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Morecambe 1-1 Northampton Town

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."

Line-ups

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 8Wright
  • 3Threlfall
  • 17Fleming
  • 5Hughes
  • 34Edwards
  • 4Kenyon
  • 12Devitt
  • 9SampsonSubstituted forRedshawat 62'minutes
  • 27AmondSubstituted forDiagneat 90+2'minutes
  • 11EllisonSubstituted forMarshallat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Diagne
  • 7Redshaw
  • 10Williams
  • 14Marshall
  • 15McCready
  • 19McGee
  • 25Arestidou

Northampton

  • 1Duke
  • 12Tozer
  • 29RobertsonBooked at 66mins
  • 4CarterBooked at 79mins
  • 23Diamond
  • 27Kouo-Doumbe
  • 11HackettSubstituted forDeeganat 15'minutes
  • 34Ravenhill
  • 18Connell
  • 7Sinclair
  • 8Morris

Substitutes

  • 2McSweeney
  • 10C. López
  • 13Snedker
  • 17Deegan
  • 20Moyo
  • 24Toney
  • 35Dickenson
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
1,761

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home9
Away13
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home1
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Morecambe 1, Northampton Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morecambe 1, Northampton Town 1.

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

Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Tony Diagne replaces Padraig Amond.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Mark Hughes.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Ryan Edwards.

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

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Ryan Edwards.

Foul by Marcus Marshall (Morecambe).

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

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

Foul by Emile Sinclair (Northampton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Marcus Marshall replaces Kevin Ellison.

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

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

Foul by Richard Ravenhill (Northampton Town).

Booking

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

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

Foul by Darren Carter (Northampton Town).

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

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

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

Foul by Ian Morris (Northampton Town).

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.

Foul by Mark Hughes (Morecambe).

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

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

Foul by Darren Carter (Northampton Town).

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

Booking

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

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

Foul by Gregor Robertson (Northampton Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Jack Redshaw replaces Jack Sampson.

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

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

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

Foul by Darren Carter (Northampton Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Rochdale38217102270
2Scunthorpe38171742268
3Chesterfield39181382567
4Fleetwood3818713961
5Burton3816139461
6Oxford Utd38151491259
7York38141311755
8Plymouth38151013155
9Southend38131411853
10Dag & Red38121412050
11Hartlepool38131015349
12Newport37121213-348
13Cheltenham38111512-648
14Morecambe38121214-1148
15Wimbledon38121115-547
16Accrington38111215-345
17Exeter38111116-444
18Mansfield38101414-1344
19Bury3791612-143
20Bristol Rovers37101314-643
21Wycombe38101216-842
22Portsmouth3891514-1442
23Northampton3891217-1839
24Torquay389920-2136
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