Shrewsbury Town 5-0 Morecambe
Sky Bet League One
The Montgomery Waters Meadow
Tuesday 15 March 2022
Two goals apiece from Luke Leahy and Daniel Udoh, alongside one from Ryan Bowman gave Shrewsbury Town all three points at the Montgomery Waters Meadow.
The first real chance of the half fell to the home side on the 23rd minute of the game, some good work down the right-hand side by Josh Vela saw him beat Liam Gibson before firing a ball into the box where Ryan Bowman was situated, thankfully for the Shrimps his effort was over the bar.
Nine minutes later the Shrimps should have pulled ahead.
Some fantastic work by Cole Stockton saw him evade a few defenders before drilling a cross into the area, after adjusting his run, Aaron Wildig got to the ball first but could not keep his shot down and it flew over the crossbar.
The hosts took the lead a minute before the break when George Nurse’s ball down the corridor of uncertainty was blasted home by Udoh who had ghosted into the box.
Half-time: Shrewsbury Town 1-0 Morecambe
The Salop doubled their lead two minutes after the break when referee Darren Drysdale pointed to the spot after judging that Jacob Bedeau handled in the area. Leahy stepped up and sent Trevor Carson the wrong way.
On the 51st minute, the home side scored their third through Leahy. After picking the ball up on the edge of the Shrimps box, the wing-back swivelled and produced a half-volley of the highest standard which found the top-left of Carson’s goal.
Five minutes after the hour mark the home side had their fourth, a ball over the top saw Udoh shake off Anthony O’Connor before smashing the ball off the underside of the crossbar, to extend their lead.
It was 5-0 moments later after Bowman nodded home from close ranger from a Leahy free-kick.
There was one final chance for Derek Adams’ side through Stockton, but his right-footed curler had too much loft on it and ended up in the travelling Shrimps fans behind the goal.
Full-time: Shrewsbury Town 5-0 Morecambe
Shrewsbury Town: Marosi, Leahy, Ebanks-Landell, Pennington, Fornah, Vela (Whalley 67’), Udoh (Bloxham 67’), Bowman, Bennett (Daniels 74’), Nurse, Flanagan.
Subs not used: Pierre, Burgoyne, Bondswell, Janneh.
Goals: Udoh 44’ 65’, Leahy 47’ (P), 51’, Bowman 70’.
Red cards: None.
Morecambe: Carson, O’Connor (C), Bedeau, Diagouraga, Stockton, McCalmont (Cooney 68’), Connolly (Ayunga 74’) Wildig, McLoughlin, Gibson (Mensah 84’), Leigh.
Subs not used: Smith, Obika, Gnahoua, Fane.
Bookings: Wildig 50’, McLoughlin 89’
Red cards: None.