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Report, highlights and reaction: Cambridge Utd 1-1 Morecambe

The Shrimps remain in the League One relegation zone after a 1-1 draw at Cambridge United.

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The hosts took the lead on 14 minutes through Jack Lankester before Cole Stockton scored his fifth goal of the season to level the scoring in first half stoppage time.

The Us opened the scoring early, when midfielder Paul Digby picked the perfect pass through the centre of the Morecambe defence, for Lankester to run on to and slip the ball into the far corner of Connor Ripley’s goal.

Soon after, Dan Crowley saw Ash Hunter in space in the box, with his resulting effort saved by United goalkeeper Dimitar Mitov.

United had a chance to double their lead just before the half time as James Brophy sent in a cross from the left which found Liam Bennett, who smashed his effort high over the bar.

Morecambe got the equaliser in first half stoppage time when Ash Hunter’s left wing cross wasn’t properly cleared, with the ball falling for Jensen Weir on the edge of the Cambridge box. His scuffed effort found the head of Cole Stockton who looped the ball over Mitov.

Seconds later, the Shrimps could have found themselves ahead, as Weir broke down the left-hand side with his cross narrowly evading Hunter at the back post.

Hunter had a low drive well saved in the opening minutes of the second half, while a Conor McGrandles corner found Michael Morrison at the back post, his resulting header going over the bar on the hour mark.

Cambridge substitute Steve Seddon forced Ripley into a fantastic save as the Shrimps stopper tipped his free-kick from range over the bar, before producing another fine save from the resulting corner.

Liam Shaw managed to work himself into some space on the edge of the area, but saw his effort off target ten minutes from time, as the points were shared.

Morecambe remain in 21st place in the League One table, ahead of the trip to Shrewsbury Town on Saturday.

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