Padraig Amond scored a late winner as Morecambe completed a remarkable comeback to beat leaders Chesterfield.

The visitors appeared to be cruising after Eoin Doyle's brace and Gary McSheffrey's close-range effort gave them a three-goal cushion.

But goals from Kevin Ellison, Mark Hughes and Jack Sampson brought the Shrimps level.

Amond's late header that found the corner completed a thrilling turnaround and gave the hosts the points.

The win extended Morecambe's unbeaten run to seven games and moved them up to sixth in the table.

Chesterfield, who have now lost back-to-back league games after previously going eight unbeaten, remain top but their lead has been cut to just one point.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Chesterfield manager Paul Cook tells BBC Radio Sheffield:

"It's hard to get away from how good we were first half and how bad we were second half.

"It just wasn't the same team and unfortunately that's what happens in football.

"We came out second half, we didn't turn up, we didn't get going, we end up on our back foot, we concede bad goals and we end up looking a very poor team second half. Yet first half we were everything that league leaders should be.

"We looked full of aggression, full of enthusiasm, we moved the ball, we created chances, we scored goals, everything we weren't in the second half."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Morecambe

  • 01 Roche
  • 06 Diagne (Threlfall - 84' )
  • 05 Hughes Booked
  • 08 Wright Booked
  • 22 Parrish
  • 04 Kenyon
  • 16 Drummond
  • 10 Williams (Fleming - 78' )
  • 27 Amond (McGee - 90' )
  • 09 Sampson
  • 11 Ellison

Substitutes

  • 23 Doyle
  • 19 McGee
  • 03 Threlfall
  • 17 Fleming
  • 20 Mwasile
  • 14 Marshall
  • 25 Arestidou

Chesterfield

  • 01 Lee
  • 06 Cooper
  • 15 Humphreys
  • 04 Hird
  • 23 Evatt
  • 10 O'Shea (Edwards - 67' )
  • 05 Morsy
  • 12 Ryan
  • 07 Darikwa (Devitt - 75' )
  • 28 McSheffrey (Porter - 81' )
  • 17 Doyle

Substitutes

  • 22 Brown
  • 24 Porter
  • 08 Togwell
  • 20 Chapman
  • 27 Edwards
  • 02 Banks
  • 16 Devitt
Ref: Steven Rushton
Att: 2,204

Match Stats

Shots

13 14

On target

7 9

Corners

9 4

Fouls

10 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Morecambe 4, Chesterfield 3.

90:00 +5:55 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Morecambe 4, Chesterfield 3.

90:00 +4:34

Sam Morsy (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +4:34

Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

90:00 +3:33

Ritchie Humphreys (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +3:33

Foul by Jack Sampson (Morecambe).

90:00 +1:50

Attempt missed. Jack Sampson (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

89:32 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morecambe. Joe McGee replaces Padraig Amond.

89:15

Attempt missed. Jack Sampson (Morecambe) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

88:18

Attempt saved. Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

85:43 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Morecambe 4, Chesterfield 3. Padraig Amond (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

83:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morecambe. Robbie Threlfall replaces Tony Diagne.

83:22

Ian Evatt (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83:22

Foul by Jack Sampson (Morecambe).

82:40

Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.

81:47

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Barry Roche.

81:30

Attempt saved. Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

80:23 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chesterfield. Chris Porter replaces Gary McSheffrey.

78:35

Attempt missed. Padraig Amond (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

77:42 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morecambe. Andrew Fleming replaces Ryan Williams.

75:16

Foul by Ian Evatt (Chesterfield).

75:16

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

74:09 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chesterfield. Jamie Devitt replaces Tendayi Darikwa.

73:52

Foul by Tendayi Darikwa (Chesterfield).

73:52

Tony Diagne (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

70:02 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Morecambe 3, Chesterfield 3. Jack Sampson (Morecambe) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner.

68:04

Foul by Gary McSheffrey (Chesterfield).

68:04

Jack Sampson (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

66:23 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chesterfield. Ryan Edwards replaces Jay O'Shea.

65:49

Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield).

65:49

Mark Hughes (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65:02 Booking

Booking Andrew Wright (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

65:00

Tendayi Darikwa (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

64:56

Foul by Andrew Wright (Morecambe).

63:59

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Ian Evatt.

62:14

Attempt saved. Gary McSheffrey (Chesterfield) left footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

61:20 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Morecambe 2, Chesterfield 3. Mark Hughes (Morecambe) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

60:41

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Sam Hird.

56:13

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Liam Cooper.

55:05

Foul by Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield).

55:05

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

54:37

Attempt saved. Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

52:26

Attempt missed. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

49:02

Foul by Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield).

49:02

Tony Diagne (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

47:41

Attempt missed. Jack Sampson (Morecambe) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

47:16

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Ian Evatt.

46:06 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Morecambe 1, Chesterfield 3. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) with an attempt from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal.

45:00

Second Half begins Morecambe 0, Chesterfield 3.

45:00 +2:09 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Morecambe 0, Chesterfield 3.

41:41

Attempt saved. Padraig Amond (Morecambe) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

37:05

Ritchie Humphreys (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37:05

Foul by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

35:53

Foul by Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield).

35:53

Andrew Wright (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

34:29

Attempt missed. Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is high and wide to the right.

32:37

Attempt missed. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

31:31

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Mark Hughes.

31:13

Attempt saved. Sam Morsy (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

30:49

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Barry Roche.

30:27

Attempt saved. Tendayi Darikwa (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

29:39

Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

29:39

Foul by Tony Diagne (Morecambe).

29:03

Attempt missed. Ian Evatt (Chesterfield) header from the centre of the box is too high.

28:19

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Andrew Wright.

25:46

Attempt saved. Mark Hughes (Morecambe) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

24:00

Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

24:00

Foul by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

23:08 Booking

Booking Mark Hughes (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

22:38 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Morecambe 0, Chesterfield 3. Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the centre of the goal.

20:50

Attempt missed. Tony Diagne (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

20:31

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Liam Cooper.

20:11

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

19:10

Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield).

19:10

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

15:35

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Ritchie Humphreys.

15:01

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Ian Evatt.

12:51

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Eoin Doyle.

12:08

Foul by Gary McSheffrey (Chesterfield).

12:08

Jack Sampson (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

10:27 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Morecambe 0, Chesterfield 2. Gary McSheffrey (Chesterfield) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tendayi Darikwa.

8:42

Attempt missed. Gary McSheffrey (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

5:42

Gary McSheffrey (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

5:42

Foul by Padraig Amond (Morecambe).

4:45 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Morecambe 0, Chesterfield 1. Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

3:00

Tendayi Darikwa (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the left wing.

2:59

Foul by Tony Diagne (Morecambe).

2:19

Sam Hird (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

2:19

Foul by Tony Diagne (Morecambe).

1:35

Andrew Wright (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

1:35

Foul by Gary McSheffrey (Chesterfield).

1:10

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Ian Evatt.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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