Skip to main content Skip to site footer

Kick off 15:00 (UK)

1-2
19 January 2019 Venue Globe Arena Attendance

Kick off 15:00 (UK)

Listen live now

Watch live now

Listen or watch live now

Recent results

Standings

English Football League - League Two

Advertisement block

Advertisement block

Live commentary of this match has not yet started.

toggle inactive

key moments

Updated at

There are currently no key moments to display.

Advertisement block

Advertisement block

Advertisement block

Advertisement block

Match Previews

Big Match Preview: Shrimps v Boro

18 January 2019

Sponsored by

Next up, a trip to the seaside...

  • Tickets…

Tickets are priced the same both in-advance or from the Globe Arena on the day of the game at the following cost:

  • Adults: £21
  • Concession (65 & over): £17
  • Young Adult (18-22 & Students): £15
  • Junior (U18): £6
  • Under 11: Free with a paying Adult/Concession

Please note that advance sales will end at 5pm on Friday 18th January 2019.

  • Travel...

Need a lift to the game? The Supporters Association Coach leaves the Lamex Stadium at 8:30am and costs £35 for non-members and £30 for SA members. 

To book a seat, please call John Carroll on 01438 814285 after 6pm or visit www.sfcsa.co.uk/home/travel.

  • Onto the game...

Following a win over Crawley at home last Saturday, Stevenage have mvoed just three points away from the play-offs. Dino Maamria and his squad will be hoping to finally break the pattern of consecutive wins and losses this weekend as the search for consistency continues.

Morecambe, on the other hand, will be looking down rather than up, as they sit in 21st place, four points off the relegation zone.

The Shrimps come into Saturday’s game without a win since just before Christmas, when they conquered Cambridge United 3-0. With two away games on the bounce for Jim Bentley’s side after Saturday, Morecambe know a win would be vital for their survival aspirations.

  • Team News...

Alex Reid's return from suspension is as positive as today's team news will get as the camp have been hit hard by injury in recent weeks.

Alex Revell, Danny Newton touch, Ben Kennedy, Scott Cuthbert and Joel Byrom are all in dangerous of missing out whilst Kurtis Guthrie will serve the third of his four game suspension.

  • One to Watch...

The evergreen Kevin Ellison is our One to Watch as he continues to lead from the front for the Shrimps. Now aged 39, Ellison is one of Stevenage's greatest foes over the years, often scoring for his side against Boro, including in last season's fixture by the Bay.

  • Officials... 

Referee - Graham Salisbury

Assistant Referee 1 - Barry Gordon

Assistant Referee 2 - Mark Cunliffe

Fourth Official - Barry Cropp

  • Form Guide...

  • View from the Camp...

“If we are going to achieve anything this season, we need to go on a little winning run and I think we are due one.

“If we can improve that, we can go on this season and achieve something special. We are conscious of that we have to do better away from home and we are looking at all kinds of things. We are looking at our mindset going into games, we are looking at our preparation and we are going to do that different tomorrow. We are trying things differently to see if we can find that winning formula away from home.

“It hasn’t been disastrous, we just need to be a little bit better. We have had difficult games on the road but this week, at least we have had seven days between the games. It gives us a chance to re-group and prepare properly for the game.”

Read/Watch the Manager's full pre-match press conference.

  • Previous Meetings...

With over double the number of wins, Stevenage have a dominant record over Morecambe.

The two clubs frequently butted heads in the Conference before achieving promotion to League Two, where Stevenage have enjoyed an unbeaten record at the Globe Arena of 2 wins and 3 draws.

A memorable Fraser Franks volley in added time saved a point for Stevenage last season and you have to go all the way back to 2005 to find our last defeat at Morecambe, with Jon Nurse scoring the only Stevenage goal in a 4-1 defeat.

  • Online coverage...

Live match commentary will be available for UK iFollow subscribers so make sure you sign up to listen to every game. If you are based outside of the UK & Ireland, you can stream the game LIVE! 

Make sure you are following our Twitter account throughout the day as we bring you the very latest from the Globe Arena.

iFollow subscribers will also be able to access full match highlights along with all the post-match reaction on Sunday.

---

 

 

🗞️

Advertisement block

Sky Bet Widget

Match Reports

REPORT: Morecambe 1-2 Stevenage

19 January 2019

Sponsored by

Wilko to the rescue...

Luke Wilkinson’s late strike broke the hearts of Morecambe fans, as Boro pick up back to back wins for the first time in three months.

