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  • Date:14 Aug 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Christie Park
Goal!

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92:26 +2.26

Centre by Dean Holden, Andy Parrish manages to make a clearance.

91:59 +1.59

Jason Taylor fouled by Paul Scott, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Exodus Geohaghon.

91:00 +1.00

Craig Stanley takes a corner.

90:16 +0.16

Unfair challenge on Mark Duffy by Tom Newey results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Craig Stanley from right wing, clearance made by Ryan Cresswell.

89:43

Paul Mullin concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Cresswell. Tom Newey restarts play with the free kick.

89:24

Kevin Ellison challenges Mark Duffy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Barry Roche.

88:28

Paul Mullin replaces Phil Jevons. Garry Hunter replaces Andrew Fleming.

87:57

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Nicky Law from the right by-line, clearance by Paul Scott.

87:41

Jason Taylor takes a shot. Andy Parrish gets a block in.

86:48

Kevin Ellison takes a shot. Darren Moss gets a block in.

84:55

Shot from deep inside the area by Tom Newey goes over the bar.

83:44

The ball is delivered by Nicky Law, Marcus Marshall takes a shot. Save by Barry Roche.

81:47

Paul Scott challenges Nicky Law unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tom Newey takes the direct free kick. Paul Scott receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Marcus Marshall joins the action as a substitute, replacing Tom Elliott.

81:24

Laurence Wilson delivers the ball, Ryan Cresswell makes a clearance.

80:43

Foul by Danny Harrison on Andrew Fleming, free kick awarded. Craig Stanley delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, Exodus Geohaghon manages to make a clearance.

79:42

Kevin Ellison produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.

79:05

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Laurence Wilson by Tom Elliott. Direct free kick taken by Barry Roche.

78:12

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Adam Rundle from the right by-line, Headed effort from close range by Chris McCready bounces off the post.

78:03

A cross is delivered by Mark Duffy, clearance by Jason Taylor.

76:36

Short corner taken by Nicky Law from the right by-line.

76:24

Tom Newey produces a cross.

75:47

Craig Stanley challenges Nicky Law unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ryan Cresswell takes the direct free kick.

74:45

Mark Duffy is brought on as a substitute for Chris Shuker.

73:11

Dean Holden produces a cross, Tom Elliott takes a shot. Save by Barry Roche.

72:50

Kevin Ellison delivers the ball, clearance made by Andy Parrish.

72:30

Centre by Adam Rundle.

72:04

Kevin Ellison has an effort at goal. Barry Roche makes a comfortable save.

71:10

Foul by Nicky Law on Andrew Fleming, free kick awarded. Craig Stanley takes the direct free kick.

69:20

Kevin Ellison takes a shot. Barry Roche makes a save.

68:51

A cross is delivered by Laurence Wilson, save made by Andy Warrington.

67:03

Dean Holden takes a shot. Blocked by Jason Taylor.

66:30

Tom Newey delivers the ball.

59:55

The ball is sent over by Adam Le Fondre, Headed effort from inside the box by Tom Elliott misses to the right of the target.

58:44

Foul by Andrew Fleming on Jason Taylor, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Tom Newey from left channel, clearance by Darren Moss.

55:36

Adam Le Fondre gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Fleming. Barry Roche takes the direct free kick.

54:56

A cross is delivered by Adam Rundle, save by Andy Warrington.

54:46

A cross is delivered by Craig Stanley.

52:41

Phil Jevons takes a shot. Comfortable save by Andy Warrington.

51:59

The ball is crossed by Tom Newey, Andy Parrish manages to make a clearance.

50:56

Laurence Wilson sends in a cross, Phil Jevons produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.

50:13

Tom Elliott challenges Craig Stanley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Craig Stanley.

48:38

Effort on goal by Adam Rundle from inside the box misses to the right of the target.

48:14

Adam Le Fondre takes a shot.

47:17

A cross is delivered by Adam Rundle, save made by Andy Warrington.

45:18 +0.18

Danny Harrison takes a shot. Chris McCready gets a block in.

41:16

The ball is swung over by Andrew Fleming.

40:36

Phil Jevons is caught offside. Direct free kick taken by Exodus Geohaghon.

38:30

The referee penalises Phil Jevons for handball. Free kick taken by Tom Newey.

37:40

Tom Newey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Fleming. Direct free kick taken by Chris McCready.

36:47

Tom Elliott produces a cross, Darren Moss manages to make a clearance.

35:13

Chris McCready fouled by Tom Elliott, the ref awards a free kick. Barry Roche takes the free kick.

34:12

Adam Rundle has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

31:01

Adam Le Fondre is caught offside. Free kick taken by Barry Roche.

