Bristol Rovers 2-2 Morecambe: Shrimpers dig in for a point at the Memorial

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Bristol Rovers were helde ach other to a 2-2 draw by Morecambe FC on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Bristol Rovers arrived with the intention of improving their league position following a disappointing 1-1 draw with Shrewsbury Town in their previous game, while Morecambe FC were beaten 4-0 in their previous match against Milton Keynes Dons. Bristol Rovers are currently 16th with 8 points from 7 matches, while Morecambe FC sit in 22nd, with 4 points from 7.

Morecambe FC started strongly in the first half, when Jensen Weir gave them the lead, at 12 minutes. However, their celebrations were kept brief, as Ryan Loft equalised for Bristol Rovers on the 29 minute mark, concluding the first half 1-1.

Morecambe FC started the second half with renewed vigour, when Kieran Phillips gave them the lead, at 53 minutes. In the end though, their lead was short-lived, as Bobby Thomas equalised for Bristol Rovers in the 80th minute. The match ended wih a 2-2 draw.

Substitutions for Bristol Rovers included Luke McCormick, Harvey Saunders, Sylvester Jasper, Trevor Clarke and Harry Anderson for Sam Finley, John Marquis, Alfie Kilgour, Paul Coutts and Lewis Gordon, respectively. Morecambe FC brought on Dylan Edward Connolly, Adam Major, Adam Smith and Ryan Cooney, to replace Jake Taylor, Caleb Watts, Connor Ripley and Liam Gibson.

There were bookings for Bobby Thomas and Luke McCormick from Bristol Rovers. For Morecambe FC, Liam Gibson saw yellow.

Bristol Rovers will next travel to Milton Keynes Dons, while Morecambe FC will face Derby County at home.

Technical card:
Bristol Rovers:Ryan Loft, Sam Finley (Luke McCormick, min.62), John Marquis (Harvey Saunders, min.63), Alfie Kilgour (Sylvester Jasper, min.71), Paul Coutts (Trevor Clarke, min.71), Lewis Gordon (Harry Anderson, min.72) and Bobby Thomas
Morecambe FC:Jensen Weir, Liam Gibson (Ryan Cooney, min.89), Kieran Phillips, Jake Taylor (Dylan Edward Connolly, min.75), Caleb Watts (Adam Major, min.82) and Connor Ripley (Adam Smith, min.87)
Stadium:Memorial Stadium
Goals:Jensen Weir (0-1, min. 12), Ryan Loft (1-1, min. 29), Kieran Phillips (1-2, min. 53) and Bobby Thomas (2-2, min. 80)