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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 Wycombe Wanderers 27 52
2 Shrewsbury Town 27 51
3 Burton Albion 27 51
4 Luton Town 26 47
5 Southend United 27 47
6 Newport County AFC 27 46
7 Bury 27 44
8 Stevenage 27 41
9 Exeter City 28 41
10 Plymouth Argyle 27 40
11 Morecambe 27 37
12 Cambridge United 26 36
13 AFC Wimbledon 26 36
14 Northampton Town 27 34
15 Accrington Stanley 26 33
16 Oxford United 27 30
17 Cheltenham Town 27 30
18 Portsmouth 26 29
19 York City 27 28
20 Mansfield Town 26 28
21 Tranmere Rovers 26 27
22 Dagenham & Redbridge 27 27
23 Carlisle United 27 27
24 Hartlepool United 27 18