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Notts County 0-0 Morecambe

Notts County slipped back to bottom of the Football League as they were held to a dour 0-0 draw by Morecambe.

Neal Ardley's side cut the gap to safety to three points and Enzio Boldewijn was the closest on either side to breaking the deadlock.

But the Magpies could not snatch the points and are staring down the barrel of a first-ever relegation to non-league in their 131-year history.

In a game of precious little quality, neither side threatened much in the first half with Matt Tootle and Boldewijn firing in excellent crosses from which the Magpies could not capitalise.

Morecambe fared little better, with defender Steven Old heading over the bar at the back post from a Richie Bennett cross.

The entertainment levels did not rise in the second half, although County did create the best chance of the game when David Vaughan released Boldewijn who drew a fine save from Mark Halstead.

Mitch Rose struck a powerful drive from the rebound, but again Halstead kept it out with Kane Hemmings lurking for the rebound which never came.

Aaron Collins did force Schofield into an excellent save, but in truth neither side deserved to win a highly forgettable contest.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Notts County

  • 27Schofield
  • 2Tootle
  • 5Duffy
  • 18Stubbs
  • 24Milsom
  • 26RoseBooked at 50mins
  • 43DoyleBooked at 90mins
  • 8VaughanSubstituted forPatchingat 84'minutes
  • 11Boldewijn
  • 15Hemmings
  • 7AlessandraSubstituted forMackail-Smithat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Fitzsimons
  • 3Bird
  • 6Barclay
  • 10Gomis
  • 20Patching
  • 28Mackail-Smith
  • 33Dunn

Morecambe

  • 21HalsteadBooked at 90mins
  • 2Mills
  • 5Old
  • 12Sutton
  • 3Conlan
  • 4Kenyon
  • 27CranstonBooked at 67minsSubstituted forFlemingat 70'minutesBooked at 86mins
  • 26MingoiaBooked at 33mins
  • 31Collins
  • 11Ellison
  • 7BennettBooked at 14minsSubstituted forMandevilleat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Roche
  • 8Fleming
  • 14Dalby
  • 17Mandeville
  • 19Mendes Gomes
  • 23Brownsword
  • 24McKay
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
5,813

Match Stats

Home TeamNotts CountyAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home10
Away7
Shots on Target
Home1
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Notts County 0, Morecambe 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Notts County 0, Morecambe 0.

Booking

Mark Halstead (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Michael Doyle (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.

Andrew Fleming (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Michael Doyle (Notts County).

Hand ball by Kane Hemmings (Notts County).

Zak Mills (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Craig Mackail-Smith (Notts County).

Attempt missed. Matt Tootle (Notts County) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left following a set piece situation.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Ritchie Sutton.

Booking

Andrew Fleming (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

Will Patching (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Will Patching replaces David Vaughan.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Liam Mandeville replaces Richard Bennett.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Steven Old.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Ryan Schofield.

Attempt saved. Aaron Collins (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. Piero Mingoia (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Richard Bennett (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Enzio Boldewijn (Notts County).

Zak Mills (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Mitch Rose (Notts County).

Attempt blocked. Michael Doyle (Notts County) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Piero Mingoia (Morecambe) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Alex Kenyon (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a set piece situation.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Michael Doyle.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Craig Mackail-Smith replaces Lewis Alessandra.

Foul by Ritchie Sutton (Morecambe).

Richard Duffy (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Andrew Fleming replaces Jordan Cranston.

Aaron Collins (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Matt Tootle (Notts County).

Booking

Jordan Cranston (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jordan Cranston (Morecambe).

Lewis Alessandra (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Steven Old (Morecambe) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Robert Milsom.

Attempt saved. Mitch Rose (Notts County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

goal

As It Stood

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1Lincoln City372112465353075
2Bury372010771413070
3MK Dons381991062402266
4Mansfield371714654302465
5Tranmere3717101054421261
6Forest Green3815131055391658
7Exeter3716101150371358
8Colchester381691357461157
9Carlisle38176155749857
10Stevenage38158154347-453
11Northampton381216104847152
12Newport37157154656-1052
13Swindon371312124346-351
14Crewe38148164648-250
15Oldham371212135448648
16Grimsby38146184048-848
17Cheltenham38129174656-1045
18Crawley38127194055-1543
19Morecambe38119184458-1442
20Port Vale381011173343-1041
21Cambridge37118183254-2241
22Yeovil3899203654-1836
23Macclesfield3789203862-2433
24Notts County38712193871-3333
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