Danny Carlton netted a hat-trick as Morecambe annihilated Crawley Town in their top-of-the-table clash.

He slotted in Laurence Wilson's pass before Nick Fenton's header doubled Morecambe's lead.

Carlton headed home Jason Price's cross after Charlie Wassmer lost possession, and Kevin Ellison netted with a close-range finish.

And he got his third as he lashed home Izak Reid's cross, before Wilson's penalty competed the rout.

Wilson's penalty came after Gary McDonald was brought down in the area.

Crawley had started the day top of the table but drop down to fourth with Morecambe going top on goal difference from Rotherham.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Crawley boss Steve Evans told BBC Sussex:

"We were decimated. Let's not make excused. It could have been 12.

"Fair play to Morecambe. I thought they played exceptionally well. They're going to be up there.

"If you've got a young centre-back who can't defend, you're going to leak goals. But it's not about naming individuals. We were all a part of that.

"It was not acceptable."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (5)

Morecambe

  • 01 Roche
  • 02 Fenton
  • 06 Haining (Parrish - 82' )
  • 15 McCready
  • 19 Wilson
  • 07 Reid
  • 11 Ellison
  • 16 Drummond Booked
  • 18 McDonald
  • 29 Price (Jevons - 66' )
  • 30 Carlton (Alessandra - 75' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Routledge
  • 22 Parrish
  • 08 Hunter
  • 09 Alessandra
  • 10 Jevons

Crawley Town

  • 01 Kuipers
  • 16 Wilson
  • 19 Griffiths
  • 20 Wassmer
  • 08 Torres (Doughty - 63' )
  • 11 Simpson
  • 12 Smith (Neilson - 56' )
  • 13 Hunt
  • 15 Bulman
  • 09 Tubbs
  • 23 Barnett

Substitutes

  • 25 Shearer
  • 06 Akpan
  • 21 Doughty
  • 22 Neilson
  • 17 Akinde
Ref: Lewis
Att: 2,054

Match Stats

Shots

17 6

On target

6 1

Corners

3 4

Fouls

7 14

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:13 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +3:22

Defending throw-in by Laurence Wilson (Morecambe).

90:00 +2:56

Defending throw-in by Matthew Tubbs (Crawley Town).

90:00 +2:22

Cross by Scott Griffiths (Crawley Town), clearance by Nick Fenton (Morecambe).

90:00 +1:16

Shot by Lewis Alessandra (Morecambe) right-footed from left channel (25 yards), comfortable save (caught) by Michel Kuipers (Crawley Town).

90:00 +0:45

Defending throw-in by Laurence Wilson (Morecambe).

88:42

Foul by Tyrone Barnett (Crawley Town) on Kevin Ellison (Morecambe). Free kick taken left-footed by Laurence Wilson (Morecambe) from left wing, resulting in open play.

88:37

Defending throw-in by David Hunt (Crawley Town).

87:49

Matthew Tubbs (Crawley Town) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Barry Roche (Morecambe) from own half, resulting in open play.

87:32

Cross by David Hunt (Crawley Town), clearance by Chris McCready (Morecambe).

86:42

Goal kick taken long by Michel Kuipers (Crawley Town).

85:54

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Izak Reid (Morecambe) to far post, resulting in ball out of play.

85:36

Cross by Laurence Wilson (Morecambe), clearance by Tyrone Barnett (Crawley Town).

85:10

Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Izak Reid (Morecambe) to far post, clearance by Scott Neilson (Crawley Town).

84:59

Cross by Izak Reid (Morecambe), blocked by Charlie Wassmer (Crawley Town).

84:18

Foul by Lewis Alessandra (Morecambe) on Scott Griffiths (Crawley Town). Free kick taken right-footed by Charlie Wassmer (Crawley Town) from own half, resulting in open play.

83:34

Assist by Gary McDonald (Morecambe) from centre of penalty area.

83:34 Goal scored

Goal! - Laurence Wilson - Morecambe 6 - 0 Crawley Power penalty taken left-footed by Laurence Wilson (Morecambe) (bottom-right of goal), scored.Morecambe 6-0 Crawley Town.

