Date: 6th November 2010 at 9:13pm
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Morecambe were unlucky to go out of the FA Cup after a well fought game at Cheltenham but were unable to find the back of the net.

Cheltenham almost had a dream start to the game when JJ Meligan`s shot from a free kick narrowly missed. Barry Roche came to the rescue for Morecambe pulling off a number of fine saves in the opening stages to keep the scores level.

Again Cheltenham pushed for an opener but Marlon Pack was again denied by Roche. The Shrimps almost broke the deadlock on 26 minutes but Phil Jevons couldn`t get the shot on target.

The first half ended 0-0 but Cheltenham were perhaps the better side.

In the opening stages of the second half Morecambe had a good spell with chances for Craig Stanley and Stuart Drummond.

In the 55th minute a deflection from a Phil Jevons shot almost went in but the Cheltenham keeper made a good save to keep Morecambe out again. On 67 minutes a fantastic volley from Drummond dipped just over the cross bar.

Cheltenham did take the lead with 10 minutes remaining through Wesley Thomas after the ball dropped to him in front of the Morecambe defence and his shot resulted in the ball hitting the back of the net.

Morecambe didn`t have any real chances in the closing stages and it finished 1-0 to send Cheltenham into the second round.

Cheltenham
01 Brown 02 Lowe 05 Gallinagh 06 Riley 04 Birdyellow card 08 Low 11 Smikle 14 Melligan (Thomas 66) 23 Shroot (Elliott 90+3) 24 Pack 10 Goulding
Substitutes 12 Lloyd-Weston, 03 Andrew, 22 Elliott, 20 Artus, 09 Thomas, 17 Lewis, 21 Jeffers
Morecambe
01 Roche 15 McCready 19 Wilson 22 Parrish 06 Stanley6 Drummond 18 Duffy 29 Brown (Wainwright 84) 08 Hunter 10 Jevons 21 Mullin (Spencer 86)
Substitutes 31 Walker, 05 Bentley, 07 Rundle, 11 Wainwright, 17 Fleming, 26 Capaldi, 14 Spencer


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