Shrimps sent to Coventry

Gary McDonald's goal on the stroke of half-time helped Morecambe beat Rochdale 1-0 in their FA Cup first-round replay at Spotland.

Last Updated: 13/11/12 at 22:46

McDonald: Scored only goal

McDonald: Scored only goal

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Tuesday night's result set up a trip to League One Coventry for Jim Bentley's Shrimps.

A dire first half short on incident ended well for the visitors as they snatched the lead two minutes before the break.

Rochdale defender Rhys Bennett was off the pitch receiving treatment following a bang to the head when Izak Reid whipped in a cross.

Lewis Alessandra made the most of the defender's absence, sending a powerful header goalward and, though goalkeeper Josh Lillis was able to parry, he did so into the path of McDonald - who slotted the simplest of finishes home from five yards.

Andrew Fleming should have doubled the lead moments into the second half when he rose unchallenged to meet Alessandra's centre and sent his effort over.

The closest Rochdale came to scoring was a miscued cross from Dele Adebola, Morecambe stopper Barry Roche backpedalling to protect his goal.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

Sunday, 19 April 2015
15:00
A Villa 2-1 Liverpool  
Saturday, 18 April 2015
17:20
Reading 1-2 Arsenal Report
Wednesday, 08 April 2015
19:45
Blackburn 0-1 Liverpool Report
Monday, 16 March 2015
Reading 3-0 Bradford Report
Monday, 09 March 2015
Man Utd 1-2 Arsenal Report
Sunday, 08 March 2015
16:00
Liverpool 0-0 Blackburn Report
Saturday, 07 March 2015
17:30
A Villa 2-0 W Brom Report
12:45
Bradford 0-0 Reading Report
Monday, 16 February 2015
19:45
Preston 1-3 Man Utd  
Sunday, 15 February 2015
16:00
Arsenal 2-0 M'boro Report

Footer 365

Sepp Blatter: Tiny minority to blame for FIFA crisis

Sepp Blatter has told FIFA's annual congress he had no way of monitoring "a tiny minority" of officials accused of corruption.

Sepp Blatter lies low as David Cameron joins opposition to FIFA president's re-election

Sepp Blatter held an emergency meeting in Zurich on Thursday morning as David Cameron joined those calling for his head.

Ashely Young: Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal reignited my love for football

Ashley Young has praised Louis van Gaal, stating the Manchester United manager reignited his love for football.

Mail Box

What Is It That FIFA Actually Do?

That's the question raised timidly by someone sat at the back of the room, whilst others remind that UEFA aren't perfect either. Plus a few more gone on to better XIs...

Time To Step Up, Mr Platini...

UEFA should step up and extend the Euros to replace FIFA's tarnished World Cup, say a couple of mailboxers. Also: all hail Carlo, King of the Kop, and plenty more Budget XIs...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company