82:41

Foul by Josh Simpson (Crawley Town) on Gary McDonald (Morecambe).

82:02

Attacking throw-in by David Hunt (Crawley Town).

81:29 Substitution

Substitution Morecambe substitution: Will Haining replaced by Andy Parrish (tactical).

80:06

Defending throw-in by Glenn Wilson (Crawley Town).

78:04

Foul by Charlie Wassmer (Crawley Town) on Phil Jevons (Morecambe). Free kick crossed right-footed by Izak Reid (Morecambe) from right wing, resulting in open play.

77:01

Cross by David Hunt (Crawley Town), clearance by Nick Fenton (Morecambe).

76:40

Goal kick taken long by Michel Kuipers (Crawley Town).

76:15

Shot by Izak Reid (Morecambe) right-footed from right side of penalty area (12 yards), over the bar.

76:02

Attacking throw-in by Laurence Wilson (Morecambe).

74:59 Substitution

Substitution Morecambe substitution: Danny Carlton replaced by Lewis Alessandra (tactical).

74:51

Goal kick taken long by Barry Roche (Morecambe).

74:45

Cross by Scott Griffiths (Crawley Town), resulting in ball out of play.

74:33

Phil Jevons (Morecambe) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Charlie Wassmer (Crawley Town) from own half, resulting in open play.

74:10

Foul by Michael Doughty (Crawley Town) on Gary McDonald (Morecambe). Free kick taken right-footed by Barry Roche (Morecambe) from own half, resulting in open play.

74:03

Attacking throw-in by David Hunt (Crawley Town).

71:10

Assist (cross) by Izak Reid (Morecambe) from right wing.

71:10 Goal scored

Goal! - Danny Carlton - Morecambe 5 - 0 Crawley goal by Danny Carlton (Morecambe) right-footed (top-left of goal) from centre of penalty area (12 yards).Morecambe 5-0 Crawley Town.

71:10

Cross by Izak Reid (Morecambe),

70:01

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Scott Neilson (Crawley Town) to centre, save (caught) by Barry Roche (Morecambe).

69:47

Shot by Tyrone Barnett (Crawley Town) right-footed from left channel (25 yards), blocked by Chris McCready (Morecambe).

69:39

Attacking throw-in by Scott Griffiths (Crawley Town).

68:54 Goal scored

Goal! - Kevin Ellison - Morecambe 4 - 0 Crawley goal by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) right-footed (bottom-left of goal) from centre of penalty area (6 yards).Morecambe 4-0 Crawley Town.

68:05

Cross by Will Haining (Morecambe), shot by Gary McDonald (Morecambe) right-footed from centre of penalty area (6 yards),

67:45

Attacking throw-in by Will Haining (Morecambe).

67:21

Attacking throw-in by Will Haining (Morecambe).

66:40

Shot by Phil Jevons (Morecambe) right-footed from left wing (20 yards), blocked by David Hunt (Crawley Town).

66:31

Goal kick taken long by Barry Roche (Morecambe).

65:53 Substitution

Substitution Morecambe substitution: Jason Price replaced by Phil Jevons (tactical).

65:38

Shot by Matthew Tubbs (Crawley Town) right-footed from right channel (30 yards), over the bar.

64:08

Goal kick taken long by Barry Roche (Morecambe).

63:58

Attacking throw-in by David Hunt (Crawley Town).

63:29

Defending throw-in by Will Haining (Morecambe).

62:52 Substitution

Substitution Crawley Town substitution: Sergio Torres replaced by Michael Doughty (tactical).

62:25

Defending throw-in by Scott Griffiths (Crawley Town).

61:01

Assist (cross) by Jason Price (Morecambe) from right channel.

61:01 Goal scored

Goal! - Danny Carlton - Morecambe 3 - 0 Crawley headed goal by Danny Carlton (Morecambe) (bottom-right of goal) from centre of penalty area (12 yards).Morecambe 3-0 Crawley Town.

