Harvey Knibbs scored a second-half equaliser as Morecambe were denied a much-needed Sky Bet League Two victory following Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Cambridge at the Globe Arena.
A goal apiece in the second half saw both struggling teams take a point in a low-quality game.
Morecambe started the game well with two great chances in the opening three minutes.
Jordan Slew missed his kick altogether when the ball fell to him five yards out from the right-hand side and v Stockton drilled a low shot inches wide from the edge of the area before Steven Old headed a free-kick over.
Cambridge slowly gained their shape but failed to create chances until the later stages of the half with Jack Roles forcing Morecambe debutant Christoffer Mafoumbi into a decent save.
Second-bottom Morecambe took the lead in the 47th-minute through Adam Phillips when the on-loan Burnley man smashed a loose ball into the roof of the Cambridge net from close range.
The visitors – without a win in 2020 – fought back bravely and scored a deserved equaliser after 68 minutes when Knibbs reacted quickly in the box to slam home a loose ball after a Jack Roles corner caused the Morecambe defence all sorts of problems.
Cambridge then had the better of the possession but it was Morecambe who went closest to clinch maximum points when Stockton clipped an effort inches wide after being played in by Carlos Mendes-Gomes.
A-Jay Leitch-Smith was then denied a superb late goal by a fantastic save from Dimitar Mitov.