Northampton picked up an important point in their fight for League Two survival as they battled to a draw with Morecambe at the Globe Arena.

The visitors were gifted the lead when Andy Wright sliced Emile Sinclair's cross into his own net.

The home side hit back in the second half and Matt Duke tipped away a dangerous Kevin Ellison free-kick.

Morecambe's pressure paid off when Padraig Amond finished a neat passing move to earn a point for the Shrimps.

The result means Northampton are three points from safety in 23rd place, whilst Morecambe slip to 14th.

Morecambe manager Jim Bentley told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"It would have been very cruel if we had lost the game. We knew we were playing a tough side who have picked up of late.

"We've been good in the second half this season and we scored a fantastic goal to get ourselves level."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (4)

Morecambe

  • 01 Roche
  • 08 Wright
  • 03 Threlfall
  • 17 Fleming
  • 05 Hughes
  • 34 Edwards
  • 04 Kenyon
  • 12 Devitt
  • 09 Sampson (Redshaw - 62' )
  • 27 Amond (Diagne - 92' )
  • 11 Ellison (Marshall - 85' )

Substitutes

  • 06 Diagne
  • 07 Redshaw
  • 10 Williams
  • 14 Marshall
  • 15 McCready
  • 19 McGee
  • 25 Arestidou

Northampton Town

  • 01 Duke
  • 12 Tozer
  • 29 Robertson Booked
  • 04 Carter Booked
  • 23 Diamond
  • 27 Kouo-Doumbe
  • 11 Hackett (Deegan - 15' )
  • 34 Ravenhill
  • 18 Connell
  • 07 Sinclair
  • 08 Morris

Substitutes

  • 02 McSweeney
  • 10 C. López
  • 13 Snedker
  • 17 Deegan
  • 20 Moyo
  • 24 Toney
  • 35 Dickenson
Ref: Chris Sarginson
Att: 1,761

Match Stats

Shots

9 13

On target

5 4

Corners

1 5

Fouls

12 15

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Morecambe 1, Northampton Town 1.

90:00 +3:34 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Morecambe 1, Northampton Town 1.

90:00 +3:25

Attempt saved. Alan Connell (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

90:00 +2:50

Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

90:00 +2:50

Gary Deegan (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +1:53 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morecambe. Tony Diagne replaces Padraig Amond.

90:00 +0:37

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Mark Hughes.

90:00 +0:11

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Ryan Edwards.

89:43

Attempt blocked. Ian Morris (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

89:06

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Ryan Edwards.

87:32

Foul by Marcus Marshall (Morecambe).

87:32

Gary Deegan (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86:31

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

86:31

Foul by Emile Sinclair (Northampton Town).

85:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morecambe. Marcus Marshall replaces Kevin Ellison.

83:49

Attempt saved. Alan Connell (Northampton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

81:58

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

81:58

Foul by Richard Ravenhill (Northampton Town).

78:58 Booking

Booking Darren Carter (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

78:51

Jack Redshaw (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

78:51

Foul by Darren Carter (Northampton Town).

78:30

Attempt saved. Emile Sinclair (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

78:12

Attempt saved. Gary Deegan (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

75:55

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

75:55

Foul by Ian Morris (Northampton Town).

74:56 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Morecambe 1, Northampton Town 1. Padraig Amond (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Jack Redshaw.

71:33

Foul by Mark Hughes (Morecambe).

71:33

Emile Sinclair (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

69:47

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

69:47

Foul by Darren Carter (Northampton Town).

65:53

Attempt saved. Ryan Edwards (Morecambe) header from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

65:18 Booking

Booking Gregor Robertson (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

65:12

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

65:12

Foul by Gregor Robertson (Northampton Town).

62:54

Attempt missed. Emile Sinclair (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

61:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morecambe. Jack Redshaw replaces Jack Sampson.

60:45

Delay in match Alex Kenyon (Morecambe) because of an injury.

60:29

Attempt blocked. Gary Deegan (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

59:23

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

59:23

Foul by Darren Carter (Northampton Town).

56:59

Attempt missed. Gary Deegan (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

56:00

Richard Ravenhill (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55:58

Foul by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

53:35

Attempt blocked. Darren Carter (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

52:53

Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

52:53

Darren Carter (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

50:46

Attempt missed. Darren Carter (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

49:34

Attempt saved. Alex Kenyon (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

49:14

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Matt Duke.

49:01

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

48:06

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

48:06

Foul by Matthias Kouo-Doumbe (Northampton Town).

47:14

Attempt saved. Jack Sampson (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

45:55

Attempt missed. Jamie Devitt (Morecambe) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is just a bit too high.

45:00

Second Half begins Morecambe 0, Northampton Town 1.

45:00 +2:43 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Morecambe 0, Northampton Town 1.

45:00 +2:30

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

45:00 +2:30

Foul by Emile Sinclair (Northampton Town).

45:00 +1:06

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Ryan Edwards.

45:00 +0:26 Goal scored

Goal! Own Goal by Andrew Wright, Morecambe. Morecambe 0, Northampton Town 1.

43:09

Attempt missed. Gary Deegan (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

42:10

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Ryan Edwards.

41:00

Zander Diamond (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:49

Foul by Jack Sampson (Morecambe).

40:23

Foul by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

40:23

Gregor Robertson (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

38:49

Hand ball by Emile Sinclair (Northampton Town).

38:09

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

37:35

Foul by Gary Deegan (Northampton Town).

37:35

Andrew Fleming (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

37:00

Ian Morris (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

36:51

Foul by Andrew Wright (Morecambe).

35:01

Hand ball by Ian Morris (Northampton Town).

34:08

Foul by Gregor Robertson (Northampton Town).

34:08

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

32:00

Alan Connell (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

31:59

Foul by Alex Kenyon (Morecambe).

29:29

Foul by Jack Sampson (Morecambe).

29:29

Matthias Kouo-Doumbe (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

29:23

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

29:22

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

28:24

Delay in match Matthias Kouo-Doumbe (Northampton Town) because of an injury.

26:31

Attempt missed. Emile Sinclair (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

26:10

Padraig Amond (Morecambe) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the left side of the box.

24:15

Attempt missed. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

14:23 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Northampton Town. Gary Deegan replaces Chris Hackett because of an injury.

13:29

Foul by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

13:29

Zander Diamond (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

10:09

Andrew Fleming (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

10:09

Foul by Richard Ravenhill (Northampton Town).

9:04

Attempt missed. Emile Sinclair (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

5:12

Foul by Alex Kenyon (Morecambe).

5:12

Richard Ravenhill (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

0:49

Foul by Matthias Kouo-Doumbe (Northampton Town).

0:49

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

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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