61:01

Cross by Jason Price (Morecambe),

60:21

Defending throw-in by David Hunt (Crawley Town).

59:22

Attacking throw-in by Danny Carlton (Morecambe).

57:47

Free kick crossed right-footed by Scott Neilson (Crawley Town) from right channel, resulting in open play. Foul by Tyrone Barnett (Crawley Town) on Gary McDonald (Morecambe). Free kick taken right-footed by Barry Roche (Morecambe) from centre of penalty area, resulting in open play.

57:47 Booking

Booking Stewart Drummond (Morecambe) booked for unsporting behaviour.

57:38

Foul by Stewart Drummond (Morecambe) on Tyrone Barnett (Crawley Town).

57:04

Cross by David Hunt (Crawley Town), clearance by Stewart Drummond (Morecambe).

56:39

Cross by David Hunt (Crawley Town), clearance by Nick Fenton (Morecambe).

56:13

Attacking throw-in by Scott Griffiths (Crawley Town).

55:30 Substitution

Substitution Crawley Town substitution: Ben Smith replaced by Scott Neilson (tactical).

55:13

Attacking throw-in by Scott Griffiths (Crawley Town).

54:51

Cross by Matthew Tubbs (Crawley Town), clearance by Izak Reid (Morecambe).

53:58

Goal kick taken long by Barry Roche (Morecambe).

53:53

Cross by Josh Simpson (Crawley Town), resulting in ball out of play.

53:31

Attacking throw-in by David Hunt (Crawley Town).

52:48

Foul by Nick Fenton (Morecambe) on Matthew Tubbs (Crawley Town). Free kick crossed right-footed by Ben Smith (Crawley Town) from right channel, clearance by Stewart Drummond (Morecambe).

52:24

Cross by Will Haining (Morecambe), resulting in open play.

52:04

Attacking throw-in by Will Haining (Morecambe).

50:35

Foul by Glenn Wilson (Crawley Town) on Danny Carlton (Morecambe). Free kick crossed left-footed by Laurence Wilson (Morecambe) from left wing, clearance by David Hunt (Crawley Town).

49:17

Foul by Glenn Wilson (Crawley Town) on Jason Price (Morecambe). Free kick crossed right-footed by Izak Reid (Morecambe) from left wing, clearance by Tyrone Barnett (Crawley Town).

49:05

Cross by Ben Smith (Crawley Town), clearance by Chris McCready (Morecambe).

48:56

Cross by Matthew Tubbs (Crawley Town), clearance by Chris McCready (Morecambe).

48:23

Foul by Jason Price (Morecambe) on Glenn Wilson (Crawley Town). Free kick taken right-footed by Michel Kuipers (Crawley Town) from own half, passed.

47:53

Foul by Sergio Torres (Crawley Town) on Izak Reid (Morecambe). Free kick taken right-footed by Barry Roche (Morecambe) from own half, resulting in open play.

47:31

Attacking throw-in by David Hunt (Crawley Town).

47:07

Defending throw-in by David Hunt (Crawley Town).

46:41

Tyrone Barnett (Crawley Town) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Nick Fenton (Morecambe) from own half, resulting in open play.

46:21

Shot by Matthew Tubbs (Crawley Town) left-footed from right channel (20 yards), comfortable save (caught) by Barry Roche (Morecambe).

46:07

Cross by Scott Griffiths (Crawley Town), clearance by Stewart Drummond (Morecambe).

45:50

Attacking throw-in by Scott Griffiths (Crawley Town).

45:09

Attacking throw-in by Laurence Wilson (Morecambe).

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +2:49 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

45:00 +2:18

Shot by Gary McDonald (Morecambe) right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), comfortable save (caught) by Michel Kuipers (Crawley Town).

45:00 +1:31

Foul by David Hunt (Crawley Town) on Danny Carlton (Morecambe). Free kick taken left-footed by Laurence Wilson (Morecambe) from own half, resulting in open play.

45:00 +1:24

Goal kick taken long by Michel Kuipers (Crawley Town).

