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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 Wycombe Wanderers 20 41
2 Burton Albion 21 39
3 Shrewsbury Town 20 37
4 Luton Town 20 37
5 Plymouth Argyle 20 34
6 Newport County AFC 20 34
7 Exeter City 21 34
8 Southend United 20 34
9 Bury 20 30
10 Morecambe 20 30
11 Accrington Stanley 20 29
12 Cambridge United 20 28
13 AFC Wimbledon 20 27
14 Portsmouth 20 26
15 Stevenage 20 25
16 Northampton Town 20 24
17 Oxford United 20 24
18 Cheltenham Town 20 24
19 Mansfield Town 20 23
20 Dagenham & Redbridge 20 21
21 York City 20 19
22 Tranmere Rovers 20 18
23 Carlisle United 20 18
24 Hartlepool United 20 12