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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 Burton Albion 38 76
2 Shrewsbury Town 39 74
3 Wycombe Wanderers 39 74
4 Bury 38 67
5 Southend United 38 63
6 Newport County AFC 39 61
7 Plymouth Argyle 39 60
8 Luton Town 39 58
9 Stevenage 38 57
10 Northampton Town 39 56
11 Exeter City 39 55
12 AFC Wimbledon 39 53
13 Morecambe 39 50
14 Portsmouth 39 49
15 Dagenham & Redbridge 39 49
16 Oxford United 39 46
17 Accrington Stanley 39 46
18 Mansfield Town 39 45
19 Cambridge United 39 44
20 York City 39 41
21 Carlisle United 39 41
22 Hartlepool United 39 39
23 Tranmere Rovers 39 38
24 Cheltenham Town 39 37