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Controversial penalty choice sees Morecambe beat Newport in extra-time to achieve League One for first time


Morecambe booked their place in League One subsequent season because of a controversial penalty in extra-time.

The Shrimps had been awarded the spot kick within the second interval of extra-time towards Newport, which was duly dispatched by Carlos Mendes Gomes.

Gomes calmly scored from the spot to give Morecambe the win over Newport.

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Gomes calmly scored from the spot to offer Morecambe the win over Newport.

Replays confirmed that preliminary contact was exterior the field and Morecambe had been maybe lucky to be handed the chance late on, which they duly took.

Newport had been the extra dominant workforce within the League Two Play-Off last at Wembley having fun with the majority of possession and having loads of photographs on objective.

After 90 minutes at Wembley, neither Morecambe or Newport may break the impasse because the match entered 30 minutes of extra-time.

Newport enjoyed the bulk of possession but found themselves on the losing side

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Newport loved the majority of possession however discovered themselves on the shedding aspect

The Welsh aspect had amassed 18 photographs, however nonetheless couldn’t discover that each one necessary objective.

The impasse was ultimately damaged by a Carlos Mendes Gomes penalty because the Spaniard despatched goalkeeper Tom King the mistaken approach to rating within the 107th minute.

Referee Bobby Madley had pointed to the spot after substitute John O’Sullivan was introduced down by Ryan Haynes regardless of contact showing to be exterior the world. Nevertheless, within the absence of VAR, the choice stood.

Bobby Madley pointed to the spot in extra-time

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Bobby Madley pointed to the spot in extra-time

Commentating for talkSPORT 2, Chris Iwelumo mentioned: “It’s big. It’s an overhit ball in behind, however the contact was exterior the field anyway. He’s threw himself within the field.

“It’s by no means a penalty. The contact was exterior the field and he’s thrown himself in there. Large choice.”

Gomes cooly completed to see his aspect win 1-Zero and reached League One for the primary time of their historical past.





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