Thursday, April 25, 2024

Morecambe celebrate Easter double with win over Barrow

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 1 Apr 2024


Morecambe made it two wins from two over the Easter holiday period with a 2-1 victory over fellow promotion chasers Barrow to keep their play-off hopes alive.

Early goals from David Tutonda and Gwion Edwards gave the Shrimps the three points before a late goal from Ben Whitfield set up a thrilling five minutes of injury time.

The Shrimps had the best possible start as they went ahead after only four minutes when Tutonda got the final touch to a Charlie Brown corner that caused the Barrow defence all sorts of problems.

The home side doubled their lead seven minutes later as they took advantage of a lapse in the Barrow defence. The visitors lost possession just outside their own area and Edwards was given a free run on goal which ended with a neat finish after rounding Paul Farman in the Barrow goal.

Barrow enjoyed their fair share of possession and Cole Stockton saw a snap-shot well saved by the outstretched left foot of Archie Mair before the same player was denied by an excellent block from Morecambe midfielder Jake Taylor.

The visitors looked to hit back in the second half but it took until the 89th minute for a reply when Whitfield scored from close range after Mair had saved Sam Foley’s effort.


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