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Report: Shrimps 2-0 Shrewsbury Town

14 August 2021

Morecambe 2-0 Shrewsbury Town
Sky Bet League One
The Mazuma Stadium
Saturday 14 August
Kick-off: 3:00pm
Attendance: 3772 (471 away) 

Two first-half goals from Adam Phillips and Cole Stockton respectively gave the Shrimps all three points over Shrewsbury Town at the Mazuma Stadium. 

Phillips found the back of the net once again, following up his midweek penalty against Blackburn Rovers with one against the Salop, before Stockton netted his fourth goal of the season and third in Sky Bet League One, as he poked home from a corner. 

Inside the opening minute it was the Shrimps who were on the offensive, after some superb play from Stockton saw him evade two Salop defenders before setting Arthur Gnahoua on the right-hand side, his lay-back found the advancing Ryan Cooney, but the full-back’s effort was just wide off the target. 

In what turned out to be a pretty quiet fist-half, luckily things did pick up 10 minutes from the break. 

A clipped ball over the top from Toumani Diagouraga found Phillips inside the box, Nathaniel Ogbeta found himself the wrong side of the ball and bundled over the Shrimps midfielder in the box. 

Penalty to Stephen Robinson’s men. 

Up-stepped the confident Phillips, who after notching against Blackburn Rovers in midweek was at it again. Picking himself off the tuft to send Marko Marosi in the Shrewsbury goal the wrong way and in turn, giving the home side the advantage. 

Moments later, the home side celebrating again, a corner from first goal-scorer Phillips took a deflection, landing perfectly into the path of Stockton, who fired home. 

Morecambe 2-0 Shrewsbury Town

The visitors made the first change of the game, looking to get back into this one as Sam Cosgrove replaced the sluggish Ogbeta. 

On the 55th minute, the Salop should have clawed a goal back, an Elliott Bennett corner was met by the head of Pierre who was up from the back, however the central-defender could not take advantage of the space he was left in the penalty area. 

After that brief attacking spell from the visitors, the hosts were at it again. 

Some fantastic work from Gnahoua saw him lay the ball back to Rangers loans Joshua McPake, who took one touch to set himself before forcing a good save from Marosi in the Salop goal. 

It was one-way traffic after that, goalscorer Stockton wanted more blood and came close to adding a second just after the hour mark. 

His dancing feet from Ipswich on the opening day was there for all to see once again as he worked himself some space to unleash an effort from just inside the box. 

Unfortunately for him, it was another good save from the visiting goalkeeper. 

The final chance of the game fell to the visitors, another corner from Steve Cotterill’s side was met by the head of Pierre, but once again it came to no avail. 

Full-time: Morecambe 2-0 Shrewsbury Town

A superb result for Robinson’s men who build on their opening day point against Ipswich Town, with three points against the Salop. 

We are back on home soil on Tuesday night, as we welcome Rotherham United to the Mazuma Stadium. 

Morecambe: Andresson, Leigh, O’Connor, Lavelle (c), Diagouraga, Stockton, McPake (McDonald 77’), Phillips (McCalmont 62’), McLoughlin (Wottoon 90'), Cooney, Gnahoua. 

Subs Not Used: Letheren, Mellor, Jones, Harrison. 

Goals: Phillips 34’, Stockton 43’ 

Bookings: McLoughlin 54’, Cooney 61’ 

Red cards: None

Shrewsbury Town: Marosi, Leahy, Pennington, Pierre, Vela, Udoh, Ogbeta (Cosgrove 46’), Pyke (Daniels 59’), Davis, Bennett (c), Nurse. 

Subs Not Used: Gregory, Burgoyne, Bloxham, Caton. 

Goals: None

Bookings: Davis 25’, Pierre 66’ 

Red cards: None

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