45:00 +0:53

Cross by Izak Reid (Morecambe), shot by Danny Carlton (Morecambe) overhead kick right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed left.

45:00 +0:43

Goal kick taken long by Barry Roche (Morecambe).

45:00 +0:17

Shot by Tyrone Barnett (Crawley Town) left-footed from left side of penalty area (12 yards), missed left.

44:57

Defending throw-in by David Hunt (Crawley Town).

44:25

Cross by Laurence Wilson (Morecambe), clearance by Dannie Bulman (Crawley Town).

44:04

Attacking throw-in by David Hunt (Crawley Town).

43:31

Attacking throw-in by Scott Griffiths (Crawley Town).

43:20

Defending throw-in by Scott Griffiths (Crawley Town).

42:35

Cross by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe), clearance by Charlie Wassmer (Crawley Town).

42:22

Defending throw-in by David Hunt (Crawley Town).

41:49

Goal kick taken long by Michel Kuipers (Crawley Town).

41:33

Shot by Izak Reid (Morecambe) right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), over the bar.

41:27

Cross by Will Haining (Morecambe), clearance by David Hunt (Crawley Town).

41:20

Attacking throw-in by Will Haining (Morecambe).

41:01

Defending throw-in by Scott Griffiths (Crawley Town).

40:36

Attacking throw-in by Will Haining (Morecambe).

39:58

Defending throw-in by Scott Griffiths (Crawley Town).

39:29

Cross by Tyrone Barnett (Crawley Town), clearance by Barry Roche (Morecambe).

39:02

Defending throw-in by Laurence Wilson (Morecambe).

37:41

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Izak Reid (Morecambe) to near post, clearance by Tyrone Barnett (Crawley Town).

36:26

Handball by Sergio Torres (Crawley Town). Free kick taken right-footed by Will Haining (Morecambe) from own half, resulting in open play.

35:48

Attacking throw-in by Laurence Wilson (Morecambe).

35:14

Goal kick taken long by Michel Kuipers (Crawley Town).

34:47

Shot by Danny Carlton (Morecambe) right-footed from right channel (30 yards), over the bar.

33:49

Attacking throw-in by David Hunt (Crawley Town).

33:09

Defending throw-in by Laurence Wilson (Morecambe).

32:42

Cross by Matthew Tubbs (Crawley Town), resulting in open play.

32:33

Goal kick taken long by Michel Kuipers (Crawley Town).

31:56

Defending throw-in by David Hunt (Crawley Town).

31:21

Shot by Jason Price (Morecambe) left-footed from right side of penalty area (12 yards), missed left.

31:16

Attacking throw-in by Gary McDonald (Morecambe).

31:00

Goal kick taken long by Barry Roche (Morecambe).

30:53

Cross by Josh Simpson (Crawley Town), resulting in ball out of play.

30:40

Goal kick taken long by Michel Kuipers (Crawley Town).

29:53

Shot by Izak Reid (Morecambe) right-footed from right side of penalty area (18 yards), missed left.

29:41

Cross by Laurence Wilson (Morecambe), resulting in open play.

29:25

Defending throw-in by Scott Griffiths (Crawley Town).

28:47

Cross by Scott Griffiths (Crawley Town), clearance by Chris McCready (Morecambe).

28:29

Attacking throw-in by David Hunt (Crawley Town).

28:20

Cross by Dannie Bulman (Crawley Town), clearance by Stewart Drummond (Morecambe).

27:59

Cross by David Hunt (Crawley Town), clearance by Chris McCready (Morecambe).

27:11

Defending throw-in by Scott Griffiths (Crawley Town).

26:26

Goal kick taken long by Barry Roche (Morecambe).

25:46

Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Ben Smith (Crawley Town) to centre, clearance by Nick Fenton (Morecambe).

25:37

Cross by Ben Smith (Crawley Town), blocked by Laurence Wilson (Morecambe).

25:21

Cross by Ben Smith (Crawley Town), clearance by Stewart Drummond (Morecambe).

