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York 1, Morecambe 0

1 January 2014

Third defeat in four for Shrimps

MORECAMBE suffered a third defeat in four games as York won for only the fifth time this season.

Shrimps' boss Jim Bentley was left fuming after poor defending allowed York's Ryan Jarvis to score the only goal of the game just before the half hour.

Ironically the Shruimps were enjoying a period of dominance when the Minstermen scored the vital goal.

Michael Coulson swung in the dead ball to the far post, it was headed downwards and Ryan Jarvis was sharper than any Morecambe defender to volley past Barry Roche from six yards out.

Apart from the goal the Shrimps, who made four changes from the side that lost to Hartlepool in Sunday, looked much the side in the first half but came up against an inspired goalkeeper in Michael Igham who made a string of fine saves.

His best came from a curling Tony Diagne free kick that was heading for the top right hand corner but he also reacted superbly to tip away a low drive from Andy Fleming. He denied Diagne with a flying tip over from a close range header and then got down quickly to his left to save a long range Jack Sampson effort.

Ingham was at his best again 10 minutes from time with another superb save as Jack Redshaw’s header from Padraig Amond’s left wing cross looked destined for the bottom left hand corner of the York goal.

But for all Morecambe’s pressure York had chances to add to their advantage themselves. Lanre Oyebanjo missed from close range just seconds after the restart and Wes Fletcher shot straight at Roche when he was played in behind the Morecambe defence.

The Shrimps ended the game on the front foot but failed to threaten the York goal as the home side claimed a rare win.


MORECAMBE: Roche, McCready (rep McGowan 76), Doyle, Hughes, Parrish, Fleming, Drummond, Diagne, Mwasile (rep Redshaw 58), Sampson (rep Amond 69), Ellison. Subs not used: Threlfall, Kenyon, McGee, Arestidou.


YORK: Ingham; O’Neill, Lowe, McGurk, Davies; Oyebanjo (rep Carson 84), Coulson, Platt, Montrose; Fletcher, Jarvis (rep Bowman 62). Subs not used: Chambers, Fyfield, Brobbel, Puri, Whitehouse.


Ref: N Miller.


Att: 3,276.

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