Date: 2nd August 2015 at 8:45am
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In the Shrimps` latest warm-up match for the new season, what could well turn out to be the same team which will play at Hartlepool next Saturday in League Two entertained a Liverpool X1 at the Globe Arena on Saturday. There weren`t many – if any – famous faces in the visitors` youthful line-up but they had enough collective guile to pull back a two-goal deficit to go home with a draw. After a scoreless first half, Morecambe took the lead when ex-Reds trainee Paul Mullin continued his rich vein of form with two goals in two minutes around the fiftieth minute. The first was a shot which he bundled over the line following a downwards header from Andy Fleming after 49 minutes. The second was a penalty which he slotted past Andrew Firth after the goalkeeper had left his line and brought him down. Liverpool could and should have reduced the arrears just two minutes later with a penalty of their own but Barry Roche saved Samed Yesil`s spot-kick. Spaniard Madger Gomes reduced the arrears after an hour with a fantastic long-range shot just after coming on as a substitute and Jerome Sinclair – another replacement – levelled things up with about a quarter of an hour left. Once again, games of this sort don`t mean a great deal in the greater scheme of things but it was a good run-out for both sides and Mullin in particular must be full of confidence after scoring a bucket-load of goals during a pre-season run which sees the Shrimps remain unbeaten.