• The FA Cup 1st Rnd
  • 03 Nov 2012
  • KO 15:00
  • Ground: Globe Arena
Home team Score Away team

Morecambe

1-1

Rochdale

Andrew Fleming 12
Jason Kennedy 72

Shrimps and Dale share spoils

Saturday 3rd November 2012 23:11

Jason Kennedy: Equalised for Rochdale

Jason Kennedy: Equalised for Rochdale

Morecambe will face Rochdale again later this month after Jason Kennedy earned the visitors a 1-1 draw at the Globe Arena and an FA Cup replay.

Kennedy struck with 18 minutes to go after George Donnelly's left foot effort was superbly saved by Morecambe keeper Barry Roche and rebounded into his path at the far post.

Andy Fleming gave Morecambe the lead on 12 minutes with an excellent strike from 20 yards out. The midfielder took the ball in space and took full advantage with a low drive that beat Josh Lillis low to his right hand side.

The first half was full of talking points with Morecambe on top for the start of the game before Rochdale took control and forced home keeper

Roche into a string of top quality saves.

Roche was beaten by an excellent Bobby Grant free kick on 32 minutes but the ball crashed against the Morecambe crossbar.

Grant was Dale's biggest threat with three efforts well saved by the Morecambe keeper whose best save came from a looping Ryan Edwards header that was heading for the top left hand corner until Roche twisted his body and saved at full stretch.