Sky Bet League 2
Morecambe 2-2 Salford City
Miller 48 Lloyd 15,66
Morecambe and Salford City shared the points in an exciting 2-2 draw at the Globe Arena today.
Danny Lloyd opened the scoring early in the first half for the visitors, before goals from Shaun Miller and Lewis Alessandra early in the second half put the Shrimps in front.
However, Lloyd got his second of the game 15 minutes later to secure a point.
Jim Bentley named an unchanged line-up from the team that lost 3-1 to Swindon Town last week, while Graham Alexander made four changes.
Both teams started the game reasonably well and the first chance fell to Salford when Lloyd shot straight at Barry Roche in the ninth minute.
Two minutes later, Morecambe had their first chance of the game when George Tanner’s long range effort was pushed over.
Salford then took the lead in the 15th minute when Richie Towell’s shot deflected off Lloyd on its way in.
15 minutes later, the visitors were awarded a penalty after a Ritchie Sutton hand ball in the box, and Lloyd stepped up but hit the bar on its way over.
On the brink of half time, Alexander’s side came close when Emmanuel Dieseruvwe volleyed the ball towards Adam Rooney who close range shot was saved by Roche.
Morecambe made an excellent start to the second half scoring two goals in the first five minutes.
The first came from a good ball from Aaron Wildig through to Miller who beat his man and buried the ball in the bottom right corner.
The second came when Miller played a good ball through to Alessandra who attempted to lob the ‘keeper but he kept it out, and then he slid the ball past the keeper at the rebound.
Salford equalised in the 66th minute when Roche fumbled a free kick from Lloyd and it beat him in the top left corner.
The visitors had their second penalty of the day two minutes from time when substitute Adam Buxton brought a player down in the box, and Towell stepped up and the penalty was saved by Roche to the left.
The final chance of the game fell to Salford substitute Devante Rodney who was through on goal and his shot was saved by the legs of Roche.
Up next for the Shrimps is Scunthorpe United away from home next week, while Salford face Cheltenham at home.
Morecambe: Roche (capt), Tanner, Sutton, Lavelle, Old, Conlan (Buxton 72), Wildig (Cranston 81), Tutte, O’Sullivan, Miller, Alessandra (Ellison 84).
Subs not used: Halstead, Stockton, Oates, Brownsword.
Salford City: Letheren, Wiseman, Baldwin, Piergianni, D Jones, Maynard, Towell (Hughes 89), Jervis, Dieseruvwe (J Jones 76), Lloyd, Rooney (Rodney 76).
Subs not used: Burgess, Beesley, McFarlane.