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Our Morecambe Record

12 March 2020

AHEAD of the weekend trip to Morecambe in Sky Bet League Two, Statso has taken a look at the Argyle record at the Globe Arena.

Overall summary: P 6 W 2 D 1 L 3 F 10 A 10

F\A

0

  1

  2

0

0

  0

  0

1

0

  0

  3

2

1

  0

  1

3

0

  0

  1

All of the above matches have been played in League Two.

First time: Fresh from having secured their EFL status the previous weekend, Carl Fletcher’s men drew 2-2 at Morecambe on Saturday, April 28, 2012. Luke Young gave the Pilgrims an early lead, but two goals from the Shrimps, the second from future Argyle forward Lewis Alessandra, gave the Lancashire team a 2-1 lead late in the game. Fortunately, Argyle captain, Darren Purse, stepped up to rescue a draw with an 83rd-minute header.

Last time: We lost 1-2 in our 2016-17 promotion season on Saturday, November 26, 2016. Oscar Threlkeld equalised for Derek Adams’s side late in the first half, but a second-half goal from Morecambe’s Peter Murphy meant that the Greens lost for the third successive game.

Biggest win: Not even Bank Holiday traffic chaos and a delayed kick-off could prevent Derek Adams’s Pilgrims from beating the Shrimps 2-0 on Friday, March 25, 2016. Loan players Jordan Houghton (from Chelsea) and Jamille Matt (from Fleetwood) scored our goals in a game that saw us keep our only clean sheet at the Globe Arena. Indeed, on the other five occasions that the two teams have met in Lancashire, Morecambe have scored two goals each time.

Heaviest defeat: We have lost 1-2 on three occasions. Aside from the defeat on our last visit in November 2016, detailed above, the first two defeats came under John Sheridan on Saturday, August 31, 2013 and Saturday, September 13, 2014. Reuben Reid gave Argyle the lead from the penalty spot in the first of those fixtures, while centre-half Peter Hartley scored a first-half equaliser in the second match.

Most goals in a single game: Five, in a 3-2 win for Argyle on Saturday, September 22, 2012. The Shrimps led 2-0 with only 18 minutes remaining, but goals from Watford loanee Ross Jenkins and a brace of penalties from Warren Feeney gave Carl Fletcher’s men victory.

Further interesting facts: The attendances at both our September 2012 and our September 2014 visits to the Globe Arena were identical, 1,865. The 2014 attendance included 364 of the Green Army, six more than two years previously.

We have scored in all six of our visits to Morecambe and all 13 of our EFL matches with the Shrimps. All of the other 90 opponents who we have met 13 or more times in the EFL have managed to shut out our attack on at least one occasion.

The omens for Saturday’s match are good. We have previously played the Shrimps three times in the EFL in the month of March and have won every time, scoring eight goals and failing to concede in the process.


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