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St Johnstone 0, Morecambe 1

27 July 2013

Marshall strike earns win

A goal from Marcus Marshall gave the Shrimps a confidence boosting win ahead of the big kick off next week.
Marshall scored his first goal for the club on 33 minutes with what proved to be the telling moment of the game.
Andy Fleming provided the telling pass with a long ball over the top which the summer signing took down superbly before slotting the ball past Zander Clark.
The game began with the home side on the front foot as Murray Davidson volleyed wide and A Trialist forced an excellent save from Barry Roche after a neat move.
After a slow start the Shrimps then came into the game with Fleming volleying narrowly wide after a slick interchange with Stewart Drummond and Kevin Ellison forcing a neat save from the home keeper from a well struck free kick.
The second half began with A Trialist forcing another neat save from Roche and  Gwion Edwards drilling a shot side of the left hand post after an excellent run into the Morecambe box.
The Shrimps then threatened briefly with Ellison testing Clark with a left foot shot after cutting in from the right win. Substitute Jack Sampson then hot a long range effort that forced Clark into a sharp block.
Joe McGee went close with a delightful curler in the 86th minute and Amond went close a minute later with a lob over the onrushing keeper which sailed just the wrong side of the posts.
Sampson then wast ed a great chance to make it 

St Johnstone: Clark, Caddis, Easton, Brown, Miller, Rodger, Trialist (rep Stewart 78), Davidson (rep Easton D, 60), Fallon, Kane, Edwards (rep Thomson 70). Subs not used: Wotherspoon, Ma, Banks, Steeves, Scobbie, Gray

Morecambe: Roche (Arestidou 78); Parrish (rep Kenyon 69), Diagne (rep Threlfall 78), McCready, Hughes, Drummond (rep Williams 69), Fleming (rep McGee 69), Wright (Denson 78), Amond, Marshall (rep Sampson 75), Ellison (rep Mwasile 75).

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