Morecambe celebrate the winning goal

Morecambe 2-1 Salford: Two injury time goals win it for 500/1 hosts


Morecambe scored two injury-time goals to steal all three points in a 2-1 victory against promotion rivals Salford, with odds as big as 500/1 available in-play on them winning.

The visitors looked set for taking maximum points home with Brandon Thomas-Asante giving the Ammies the lead on the stroke of half-time with a shot from the edge of the area that squirmed through Kyle Letheren’s grasp.

Despite some neat football, the second half saw few chances until the 80-minute mark when Cole Stockton wasted a glorious opportunity and Carlos Mendes Gomes missed the target with a close-range volley before the game came to life at the death.

The Shrimps were looking for an equaliser, and as time ran out, their in-play odds with Sky Bet increased to a huge 500/1 on victory just before they levelled in the fourth minute of stoppage-time. Mendes Gomes scored from close range after a Yann Songo’o header rebounded off the crossbar.

Two minutes later the hosts sealed a remarkable comeback when Toumani Diaguraga’s long-range shot was turned into the net by Aaron Wildig from close range.

The drama did not end there as Salford thought they had scored a leveller seven minutes into injury time but the referee blew for a foul in the build up and Morecambe took the three points.


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