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Globe Arena (ATT 1,810) 31st December 2011 - Kick off 13:00 Ref: M Brown

Morecambe Morecambe vs Burton Albion Burton Alb

Morecambe 2

L Alessandra (31)
G McDonald (68)

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Burton Alb 2

B Kee (38)
C Zola (53)

All square at Globe Arena

Last Updated: 31/12/11 3:39pm

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McDonald: Secured a point for Shrimps

McDonald: Secured a point for Shrimps

Morecambe and Burton had to settle for a share of the spoils after an entertaining 2-2 draw at the Globe Arena on Saturday.

The Shrimps broke the deadlock just after the half hour when Lewis Alessandra scored a stunning goal as he curled an effort from the left-hand side of the box that beat Ross Atkins and went in off the bottom of the left-hand post.

That lead lasted just seven minutes as Burton equalised with a huge slice of luck. Billy Kee's free-kick looked set to be going wide but Nick Fenton could only manage to divert the ball into his own goal.

From there, Barry Roche was forced into another good save from a Calvin Zola effort and the half ended with Jason Price testing Atkins as the Burton goalkeeper did well to claw an effort away for a corner.

Burton completed their turnaround in the 53rd minute when they took the lead through the ever-dangerous Zola. Chris Palmer floated in a free-kick from the right, the ball was headed back across goal and Zola was on hand to bundle the ball over the line from close range.

The Shrimps hit back strongly and Gary McDonald secured them a well-earned point with a fine goal after 68 minutes. The midfielder collected the ball 25 yards out and let fly with a low drive that beat Atkins to his right-hand side.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Shrewsbury Town 34 64
2 Burton Albion 34 64
3 Wycombe Wanderers 34 63
4 Luton Town 34 58
5 Bury 34 58
6 Southend United 34 58
7 Newport County AFC 34 53
8 Plymouth Argyle 34 52
9 Stevenage 34 52
10 Northampton Town 34 50
11 AFC Wimbledon 34 46
12 Morecambe 34 45
13 Portsmouth 34 44
14 Exeter City 34 44
15 Accrington Stanley 34 43
16 Cambridge United 34 41
17 Mansfield Town 34 41
18 Dagenham & Redbridge 34 40
19 Oxford United 34 39
20 York City 34 36
21 Carlisle United 34 36
22 Tranmere Rovers 34 34
23 Cheltenham Town 34 34
24 Hartlepool United 34 27