Kelleher scores twice to earn victory for Morecambe
TWO Jack Kelleher goals gave a young Morecambe side to a 2-1 win at Carnforth Rangers on Monday night.
Damo Murphy gave the North Lancashire Premier Division side the lead on the half hour but Kelleher scored either side of the break to give The Shrimps a battling victory. Stewart Drummond and Neil Wainwright oversaw a side that also included first-team squad members Charlie Bailey, who acted as captain, and Nathan Bondswell.
Trialists Luke Pritchard, who missed a penalty, and goalkeeper Tony Thompson also played 90 minutes.
Carnforth started well and they were in front just before the half hour when Murphy slotted past Thompson.
Kelleher then saw a shot saved before Morecambe got the first of two penalties on the night.
Pritchard was tugged back by Ellis Rucastle and the former Preston North End youngster took the spot kick but saw his effort saved by Ben Price.
Rucastle then again upended Pritchard for a second penalty and Kelleher made no mistake from the spot, sending Price the wrong way on the stroke of half time.
The second half came 10 minutes into the second half when Kelleher turned in Pritchard's cross.