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Morecambe ‘unable to raise a team’ leaving non league club gutted with cancelled friendly

Morecambe are said to be ‘unable to raise a team’ and it is leaving non league club Workington rather gutted with the cancelled friendly.

Workington said via their website: “Unfortunately tomorrow nights friendly v Morecambe has had to be cancelled due to the visitors not being able to raise a team.

“There may be a possibility of it being rearranged at a later date so we’d advise everyone that has bought advance tickets to just wait for now as any tickets bought will be valid if the game goes ahead.

“If it does not take place refunds will be issued by the club.”

“There may be a possibility of it being rearranged at a later date so we’d advise everyone that has bought advance tickets to just wait for now as any tickets bought will be valid if the game goes ahead.

“We apologise for the short notice but we have only found out this morning.”


We regret to inform supporters that tomorrow night’s friendly with Workington AFC has been cancelled.

Due to having a number of players with minor knocks/injuries we have had to take the difficult decision to cancel the match in order not to aggravate the injuries further and cause damage to the squad ahead of the new league season.

At present we are currently discussing options around potential new dates- if schedules allow. However, at present the match is cancelled with no future date.

Any tickets purchased will be refunded by Workington AFC, please contact their ticket office directly.

This is the second time in a week that an EFL club have let another down.

Worrying news emerges as Barnsley are forced to cancel a pre-season friendly against Guiseley after being ‘unable to raise a team’.

The League One club had been set to begin their pre-season schedule with a journey to the Northern Premier League Premier Division side outfit next Tuesday night.

However, news of the cancellation surfaced, leaving the non league side looking for another opponent while left disappointed that they wouldn’t be hosting the game, especially after a big crowd would have been expected, and a boost financially.

Barnsley’s game against AFC Fylde also had to be played behind closed doors along with two other fixtures.

Here’s what fans said with Morecambe ‘unable to raise a team’ leaving the non league club gutted with a cancelled friendly…

@_Owxn_h8: But at least we finally get to see the kits tonight right guys 🙃

@GazPar81: We have the worst PR in the world.

@mightyquinn89: Joke 👎

@cpugs85: Ridiculous that we got this info 1st from Workington. apart from a couple of board members it’s a shit show!!! Only just getting our kit launched.

@MorecambeFCFeed: Shambles, sorry lads.

@Zack27595714: This happened with us (Guiseley). Barnsley said they couldn’t raise a team either. Load of bollocks, any league team can stick out u21s for games like this.

@ryanmsmith89: Poor this from Morecambe. Let our 5 trialists play for Morecambe? 🤣

@LRbix: A EFL side cannot raise a team? 🧐

@ella_jadee_: Looking less likely that our game with them on the 29th will go ahead #wafc

@thescreenster: Inexcusable, fill the bench with academy lads or trialists if we’re really that short

@hinckleyafcfan: An EFL club not being able to raise a team, absolute joke that is.

@j_bell17: Why are we finding out about this via Workington and not directly from the club? Whole thing is embarrassing tbh sort it out

@keithelliott94: A bit worrying for Morecambe 🧐

@georgemarshhh: This might be the most embarrassing thing that’s happened, and there’s been a few 🤣

@AccyForza: Imagine the Facebook meltdown in Cockle Bay

@JakeWicks69: Blimey, rather be a dolly 🔵⚪️

@JonnyTombs: These lot still try and mock us 😂😂😂 laughing stock of the North West

@allmoshnopit: Betting on Crawley and Morecambe to go down is basically printing money

@joeh50: Nasty stuff for Morecambe that they’re seriously fucked

@Stever62Roberts: Double Dip morecambe 🤔

@BuckleDill: Season starts in less than 3 weeks…

@manufactureing: Best manager in world what a joke adams

@andy_frobisher: What an absolute shambles, but you can’t be surprised can you, we literally have positions where we have zero players available.

@Mathew_scfc: Tinpot from morecambe

@brethertonjamie: Shambolic and inexcusable. We’re so screwed.

@JackHolroyd19: Gonna be a long season 🤣

@birchy2_jack: The fuck is actually going on. Embarrassing

@mickeymfc: We’re so fucked it’s unreal 🤣

@LeamyLad: North lancs league vibes

@joshhall_1993: Oh dear what’s happened to big time morecambe 😬

@CRparker88: Absolute shit show

@Caprani14: We are well and truly in the mud

@eskelzev: surely not this is tragic

@MylesBowen1_mfc: We’re acc fucked

@OliMGraham: We’re so tinpot ahahahaha

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