October 6, 2012
Shrimps and Brewers in dour stalemate
Morecambe and Burton both had to settle for a point after a drab goalless draw at the Globe Arena.
In a game which saw both sets of defenders on top, Morecambe created the better chances but failed to find the target as they looked for rare back-to-back home wins.
The best openings fell to Lewis Alessandra in the second half, with one effort from the right side of the penalty area fizzing just over before he missed the best chance of the game when he was one-on-one with Stuart Tomlinson but lobbed over the bar.
Burton only tested Morecambe's debutant keeper Andreas Arestidou once throughout the 90 minutes, with a long-range shot from Jacques Maghoma forcing the former Preston keeper into an uncomfortable save.
Maghoma drilled a first-half shot into the side-netting but Albion's only effort of note in the second half was a long-range Robbie Weir shot which flew well wide of a post.
Morecambe finished the game on the front foot but Jack Redshaw and Andy Fleming both fired horribly wide from good position.
|25 Andres Arestidou||13 Stuart Tomlinson|
|15 Chris McCready||5 Alexander Diamond|
|2 Nick Fenton||24 Robert Kiernan|
|6 Will Haining||20 Anthony O'Connor|
|8 Andrew Wright||23 Lee Bell|
|18 Gary McDonald||19 Jacques Maghoma|
|16 Stuart Drummond||14 Damien McCrory|
|17 Andrew Fleming||8 Robbie Weir|
|10 Richard Brodie||26 Luke Rooney|
|9 Lewis Alessandra||9 Justin Richards|
|27 Jack Redshaw||18 Matthew Paterson|
|24 James Short||Ross Atkins 1|
|29 Will Bell||Nathan Stanton 4|
|7 Izak Reid||Aaron Webster 3|
|20 Joe Mwasile||Cleveland Taylor 7|
|19 Joe McGee||Jack Dyer 22|
|14 Jordan Burrow||Billy Kee 29|
|Adi Yussuf 12|
|Izak Reid for Will Haining (65)||Adi Yussuf for Ariel Borysiuk (57)|
|Jordan Burrow for Richard Brodie (70)||Jack Dyer for Luke Rooney (69)|
|Nathan Stanton for Anthony O'Connor (72)|
|Andrew Wright (90)||Ariel Borysiuk (4)|
|Adi Yussuf (63)|
|Robbie Weir (70)|
|Damien McCrory (90)|
|· Squads: Morecambe | Burton Albion|