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Exeter City 0-0 Morecambe

Exeter failed to break down Morecambe's stubborn resistance and had to settle for a point in a goalless draw at St James Park.

The hosts were the more dominant team throughout the 90 minutes, but there were very few clear-cut chances for either side.

Midfielder Nicky Law headed the best of those wide form 12 yards, from Pierce Sweeney's cross, while Morecambe's Steven Old almost put through his own goal when he sliced a Craig Woodman cross the wrong way.

Pierce Sweeney struck the top of the crossbar for Exeter, which was the closest either side came to scoring, while Morecambe's best chance came when Kevin Ellison headed narrowly wide from 10 yards.

Rhys Oates smashed a shot just too high with a rare Morecambe counter-attack, while Andrew Tutte brought a fine save out of Christy Pym with a well-hit free kick.

However, it was a superb defensive performance from Jim Bentley's side as Exeter struggled to create anything at all.

Dean Moxey headed wide as time ticked away for the Grecians, but that was as close as they came as the away side held firm for a deserved share of the spoils.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Exeter

  • 1Pym
  • 2Sweeney
  • 4O'Shea
  • 21MoxeyBooked at 53mins
  • 3Woodman
  • 10HolmesSubstituted forBowmanat 69'minutes
  • 25Taylor
  • 27Collins
  • 8LawBooked at 68mins
  • 7Martin
  • 14ForteSubstituted forJayat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Martin
  • 6Tillson
  • 12Bowman
  • 13Hamon
  • 17Jay
  • 19Abrahams
  • 34Hartridge

Morecambe

  • 21Halstead
  • 12Sutton
  • 5Old
  • 16Lavelle
  • 2Mills
  • 27Cranston
  • 6TutteSubstituted forMcKayat 86'minutes
  • 4Kenyon
  • 3Conlan
  • 18OatesSubstituted forMandevilleat 69'minutes
  • 11EllisonBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 10Campbell
  • 13Szczepaniak
  • 17Mandeville
  • 19Mendes Gomes
  • 24McKay
  • 25Hedley
  • 30Hawley
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
4,113

Match Stats

Home TeamExeterAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home12
Away8
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away7
Fouls
Home7
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Exeter City 0, Morecambe 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Exeter City 0, Morecambe 0.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Luke Conlan.

Booking

Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Bowman (Exeter City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Dean Moxey (Exeter City) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Exeter City.

Attempt blocked. Nicky Law (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Lee Martin (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Ryan Bowman (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ritchie Sutton (Morecambe).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Paul McKay replaces Andrew Tutte because of an injury.

Delay in match Andrew Tutte (Morecambe) because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Pierce Sweeney (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Dean Moxey (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Nicky Law (Exeter City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Steven Old.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Matt Jay replaces Jonathan Forte.

Craig Woodman (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Christy Pym.

Attempt saved. Andrew Tutte (Morecambe) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Dara O'Shea (Exeter City).

Dawid Szczepaniak (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Jordan Cranston (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Ryan Bowman replaces Lee Holmes.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Liam Mandeville replaces Rhys Oates.

Booking

Nicky Law (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card.

Jonathan Forte (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ritchie Sutton (Morecambe).

Attempt missed. Rhys Oates (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Lee Martin (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Cranston (Morecambe).

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Ritchie Sutton.

Hand ball by Jordan Cranston (Morecambe).

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Christy Pym.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Dean Moxey.

Attempt missed. Jordan Cranston (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Archie Collins.

goal

As It Stood

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2Bury28147753322149
3MK Dons26138544232147
4Colchester28137842301246
5Mansfield261112337201745
6Carlisle281431145351045
7Forest Green261111439251444
8Exeter27128738281044
9Tranmere2711974133842
10Stevenage28125113335-241
11Oldham2710984033739
12Swindon2891093137-637
13Newport26106103745-836
14Crewe28105133036-635
15Grimsby27104132934-534
16Northampton2771283535033
17Crawley27103143440-633
18Cheltenham2778123241-929
19Port Vale2778122636-1029
20Cambridge2885152547-2229
21Morecambe2877142844-1628
22Yeovil2669112832-427
23Macclesfield2866162544-1924
24Notts County2849152957-2821
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