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Sky Bet League 2

Globe Arena (ATT 4,025) 3rd September 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: A Haines

Morecambe Morecambe vs Bradford City Bradford

Morecambe 1

I Reid (57)

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Bradford 1

R Hannah (90+3)

Bantams stop Shrimps surge

Last Updated: 03/09/11 5:56pm

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Wilson: Hit the woodwork

Wilson: Hit the woodwork

A late Ross Hannah goal denied Morecambe the chance to go top of League Two for the first time as they drew 1-1 with Bradford.

Substitute Hannah struck three minutes into injury time with a sweetly-struck volley from the edge of the area that beat Barry Roche low to his left.

Izak Reid gave Morecambe the lead on 56 minutes with his first goal for the club. Laurence Wilson's first effort came back off the crossbar, and after a goalmouth scramble, Reid volleyed home his first goal for the Shrimps in style from 12 yards out.

The visitors hit back with Barry Roche saving superbly from James Devitt's free kick and James Hanson's close range header before Lewis Alessandria missed a golden opportunity when he shot over from 12 yards despite a great opening.

Bradford started brightly with Mark Stewart sending a dipping shot over the bar before Morecambe's first effort of note came in the 16th minute. Reid crossed from the right, Luke Oliver failed to clear and Phil Jevons clipped the top of the crossbar with his effort from close range.

Stewart Drummond saw two efforts fly over the bar and Bradford left-back Robbie Threlfall went close with a 40th-minute free kick that grazed the left-hand post.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Luton Town 17 34
2 Shrewsbury Town 17 33
3 Wycombe Wanderers 17 32
4 Burton Albion 17 32
5 Plymouth Argyle 17 30
6 Bury 17 30
7 Southend United 17 28
8 Morecambe 17 26
9 Newport County AFC 17 25
10 Cambridge United 17 24
11 Stevenage 17 24
12 Exeter City 17 24
13 Portsmouth 17 23
14 AFC Wimbledon 17 23
15 Accrington Stanley 17 23
16 Cheltenham Town 17 22
17 Northampton Town 17 21
18 Oxford United 17 19
19 Mansfield Town 17 19
20 Carlisle United 17 18
21 York City 17 15
22 Dagenham & Redbridge 17 15
23 Tranmere Rovers 17 12
24 Hartlepool United 17 12