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Opposition View: Morecambe (A)

11 February 2020

The Silkmen travel north to Lancashire this evening, as we take on Morecambe in what could well prove to be a vital fixture at The Globe Arena.

Morecambe come into this fixture in relatively inconsistent form - recording one win, two draws and two losses in their last five matches.

The Shrimps currently sit in 23rd position with 27 points, just two points and one position behind Macc in Sky Bet League Two.

Mark Kennedy’s side will be looking to build on a promising result after drawing 1-1 with Leyton Orient at the weekend. Jacob Blyth scored a dramatic stoppage time equaliser, his first goal of the season after signing in the summer.

Morecambe also scored a late equaliser at the weekend. Alex Kenyon tapped in from close range in the 85th minute against Mansfield to claim a 1-1 draw.

The Shrimps could even count themselves unlucky in not getting the three points after a late flurry of chances.

The last time we faced Morecambe was in August, with the visitors coming out one-nil victors in a closely contested match at Moss Rose.

Opposition Manager comments:

Derek Adams spoke of his frustration after Morecambe failed to take their chances against Mansfield.

He said on the club’s website:

“We had enough chances to win not only one but probably two football matches.

“First half, I thought we controlled large spells and created chances but we didn’t take them. We got into really good areas in that 18-yard box and didn’t find that killer touch.

“Second half, for the first bit, Mansfield had the better of that, but then, with 15 or 20 minutes to go, we had the next bit.

“They got the goal, really, out of nothing; we couldn’t really see them breaking us down. We had control of the game and they got that goal.

“We didn’t play well in the second half. I thought that we didn’t pass the ball as quickly as we did in the first half, we didn’t create as many opportunities.

“But we changed formation and we finished the game on top. We’ve had four very good chances to win the match and their keeper has made some magnificent saves.”

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