07 Lindfield
  • 16 Osawe
  • 20 Sampson
Ref: Robert Madley
Att: 1,410

Match Stats

Shots

18 6

On target

14 3

Corners

8 7

Fouls

10 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:42 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +2:54

Inswinging corner taken by Lewis Alessandra.

90:00 +2:38

Richard Brodie decides to take a short corner.

90:00 +2:26 Penalty

Placed penalty taken by Richard Brodie saved by Ian Dunbavin. Morecambe 0-0 Accrington Stanley.

90:00 +1:47 Booking

Booking Booking for Dean Winnard.

90:00 +1:38

Penalty awarded for a foul by Dean Winnard on Kevin Ellison.

90:00 +1:18

Andrew Wright crosses the ball, Peter Murphy makes a clearance.

89:42

Corner from the right by-line taken by Lee Molyneux, Andrew Wright makes a clearance.

89:28

Romuald Boco delivers the ball, Stewart Drummond makes a clearance.

88:46

Osayamen Osawe fouled by Andrew Wright, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ian Dunbavin.

88:25

Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Joyce on Andrew Fleming. Andrew Fleming takes the free kick.

86:47

Charlie Barnett takes a shot. Blocked by Nicholas Fenton.

85:48

Lewis Alessandra sends in a cross, Ian Dunbavin makes a save.

85:02

Kevin Ellison takes a shot. Ian Dunbavin makes a comfortable save.

84:35

Effort from 20 yards by Andrew Fleming. Blocked by Luke Joyce.

84:16

Shot from 6 yards by Lewis Alessandra. Blocked by Rob Atkinson.

83:31

The ball is delivered by Lewis Alessandra, George Miller makes a clearance.

83:02

Corner taken by Lee Molyneux, comfortable save by Barry Roche.

82:33

Osayamen Osawe takes a shot. Comfortable save by Barry Roche.

81:26

Foul by Andrew Wright on Osayamen Osawe, free kick awarded. Charlie Barnett fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save by Barry Roche.

80:35

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Christopher McCready by Padraig Amond. Barry Roche takes the direct free kick.

79:21

Andrew Fleming produces a cross.

77:55

Foul by Stewart Drummond on Luke Joyce, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Ian Dunbavin.

77:29

Inswinging corner taken by Lewis Alessandra, clearance by Luke Joyce.

75:19

Andrew Fleming gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dean Winnard. Ian Dunbavin restarts play with the free kick.

75:10

The ball is sent over by Gary McDonald.

74:05

The ball is crossed by Gary McDonald, Dean Winnard makes a clearance.

72:48

Lewis Alessandra crosses the ball in from the free kick.

72:48 Substitution

Substitution Will Haining goes off and Christopher McCready comes on.

72:48

Unfair challenge on Richard Brodie by Lee Molyneux results in a free kick.

72:19

The ball is delivered by Lewis Alessandra, Shot from 12 yards by Gary McDonald. Save by Ian Dunbavin.

70:50 Substitution

Substitution Richard Brodie replaces Jack Redshaw.

69:41

Floated corner taken from the right by-line by Lee Molyneux, clearance made by Barry Roche.

68:39

Effort on goal by Lewis Alessandra from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

67:10

The ball is sent over by Osayamen Osawe.

66:29

Osayamen Osawe challenges Andrew Wright unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Nicholas Fenton.

65:07 Substitution

Substitution Michael Liddle goes off and Osayamen Osawe comes on.

64:51

Centre by Charlie Barnett.

64:37

Dean Winnard sends in a cross, clearance made by Nicholas Fenton.

61:30

Kevin Ellison produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, George Miller gets a block in.

61:30 Booking

Booking The referee shows Rob Atkinson a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

61:03

Rob Atkinson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lewis Alessandra.

59:16

Centre by Lewis Alessandra, clearance by Dean Winnard.

58:26

Shot from close range by Lewis Alessandra misses to the right of the target.

55:52 Substitution

Substitution Charlie Barnett comes on in place of Will Hatfield.

54:32

Floated corner taken by Lee Molyneux, clearance made by Andrew Wright.

53:33

The ball is sent over by Michael Liddle, clearance by Will Haining.

52:46

Centre by Lee Molyneux, save by Barry Roche.

52:19

Andrew Fleming takes a shot.