The result means that Stevenage are now outside of the play-off places on just goal difference, following an exhilirating finish at the Globe Arena.

Dino Maamria made two changes to the team who came out victorious last Saturday against Crawley. Ben Kennedy returned to the starting eleven along with James Ball, after scoring twice from the bench last time out.

The first chance of the game went to the hosts, who saw the majority of the ball inside the first few minutes. Rhys Oates rose highest from a Morecambe corner and from 10 yards out, headed his effort just wide of the far post.

This acted as a wake-up call for Boro who burst into action and took the game to Morecambe. Moses Makasi, starting his second game since joining on loan from West Ham, was partnering up with James-Wildin down the right flank and began causing the Shrimps defence issues.

The pair combined to set-up James Ball inside the box, much like his first goal the previous Saturday. This time, however, Ball’s header was straight at the goalkeeper to collect easily.

Stevenage were knocking on the door and it felt like it would not be too long before Boro unlocked the Morecambe defence. Danny Newton tried his luck from outside of the box, and with his left foot, his shot was saved by Halstead the stopper.

It was not too long before Dino Maamria’s men found a breakthrough though and once again, Moses Makasi was involved. The loanee judged to have been tripped over inside the penalty area and up stepped Ben Kennedy, the attacker making no mistake as he blasted it down the middle. 

After the goal, it looked again like it would be Stevenage to score next. A wicked counter-attack, led by Ben Nugent of all people, was a big chance to double the lead. As Nuge sprinted down the left flank, his chipped cross found Moses Makasi at the back post but the midfielder’s header was high and wide.

In the final minutes of the first half, Morecambe upped their game. Kevin Ellison and co were pressing high up the pitch, making it difficult for Boro to escape their half.

However - despite the pressure - Jim Bentley’s side were unable to trouble Paul Farman in the Boro goal and Stevenage went in at half-time 1-0 to the good.

The second half continued where the first left off, with Morecambe pinning back Boro, without challenging Paul Farman between the sticks.

Richie Bennett then had Morecambe’s chance of the game thus far. A low cross was drilled across Boro’s six-yard box, and after Ben Nugent’s block, the ball fell to Bennett 10 yards out. Under little pressure, Morecambe’s number seven could only sky it high and wide.

Morecambe sustained their high intensity and eventually it paid off. On the 70 minutes mark, 39-year-old Kevin Ellison’s shot from inside the area took a wicked deflection, and past Farman into the goal. The hosts were back on level terms and with the momentum in their favour.

Morecambe were the better team in the second half, and with Stevenage chances few and far between, they looked to be the side to win it. Ellison rueful after missing the chance to claim all three points, failing to find the target from 25 yards out following Farman's save from Benett.

The referee indicated eight minutes of added time onto the 90 as Stevenage were pushed back deeper and deeper by the hosts.

And yet, up stepped Luke Wilkinson from a Stevenage corner. The substitute leaping like a salmon to connect with the ball from the penalty spot, heading downwards and past the Morecambe goalkeeper. Nothing beats a last minute away winner as Boro's push for promotion continues.

---

Advertisement block

Ticket News

Tickets & Travel: Morecambe (A)

14 January 2019

Sponsored by

Next up for Dino Maamria and his Stevenage players is the long journey to Morecambe's Globe Arena on Saturday...

Tickets are priced the same both in-advance or on the day of the game at the following cost:

  • Adults: £21
  • Concession (65 & over): £17
  • Young Adult (18-22 & Students): £15
  • Junior (U18): £6
  • Under 11: Free with a paying Adult/Concession

Stevenage have a strong record against the Shrimps over the years so get behind the boys as they look to record back-to-back victories in Sky Bet League Two.

Please note that advance sales will end at 5pm on Friday 18th January 2019.

Travel:

The Supporters Association coach is leaving the Lamex Stadium at 8:30am on Saturday - please arrive in good time to ensure a timely departure.

Tickets cost just £30 for SA members and £35 for non-members. 

To book a seat, please call John Carroll on 01438 814285 after 6pm or visit www.sfcsa.co.uk/home/travel.

---

Travel:

The Supporters Association coach is departing the Lamex Stadium at 9:30am on Saturday so please arrive at the stadium with plenty of time to spare. 

Tickets cost just £20 for SA members and £25 for non-members. 

To book a seat, please call John Carroll on 01438 814285 after 6pm or visit www.sfcsa.co.uk/home/travel.

---


Advertisement block

 

Advertisement block

Advertisement block