More, more, more – how do you like it? Us and Morecambe historically have a habit of being in the same place at the same time. After the apocalypse, all that’ll be left will be the insects – and two league fixtures between us and the Shrimps scheduled each year. Even though the 2019-20 campaign was cut short, the Shrimps leapt over Woking to become the side we’ve played most. But we need to put that stat on a bit of ice for the current time.
It was some feat for us to clock up so many meetings with them. The Lancashire side were often seen flirting with an almost inevitable relegation from League Two. Then, we then only survived due to matters involving other clubs. That changed in 2021 when the Shrimps went up to League One for the first time in their history. They just about clung on; surviving by two points. But the fact is they were up there and we weren’t. The half century would have to wait.
Since our first meeting in April 1996, we’ve walked hand-in-hand every step of the way since. At least it feels that way; taking a three-year gap between our promotions to the Football League and our time in League One out of the equation.