League Two
Morecambe1Scunthorpe1

Morecambe 1-1 Scunthorpe United

Jack Sampson

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.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe431920465402577
2Chesterfield432015866392775
3Rochdale432291264451975
4Fleetwood432191363491472
5Burton421814104338568
6Southend4317141253381565
7York431616114839964
8Oxford Utd431614135144762
9Plymouth431610174652-658
10Bury431318125546957
11Dag & Red431415145053-357
12Mansfield431415144753-657
13Newport431315155356-354
14Wimbledon431314164550-553
15Cheltenham431216154958-952
16Accrington431215164952-351
17Portsmouth421215154557-1251
18Morecambe431214174862-1450
19Hartlepool421310194749-249
20Exeter431213184955-649
21Wycombe431114184251-947
22Bristol Rovers421114173847-947
23Northampton431114183655-1947
24Torquay43109243761-2439
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