League Two
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Morecambe 1-1 Colchester United

Morecambe moved off the bottom of the League Two table after sharing the spoils with Colchester at the Globe Arena.

A first-half goal from Frank Nouble gave Colchester the advantage at the break only for Morecambe debutant Adam Phillips to earn the draw with a 69th-minute header.

Colchester went ahead in the 35th minute. The visitors took a quick throw-in down the left side with Ryan Clampin producing a superb low cross into the Morecambe area which was met by Nouble to score from close range at full stretch.

The visitors went close to adding a second in first-half injury time when Harry Pell tried his luck from distance with a shot that took a wicked defection off a Morecambe defender and curled inches wide of the left hand post.

They went close again on the hour when Kwame Poku saw a shot turned onto the post by goalkeeper Mark Halstead, and Morecambe took advantage of the reprieve when Phillips ran onto a superb cross from substitute John O'Sullivan to head past Dean Gerken from 12 yards out.

As both sides pressed for the winner Colchester were reduced to 10 men when Ryan Jackson was sent off for a second bookable offence with seven minutes to go.

Morecambe almost took advantage of their numerical advantage as sub A-Jay Leitch-Smith saw two shots blocked and Carlos Mendes Gomes also drilled an effort wide from the edge of the box.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Morecambe

  • 21Halstead
  • 30Cooney
  • 5Old
  • 16Lavelle
  • 3Conlan
  • 31Phillips
  • 4Kenyon
  • 32DiagouragaBooked at 73mins
  • 19Mendes Gomes
  • 9StocktonSubstituted forLeitch-Smithat 80'minutes
  • 29SlewSubstituted forO'Sullivanat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7O'Sullivan
  • 10Leitch-Smith
  • 12Sutton
  • 14Brewitt
  • 27Tanner
  • 28Da Silva Mendes

Colchester

  • 1Gerken
  • 2JacksonBooked at 83mins
  • 18Eastman
  • 5Prosser
  • 21ClampinBooked at 21mins
  • 8PellBooked at 90mins
  • 24Stevenson
  • 45Nouble
  • 49PokuBooked at 60minsSubstituted forOgedi-Uzokweat 82'minutes
  • 15HarriottSubstituted forGambinat 72'minutesSubstituted forLapslieat 85'minutes
  • 9Norris

Substitutes

  • 4Lapslie
  • 14Comley
  • 19Kensdale
  • 20Ogedi-Uzokwe
  • 26Gambin
  • 29Ross
  • 40Fernandes
Referee:
Robert Lewis
Attendance:
1,593

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home14
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Morecambe 1, Colchester United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morecambe 1, Colchester United 1.

Foul by Luke Norris (Colchester United).

Ryan Cooney (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Norris (Colchester United).

Ryan Cooney (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Carlos Mendes Gomes (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Toumani Diagouraga.

Attempt blocked. A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Carlos Mendes Gomes.

Booking

Harry Pell (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Morecambe) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Adam Phillips.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Mark Halstead.

Attempt saved. Frank Nouble (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Luke Norris.

Tom Lapslie (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Lavelle (Morecambe).

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Tom Lapslie replaces Luke Gambin.

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

Attempt blocked. Adam Phillips (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Ryan Jackson (Colchester United) for a bad foul.

Foul by Ryan Jackson (Colchester United).

Carlos Mendes Gomes (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Luke Prosser (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Carlos Mendes Gomes (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe replaces Kwame Poku.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. A-Jay Leitch-Smith replaces Cole Stockton.

Foul by Ryan Clampin (Colchester United).

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

Offside, Morecambe. Ryan Cooney tries a through ball, but Cole Stockton is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Toumani Diagouraga (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high following a set piece situation.

Booking

Ryan Jackson (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ryan Jackson (Colchester United).

Carlos Mendes Gomes (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt blocked. Harry Pell (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Toumani Diagouraga (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ben Stevenson (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Toumani Diagouraga (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Luke Gambin replaces Callum Harriott.

Luke Norris (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Steven Old (Morecambe).

Goal!

Goal! Morecambe 1, Colchester United 1. Adam Phillips (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by John O'Sullivan with a cross.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon27165649292053
2Exeter26148437271050
3Cheltenham261111441212044
4Crewe25135747321544
5Plymouth25135740261444
6Bradford26128633221144
7Forest Green2712873223944
8Northampton2612683629742
9Colchester261011536241241
10Port Vale2691163331238
11Newport248972322133
12Walsall2796122636-1033
13Crawley2771193537-232
14Salford2788113338-532
15Scunthorpe2787123538-331
16Cambridge2787123033-331
17Grimsby257992529-430
18Mansfield2769123642-627
19Leyton Orient2669113343-1027
20Oldham2669112641-1527
21Carlisle2667132343-2025
22Macclesfield2561272427-324
23Morecambe2647152145-2419
24Stevenage26212121531-1618
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