Morecambe missed out on the chance to go top of the League Two table after being held to a draw by Wimbledon.

Kevin Ellison gave the hosts an early lead when he fired a left-footed shot from the edge of the box into the top right-hand corner.

Wimbledon grabbed their equaliser when George Porter's cross was nodded home at the far post by Michael Smith.

Midfielder Harry Pell went close for the visitors late-on, but his right-footed effort flew wide.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Morecambe manager Jim Bentley told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"You're not always going to have a thriller like Chesterfield. It was a poor game.

"We started quite brightly and scored a good goal, but a draw was a fair result.

"There weren't many chances for either side. They frustrated us and fair play to them for that. They got their tactics right."

AFC Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley told BBC London 94.9:

"I think after a spell of a point from nine games, especially against some teams who were down there and struggling, you can't come in gung-ho against a team unbeaten in eight.

"We had to come up with a game plan and implement it and we did which was very pleasing.

"It was a good level of performance. We limited them to few chances and, after going a goal down, we fought back well and we could have even nicked one late on.

"We are not a top-four or possibly top-six side but we are going to be there or thereabouts. It's a big improvement on where we were last season."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (5)

Morecambe

  • 01 Roche
  • 08 Wright
  • 03 Threlfall Booked
  • 16 Drummond Booked
  • 05 Hughes
  • 22 Parrish
  • 17 Fleming
  • 10 Williams (Diagne - 74' )
  • 09 Sampson (Kenyon - 37' )
  • 27 Amond (Mwasile - 85' )
  • 11 Ellison

Substitutes

  • 04 Kenyon
  • 06 Diagne
  • 18 Bell
  • 19 McGee
  • 20 Mwasile
  • 25 Arestidou

AFC Wimbledon

  • 01 Worner
  • 02 Fuller (Kennedy - 38' )
  • 15 Fenlon Booked
  • 04 Sweeney
  • 06 Bennett
  • 24 Weston
  • 12 Pell Booked
  • 08 Moore
  • 09 Smith Booked
  • 21 Porter
  • 11 Moore (Sainte-Luce - 74' )

Substitutes

  • 03 Kennedy
  • 07 Francomb
  • 10 Midson
  • 16 Sainte-Luce
  • 22 Brown
  • 30 Beere
  • 31 Fayers
Ref: Scott Duncan
Att: 2,149

Match Stats

Shots

2 7

On target

1 1

Corners

5 2

Fouls

9 9

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Morecambe 1, AFC Wimbledon 1.

90:00 +3:03 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Morecambe 1, AFC Wimbledon 1.

89:02

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Robbie Threlfall.

84:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morecambe. Joe Mwasile replaces Padraig Amond.

82:25

Attempt missed. Harry Pell (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

81:29

Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

81:29

Rhys Weston (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80:55

Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

80:55

Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

73:48

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

73:48

Foul by Kevin Sainte-Luce (AFC Wimbledon).

73:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Kevin Sainte-Luce replaces Luke Moore.

73:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morecambe. Tony Diagne replaces Ryan Williams.

72:46

Attempt blocked. Peter Sweeney (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

69:40

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

69:40

Foul by George Porter (AFC Wimbledon).

64:29

Attempt missed. George Porter (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

62:38 Booking

Booking Robbie Threlfall (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

62:30

Foul by Robbie Threlfall (Morecambe).

62:30

George Porter (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

61:29

Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

61:29

Harry Pell (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

59:15

Attempt missed. Padraig Amond (Morecambe) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high.

57:45 Booking

Booking Jim Fenlon (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card.

57:33

Ryan Williams (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

57:33

Foul by Jim Fenlon (AFC Wimbledon).

56:01

Attempt missed. Luke Moore (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

51:56 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Morecambe 1, AFC Wimbledon 1. Michael Smith (AFC Wimbledon) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by George Porter with a cross.

48:14 Booking

Booking Michael Smith (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card.

46:32

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

46:32

Foul by Michael Smith (AFC Wimbledon).

45:58

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Andy Parrish.

45:00

Second Half begins Morecambe 1, AFC Wimbledon 0.

45:00 +9:08 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Morecambe 1, AFC Wimbledon 0.

45:00 +8:57 Booking

Booking Stewart Drummond (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

45:00 +8:47 Booking

Booking Harry Pell (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card.

45:00 +8:00

Harry Pell (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00 +7:26

Foul by Alex Kenyon (Morecambe).

45:00 +5:42

Alex Kenyon (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00 +5:37

Foul by Harry Pell (AFC Wimbledon).

45:00 +4:45

Attempt missed. Michael Smith (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

45:00 +2:47

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Jim Fenlon.

45:00 +1:51

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Jim Fenlon.

44:32

Foul by Alex Kenyon (Morecambe).

44:32

Peter Sweeney (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

37:36

Foul by Robbie Threlfall (Morecambe).

37:36

George Porter (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Callum Kennedy replaces Barry Fuller because of an injury.

36:33 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morecambe. Alex Kenyon replaces Jack Sampson because of an injury.

27:47

Foul by Mark Hughes (Morecambe).

27:47

Michael Smith (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

27:20

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Rhys Weston.

25:37

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Sammy Moore.

24:54

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Jim Fenlon.

24:32

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

24:32

Foul by Michael Smith (AFC Wimbledon).

22:46

Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

22:46

Peter Sweeney (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:49

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

21:49

Foul by Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon).

11:53

Foul by Michael Smith (AFC Wimbledon).

11:53

Andy Parrish (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

10:35

Foul by Michael Smith (AFC Wimbledon).

10:35

Padraig Amond (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

7:38 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Morecambe 1, AFC Wimbledon 0. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the top right corner.

6:15

Attempt missed. Harry Pell (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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