Match Report


Wed 11 Aug 10

Summer signing Andy Fleming had a dream debut with both Morecambe goals as the Shrimps ended a historic night with a superb Carling Cup first round win over Coventry City.

Fleming gave the Shrimps the lead in first half injury time when he converted from Adam Rundle's cross.

He added a second just after the hour with a similar clinical finish as Rundle again provided the assist with another left wing cross.

Coventry had the better of the early pressure with Chris Hussey hitting the foot of the post with a right foot curler on 15 minutes and Carl Baker headed over from close range.

Roy O'Donovan had a golden chance to give his side the lead on 23 minutes after latching on to a mistake from Darren Moss but shot weakly wide when he should have done much better..

Morecambe came into the game strongly on the half hour mark with Chris Shuker and Craig Stanley both producing dangerous crosses that just needed a touch before Fleming produced his moment of magic.

The second half saw O'Donovan miss a great early chance before Fleming made it 2-0. And the Shrimps could have had more as Chris McCready headed just wide and Craig Stanley shot against the post.

Morecambe: Roche; Moss, Parrish, McCready, Wilson; Scott; Shuker, Fleming, Stanley, Rundle; Jevons. Subs: Walker, Haining, Spencer, Duffy, Mullin, Hunter, Drummond.

Coventry: Doyle, McPake, Grandison, Woods; Clarke, Hussey, Bell, Baker, McIndoe, Platt, O'Donovan. Subs: Quirke, Christie, Harris, Thomas, Bigirimana, Grogan.

Ref: A Haines.

Attendance 4002

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