Fellow Sky Bet League Two strugglers Crawley Town took home three vital points thanks to a single goal from a direct Billy Clifford corner.
Despite a sixth defeat of the campaign Shrimps skipper Michael Rose says it is too early to be concerned about his sides league position.
“We have a long way to go and we are taking each game as it comes. We are not playing badly. Even today when we went down to 10 men we produced the better play and had just as good possession as they did.”
Morecambe striker Kevin Ellison figured in two key talking points from the game.
“Kev stood at the near post as usual but the corner was just too high for him and the ball went in.
“I didn’t see what happened but the sending-off didn’t help our situation. The linesman called the referee over and Kev was shown a red card. I feel with 11 men we would have got back into the game.”
The midfielder thought both sides should have finished the game with ten men after Joe McNerney’s yellow card challenge on Vadaine Oliver three minutes from time.
“I think the foul on Vadaine late in the game worth a red when the lad went in from behind.”
Rose, 35, is confident Morecambe have enough depth to increase their current five-point cushion from the Sky Bet League Two drop zone.
“Chances haven’t been going our way but we will keep working and keep pushing on.
“We haven’t lost to many games in a bad fashion apart from Exeter last week. Aside from that one we’ve created chances and games could have gone either way.
“We’re all disappointed with today’s result but we are working hard to turn things around.
“Our support was again fantastic and they will continue to play their part.”
Morecambe are next in action at basement-side Chesterfield on Saturday.