Match Report


Sat 09 Oct 10

A LATE Craig Stanley goal gave Morecambe their first League 2 win at the new Globe Arena.
Stanley raced into the box to head home Mark Duffy's right wing cross seven minutes from time to cap a historic afternoon for the Shrimps on the day their new £12m stadium was officially opened.
It was a win the home side fully deserved and had it not been for Shrewsbury keeper Chris Neal they could have won by a much bigger margin.
Neal made a string of fine saves including a 56th minute penalty from Mark Duffy awarded after David Raven had brought down the impressive Stanley.
Shrewsbury had the better of the opening stages with Jake Robinson and Ian Sharps forcing Barry Roche into blocks before Morecambe found their feet.
The Shrimps were denied an opening goal on the half hour when Neal somehow blocked Paul Mulllin's point blank header and five minutes later Adam Rundle saw a volley cleared off the line by Kevin McIntyre.
Shrewsbury hit back with Sean McAllister drilling in an effort that was deflected wide by Andy Parrish and Mark Wright should have done better when teed up by McIntyre.
Morecambe had the better of the second period with Rundle volleying over and defender Jim Bentley hitting the crossbar from 12 yards out after Neal had saved smartly.

Morecambe: Roche; Hunter, Bentley, Parrish, Wilson; Duffy, Stanley, Drummond, Rundle, Fleming; Mullin. Subs: Shuker, Spencer, McCready, Hendrie, Capaldi, Brown, Walker.

Shrrewsbury: Neal; Raven, O'Donnell, Sharps, Sadler; Wright, McINtyre, McAllister, Ainsworth; Harrold, Robinson. Subs: Leslie, L Neal, Van Den Broek, Disley, Hooman, Smith, Bradshaw.

Ref: D Foster.

    Data provided by Press Association

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