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Morecambe 4, Barnet 1

10 November 2012

Fine win for Shrimps

MORECAMBE produced an excellent performance to chalk up their third home win of the season.
Two early goals and two late penalties from Richard Brodie gave the Shrimps their biggest home victory of the campaign.
Much of the talk before the game centered around the appearance of Barnet's former Holland star Edgar Davids but it was the Shrimps who stole the show with an excellent performance.
They took the lead on six minutes when Kevin Ellison cut in from the right before producing a left foot shot that deflected off a Barnet defender to wrong foot Bees' keeper Graham Stack.
The Shrimps added a second four minutes later. Man of the match Gary McDonald played in Andy Fleming and the midfielder made the most of the chance to beat Stack from an angle with a neat finish at full stretch.
Barnet came back into things but only tested Andreas Arestidou on one occasion with a weak Davids shot before Clovis Kamdjo saw two efforts in quick succession blocked by Ellison and Nick Fenton.
The visitors started the second half on the front foot with Mark Byrne missing the target twice from good positions before the game became something of a midfield scrap in the rain.
The match livened up again with a hectic final 10 minutes as the Shrimps were awarded two soft penalties.
On 81 minutes Barry Fuller was adjudged to have brought down Lewis Alessandra and Brodie stepped up to slam home the spot kick.
Minutes later Brodie doubled his tally with another spot kick after Krystian Pearce handled in the box.
Barnet scored an injury time consolation from Jon Nurse when he stabbed the ball home from close range after the home defence failed to clear a Mark Byrne corner.

MORECAMBE: Arestidou, Wright, McCready, Fenton, Mustoe, Drummond, Fleming, McDonald (rep McGee 87), Brodie, Ellison (rep Burrow 77), Alessandra (rep Reid 83). Subs not used: Jones, Parkinson, Parrish, Doyle.
Booked: Mustoe, Ellison, Wright
BARNET: Stack; Fuller, Pearce, Stephens, Johnson (rep Lowe 73); Yiadom, Byrne, Kamdjo, Davids, Edgar (rep Nurse 46); Hyde. Subs not used: Cowler, Fortune, Lee, Weston, Allen..
Booked: Stack, Pearce.
Ref: S Rushton

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