League Two
Morecambe4Chesterfield3

Morecambe 4-3 Chesterfield

Padraig Amond

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.

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Chesterfield manager Paul Cook tells BBC Radio Sheffield:

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"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."

Line-ups

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 6DiagneSubstituted forThrelfallat 84'minutes
  • 5HughesBooked at 24mins
  • 8WrightBooked at 66mins
  • 22Parrish
  • 4Kenyon
  • 16Drummond
  • 10WilliamsSubstituted forFlemingat 78'minutes
  • 27AmondSubstituted forMcGeeat 90'minutes
  • 9Sampson
  • 11Ellison

Substitutes

  • 23Doyle
  • 19McGee
  • 3Threlfall
  • 17Fleming
  • 20Mwasile
  • 14Marshall
  • 25Arestidou

Chesterfield

  • 1Lee
  • 6Cooper
  • 15Humphreys
  • 4Hird
  • 23Evatt
  • 10O'SheaSubstituted forEdwardsat 67'minutes
  • 5Morsy
  • 12Ryan
  • 7DarikwaSubstituted forDevittat 75'minutes
  • 28McSheffreySubstituted forPorterat 81'minutes
  • 17Doyle

Substitutes

  • 22Brown
  • 24Porter
  • 8Togwell
  • 20Chapman
  • 27Edwards
  • 2Banks
  • 16Devitt
Referee:
Steven Rushton
Attendance:
2,204

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamChesterfield
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home13
Away14
Shots on Target
Home7
Away9
Corners
Home9
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Morecambe 4, Chesterfield 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morecambe 4, Chesterfield 3.

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

Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

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

Foul by Jack Sampson (Morecambe).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Joe McGee replaces Padraig Amond.

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

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

Goal!

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

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Robbie Threlfall replaces Tony Diagne.

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

Foul by Jack Sampson (Morecambe).

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

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Barry Roche.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Chris Porter replaces Gary McSheffrey.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Andrew Fleming replaces Ryan Williams.

Foul by Ian Evatt (Chesterfield).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Jamie Devitt replaces Tendayi Darikwa.

Foul by Tendayi Darikwa (Chesterfield).

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

Goal!

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

Foul by Gary McSheffrey (Chesterfield).

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

Substitution

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

Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield).

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

Booking

Andrew Wright (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Andrew Wright (Morecambe).

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Ian Evatt.

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

Goal!

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

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Sam Hird.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Liam Cooper.

Foul by Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chesterfield10712178922
2Fleetwood107031911821
3Exeter106221410420
4Oxford Utd105321912718
5Mansfield105321410418
6Morecambe105321714318
7Scunthorpe10451138517
8Rochdale105231311217
9Newport104421511416
10Dag & Red104421413116
11Wimbledon105141211116
12Burton104331516-115
13Wycombe104241412214
14Southend104241110114
15Portsmouth103341718-112
16York103251314-111
17Plymouth10316713-610
18Bury10235131309
19Hartlepool102351014-49
20Bristol Rovers10235914-59
21Torquay102351118-79
22Cheltenham102351221-99
23Northampton10226813-58
24Accrington10028618-122
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