51:15

Handball by Andrew Fleming. Peter Murphy takes the free kick.

50:53

Romuald Boco is ruled offside. Barry Roche takes the indirect free kick.

50:00

Unfair challenge on Will Hatfield by Gary McDonald results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Lee Molyneux.

48:13

Jordan Mustoe crosses the ball, Lewis Alessandra has an effort at goal.

47:52

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Lewis Alessandra, Lee Molyneux manages to make a clearance.

47:03

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Lewis Alessandra, Gary McDonald takes a shot. Ian Dunbavin makes a comfortable save.

46:49

Centre by Kevin Ellison, Luke Joyce makes a clearance.

45:13

Jack Redshaw is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Ian Dunbavin takes the free kick.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:00 +1:12 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

44:45

The referee blows for offside against Padraig Amond. Barry Roche restarts play with the free kick.

42:48

Headed effort from deep inside the area by Peter Murphy misses to the right of the target.

42:17

Stewart Drummond concedes a free kick for a foul on Will Hatfield. Luke Joyce takes the direct free kick.

41:18

Peter Murphy challenges Gary McDonald unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stewart Drummond takes the direct free kick.

40:39

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on George Miller by Andrew Fleming. Luke Joyce takes the free kick.

37:49

Shot by Kevin Ellison. Rob Atkinson gets a block in.

37:39

The ball is crossed by Gary McDonald.

34:19

The offside flag is raised against Will Hatfield. Barry Roche takes the indirect free kick.

33:54

Will Hatfield sends in a cross, Shot from 12 yards from Romuald Boco. Blocked by Nicholas Fenton.

33:06

Centre by Jack Redshaw, clearance by Michael Liddle.

31:59

George Miller fouled by Stewart Drummond, the ref awards a free kick. Lee Molyneux takes the free kick.

29:25

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Lewis Alessandra.

29:05

Effort on goal by Lewis Alessandra from 20 yards. Ian Dunbavin makes a comfortable save.

28:23

Lewis Alessandra takes a shot. Comfortable save by Ian Dunbavin.

26:57

Corner taken right-footed by Lewis Alessandra.

26:36

Andrew Fleming takes a shot. Dean Winnard gets a block in.

26:18

Jack Redshaw takes a shot. Padraig Amond gets a block in.

25:42

Corner taken by Lewis Alessandra from the left by-line, Peter Murphy makes a clearance.

25:21

Shot from 25 yards by Jack Redshaw. Ian Dunbavin makes a comfortable save.

25:01

Jack Redshaw delivers the ball, Ian Dunbavin makes a save.

23:41

Will Hatfield is caught offside. Barry Roche takes the indirect free kick.

21:13

Jack Redshaw takes a shot. Ian Dunbavin makes a comfortable save.

20:30

Nicholas Fenton produces a cross, Peter Murphy makes a clearance.

19:16

Rob Atkinson fouled by Nicholas Fenton, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ian Dunbavin.

18:47

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jack Redshaw by Peter Murphy. Free kick taken by Will Haining.

17:43

The ball is delivered by Jordan Mustoe, Ian Dunbavin makes a comfortable save.

16:48

Corner taken by Romuald Boco from the left by-line, Foul by Peter Murphy on Kevin Ellison, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Barry Roche.

16:32

Michael Liddle delivers the ball, Will Haining manages to make a clearance.

15:57

A cross is delivered by Michael Liddle, clearance made by Nicholas Fenton.

13:34

Kevin Ellison produces a cross.

12:44

Andrew Fleming concedes a free kick for a foul on Will Hatfield. Peter Murphy takes the direct free kick.

8:57

Jack Redshaw takes a shot. Peter Murphy gets a block in.

8:05

A cross is delivered by Andrew Fleming.

5:58

Corner taken by Romuald Boco from the left by-line to the near post.

5:29

Padraig Amond takes a shot.

5:09

Andrew Fleming fouled by George Miller, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Andrew Fleming.

3:45

Romuald Boco takes the inswinging corner, Kevin Ellison makes a clearance.

3:26

Lee Molyneux crosses the ball, clearance made by Jordan Mustoe.

3:05

Stewart Drummond crosses the ball, clearance by Dean Winnard.

0:50

Free kick awarded for a foul by Will Hatfield on Stewart Drummond. Will Haining takes the direct free kick.

0:00

The game begins.

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