February 23, 2013
Shrimps and Pirates share spoils
In-form duo Morecambe and Bristol Rovers fought out an entertaining 1-1 draw at the Globe Arena.
The home side took the lead with just 80 seconds on the clock. Striker Jack Redshaw received the ball 25 yards out and arrowed in a first-time, right-footed shot that gave Steve Mildenhall no chance as it flew into the bottom right-hand corner.
Redshaw went close to doubling the home side's lead with one effort cleared off the line by Tom Parkes before the visitors hit back early in the second half when Joe Anyinsah crossed from the left and Eliot Richards nipped in between defender and goalkeeper to head past Barry Roche from six yards out.
Both sides then came close to snatching the three points in a pulsating final 20 minutes.
Lewis Alessandra headed a Robbie Threlfall cross against the foot of the post before Richards wasted a glorious chance to double his tally, shooting tamely at Roche when through on goal.
Morecambe had penalty claims rejected deep to stoppage time when Chris Holroyd was bundled over but referee Carl Berry waved play on.
|1 Barry Roche||13 Steve Mildenhall|
|15 Chris McCready||14 Lee Brown|
|2 Nick Fenton||29 Mark McChrystal|
|6 Will Haining||4 Dan Woodards|
|22 Andy Parrish||2 Michael Smith|
|18 Gary McDonald||6 Tom Parkes|
|11 Kevin Ellison||32 John-Joe O'Toole|
|16 Stuart Drummond||25 Seanan Clucas|
|9 Lewis Alessandra||10 Elliot Richards|
|10 Ryan Williams||16 Joe Anyinsah|
|27 Jack Redshaw||27 Tom Hitchcock|
|25 Andres Arestidou||Connor Gough 20|
|3 Robbie Threlfall||Clayton McDonald 21|
|24 James Short||Tom Lockyer 30|
|17 Andrew Fleming||James Paterson 3|
|20 Joe Mwasile||Oliver Norburn 15|
|26 Chris Holroyd||Jordan Goddard 23|
|14 Jordan Burrow||Ellis Harrison 17|
|Robbie Threlfall for Andy Parrish (29)||Oliver Norburn for Dan Woodards (76)|
|Chris Holroyd for Lewis Alessandra (79)||Ellis Harrison for Seanan Clucas (85)|
|Andrew Fleming for Ryan Williams (84)||James Paterson for Tom Hitchcock (90)|
|John-Joe O'Toole (90)|
|· Squads: Morecambe | Bristol Rovers|