28:38

Corner taken by Nicky Law from the right by-line.

28:17

Tom Newey delivers the ball, Laurence Wilson makes a clearance.

27:11

Adam Rundle takes a shot. Save made by Andy Warrington.

25:36

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tom Newey by Andrew Fleming. Tom Newey restarts play with the free kick.

24:16

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dean Holden by Laurence Wilson. Ryan Cresswell takes the direct free kick.

23:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Harrison on Andrew Fleming. Craig Stanley takes the free kick.

20:52

Unfair challenge on Tom Elliott by Paul Scott results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Cresswell.

19:59

The ball is swung over by Adam Rundle, save by Andy Warrington.

18:59

Corner taken right-footed by Nicky Law from the left by-line, save by Barry Roche.

17:01

Adam Rundle sends in a cross, blocked by Nicky Law.

15:25

Unfair challenge on Phil Jevons by Danny Harrison results in a free kick. Craig Stanley crosses the ball in from the free kick, Ryan Cresswell manages to make a clearance.

11:35

Effort on goal by Kevin Ellison from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

10:48

Craig Stanley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jason Taylor. Free kick taken by Tom Newey.

9:37

The referee penalises Phil Jevons for handball. Free kick taken by Tom Newey.

9:07

Unfair challenge on Chris Shuker by Kevin Ellison results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Chris McCready.

8:34

Danny Harrison takes a shot. Barry Roche makes a comfortable save.

6:44

Effort from deep inside the area by Adam Le Fondre misses to the left of the target.

6:37

The ball is crossed by Tom Newey, Andy Parrish makes a clearance.

4:23

The ball is delivered by Nicky Law.

2:58

Corner taken by Kevin Ellison from the right by-line played to the near post, Craig Stanley makes a clearance.

2:50

Tom Newey crosses the ball, clearance made by Chris McCready.

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

It is the end of the first-half.

The game restarts for the second half.

The final whistle goes and the game is over.

Match Preview

No new worries for McIlroy Morecambe boss Sammy McIlroy has no new injury or suspension concerns ahead of the home clash with npower League Two rivals Rotherham. Midfielder Neil Wainwright and defender Jim Bentley are still ruled out after picking up injuries in the summer but McIlroy has an otherwise full-strength squad. The Shrimps are in buoyant mood after beating Championship outfit Coventry 2-0 in the Carling Cup first round on Tuesday. Summer signing Andy Fleming will be hoping to keep his place in the centre of midfield after enjoying a dream debut in midweek when his two goals dumped the Sky Blues. Fleming, who joined from Wrexham, said: "To score both goals as well was unbelievable and it is a night I will never forget." Rotherham will be able to welcome back a host of players for the trip. Loan duo Exodus Geohaghon and Dean Holden missed the 4-1 Carling Cup thumping at Peterborough as their parent clubs denied them permission to play in the competition while midfielder Mark Bradley returns from international duty with Wales. All three should come back into the squad while striker Tom Elliott could also be involved again after he pulled out of the trip to London Road on the morning of the game with a knee injury. Tom Pope, Ryan Taylor and Dale Tonge are continued absentees as they all struggle with foot injuries but Johnny Mullins could be in contention as he steps up his recovery from a hamstring problem. Manager Ronnie Moore will also be hoping to bring in a striker in time for the clash as deals for Ian Thomas-Moore, Jon Macken and Izale McLeod have all seemed to have fallen by the wayside.

Formation:4141Manager: Sammy McIlroy

Morecambe

Formation: 442Manager: Ronnie Moore

Rotherham

  • Barry Roche
  • Darren Moss
  • Andy Parrish
  • Chris McCready
  • Laurence Wilson
  • Paul Scott
  • Chris Shuker
  • Craig Stanley
  • Andrew Fleming
  • Adam Rundle
  • Phil Jevons
  • SUBS
  • Laurie Walker
  • Garry Hunter
  • James Spencer
  • Stewart Drummond
  • Mark Duffy
  • Paul Mullin
  • Will Haining

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Match Report

Stalemate at Globe Arena Morecambe and Rotherham produced an entertaining goalless draw in the first ever league encounter at the Globe Arena. Both sides had chances to win the game and both hit the woodwork in an exciting second half. Adam Le Fondre hit the post from 25 yards after 48 minutes and Morecambe defender Chris McCready also hit the woodwork 12 minutes from time with a header from Adam Rundle's right-wing corner. Rotherham also went close with Barry Roche saving superbly from Kevin Ellison after the Shrimps saw Phil Jevons and Adam Rundle come close in the first half. Both sides pushed for the winner but some excellent defending from both teams kept it to a stalemate.

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