Date: 29th July 2009 at 5:55pm
Written by: Sam Robinson

Tranmere and Morecambe played out a thrilling 3-3 draw in a pre-season friendly at Christie Park.

Having slipped up at Macclesfield and losing 1-0 to the Silkmen, Tranmere were hoping they would not become the victims of another suprise result.

The visitors could have been a goal down early on but Phil Jevons, on loan from Tranmere’s League One rivals Huddersfield, saw his effort chalked off for offside.

Tranmere goalkeeper Luke Daniels was called into action plenty of times throughout the first half with Ian Craney, Dave Artell and Michael Twiss all testing the 21 year old.

Morecambe received no reward for their domninance but instead fell behind to a great goal from Alan Mahon. Mahon, who recently rejoined Tranmere from Burnley, chipped Scott Davies in the Morecambe goal and gave him no chance.

Tranmere’s lead lasted until just after the break when Craney, another loanee from Huddersfield, levelled the scores with a fine finish past Daniels.

The turnaround was complete when Jevons got himself on the scoresheet after turning in Craney’s low cross.

Tranmere hauled themselves level as Ash Taylor slotted home after his original effort was brilliantly saved by goalkeeper Davies.

The visitors them re-gained the lead as Chris Shuker scored a penalty after being fouled in the Morecambe penalty area.

However, Morecambe earned themselves a draw as Craney beat Daniels with a right-footed shot to send both teams home with a share of the spoils.