Match ends, Barnet 2, Morecambe 2.
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.
- 19Akpa-AkproSubstituted forGambinat 87'minutes
- 23NichollsSubstituted forBattat 83'minutes
- 4KenyonSubstituted forMurphyat 76'minutes
- 9BarkhuizenSubstituted forMolyneuxat 68'minutes
- 7MullinSubstituted forDunnat 66'minutes
- Gavin Ward
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Barnet 2, Morecambe 2.
Attempt blocked. Shaun Batt (Barnet) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.
Mauro Vilhete (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).
Attempt missed. Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Barnet) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right.
Attempt saved. Ryan Edwards (Morecambe) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Mauro Vilhete.
Attempt missed. John Akinde (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Substitution, Barnet. Luke Gambin replaces Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro.
Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Bondz N'Gala.
Attempt blocked. Michael Rose (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Foul by Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Barnet).
Peter Murphy (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Barnet. Shaun Batt replaces Alex Nicholls.
Elliot Johnson (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jack Dunn (Morecambe).
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.
Alex Nicholls (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Liam Wakefield (Morecambe).