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Morecambe FC came into being in 1920; however, origins lie within Morecambe Cricket Club which was formed in 1889, and their first football season was played in 1897-87. In 1898-99 the Shrimps entered the Lancaster & District League, losing their first game away against Skerton Reserves on September 17. On 19 May 1900, the cricket club moved to Woodhill Lane before moving to Christie Park in 1921 which was the Shrimps home for almost 90 years. In 2009 however, work officially started on the Globe Arena which was ready in time for the 2010-11 season, and holds over 6,000 supporters – get the latest Morecambe news from the Globe Arena here!
Starting in the early 1990s, Morecambe have been engaged in a bitter rivalry with Lancashire neighbours Accrington Stanley, though the Shrimps did not manage to beat Accrington in 16 attempts after their promotion to the Football League in 2007. In August 2015, Morecambe finally overcame their rivals thanks to an Aaron Wildig goal to give them a 1-0 win. Stay updated with more Morecambe news which you can find here.
Astonishingly, Morecambe have never been relegated in their entire existence as a club. Their journey is quite simple, starting off in the Lancashire Combination in 1920-21, they played in the league for almost 50 years before transferring to the newly created Northern Premier League in 1968-69. After battling in the Northern Premier League for almost 30 seasons, the Shrimps finally won promotion to the Conference Premier in 1995 after finishing in second place. From here the Shrimps remained in the non-league division for a shorter period of time before winning promotion via the play-offs in 2006-07, Morecambe overcame Exeter 2-1 at Wembley. They missed their opportunity to win promotion to League Two in 2010, having lost in the play-off semi-final, and since have enjoyed their time in the fourth tier. The Shrimps’ highest ever finish in English football was fourth in 2010, and they are yet to win any silverware as a club since they were formed. Morecambe escaped relegation by the skin of their teeth in 2017-18, having finished 22nd and missing out only on goal difference, saving their impressive football record.
Morecambe are currently in the relegation battle once again this season and new manager Derek Adams faces a very tough challenge ahead for the remainder of the season. Adams became manager of the Shrimps in November 2019, replacing the long-serving Jim Bentley, who left to take over at AFC Fylde. You do not want to miss out on breaking Morecambe news from League Two, from the latest transfer rumours to player news from the Globe Arena we have got you covered!