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Crawley Town 1-1 Morecambe

A late strike from Cole Stockton earned a hard-earned point for Morecambe which took them off the bottom of League Two with a 1-1 draw at Crawley.

Bez Lubala's first-half penalty put Crawley ahead, but a spirited Morecambe display saw them take a point in Derek Adams' first league game in charge.

Morecambe carved out some early openings and, after George Tanner and Aaron Wildig were off target, Stockton should have put the Shrimps ahead.

Former Tranmere forward Stockton fired wide from a good position in the 11th minute following a pass by Wildig.

Crawley top-scorer Lubala had a free-kick turned away by goalkeeper Mark Halstead before the Reds' opposite number Glenn Morris parried a goal-bound shot from Luke Conlan.

Crawley broke the deadlock a minute before the interval with Lubala notching his ninth goal of the season from the penalty spot after Tom Brewitt had brought down David Sesay.

Former Birmingham City man Lubala came close to scoring again shortly after the break when a cross by Lewis Young just eluded him in front of goal.

Substitute Ashley Nathaniel-George was twice off target as Crawley enjoyed the greater possession.

But Morecambe clinched a point through Stockton with nine minutes remaining, the forward rifling in a first-time shot from a cross by Brewitt.

Report supplied by PA Media

Line-ups

Crawley

  • 1Morris
  • 2Young
  • 19Tunnicliffe
  • 6Dallison-Lisbon
  • 18Sesay
  • 21Bulman
  • 7Grego-Cox
  • 28Camara
  • 12FergusonSubstituted forEnigbokan-Bloomfieldat 83'minutes
  • 30LubalaSubstituted forNathaniel-Georgeat 61'minutes
  • 10NadesanSubstituted forPalmerat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Palmer
  • 14Francomb
  • 15Nathaniel-George
  • 16Enigbokan-Bloomfield
  • 20Sendles-White
  • 26Galach
  • 35Luyambula

Morecambe

  • 21Halstead
  • 12Sutton
  • 16Lavelle
  • 5OldSubstituted forO'Sullivanat 78'minutes
  • 4Kenyon
  • 27Tanner
  • 14Brewitt
  • 15WildigSubstituted forLeitch-Smithat 63'minutes
  • 3ConlanBooked at 72mins
  • 9StocktonBooked at 42minsSubstituted forEllisonat 84'minutes
  • 8Alessandra

Substitutes

  • 1Roche
  • 6Tutte
  • 7O'Sullivan
  • 10Leitch-Smith
  • 11Ellison
  • 24Miller
Referee:
Antony Coggins
Attendance:
2,079

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home20
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home13
Away5
Fouls
Home16
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Crawley Town 1, Morecambe 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crawley Town 1, Morecambe 1.

Foul by Jordan Tunnicliffe (Crawley Town).

Mark Halstead (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Hand ball by Luke Conlan (Morecambe).

Foul by Mason Bloomfield (Crawley Town).

Tom Brewitt (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Tom Dallison (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Panutche Camara.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Mark Halstead.

Attempt saved. Ashley Nathaniel-George (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tom Dallison.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Mason Bloomfield.

Foul by Jordan Tunnicliffe (Crawley Town).

Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. David Sesay (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Reece Grego-Cox.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Kevin Ellison replaces Cole Stockton.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Mason Bloomfield replaces Nathan Ferguson.

Ollie Palmer (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sam Lavelle (Morecambe).

Goal!

Goal! Crawley Town 1, Morecambe 1. Cole Stockton (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tom Brewitt with a cross.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by David Sesay.

Foul by Nathan Ferguson (Crawley Town).

Alex Kenyon (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Hand ball by Ollie Palmer (Crawley Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. John O'Sullivan replaces Steven Old.

Attempt missed. Nathan Ferguson (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Sam Lavelle.

David Sesay (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lewis Alessandra (Morecambe).

Attempt missed. Jordan Tunnicliffe (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ashley Nathaniel-George with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Tom Brewitt.

Attempt blocked. Ashley Nathaniel-George (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Ollie Palmer (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Sam Lavelle (Morecambe).

Booking

Luke Conlan (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Reece Grego-Cox (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Luke Conlan (Morecambe).

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Tom Dallison.

Attempt missed. Nathan Ferguson (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Ashley Nathaniel-George with a cross following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Ollie Palmer replaces Ashley Nadesan.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Alex Kenyon.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon1810353122933
2Forest Green179442011931
3Bradford169342415930
4Crewe179352722530
5Exeter188642320330
6Cheltenham1685327141329
7Northampton188462619728
8Port Vale187742423128
9Newport167631713427
10Colchester177552216626
11Plymouth177552520526
12Salford186662328-524
13Cambridge186572319423
14Mansfield185672625121
15Macclesfield175661720-321
16Crawley185672530-521
17Leyton Orient185582430-620
18Grimsby155462020019
19Scunthorpe184682325-218
20Carlisle1853101931-1218
21Walsall1853101426-1218
22Oldham173771826-816
23Morecambe1835101630-1414
24Stevenage172781221-913
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