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Morecambe 0-0 Cheltenham Town

Morecambe and Cheltenham shared the spoils in a goalless League Two draw at the Globe Arena.

A game that lacked skill and inspiration saw both sides struggle to create chances, with neither goalkeeper really troubled.

The game started briskly with Luke Varney heading a Sean Long cross straight at Barry Roche from eight yards out before a long period of inactivity.

Lewis Alessandra put in a cross from the right that was just too far ahead of Kevin Ellison and Steven Old headed an Andrew Tutte corner well wide before a frantic final two minutes of the half.

With time running out Cheltenham had a golden chance to open the scoring when the ball broke free to Gavin Reilly at the far post after the home defence failed to deal with Ben Tozer's long throw but he failed to find the target.

One minute later it was Morecambe's turn to threaten with Alessandra hitting the crossbar from 12 yards after the home side's best move of the game.

The second half started with Roche saving smartly from a Reilly cross that was deflected goalwards but from there the best chance fell to Morecambe's Cole Stockton, who volleyed a John O'Sullivan cross just over from the edge of the box.

Cheltenham forced a string of late corners with Conor Thomas seeing a volley land on the roof of the Morecambe net before an injury-time save from Scott Flinders from Andrew Tutte's long range strike.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Morecambe

  • 1RocheBooked at 79mins
  • 2Buxton
  • 16Lavelle
  • 5Old
  • 27TannerSubstituted forCranstonat 64'minutes
  • 4KenyonSubstituted forSuttonat 70'minutes
  • 6Tutte
  • 7O'Sullivan
  • 8Alessandra
  • 11EllisonSubstituted forMillerat 64'minutes
  • 9Stockton

Substitutes

  • 12Sutton
  • 14Brewitt
  • 18Oates
  • 21Halstead
  • 23Brownsword
  • 24Miller
  • 33Cranston

Cheltenham

  • 1Flinders
  • 5Raglan
  • 4Tozer
  • 26Greaves
  • 2LongBooked at 58mins
  • 11Broom
  • 21Doyle-Hayes
  • 14SheafSubstituted forThomasat 56'minutes
  • 17Debayo
  • 32Varney
  • 20ReillySubstituted forLloydat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Bowry
  • 7Thomas
  • 10Campbell
  • 18Brennan
  • 19Lloyd
  • 22Lovett
  • 25Chamberlain
Referee:
David Rock
Attendance:
1,692

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home10
Away8
Shots on Target
Home1
Away1
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home7
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Morecambe 0, Cheltenham Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morecambe 0, Cheltenham Town 0.

Sean Long (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cole Stockton (Morecambe).

Attempt saved. Andrew Tutte (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lewis Alessandra.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Luke Varney.

Foul by George Lloyd (Cheltenham Town).

Adam Buxton (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Ben Tozer.

Attempt blocked. Shaun Miller (Morecambe) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked. Assisted by Jordan Cranston.

Attempt missed. Jacob Greaves (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ryan Broom with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Steven Old.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Steven Old.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Andrew Tutte.

Foul by Luke Varney (Cheltenham Town).

Sam Lavelle (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Sean Long (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Ritchie Sutton.

Luke Varney (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Steven Old (Morecambe).

Attempt blocked. Jake Doyle-Hayes (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is blocked.

Booking

Barry Roche (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ryan Broom (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Barry Roche (Morecambe).

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Jordan Cranston.

Attempt missed. Ryan Broom (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jake Doyle-Hayes.

Foul by Ryan Broom (Cheltenham Town).

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

Foul by Luke Varney (Cheltenham Town).

John O'Sullivan (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Cole Stockton (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by John O'Sullivan with a cross.

Foul by Conor Thomas (Cheltenham Town).

Jordan Cranston (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Ritchie Sutton replaces Alex Kenyon.

Delay in match because of an injury Alex Kenyon (Morecambe).

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Adam Buxton.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. George Lloyd replaces Gavin Reilly.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Jordan Cranston replaces George Tanner.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Shaun Miller replaces Kevin Ellison.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon32106337
2Exeter32103127
3Forest Green32103127
4Macclesfield32015236
5Plymouth32014136
6Crewe320134-16
7Bradford31204135
8Mansfield31206425
9Newport31203215
10Cambridge31202115
11Cheltenham31114224
12Crawley31115414
13Grimsby31113214
14Salford31113304
15Walsall31112204
16Leyton Orient311113-24
17Port Vale30303303
18Carlisle310246-23
19Morecambe302124-22
20Northampton301224-21
21Colchester301224-21
22Stevenage301203-31
23Scunthorpe301238-51
24Oldham300316-50
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