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Derek Adams refuses to commit to Morecambe despite promotion to League One

Posted Tuesday, June 01, 2021 by PA51 hits

Morecambe manager Derek Adams refused to commit his future to the club after they reached the third tier of English Football for the first time in their history.Neither Morecambe nor Newport were able to find the back of the net in normal time, but in the second half of extra time the deadlock was broken by Carlos Mendes Gomes’ penalty as the Shrimps preserved their perfect Wembley record ...Full Story »

Derek Adams ‘so proud’ after Morecambe reach League Two play-off final

Posted Sunday, May 23, 2021 by PA48 hits

Morecambe boss Derek Adams was “so proud” of his side after they reached their first ever Football League play-off final with a 3-2 aggregate victory over Tranmere.Adams has taken the Shrimps from regular Sky Bet League Two strugglers to promotion contenders in 18 months and they held their nerve to stave off a strong second-half response from Rovers and book a trip to Wembley.The Sh...Full Story »

Derek Adams hails ‘perfect night’ as Morecambe claim first-leg win at Tranmere

Posted Friday, May 21, 2021 by PA78 hits

Delighted Morecambe boss Derek Adams saluted a ‘perfect night’ for his team after claiming a 2-1 win at Tranmere in their League Two play-off semi-final first leg.There were almost 3,500 home fans inside Prenton Park for the first time this season, but the Shrimps defended valiantly and secured a precious lead heading into Sunday’s second leg.“We’re obviously deligh...Full Story »

Derek Adams proud despite Morecambe’s near miss

Posted Sunday, May 09, 2021 by PA20 hits

Morecambe boss Derek Adams said he was proud of his players despite the disappointment of missing out on automatic promotion to League One by one point.Adams saw his side produce another solid performance to beat Bradford 2-0 at the Mazuma Stadium but wins for Bolton and Cambridge saw their dreams of a top-three finish come to an end.The Shrimps’ manager said: “We have to be proud of...Full Story »

Derek Adams feels promotion hopefuls Morecambe “deserve to have won the league”

Posted Sunday, May 02, 2021 by PA31 hits

Morecambe boss Derek Adams claimed his side should have been League Two champions after a 2-0 win at Walsall kept their automatic promotion hopes alive heading into the final day.The Shrimps have never played in the third tier but Cole Stockton pounced on Dan Scarr’s error on the stroke of half-time and a second-half Yann Songo’o header secured a play-off position at worst.Morecambe,...Full Story »

Derek Adams praises Morecambe players after victory against Grimsby

Posted Wednesday, April 21, 2021 by PA26 hits

Derek Adams heaped praise on Morecambe after they kept tabs on automatic promotion with a 3-0 victory that leaves Grimsby on the brink of League Two relegation.Quickfire goals from Cole Stockton and Yann Songo’o midway through the first half put the Shrimps in control, before Grimsby substitute Luke Waterfall turned into his own net 10 minutes from time.In a game that featured few genuine ...Full Story »

Interim Forest Green boss Jimmy Ball hoping Ebou Adams is fit for Exeter game

Posted Monday, April 19, 2021 by PA46 hits

Interim Forest Green boss Jimmy Ball will hope Ebou Adams can feature in Tuesday’s League Two clash with Exeter.Adams shook off injury doubts to hit the net as Rovers made a winning start under temporary manager Ball, in Saturday’s 3-2 home victory over Scunthorpe.Striker Jamille Matt remains sidelined with a hand problem.Forward Dan Sweeney is another long-term absentee.Robbie Willm...Full Story »

Derek Adams praises Morecambe players after seven-goal thriller with Oldham

Posted Saturday, April 17, 2021 by PA25 hits

Morecambe boss Derek Adams was full of praise for his side as they moved to within one point of the automatic promotion spots with this thrilling 4-3 victory over Oldham at the Mazuma Stadium.Morecambe took the lead in the fifth minute through the highly-rated Carlos Mendes-Gomes when he turned Kelvin Mellor’s through ball past Laurie Walker from a tight angle.The visitors pulled one back ...Full Story »

Derek Adams delighted with Morecambe’s return to form

Posted Wednesday, April 14, 2021 by PA27 hits

Derek Adams was a happy man after seeing his Morecambe side return to form with a convincing 4-1 win over Scunthorpe.Goals from Cole Stockton, Carlos Mendes Gomes, Sam Lavelle and Yann Songo’o earned the Shrimps their first win in four to reignite their promotion push.Adams said: “It was a great win. We played quickly, pressed them from the start and got the rewards with some great g...Full Story »

Derek Adams could make changes again as Morecambe host Scunthorpe

Posted Monday, April 12, 2021 by PA32 hits

Morecambe boss Derek Adams could make more changes for Tuesday’s visit of Scunthorpe in an attempt to rediscover a winning formula.The Shrimps won four times in March, including against Sky Bet League Two leaders Cheltenham, but have now gone three games without a victory.Adams made five changes at Port Vale on Saturday and handed Brad Lyons a first start in a month following a knee injury...Full Story »

