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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

Formation 4-3-3

  • 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

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Notts County 0, Morecambe 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Notts County 0, Morecambe 0.

  3. Booking

    Mark Halstead (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Booking

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

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Michael Doyle (Notts County).

  7. Post update

    Hand ball by Kane Hemmings (Notts County).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Craig Mackail-Smith (Notts County).

  10. Post update

    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.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Ritchie Sutton.

  12. Booking

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Notts County. Will Patching replaces David Vaughan.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Morecambe. Liam Mandeville replaces Richard Bennett.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Steven Old.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Ryan Schofield.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

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

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
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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