League Two
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Morecambe rescued a draw at Stevenage as Padraig Amond came off the bench to head in a late equaliser.

Boro broke the deadlock when David McAllister was chopped down in the area by Mark Hughes and Simon Walton calmly slotted his penalty into the corner.

Stevenage goalkeeper Chris Day denied substitute Amond in each half before he equalised for the visiting team.

Amond was left unmarked in the middle to head Jamie Devitt's corner into the top corner.

Stevenage manager Graham Westley told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"I thought it was a fair result. They came with a strong gameplan and I think their mentality when they scored the goal showed they were happy with that point and happy to see the game out.

"When you've got four, five or six players coming back from injuries sometimes your legs flag and we're just delighted to have a two-week break now to get some pre-season work done in some of the lads who have been out.

"It wasn't an open game - they were rugged and determined in the way they played and made it quite hard. And when you haven't got that fluency because of changes to your team sometimes it'll be difficult and disjointed, which it was today.

"Good goalkeepers are there to do their job at times, and Chris Day certainly pulled the team out of jail once or twice."

Line-ups

Stevenage

  • 16Day
  • 25Henry
  • 9Charles
  • 5AshtonSubstituted forWhelpdaleat 10'minutes
  • 23Okimo
  • 22LeeSubstituted forAdamsat 60'minutesBooked at 78mins
  • 12McAllister
  • 8Walton
  • 34Deacon
  • 37Barnard
  • 20BeardsleySubstituted forBruntat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Beasant
  • 3Dembele
  • 7Whelpdale
  • 11Pett
  • 24Brunt
  • 46Jebb
  • 49Adams

Morecambe

  • 30Davies
  • 22Parrish
  • 5Hughes
  • 6Edwards
  • 19Wilson
  • 4KenyonSubstituted forMcCreadyat 75'minutes
  • 10Williams
  • 16Drummond
  • 3DevittSubstituted forMcGowanat 86'minutes
  • 12Mullin
  • 7RedshawSubstituted forAmondat 33'minutes

Substitutes

  • 20Watson
  • 21McGowan
  • 24McCready
  • 25Arestidou
  • 27Amond
  • 29Bondswell
Referee:
Mark Heywood
Attendance:
2,464

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home8
Away10
Shots on Target
Home1
Away7
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Stevenage 1, Morecambe 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Stevenage 1, Morecambe 1.

  3. Post update

    Darius Charles (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Paul Mullin (Morecambe).

  5. Post update

    Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Chris Day.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ryan Williams (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Simon Walton (Stevenage).

  8. Post update

    Paul Mullin (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by David McAllister (Stevenage).

  10. Post update

    Andy Parrish (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Stevenage. Ryan Brunt replaces Chris Beardsley.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Morecambe. Aaron McGowan replaces Jamie Devitt.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Stevenage 1, Morecambe 1. Padraig Amond (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Jamie Devitt following a corner.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Jerome Okimo.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Laurence Wilson.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Chris Whelpdale.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Darius Charles (Stevenage).

  18. Post update

    Paul Mullin (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. David McAllister (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  20. Booking

    Charlie Adams (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.