Shrimps make progress in cup
THE Shrimps recorded a fine win over Accrington Stanley to earn a place in the second round of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.
Goals from Jack Redshaw and Kevin Ellison gave the Shrimps a rare and welcome win over Stanley to move into the second round of the cup.
Redshaw opened the scoring on the half hour with a superb finish after
produced a superb first touch before volleying past Andy Dawber with a superb finish.
The Shrimps should have added to their lead after creating a string of chances but coming up against a 17-year-old keeper who was inspired. Jordan Burrow had two golden chances to make it 2-0 but Dawber saved smartly before Redshaw flashed a shot wide from close range after the Accrington keeper made a brilliant save to block a close range Stewart Drummond snapshot.
Kevin Ellison fired over from close range and Nick Fenton headed just over from an Andy Fleming corner.
At the other end Andreas Arestidou made a flying save to tip away a sweetly struck long range effort from Karl Sheppard.
Stanley started the second half well and had created several half chances before Morecambe scored on the break when Ellison was left unmarked on the edge of the area before drilling a low shot into the bottom corner of Dawber’s goal.
The Shrimps had several opportunities to add to their lead but wasted several good chances. Richard Brodie saw a shot well blocked by Lee Molyneux and Lewis Alessandra blazed over from a good position.
Accrington: Dawber, Lindfield, Eckersley, Murphy, Molyneux; Barnett, Watson; Gray, Clark, Chippendale; Sheppard (rep Dixon 54). Subs not used: Dunbavin, Joyce, Hatfield, Amond.
Booked: Barnett, Dixon.
Morecambe: Arestidou; Reid, Fenton, McCready, Wright; Ellison (rep Mwasile 87), McGee (rep Alessandra 62), Drummond, Fleming; Burrow (rep Brodie 66), Redshaw. Subs not used: Roche, Doyle.
Booked: McGee, Wright.
Ref: S Rushton.