Jack Sampson's last-minute header gave Morecambe a deserved point against League Two leaders Scunthorpe.

The Iron controlled the first half and led at the break through Sam Winnall's 23rd goal of the season when the striker headed in Paddy Madden's cross.

Morecambe improved markedly after the interval, with Iron keeper Sam Slocombe making four outstanding saves.

Kevin Ellison had a goal chalked off after the referee failed to play an advantage but Sampson saved a point.

The result sees Scunthorpe stay two points clear at the top of the table and extend their unbeaten run to 27 matches while Morecambe move three points clear of the relegation zone.

Morecambe manager Jim Bentley told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"Credit to the lads, they kept going right to the end. The amount of times we've come back from losing positions is fantastic.

"We kept plugging away, we changed the formation and got all our forward players on.

"Every time we got past the back four, the goalkeeper pulled off some world-class saves.

"We got the important goal at the end and that got us an important point."

Scunthorpe United manager Russ Wilcox told BBC Radio Humberside:

Post-match: Scunthorpe boss Wilcox

"You have to credit Morecambe, they threw the kitchen sink at us, as teams do, but it's disappointing, really disappointing, because we are so close.

"We know we are so close to getting over that line, that extra two points makes a huge difference.

"In a nutshell, we are 94 minutes in at 1-0 and we've got to see out two minutes in a game and we've not done that.

"You know, it's a little bit embarrassing, it has happened too many times this season. We have to stay positive and we have to regroup again on Monday."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Morecambe

  • 01 Roche
  • 02 Beeley
  • 37 Mustoe Booked
  • 34 Edwards
  • 05 Hughes
  • 22 Parrish (Redshaw - 70' )
  • 12 Devitt Booked
  • 04 Kenyon
  • 27 Amond (Williams - 70' )
  • 11 Ellison
  • 08 Wright (Sampson - 83' )

Substitutes

  • 03 Threlfall
  • 06 Diagne
  • 07 Redshaw
  • 09 Sampson
  • 10 Williams
  • 14 Marshall
  • 25 Arestidou

Scunthorpe United

  • 01 Slocombe
  • 18 Nolan
  • 30 Williams
  • 24 Syers
  • 06 Canavan
  • 05 Mirfin Booked
  • 16 Adelakun (Hayes - 65' )
  • 07 Sparrow (Waterfall - 89' )
  • 27 Madden
  • 29 Winnall (Burton - 96' )
  • 14 Hawkridge Booked

Substitutes

  • 02 Ribeiro
  • 08 Burton
  • 13 Severn
  • 15 Waterfall
  • 17 Godden
  • 19 Collins
  • 39 Hayes
Ref: Mark Heywood
Att: 2,952

Match Stats

Shots

10 11

On target

6 3

Corners

6 8

Fouls

8 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Morecambe 1, Scunthorpe United 1.

90:00 +6:33 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Morecambe 1, Scunthorpe United 1.

90:00 +5:46 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Deon Burton replaces Sam Winnall.

90:00 +5:13 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Morecambe 1, Scunthorpe United 1. Jack Sampson (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jamie Devitt with a cross.

90:00 +0:49

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Sam Slocombe.

90:00 +0:37

Attempt saved. Mark Hughes (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

89:56 Booking

Booking Terry Hawkridge (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card.

89:51

Shaun Beeley (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:51

Foul by Terry Hawkridge (Scunthorpe United).

89:21

Attempt saved. Jack Redshaw (Morecambe) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

88:43 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Luke Waterfall replaces Matthew Sparrow.

88:04

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Eddie Nolan.

86:19

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Shaun Beeley.

85:25

Foul by Ryan Edwards (Morecambe).

85:25

Sam Winnall (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

82:48

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

82:48

Foul by Terry Hawkridge (Scunthorpe United).

82:05 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morecambe. Jack Sampson replaces Andrew Wright.

81:46

Shaun Beeley (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

81:46

Foul by Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United).

81:11

Hand ball by Matthew Sparrow (Scunthorpe United).

78:43

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Sam Slocombe.

78:20

Attempt saved. Ryan Williams (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

77:54 Booking

Booking David Mirfin (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card.

77:35

Hand ball by David Mirfin (Scunthorpe United).

72:37

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

72:37

Foul by Paul Hayes (Scunthorpe United).

72:00

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Alex Kenyon.

70:48 Booking

Booking Jordan Mustoe (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

70:43

Foul by Jordan Mustoe (Morecambe).

70:43

Eddie Nolan (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

69:56 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morecambe. Jack Redshaw replaces Andy Parrish.

69:46 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morecambe. Ryan Williams replaces Padraig Amond.

69:07

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

69:07

Foul by David Syers (Scunthorpe United).

67:51

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Mark Hughes.

67:43

Attempt blocked. David Mirfin (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

67:15

Attempt saved. Paul Hayes (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

66:55

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Andrew Wright.

66:41

Attempt blocked. Matthew Sparrow (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

65:01

Jordan Mustoe (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

65:01

Foul by Matthew Sparrow (Scunthorpe United).

64:33 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Paul Hayes replaces Hakeeb Adelakun.

63:46

Attempt missed. David Syers (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

63:13

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Andy Parrish.

60:26

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Eddie Nolan.

58:15

Foul by Padraig Amond (Morecambe).

58:15

Niall Canavan (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:18

Attempt saved. Andrew Wright (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

55:50

Shaun Beeley (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55:50

Foul by Niall Canavan (Scunthorpe United).

52:06

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

45:00

Second Half begins Morecambe 0, Scunthorpe United 1.

45:00 +1:02 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Morecambe 0, Scunthorpe United 1.

42:31

Foul by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

42:31

David Mirfin (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:51

Hand ball by Jamie Devitt (Morecambe).

32:39 Booking

Booking Jamie Devitt (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

32:00

Terry Hawkridge (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31:54

Foul by Jamie Devitt (Morecambe).

27:50

Foul by Padraig Amond (Morecambe).

27:50

(Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

27:15

Attempt missed. Padraig Amond (Morecambe) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

25:53

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Paddy Madden.

25:13

Shaun Beeley (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

25:13

Foul by Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United).

24:54

David Syers (Scunthorpe United) hits the right post with a header from the centre of the box.

24:22

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Andrew Wright.

21:34 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Morecambe 0, Scunthorpe United 1. Sam Winnall (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Paddy Madden with a cross.

20:43

Attempt missed. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

19:23

Attempt blocked. Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

18:40

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Barry Roche.

18:21

Attempt saved. David Syers (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

17:59

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Ryan Edwards.

16:31

Attempt missed. Sam Winnall (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

15:06

Attempt missed. Jamie Devitt (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

14:30

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by David Mirfin.

10:03

Foul by Andrew Wright (Morecambe).

10:03

David Syers (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

7:27

Attempt missed. Jamie Devitt (Morecambe) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

5:34

Attempt missed. Sam Winnall (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

4:23

Attempt missed. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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