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 Milton Keynes Dons 21 +19 43
2 Lincoln City 20 +18 41
3 Colchester United 21 +15 38
4 Bury 21 +19 36
5 Mansfield Town 20 +15 35
6 Newport County 21 -2 35
7 Tranmere Rovers 21 +6 34
8 Forest Green Rovers 21 +9 33
9 Exeter City 21 +6 31
10 Stevenage 21 0 31
11 Swindon Town 21 -4 30
12 Oldham Athletic 21 +7 29
13 Carlisle United 21 -2 27
14 Northampton Town 21 -2 26
15 Port Vale 21 -3 26
16 Crawley Town 20 -4 26
17 Crewe Alexandra 21 -5 25
18 Grimsby Town 21 -9 22
19 Morecambe 21 -13 22
20 Yeovil Town 19 0 21
21 Cheltenham Town 20 -11 20
22 Cambridge United 21 -16 19
23 Notts County 21 -21 16
24 Macclesfield Town 21 -22 13