Match Report

 

Fri 24 Jun 16

MORECAMBE moved to the top of the league with a third successive league win.

A second half goal from the evergreen Kevin Ellison gave the Shrimps their points as they claimed another excellent three points.

Ellison scored from another of Morecambe's excellent counter attacks 10 minutes into the second half when he produced a fine finish to beat Artur Krysiak after good work from Jack Dunn and Lee Molyneux.

The Shrimps had to endure a nightmare start to the afternoon when they lost Ryan Edwards in the warm up and he had to be replaced at centre half by Alex Kenyon.

Despite that started the game on the front foot and went close to opening the scoring on three minutes when Alex Whitmore's header beat Krysiak but was cleared off the line by Alex Lawless.

The Shrimps continued to put look threatening and Jack Dunn forced Krysiak into two saves in quick succession with shots from the edge of the area and Ellison hitting the post with the follow up from one effort.

Yeovil looked dangerous themselves going forward and began to force a number of openings.

Giant striker Tom Eaves was in the thick of the action firing two snapshots over from good openings before missing the target from close range after Barry Roche had made a superb save from a near post flick.

Roche produced two more superb saves to deny Alex Lawless and Ryan Hedges before the Glovers hit the woodwork themselves when Matt Dolan ghosted in at the far post to stab Otis Khan's excellent cross against the foot of the left hand post.

The second half saw the play continue to swing from end to end with Ellison putting the Shrimps ahead with a cool finish.

Yeovil then held the upper hand and peppered the Morecambe goal with Roche again producing another man of the match performance with a string of smart saves,

His best came on the hour when he tipped away a shot from Matt Dolan low to his left before finishing the game with a flying save to tip over a free kick from the same player.

With stand-in Kenyon superb at the heart of a battling Morecambe defence the Shrimps held on well and claimed another excellent three points to see them sit proudly at the top of League 2. 


Yeovil: Krysiak, Mugabi, Butcher, Smith, Dickson (rep Sowunmi 83), Lawless, Dolan, Hedges (rep Campbell 63), Dawson, Khan (rep Zoko 63) Eaves. Subs not used: Maddison, Lea, Bassett.

Booked: Dawson.

Morecambe: Roche, Wakefield, Whitmore, Kenyon, Conlan, Rose, Fleming, Barkhuizen (rep Molyneux 51), Dunn (rep Turner 76), Ellison, Stockton (rep McGowan 81). Subs not used: Nizic, Mullin.

Booked: Fleming.

Ref: J Busby.

Att: 2,937

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