Forest Green wait on Ebou Adams for Salford clash

Posted Sunday, April 04, 2021 by PA30 hits

Forest Green will be hoping midfielder Ebou Adams is fit to return as they look to boost their ailing automatic promotion hopes against Salford.Adams has been absent for a month with an ankle injury and without the influential 25-year-old, Rovers have picked up just one point from their last four games to slip to fifth and were humbled 4-1 by Bradford on Good Friday.Forest Green were able to wel...Full Story »

Derek Adams hails Morecambe spirit and defending after claiming Cheltenham scalp

Posted Sunday, March 28, 2021 by PA32 hits

Morecambe boss Derek Adams hailed his side’s spirit and superb defending after maintaining their promotion push with a 1-0 victory over Cheltenham which saw the Robins drop to second in the League Two.Liam McAlinden scored the only goal of the game against his former club in the 20th minute and despite Cheltenham’s best efforts, the home side held on to take a vital three points.It w...Full Story »

Forest Green sweat on fitness of Ebou Adams and Jordan Moore-Taylor

Posted Thursday, March 25, 2021 by PA74 hits

High-flying Forest Green will check on Ebou Adams and Jordan Moore-Taylor ahead of Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two game with Bolton.Midfielder Adams has missed the past four matches through injury, while defender Moore-Taylor has been sidelined for a month.Mark Cooper’s men go into the weekend fixture just three points off the top of the table.Defender Dan Sweeney remains on the long-t...Full Story »

Morecambe boss Derek Adams says there is no pressure on his promotion chasers

Posted Sunday, March 21, 2021 by PA19 hits

Derek Adams believes there is no pressure on his Morecambe team as they chase a first-ever Football League promotion.The Shrimps have only secured one top-10 finish in League Two since going up from the Conference in 2007.But Adams’ team now sit sixth in the table after John O’Sullivan’s first-minute goal secured a 1-0 win at Harrogate, despite Nathaniel Knight-Percival’s...Full Story »

Derek Adams claims Forest Green time-wasting backfired as Morecambe snatch draw

Posted Wednesday, March 10, 2021 by PA36 hits

Morecambe boss Derek Adams accused Forest Green of time-wasting as his side snatched a stoppage-time point.Carlos Mendes Gomes’  94th-minute  header denied Rovers the chance to go top as the Shrimps salvaged a point in a 2-2 thriller.“I thought it was a very good game and the end was justified,” said Adams.“We had double the opportunities of Forest Green and sho...Full Story »

Derek Adams hails Morecambe’s victory over Carlisle with promotion push on track

Posted Sunday, March 07, 2021 by PA24 hits

Morecambe boss Derek Adams was full of praise for his side after they maintained their League Two promotion push with a 3-1 victory over Carlisle at the Mazuma Stadium.Goals from Aaron Wildig, Toumani Diagouraga and Cole Stockton gave the Shrimps a 3-0 advantage before Aaron Hayden pulled one back for the visitors with a header 11 minutes from time.Speaking after a second 3-1 home win – ov...Full Story »

Ebou Adams nets second-half winner as Forest Green edge struggling Grimsby

Posted Sunday, March 07, 2021 by PA21 hits

Ebou Adams scored a second-half winner as Forest Green returned to winning ways with a narrow 2-1 League Two victory at bottom side Grimsby.The 25-year-old forward struck in the second half after James Hanson had responded to Jamille Matt’s penalty as the relegation-threatened hosts were plunged further into trouble.Forest Green took the lead through a spot-kick just before the 20-minute m...Full Story »

Morecambe boss Derek Adams might mix things up against Carlisle

Posted Friday, March 05, 2021 by PA41 hits

Morecambe boss Derek Adams has options ahead of Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two fixture against Carlisle.Adams made five changes for the midweek clash with Crawley and was richly rewarded as his side bounced back from a 1-0 defeat at Mansfield to win 3-1.Mark Halstead, Ryan Cooney, Stephen Hendrie, Brad Lyons and Jordan Slew were the men drafted in at the expense of Kyle Letheren, Kelvin Mel...Full Story »

Derek Adams hails ‘one of the best’ following Morecambe’s win against Crawley

Posted Wednesday, March 03, 2021 by PA22 hits

Derek Adams said Morecambe produced one of their best displays of the season as they beat Crawley 3-1 in an entertaining game at the Mazuma Stadium.Two goals from Carlos Mendes Gomes helped the Shrimps to an impressive three points.Adams said: “I thought we were fantastic and it was probably one of our best performances of the season.“We could have scored seven or eight to be honest,...Full Story »

Forest Green boss Mark Cooper disappointed by loss of suspended Ebou Adams

Posted Sunday, February 28, 2021 by PA27 hits

Frustrated Forest Green Rovers boss Mark Cooper faces losing Ebou Adams for four games after the midfielder was sent off for the second time in five games.A first-half double from Jamille Matt and a Brendan Sarpong-Wiredu own goal wrapped up the points the home side but it was the sending off just before half-time following a challenge on Josh Doherty that had the manager fuming.Cooper said: &ld...Full Story »

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