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Morecambe 1-0 Lancaster City

15 July 2017

A LATE goal from Andy Fleming earned Morecambe victory in the Bay Trophy in their second pre-season friendly.

Fleming headed home from close range to seal victory in a well contested match at the Globe Arena.

Shrimps boss Jim Bentley named a 19-man squad – including three trialists – for their second summer friendly, following on from the midweek win against Bamber Bridge.

Eighteen of those players saw action with Kevin Ellison playing the first half, others an hour and the rest the full 90 minutes.

Lancaster boss, Phil Brown, equally chopped and changed with the vast majority of his 20-man squad getting a good run out.

Both sides played some neat football but it was Morecambe who had the better of the chances created.

They could have led inside three minutes but Gavin Clark got across well to block Fleming’s close-range effort. City keeper Chris Cheetham pushed out a shot from Steve Yawson before using his foot to save when Ellison capitalised on a defensive error to break through.

The Dolly Blues improved as the half went on with Niall Maher, who played a full 90 minutes after Barry Roche pulled up in the warm up, holding Andy Howarth’s free-kick and Patrick Brough stretching to clear Ryan Winder’s cross moments before the break.

The second half opened with Garry Thompson twice testing Cheetham and Alex Kenyon heading over from Michael Rose’s corner.

At the other end, Clark and Winder both saw efforts off target as both sides began to shuffle their respective packs.

One of Morecambe’s new summer signings, Vadaine Oliver, saw a header land on the roof of the net before seeing a more ambitious effort from distance held by the keeper.

Adam Campbell saw a close-range shot well saved before Fleming’s decisive goal won the game.

Morecambe: Maher, McGowan, Brough, Kenyon, Trialist, Thompson, Fleming, Oliver, Campbell, Ellison, Conlan, Lund, Trialist, Trialist, Rose, Hedley, Yawson, Jordan.

Lancaster City: Cheetham, Henry, Clark, Bailey, Westwood, Mercer, Howarth, Carney, Tam, Winder, Harries, Bailey, Creech, Dugdale, Hudson, Shearwood, Wood, Hoyle, Wood, Powell.

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