Morecambe v Blackpool RECAP: Updates from Seasiders' final pre-season friendly

Blackpool take on League One newcomers Morecambe this afternoon in their final pre-season friendly ahead of their return to the Championship.

Saturday, 31st July 2021, 12:30 pm
Updated Saturday, 31st July 2021, 5:01 pm
The Seasiders head to Globe Arena for their final friendly of the summer

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Last updated: Thursday, 01 January, 1970, 01:00

  • LIVE: Morecambe 1-1 Blackpool
  • Seasiders head to Globe Arena for final pre-season friendly of the summer
  • Neil Critchley hopeful of having some players back available ahead of league opener

And that brings an end to Blackpool’s pre-season friendly of the summer.

CJ Hamilton was the man to net for the Seasiders, cancelling out Wes McDonald’s first-half strike. All attention now turns to next weekend’s league opener at Bristol City.

Carl Stockton almost has the ball in the back of the net for Morecambe, but Chris Maxwell recovers to make the save. The linesman’s flag was raised anyway.

Maxwell denies Jonah Ayunga in the final minute as the Seasiders are almost punished for playing the ball out from the back.

Cameron Antwi replaces Grant Ward for the Seasiders, who are still pushing for a late winner.

Grant Ward waltzes into the box before firing just over on his left foot. Close.

77 - Morecambe threaten

Aaron Wildig meets a deep cross, but his header flies into the body of Callum Connolly and behind for a corner. Morecambe appealed for handball, but a corner is the best they get.

Shayne Lavery makes a really clever run off the back of a Morecambe defender before firing a low shot towards goal, which the keeper does well to keep out.

Lavery has been excellent since coming on.

Chris Maxwell, who has been a spectator for most of this half, gets down well to his left to save Aaron Wildig’s downward header.

Shayne Lavery does superbly to close down Ryan Delaney, winning the ball back right on the edge of the Morecambe box. Delaney fouls Lavery straight away, giving the Seasiders a free-kick in a really dangerous position.

ON: Oliver Casey, Kevin Stewart, Sonny Carey, Shayne Lavery and Tyreece John-Jules

OFF: Richard Keogh, Reece James, Keshi Anderson, CJ Hamilton and Jerry Yates

Josh Bowler, who has been a real threat since coming on, goes close with a rising effort that looks like it might just nestle into the top corner. Morecambe’s sub keeper does well to fly across his goal and tip wide though.

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