Morecambe’s Reserves end season on high note

Kendal Town's Danny Mitchley played 45 minutes for Morecambe's reserves.
Kendal Town's Danny Mitchley played 45 minutes for Morecambe's reserves.

A last-gasp goal from Ryan Williams saw Morecambe Reserves end their season on a high with a 1-0 win at Shrewsbury on Tuesday afternoon.

A strong Shrimps side, that included prolific Kendal Town striker Danny Mitchley in the second half, grabbed the only goal of the game two minutes from time when Williams fired a trademark 35-yard free kick into the top corner of the net.

Shrewsbury were first to threaten when striker Jeff Watkins fired in a low shot which Andreas Arestidou got right behind.

The Morecambe keeper was then called into action by Kaiman Andeson before Padraig Amond broke into the box at the other end with his deflected effort coming back off the near post.

Amond then went close again when his far post header was impressively blocked by home keeper Callum Burton as the first-half ended goalless.

Town’s youngsters opened the second half brightly with a well struck shot from Watkins turned around a post by Arestidou.

It was then Burton’s turn to impress again when he kept out a close range effort from sub Mitchley with his feet.

Mitchley, who scored 26 goals for the Mintcakes this season, then lifted a shot from six yards well over the bar after a great run and cross from Marcus Marshall.

Shrewsbury hit back with winger Josh Ginnelly curling a shot narrowly wide from the edge of the penalty area before Kaiman Anderson fired narrowly wide.

Morecambe then went straight up the other end to score their 88th minute free-kick through Williams’ before Ginnelly almost struck a fine equaliser but his 30 yard free kick was tipped over the bar by Arestidou as the Shrimps held on for a narrow victory.

Morecambe: Arestidou, McGowan, Diagne (Thomas 46), McGee, Doyle, Bell, Dunleavy, Amond (Mitchley 46), Sampson (McCoy 61), Williams, Marshall.