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Match Preview | Morecambe (a)

27 April 2018

EFL Sky Bet League Two – Globe Arena – Saturday 28th April 2018 – KO 3pm

Last Time We Met

The last time we met the Shrimps was back in December at the Hive and it was the Bees who came away with maximum points.

Jamal Campbell-Ryce opened the scoring on the half-hour mark, netting a strike worthy of a top class status. He charged down the left before cutting inside and dipping his bending his effort from 30 yards into the bottom corner.

The Bees doubled their lead four minutes later courtesy of Jack Taylor who slotted home after being played through on goal by John Akinde who later missed a penalty to deny the Bees a three-goal cushion.

Despite Adam Campbell pulling one back on 72 minutes for Morecambe, the Bees held on to claim all three points.


Jim Bentley took charge of Morecambe in May 2011 after replacing Sammy McIlroy at the helm. He has since gone on to become the third longest serving manager in England’s top four divisions behind Arsene Wenger and Paul Tisdale.

The 41-year-old began his career in the youth set-up at Manchester City before starting his professional tenure at Telford United.

After five years at the Lillywhites, the former defender joined Morecambe where he made over 250 league appearances, scoring 29 goals.

Bentley was also captain of the Shrimps and was part of the side that gained promotion to the Football League for the first time in their history in 2007.

After spending a season with Morecambe’s reserve team in a coaching capacity during the 2009-10 season, Bentley became a player-coach for the first team before being appointed manager just under a year later.


Kevin Ellison is one of Morecambe’s longest serving players in the side. The forward joined the Shrimps in 2011 from Rotherham United and has since gone on to make over 250 league appearances for the club, scoring 73 goals.

Alongside the Millers, the 39-year-old has also made a name for himself at the likes of Chester City, Hull City, Tranmere and Altrincham.

Ellison has played the majority of the Shrimps’ games this season, scoring 10 goals in all competitions, making him joint top scorer alongside Callum Lang.

Morecambe’s number 11 isn’t afraid to test his luck, accumulating 45 shots, with 25 of them on target this campaign.

Ellison can score with both feet and with six of his goals this season coming from a header, he can also pose a real aerial threat.

All nine goals in the league this season have come from within the box so the Bees back-line will have to be on top of their game to stop him from causing damage this weekend.

Last Time Out

Unlike the Bees, Morecambe didn’t have a week’s break to prepare for this match as they were in action on Tuesday.

The Shrimps played host to Cambridge United in mid-week and with both teams failing to find the net, the points were shared.

The result meant Morecambe moved five points clear of Barnet in the standings so a win for us this weekend is a must.

Ticket & Transport Details:

Ticket prices can be found by clicking here.

We are running a supporters coach, prices are £40 per passenger. To purchase, click here.

Keep up with the game:

Full match commentary from every game is available on iFollow. If you live outside the UK & Ireland, you can watch a live video stream from the game on iFollow.

You can also get live match updates on Twitter throughout the afternoon. We are also on Facebook and will go behind the scenes on our Instagram.

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Match Reports

Report & Reaction | Morecambe 0-1 Barnet FC

28 April 2018

A great strike from Alex Nicholls gave the Bees a vital win on the road at Morecambe, taking the battle for League Two survival to the final day.

From the start, there only ever looked like their would be one winner. 

Barnet’s first clear chance came 6 minutes in. Brindley delivered a free kick which Ricardo Santos connected with, but his flick on went just wide of the near post.

Four minutes later, Brindley fizzed a low shot wide of the far post from the edge of the box.

Coulthirst was the next to try his luck, bringing the ball forward to the edge of the box before firing over the crossbar.

Brindley delivered a dangerous cross in the 27th minute which Roche cut out just before it reached the head of Akinde.

Just after the half hour mark, Simeon Akinola was stretchered off and replaced by Alex Nicholls.

Lavelle had a chance for Morecambe from a free kick but he hit his effort behind.

After the break, Sweeney played through Nicholls but Roche was quick off of his line to beat the Barnet man to it.

Akinde had an effort well saved when it was destined to nestle in the top right corner.

Dan Sweeney then hit the side netting, flicking on Richard Brindley’s corner before Nicholls had an effort well saved.

A combination of Akpa Akpro and Santos header over a corner before Brindley fried a free kick which was saved low to Roche’s right.

A rare chance for Morecambe came and went when Kenyon shot well over the bar from 25 yards out.

The deadlock was finally broken in the 79th minute when Alex Nicholls excellently powered the ball home on the volley from Akpa Akpro’s knock down.

The Bees then had the chance to double their lead when Akinde went one-on-one with Roche but the Morecambe ‘keeper pulled off a good save and Jack Taylor couldn’t quite convert the loose ball.

The Bees then played down the clock to earn a more than deserved three points and keep their battle for survival alive until the final day.

Attendance - 2,073 (240 Barnet)

Barnet - Ross, Brindley, Santos, Nelson (Watson 76’), Weston, Akinde, Coulthirst (J. Taylor 70’), Tutonda, Akinola (Nicholls 35’), Akpa Akpro, Sweeney

Unused - Legg, Clough, Bover, Payne

Hear from Martin Allen after today's win:

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Ticket News

Tickets | Morecambe details and coach travel

23 April 2018

Ticket details for the Bees trip to Morecambe this weekend are now available.

The travelling Bee Army can purchase in advance by clicking here, or on the day.

Prices are as follows:

VISITING FANS PMG Stand A & B (covered seating)
Adult Adults - £21
Concession (65+)* Concession (65+)* - £17
Young Person (18-22) Young Person (18-22) - £15
Junior (11-17) Junior (11-17) - £6
Under 11s** Under 11s** - Free

* Concessions are 65 and over, students in full time education (proof required) or registered disabled (carer on application)

** 1 free when purchased in conjunction with a paying adult/concession. Under 14s must be accompanied by a responsible adult


The coach will run from The Hive London, leaving at 7:30am. The cost for a return journey is £40 per passenger.

The coach will have a toilet on board.

To book your seat, please call 020 8381 3800 (Ext 1100) by 6pm on Friday 27th April. Seats will be sold on a first come, first served basis.


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