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Exeter City 1-1 Morecambe

Padraig Amond

Referee Andy D'Urso ended Exeter's draw with Morecambe in controversy after reversing his decision to award the hosts a stoppage-time penalty.

Padraig Amond had earlier cancelled out Tom Nichols's second minute City goal before an incredible end to the game.

D'Urso looked to have given the Grecians a chance to win after David Wheeler was felled in the box which led to a melee between both teams.

After the situation was calmed, Morecambe's Jamie Devitt was sent off.

But with John O'Flynn waiting to take the penalty the referee decided to award The Shrimps a free-kick instead.

This all overshadowed the match which saw 20-year-old Nichols smashing in his fifth of the season for Exeter before Amond latched on to Andrew Fleming's pass for the equaliser.

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Post-match: Morecambe boss Bentley

Morecambe manager Jim Bentley told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"It all hinged on that final couple of minutes. As soon as the tackle went in, it looked a stonewall penalty from where we were stood.

"The referee pointed to the spot, but the linesman had a better view and the lad's been booked for diving. Our players said afterwards it was a blatant dive.

"The main thing for us is that we've lost Jamie Devitt to a straight red card and that's disappointing."

Line-ups

Exeter

  • 30Pym
  • 2Butterfield
  • 3Woodman
  • 29Grimes
  • 4Bennett
  • 6Coles
  • 7Sercombe
  • 8OakleySubstituted forGillat 78'minutes
  • 20NicholsSubstituted forO'Flynnat 79'minutes
  • 14Richards
  • 11DaviesSubstituted forWheelerat 60'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 19O'Flynn
  • 22Keohane
  • 25Parkin
  • 32Wheeler
  • 33Hamon
  • 35Gill

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 22Parrish
  • 3ThrelfallBooked at 57mins
  • 17Fleming
  • 5Hughes
  • 15McCreadySubstituted forMcGeeat 64'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 10WilliamsSubstituted forDrummondat 64'minutes
  • 8WrightBooked at 90mins
  • 9SampsonSubstituted forEllisonat 79'minutes
  • 12DevittBooked at 90mins
  • 27Amond

Substitutes

  • 6Diagne
  • 7Redshaw
  • 11Ellison
  • 16Drummond
  • 19McGee
  • 23Doyle
  • 25Arestidou
Referee:
Andy D'Urso
Attendance:
2,620

Match Stats

Home TeamExeterAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home10
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Exeter City 1, Morecambe 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Exeter City 1, Morecambe 1.

Craig Woodman (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

Dismissal

Jamie Devitt (Morecambe) is shown the red card for fighting.

Booking

David Wheeler (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card.

David Wheeler (Exeter City) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Mark Hughes.

Booking

Andrew Wright (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

Matthew Gill (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andrew Wright (Morecambe).

Booking

Joe McGee (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Andy Parrish.

Matt Grimes (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

Eliot Richards (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andrew Wright (Morecambe).

Danny Butterfield (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

Attempt missed. Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Kevin Ellison replaces Jack Sampson.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. John O'Flynn replaces Tom Nichols.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Matthew Gill replaces Matt Oakley.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Scott Bennett.

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

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

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Mark Hughes.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Stewart Drummond replaces Ryan Williams.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Joe McGee replaces Chris McCready.

Attempt missed. Tom Nichols (Exeter City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Danny Butterfield.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Craig Woodman.

Foul by Matt Oakley (Exeter City).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. David Wheeler replaces Arron Davies.

Booking

Robbie Threlfall (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

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

Attempt saved. Eliot Richards (Exeter City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Exeter City 1, Morecambe 1. Padraig Amond (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Andrew Fleming.

Attempt missed. Ryan Williams (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Chesterfield31161052358
2Scunthorpe31141341555
3Oxford Utd32141261854
4Rochdale3116691354
5Fleetwood30164101452
6Burton3114107552
7Southend3113991048
8Newport281198342
9Hartlepool3211912042
10Dag & Red31101011-140
11York3291211139
12Exeter3110912-339
13Morecambe3110912-639
14Plymouth3010911-839
15Wimbledon3110813-538
16Cheltenham3081210-536
17Portsmouth3181211-836
18Mansfield3181112-1135
19Bristol Rovers3081012-434
20Accrington3081012-734
21Bury2971210-333
22Wycombe3071013-631
23Torquay307815-1629
24Northampton306816-1926
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