League Two
Morecambe1Scunthorpe1

Morecambe 1-1 Scunthorpe United

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:

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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."

Line-ups

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 2Beeley
  • 37MustoeBooked at 71mins
  • 34Edwards
  • 5Hughes
  • 22ParrishSubstituted forRedshawat 70'minutes
  • 12DevittBooked at 33mins
  • 4Kenyon
  • 27AmondSubstituted forWilliamsat 70'minutes
  • 11Ellison
  • 8WrightSubstituted forSampsonat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Threlfall
  • 6Diagne
  • 7Redshaw
  • 9Sampson
  • 10Williams
  • 14Marshall
  • 25Arestidou

Scunthorpe

  • 1Slocombe
  • 18Nolan
  • 30Williams
  • 24Syers
  • 6Canavan
  • 5MirfinBooked at 78mins
  • 16AdelakunSubstituted forHayesat 65'minutes
  • 7SparrowSubstituted forWaterfallat 89'minutes
  • 27Madden
  • 29WinnallSubstituted forBurtonat 90+6'minutes
  • 14HawkridgeBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 2Ribeiro
  • 8Burton
  • 13Severn
  • 15Waterfall
  • 17Godden
  • 19Collins
  • 39Hayes
Referee:
Mark Heywood
Attendance:
2,952

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home10
Away11
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away8
Fouls
Home8
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Morecambe 1, Scunthorpe United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morecambe 1, Scunthorpe United 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Deon Burton replaces Sam Winnall.

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.
Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Sam Slocombe.
Attempt saved. Mark Hughes (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Terry Hawkridge (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card.
Shaun Beeley (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Terry Hawkridge (Scunthorpe United).
Attempt saved. Jack Redshaw (Morecambe) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Luke Waterfall replaces Matthew Sparrow.
Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Eddie Nolan.
Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Shaun Beeley.
Foul by Ryan Edwards (Morecambe).
Sam Winnall (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Jack Redshaw (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Terry Hawkridge (Scunthorpe United).

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Jack Sampson replaces Andrew Wright.
Shaun Beeley (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United).
Hand ball by Matthew Sparrow (Scunthorpe United).
Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Sam Slocombe.
Attempt saved. Ryan Williams (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Booking

David Mirfin (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card.
Hand ball by David Mirfin (Scunthorpe United).
(Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Paul Hayes (Scunthorpe United).
Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Alex Kenyon.

Booking

Jordan Mustoe (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Jordan Mustoe (Morecambe).
Eddie Nolan (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Jack Redshaw replaces Andy Parrish.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Ryan Williams replaces Padraig Amond.
Andrew Wright (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by David Syers (Scunthorpe United).
Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Mark Hughes.
Attempt blocked. David Mirfin (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Attempt saved. Paul Hayes (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Andrew Wright.
Attempt blocked. Matthew Sparrow (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Jordan Mustoe (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Matthew Sparrow (Scunthorpe United).

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Paul Hayes replaces Hakeeb Adelakun.
Attempt missed. David Syers (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Andy Parrish.
Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Eddie Nolan.
Foul by Padraig Amond (Morecambe).
Niall Canavan (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Andrew Wright (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Shaun Beeley (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Niall Canavan (Scunthorpe United).
Attempt saved. Padraig Amond (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Second Half

Second Half begins Morecambe 0, Scunthorpe United 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Morecambe 0, Scunthorpe United 1.
Foul by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).
David Mirfin (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Hand ball by Jamie Devitt (Morecambe).

Booking

Jamie Devitt (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.
Terry Hawkridge (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jamie Devitt (Morecambe).
Foul by Padraig Amond (Morecambe).
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Scunthorpe43192042577
2Chesterfield43201582775
3Rochdale43229121975
4Fleetwood43219131472
5Burton42181410568
6Southend431714121565
7York43161611964
8Oxford Utd43161413762
9Plymouth43161017-658
10Bury43131812957
11Dag & Red43141514-357
12Mansfield43141514-657
13Newport43131515-354
14Wimbledon43131416-553
15Cheltenham43121615-952
16Accrington43121516-351
17Portsmouth42121515-1251
18Morecambe43121417-1450
19Hartlepool42131019-249
20Exeter43121318-649
21Wycombe43111418-947
22Bristol Rovers42111417-947
23Northampton43111418-1947
24Torquay4310924-2439
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