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Morecambe 2-2 Chesterfield

League Two's bottom side Chesterfield came from two goals down to earn a battling point at Morecambe.

Despite Chesterfield enjoying the greater share of the possession in the first half the Shrimps took a 2-0 lead into the break after a close range header from Garry Thompson from Michael Rose 's excellent cross and a fine Callum Lang effort after he robbed the visitors' defence of possession and slotted the ball under Aaron Ramsdale from 12 yards out.

Chesterfield boss Jack Lester made two changes at the break with Chris O'Grady and George Smith coming on and the changes quickly paid dividends as the visitors pulled one back through top scorer Kristian Dennis.

The chance looked to have gone begging when Dennis initially failed to control the ball into the box but he recovered sharply and struck a stunning volley past Danijel Nizic from the left hand side of the box.

The visitors then took charge and deservedly added a second with 15 minutes to go.

Ramsdale drove a free kick into the Morecambe box and the ball was headed into the danger area for Andy Kellett to smash a half-volley past Nizic from 12 yards out.

Both teams went close to snatching victory at the end with Morecambe's Gregg Wylde smashing a close range effort over after 90 minutes and Louis Dodds almost sealing a superb fightback when he headed wide in injury time from Jason Brown's cross.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Morecambe

  • 12Nizic
  • 2McGowan
  • 6Winnard
  • 5Old
  • 14Conlan
  • 24Rose
  • 4KenyonBooked at 26minsSubstituted forFlemingat 45'minutes
  • 7ThompsonBooked at 26mins
  • 29Lang
  • 11EllisonSubstituted forOliverat 82'minutes
  • 28McGurkSubstituted forWyldeat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Fleming
  • 9Oliver
  • 10Campbell
  • 15Wildig
  • 16Lavelle
  • 20Maher
  • 21Wylde

Chesterfield

  • 1Ramsdale
  • 27BarrySubstituted forSmithat 45'minutes
  • 33Whitmore
  • 20Maguire
  • 22Talbot
  • 26McCourtSubstituted forDoddsat 51'minutes
  • 28WeirSubstituted forO'Gradyat 45'minutes
  • 44BrownBooked at 76mins
  • 25Reed
  • 24Kellett
  • 9Dennis

Substitutes

  • 10O'Grady
  • 12Anyon
  • 15Rowley
  • 17Smith
  • 19Dodds
  • 35Nelson
  • 41Hines
Referee:
Martin Coy
Attendance:
1,042

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamChesterfield
Possession
Home38%
Away62%
Shots
Home9
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away4

Live Text

Match ends, Morecambe 2, Chesterfield 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morecambe 2, Chesterfield 2.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Aaron McGowan.

Laurence Maguire (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Morecambe).

Hand ball by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

Attempt missed. Gregg Wylde (Morecambe) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt missed. Vadaine Oliver (Morecambe) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left following a set piece situation.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Laurence Maguire.

Attempt missed. Louis Dodds (Chesterfield) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Vadaine Oliver (Morecambe) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Vadaine Oliver replaces Kevin Ellison.

Attempt blocked. Callum Lang (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Jacob Brown (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jacob Brown (Chesterfield).

Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Morecambe 2, Chesterfield 2. Andy Kellett (Chesterfield) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner following a set piece situation.

Drew Talbot (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Callum Lang (Morecambe).

Attempt missed. Louis Reed (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Alex Whitmore.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Aaron McGowan.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Gregg Wylde replaces Adam McGurk.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Alex Whitmore.

Attempt missed. Adam McGurk (Morecambe) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Michael Rose.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Steven Old.

Goal!

Goal! Morecambe 2, Chesterfield 1. Kristian Dennis (Chesterfield) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by George Smith following a fast break.

Attempt saved. Louis Dodds (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Garry Thompson (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Louis Dodds (Chesterfield).

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Louis Dodds replaces Jak McCourt because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Callum Lang (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

Drew Talbot (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Andrew Fleming replaces Alex Kenyon.

Second Half

Second Half begins Morecambe 2, Chesterfield 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Chris O'Grady replaces Robbie Weir.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. George Smith replaces Bradley Barry.

Half Time

First Half ends, Morecambe 2, Chesterfield 0.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Accrington40265967402783
2Luton422311887434480
3Wycombe412111975552074
4Exeter412261357471072
5Notts County4219131063441970
6Lincoln City401813957421567
7Coventry411981451401165
8Mansfield4216161061481364
9Swindon42197166362164
10Carlisle421613135750761
11Colchester421613135146561
12Crawley42169175359-657
13Newport401315124951-254
14Cambridge411412154455-1154
15Stevenage421313165658-252
16Cheltenham421312176260251
17Crewe42145235670-1447
18Yeovil401210185564-946
19Port Vale421013194659-1343
20Morecambe41916164053-1343
21Grimsby421011213463-2941
22Forest Green41117234870-2240
23Barnet4299243863-2536
24Chesterfield4098234371-2835
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