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Morecambe 1-1 Cambridge United

Harvey Knibbs scored a second-half equaliser as Morecambe were denied a much-needed League Two victory by Cambridge at the Globe Arena.

A goal apiece in the second half saw both teams take a point in a low-quality game, but the draw was enough to move the Shrimps off the foot of the table.

Morecambe started the game well with two great chances in the opening three minutes.

Jordan Slew missed his kick altogether when the ball fell to him five yards out from the right-hand side and Cole Stockton drilled a low shot inches wide from the edge of the area.

Cambridge slowly gained their shape but failed to create chances until the later stages of the half with Jack Roles forcing Morecambe debutant Christoffer Mafoumbi into a decent save.

Morecambe took the lead in the 47th-minute through Adam Phillips when the on-loan Burnley man smashed a loose ball into the roof of the Cambridge net from close range.

The visitors - without a win in 2020 - fought back bravely and scored a deserved equaliser after 68 minutes when Knibbs reacted quickly in the box to slam home a loose ball after a Jack Roles corner caused the Morecambe defence all sorts of problems.

Cambridge then had the better of the possession but it was Morecambe who went closest to clinch maximum points when Stockton clipped an effort inches wide after being played in by Carlos Mendes-Gomes.

A-Jay Leitch-Smith was then denied a superb late goal by a fantastic save from Dimitar Mitov.

Morecambe move out of the relegation zone and are now a point above bottom club Stevenage.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Morecambe

  • 37Mafoumbi
  • 30CooneyBooked at 90mins
  • 5Old
  • 16Lavelle
  • 3Conlan
  • 31PhillipsBooked at 55minsSubstituted forBrewittat 79'minutes
  • 4KenyonSubstituted forWildigat 73'minutes
  • 32Diagouraga
  • 19Mendes Gomes
  • 9Stockton
  • 29SlewBooked at 59minsSubstituted forLeitch-Smithat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Leitch-Smith
  • 12Sutton
  • 14Brewitt
  • 15Wildig
  • 21Halstead
  • 34Mbulu

Cambridge

  • 1Mitov
  • 2Knoyle
  • 5Taylor
  • 16Darling
  • 11DunkSubstituted forJonesat 90+1'minutes
  • 10MarisBooked at 36mins
  • 8O'NeilSubstituted forHannantat 86'minutes
  • 22LewisBooked at 25mins
  • 30RolesSubstituted forEl Mizouniat 87'minutes
  • 26Knibbs
  • 18Adeboyejo

Substitutes

  • 3Jones
  • 4Taft
  • 7Hannant
  • 17Davies
  • 19Lambe
  • 25Burton
  • 34El Mizouni
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
2,019

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home39%
Away61%
Shots
Home15
Away13
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away6
Fouls
Home16
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Morecambe 1, Cambridge United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morecambe 1, Cambridge United 1.

Foul by Victor Adeboyejo (Cambridge United).

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

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by George Maris.

Attempt blocked. Carlos Mendes Gomes (Morecambe) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Cooney.

Attempt missed. Harvey Knibbs (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kyle Knoyle with a cross.

Booking

Ryan Cooney (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Luke Hannant (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Cooney (Morecambe).

Hand ball by George Maris (Cambridge United).

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Daniel Jones replaces Harrison Dunk because of an injury.

Attempt saved. A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Morecambe) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Toumani Diagouraga.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Idris El Mizouni replaces Jack Roles.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Luke Hannant replaces Liam O'Neil because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. A-Jay Leitch-Smith replaces Jordan Slew.

Attempt missed. Ryan Cooney (Morecambe) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Hand ball by Cole Stockton (Morecambe).

Attempt saved. Cole Stockton (Morecambe) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Aaron Wildig.

Attempt blocked. George Maris (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Liam O'Neil.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Tom Brewitt replaces Adam Phillips.

Attempt missed. Harry Darling (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jack Roles with a cross following a set piece situation.

Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ryan Cooney (Morecambe).

Attempt missed. Cole Stockton (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Greg Taylor (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cole Stockton (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Aaron Wildig replaces Alex Kenyon.

Offside, Cambridge United. George Maris tries a through ball, but Paul Lewis is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Cole Stockton (Morecambe) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Carlos Mendes Gomes.

Goal!

Goal! Morecambe 1, Cambridge United 1. Harvey Knibbs (Cambridge United) right footed shot from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Victor Adeboyejo following a corner.

Attempt saved. Harry Darling (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jack Roles with a cross.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Adam Phillips.

Attempt blocked. George Maris (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Hand ball by Alex Kenyon (Morecambe).

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Steven Old.

Offside, Cambridge United. George Maris tries a through ball, but Kyle Knoyle is caught offside.

Harry Darling (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam Phillips (Morecambe).

Attempt missed. Paul Lewis (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Harrison Dunk with a cross following a set piece situation.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon29175752312156
2Exeter28159438271154
3Plymouth27155745281750
4Crewe28147751351649
5Colchester291113538251346
6Northampton28137841311046
7Bradford29121073527846
8Cheltenham271111541221944
9Forest Green2912893427744
10Port Vale29101183536-141
11Newport269982624236
12Salford2999113640-436
13Walsall29106132939-1036
14Crawley29811103941-235
15Scunthorpe2989123942-333
16Cambridge2988133138-732
17Leyton Orient29710123646-1031
18Mansfield2979134045-530
19Grimsby2779112733-630
20Oldham29612112843-1530
21Carlisle2878132645-1929
22Macclesfield2871382831-328
23Morecambe2958162551-2623
24Stevenage29313132033-1322
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