Sky Bet League 2
Morecambe 0-0 Grimsby Town
Morecambe have dropped to 22nd in League 2 following today’s goalless draw against Grimsby Town.
The Shrimps dominated the game mostly, with Alex Kenyon and Adam McGurk coming closest in the first half.
Jim Bentley’s side had a great start to the game, and had one of 12 corners from the game in the second minute.
This came to nothing however, as Michael Rose’s short-corner was intercepted and Grimsby hit Morecambe on the break.
In the 23rd minute Aaron Wildig and Vadaine Oliver linked up really well before giving it to McGurk, whose strike was pushed wide by McKeown.
Four minutes later, Luke Conlan and Michael Rose then linked up well before passing to Oliver – whose final effort went just wide of the goal.
In the 32nd minute, Alex Kenyon then came very close to taking the lead for the Shrimps.
Michael Rose put the ball into the box, and the defender got his foot on it but this took the ball over the bar.
Grimsby only really threatened on occasions in the second half, and former York City midfielder Luke Summerfield had a powerful long-range effort blocked by Rose and out for a corner in the 66nd minute.
Morecambe captain Rose then tried his own luck from long range two minutes later, with his strike being pushed wide by McKeown.
Summerfield then threatened again in the 74th minute but his effort, that would’ve normally have been classed as ‘over-hit’, went just over thanks to the wind blowing in his direction.
The Shrimps came closest to taking the lead in the 77th minute when Steve Old’s header on the end of Rose’s corner was cleared off the line.
The game therefore ended in stalemate, meaning that Grimsby extend their unbeaten run in the league to six games ahead of their next game at home to Cambridge United whilst the Shrimps will drop to the relegation zone if they lose at Forest Green Rovers next week.
Morecambe: Roche, McGowan, Old, Kenyon, Winnard, Conlan, Rose(c), Fleming, Wildig (E Osborne 75), McGurk (Thompson 69), Oliver.
Subs not used: Nizic, Brough, Campbell, Lavelle, Lang.
Grimsby Town: McKeown, Davies, Clarke, Collins, Dixon, Dembele (Jaiyesimi 69), Berrett, Summerfield, Woolford, Jones (Hooper 79), Vernon.
Subs not used: Mills, K Osborne, Bolarinwa, Matt, Killip.