League Two
BarnetBarnet2MorecambeMorecambe2

Barnet 2-2 Morecambe

Morecambe twice came from behind to draw with Barnet, despite a John Akinde double at The Hive.

Shrimps forward Paul Mullin hit the post in the opening exchanges but it was the home side who took the lead.

Akinde latched onto Michael Nelson's long pass and chipped the ball over goalkeeper Barry Roche for his sixth of the season.

But Morecambe were level almost immediately, Tom Barkhuizen following in to nod his equaliser home after seeing the ball hit the post.

The visitors hit the woodwork twice more but the Bees retook the lead with another neat Akinde finish, converting Nicholls' clever pass.

The striker almost completed his hat-trick 10 minutes after the break, only for Roche to produce a brilliant one-handed save from point-blank range.

And Morecambe eventually claimed their second equaliser of the night when Cole Stockton turned in James Jennings' cross, the only real chance Jim Bentley's side created after half-time.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Barnet

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Stephens
  • 3Johnson
  • 5N'Gala
  • 6Nelson
  • 32Vilhete
  • 8Weston
  • 14Togwell
  • 19Akpa-AkproSubstituted forGambinat 87'minutes
  • 23NichollsSubstituted forBattat 83'minutes
  • 13Campbell-Ryce
  • 9Akinde

Substitutes

  • 7Watson
  • 11Gambin
  • 12Vickers
  • 15Sesay
  • 16Taylor
  • 21Batt
  • 25Shomotun

Morecambe

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Roche
  • 21Jennings
  • 6Winnard
  • 5Edwards
  • 2Wakefield
  • 4KenyonSubstituted forMurphyat 76'minutes
  • 24Rose
  • 11Ellison
  • 9BarkhuizenSubstituted forMolyneuxat 68'minutes
  • 7MullinSubstituted forDunnat 66'minutes
  • 23Stockton

Substitutes

  • 3McGowan
  • 8Murphy
  • 10Molyneux
  • 12Nizic
  • 14Conlan
  • 19Massanka
  • 20Dunn
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
1,164

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnetAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home15
Away12
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home9
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Barnet 2, Morecambe 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Barnet 2, Morecambe 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Shaun Batt (Barnet) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  4. Post update

    Mauro Vilhete (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Barnet) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ryan Edwards (Morecambe) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Mauro Vilhete.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. John Akinde (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnet. Luke Gambin replaces Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Bondz N'Gala.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Michael Rose (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Barnet).

  14. Post update

    Peter Murphy (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnet. Shaun Batt replaces Alex Nicholls.

  16. Post update

    Elliot Johnson (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Jack Dunn (Morecambe).

  18. Goal!

    Goal! Barnet 2, Morecambe 2. Cole Stockton (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by James Jennings.

  19. Post update

    Alex Nicholls (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Liam Wakefield (Morecambe).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth10712137622
2Luton105231911817
3Doncaster105232013717
4Portsmouth105231710717
5Notts County105231714317
6Grimsby105141714316
7Carlisle103701411316
8Crewe104421414016
9Morecambe105141618-216
10Colchester104331614215
11Accrington104331413115
12Crawley104331213-115
13Blackpool103431511413
14Mansfield1034389-113
15Hartlepool102621418-412
16Leyton Orient103251214-211
17Barnet92521012-211
18Stevenage103251417-311
19Wycombe103251215-311
20Yeovil103161015-510
21Cambridge10235814-69
22Exeter10307815-79
23Cheltenham101541114-38
24Newport91351015-56
View full League Two table

Top Stories