Match Report: Coventry City 2-1 Morecambe
MORECAMBE'S hopes of reaching the FA cup second round were dashed as two goals from Marvin Sordell won the game for Coventry.
Sordell scored either side of the break after Dean Winnard had given the Shrimps the perfect start with a 10th minute goal.
Winnard, who scored in the first tie, matched that feat with a neatly taken early volley. Michael Rose swung in a free kick from the left and Winnard reacted sharply to beat his marker to divert the ball past Lee Burge from close range.
Morecambe maintained the early pressure with Aaron Wildig shooting inches wide of the left hand post after a swift counter attack.
But aFter a sluggish start the home side stepped up the pace with Kyel Reid drawing a good save from Barry Roche with a shot from the edge of the area, Gael Bigirimana also denied by Roche and Jodi Jones firing just over.
The pressure paid off for the home side on 38 minutes when The Shrimps conceded a poor goal. They had a corner on the right that Coventry cleared quickly with arid using his pace before teeing up the experienced Sordell to drill a fine, low shot past Roche from 20 yards.
Sordell then hit the Shrimps again in similar style on 57 minutes. The home side made the most of a poor clearance from keeper Burge but a couple of swift passes teed up Sordell who beat Roche for the second time with a shot from the edge of the area that fond the corner of the goal.
From there Coventry forced a succession of chances with Roche saving smartly from Jones on two occasions and Ryan Haynes.
The Shrimps pushed bodies forward and looked to creat several half chances but failed to test Burge further.
Coventry City: Burge, Willis (Rose 46), Turnbull, Harries, Haynes, Sterry, Jones (Thomas 90), Bigirimana, Gadzhev (Stevenson 74), Sordell, Reid.
Subs not used: Charles-Cook, Lameiras, Tudgay, Wright.
Morecambe: Roche, Winnard, Edwards, Whitmore (Mullin 62) Jennings, Rose, Fleming (Murphy 68), Ellison, Wildig (McGowan 55), Molyneux, Stockton.
Subs not used: Nizic, Conlan, Turner, Dunn.
Ref: M Haywood.