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How Morecambe FC can avoid League One relegation

Morecambe FC’s fate has become a little clearer following the result of a fixture last night involving one of the Shrimps’ relegation rivals in League One.

Cambridge’s 1-0 defeat at Burton Albion means that Morecambe now know exactly what they need to do, heading into the final round of fixtures this weekend.

The Shrimps travel to Exeter City, with the game on Sunday kicking off at midday.

There’s full match commentary on Shrimps Live on our FM and DAB+ services across North Lancashire and South Cumbria.

With Morecambe starting the final games inside the relegation zone on goal difference, the Shrimps will not only need a positive result against the Grecians, who they drew 1-1 all with at the Mazuma Stadium back in December, but also for other results to go their way.

Two from Morecambe, MK Dons and Cambridge United will be relegated.

MK Dons play Burton Albion, while Cambridge host bottom side, and already relegated, Forest Green Rovers.

Here’s what the Shrimps have to do, and what else has to happen, in order to beat the drop:

Victory for the Shrimps

A win for Morecambe would be enough to retain League One status, providing MK Dons either draw or lose to Burton Albion.

A draw

A draw for Morecambe would be enough, providing MK Dons lost AND Cambridge failed to beat Forest Green.


If Morecambe are beaten by Exeter, then the Shrimps will be playing in League Two next season, regardless of results elsewhere.

Morecambe will also be relegated even if they win, if MK Dons also win, unless the Shrimps were to win by an improbable 12 goals more than MK Dons.

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