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2017-18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Luke Norris (55' PEN)
  • Callum Lang (43')

Luke Norris penalty earns Swindon share of the spoils against Morecambe

Luke Norris scored a second-half penalty to cancel out Callum Lang's eighth goal of the season as Morecambe and Swindon played out a 1-1 draw at County Ground.
Lang beat the offside trap and coolly slotted past Stuart Moore in the first half before Norris scored from the spot, as Phil Brown's first home game in charge of the Robins ended in a draw.
Morecambe were forced into an early change when goalkeeper Barry Roche went off injured and was replaced by Danijel Nizic.
The Shrimps took the lead two minutes before half time when Vadaine Oliver won possession and played Lang through one-on-one with Moore, before the striker found the bottom corner of the net.
Swindon almost equalised through Ben Purkiss but the defender's goalbound header was brilliantly pushed onto the post by Nizic.
Swindon were awarded a penalty early in the second half when Norris was pulled back at the far post, and the striker calmly tucked the spot kick away for his 14th goal of the campaign.
Marc Richards missed a glorious chance for the hosts when he failed to connect with Matt Taylor's fierce low cross across the goal, as both teams shared the points.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Cambridge United 31 +18 52
2 Forest Green Rovers 29 +11 51
3 Cheltenham Town 29 +12 50
4 Morecambe 30 0 49
5 Tranmere Rovers 29 +4 48
6 Newport County 29 +7 47
7 Exeter City 28 +16 46
8 Salford City 29 +14 45
9 Bolton Wanderers 30 -2 44
10 Carlisle United 26 +10 43
11 Bradford City 28 +1 40
12 Leyton Orient 29 +4 39
13 Harrogate Town 30 -3 39
14 Crawley Town 28 +1 38
15 Walsall 29 -3 37
16 Scunthorpe United 28 -6 35
17 Oldham Athletic 29 -7 35
18 Port Vale 30 -3 34
19 Mansfield Town 29 -3 34
20 Stevenage 31 -7 34
21 Colchester United 29 -8 33
22 Southend United 30 -25 27
23 Barrow 28 -6 26
24 Grimsby Town 28 -25 24