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Preview: Morecambe

2 October 2012

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Overview –

The Spireites make the long journey to Lancashire without an away win this season, although they remain unbeaten in nine games since their opening day defeat at the hands of struggling AFC Wimbledon. Tendayi Darikwa bagged his first senior goal three minutes after half time against Torquay to send Tommy Wright's side on their way to a fourth successive home win, but The Gulls hit back just two minutes later courtesy of Rene Howe to guarantee a share of the spoils.

Morcambe meanwhile have been in disastrous form of late, having suffered three consecutive defeats and they are without a win in five. The Shrimps got their League Two campaign off to a flyer with a 3-0 win against Exeter City at St. James' Park, but Jim Bentley's side have only mustered five points from a possible 24 in their last eight games. A brace from Darren Carter gave last season's play-off finalists Cheltenham a routine victory at Whaddon Road against Morecambe last time out.

Team News –


Chesterfield head into their second game in just four days with a threadbare attack, as Marc Richards remains sidelined after picking up an ankle ligament injury in the thrilling 4-3 win against Accrington. Youngster Scott Boden also missed the visit of the Gulls, while Jacob Hazel was rewarded for scoring the reserves' winner against Oldham with an appearance off the bench.

Craig Westcarr impressed in the stalemate with Martin Ling's side and is likely to retain his place, as is Tendayi Darikwa who scored his first senior goal. Blackburn loanee Micah Evans stepped off the bench to make his debut for the Spireites and is also likely to be in contention, as is Danny Whitaker after recovering from injury.


The Shrimps will be without Kevin Ellison for the visit of Tommy Wright's side, after the winger received his marching orders for violent conduct during the 2-0 defeat last Friday night. Stuart Drummond or Izak Reid are both in contention to replace him and striker Jack Redshaw could return after recovering from a dead leg. The 21-year-old was withdrawn at half time in the 3-2 defeat to Plymouth Argyle and only made an eight-minutes cameo at Whaddon Road, but he is likely to replace Lewis Allessandra on Tuesday night.

Last Time Out –


Cheltenham Town 2-0 Morecambe (Carter 2, 90)

Morecambe (4-2-3-1) - Roche; Parrish, Fenton, McCready, Threlfall; Wright, McDonald; Alessandra (Redshaw 81), Ellison, Fleming; Brodie.

Unused Subs - Arestidou, Haining, Reid, Drummond, McGee, Burrow.


Chesterfield 1-1 Torquay United (Darikwa 48; Howe 50)

Chesterfield (4-4-2) - O'Donnell; Forbes, Trotman (Whitaker 78), Hird (c), Ridehalgh; Darikwa, Atkinson, Togwell, Talbot (Evans 64); Westcarr (Hazel 89), Lester.

Unused Subs - Wilson, Allott, Clay, Wafula.

One to Watch -

Andrew Fleming

24-year-old midfielder Andrew Fleming joined The Shrimps in 2010 on a free transfer after leaving Wrexham. He made his debut in the League Cup against Coventry City and scored both goals to become the first player to score at the club's new Globe Arena.The Liverpudlian's departure from the Racecourse Ground wasn't without controversy though, as The Dragons had also offered him a contract and believed they were entitled to compensation. However, a Football League tribunal revealed that Wrexham's contract offer had been lower than his existing deal after he had made 66 appearances for the Welsh club.

Fleming has also been capped twice for England C, making his debut in a 1-0 defeat to Belgium under 21s in the 2009 International Challenge Trophy Final and scoring against the Republic of Ireland in a 2-1 in 2011. He has began this season in good form for Jim Bentley's side, scoring three goals to double his tally for the Lancashire outfit.

Ticket Information -

Tickets can be purchased in person at the Proact Stadium  ticket office or over the phone on, 01246 488232.

Tickets ordered over the phone may be collected from the ticket office up till kick off on match day.

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A charge of 50 pence per ticket will be made for all credit card transactions. Debit cards will not incur a charge.

Concessions are issued to the over 65 's and juniors ages between 15 - 18 years.

Juvenile tickets are issued to children aged 14 years or under (Under 12's must be accompanied by an adult)

Children under 7 will be admitted at the reduced rate of £2 to the family areas of the ground only.

Proof of ID must be produced when asked for both when purchasing tickets and on entry to the ground. Failure to do so will result in the higher price being charged.

If an incorrect ticket is taken to the turnstile and ID cannot be provided then the stewards reserve the right to refuse admittance.

The ticket can then be taken to the ticket office where the ticket will be upgraded and the relevant match day price difference must be paid.

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