24:40

Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Ben Smith (Crawley Town) to near post, clearance by Stewart Drummond (Morecambe).

24:33

Cross by David Hunt (Crawley Town), clearance by Chris McCready (Morecambe).

23:46

Shot by David Hunt (Crawley Town) right-footed from right channel (25 yards), comfortable save (caught) by Barry Roche (Morecambe).

22:40

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Ben Smith (Crawley Town) to far post, clearance by Jason Price (Morecambe).

21:38

Assist (cross) by Izak Reid (Morecambe) from left wing.

21:38 Goal scored

Goal! - Nick Fenton - Morecambe 2 - 0 Crawley headed goal by Nick Fenton (Morecambe) (low centre of goal) from centre of penalty area (6 yards).Morecambe 2-0 Crawley Town.

21:04

Foul by Ben Smith (Crawley Town) on Kevin Ellison (Morecambe). Free kick taken right-footed by Izak Reid (Morecambe) from left wing,

20:24

Foul by Gary McDonald (Morecambe) on Charlie Wassmer (Crawley Town). Free kick taken right-footed by Michel Kuipers (Crawley Town) from own half, resulting in open play.

19:56

Attacking throw-in by David Hunt (Crawley Town).

18:58

Jason Price (Morecambe) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Michel Kuipers (Crawley Town) from own half, resulting in open play.

18:10

Foul by Charlie Wassmer (Crawley Town) on Jason Price (Morecambe). Free kick taken right-footed by Jason Price (Morecambe) from left channel, passed.

15:57

Goal kick taken long by Michel Kuipers (Crawley Town).

15:53

Cross by Will Haining (Morecambe), resulting in ball out of play.

15:42

Cross by Gary McDonald (Morecambe), clearance by Scott Griffiths (Crawley Town).

14:56

Foul by Sergio Torres (Crawley Town) on Izak Reid (Morecambe). Free kick taken right-footed by Barry Roche (Morecambe) from own half, resulting in open play.

14:47

Cross by Sergio Torres (Crawley Town), clearance by Nick Fenton (Morecambe).

14:20

Cross by David Hunt (Crawley Town), resulting in open play.

14:03

Defending throw-in by Scott Griffiths (Crawley Town).

13:17

Attacking throw-in by Will Haining (Morecambe).

12:57

Shot by Danny Carlton (Morecambe) right-footed from right side of penalty area (12 yards), blocked by Charlie Wassmer (Crawley Town).

11:47

Foul by Charlie Wassmer (Crawley Town) on Jason Price (Morecambe). Free kick taken right-footed by Gary McDonald (Morecambe) from right channel, passed.

11:33

Goal kick taken long by Barry Roche (Morecambe).

11:11

Cross by David Hunt (Crawley Town), header by Tyrone Barnett (Crawley Town) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed left.

10:19

Goal kick taken long by Barry Roche (Morecambe).

9:58

Foul by Will Haining (Morecambe) on Tyrone Barnett (Crawley Town). Free kick crossed right-footed by Ben Smith (Crawley Town) from left wing, resulting in ball out of play.

8:37

Assist (cross) by Laurence Wilson (Morecambe) from left wing.

8:37 Goal scored

Goal! - Danny Carlton - Morecambe 1 - 0 Crawley goal by Danny Carlton (Morecambe) right-footed (bottom-right of goal) from right side of penalty area (6 yards).Morecambe 1-0 Crawley Town.

8:05

Foul by Dannie Bulman (Crawley Town) on Kevin Ellison (Morecambe). Free kick taken right-footed by Stewart Drummond (Morecambe) from left channel, passed. Cross by Laurence Wilson (Morecambe),

7:19

Foul by Gary McDonald (Morecambe) on Scott Griffiths (Crawley Town). Free kick taken left-footed by Scott Griffiths (Crawley Town) from left channel, cross by Chris McCready (Morecambe), clearance by Chris McCready (Morecambe).

6:51

Defending throw-in by Laurence Wilson (Morecambe).

6:29

Attacking throw-in by David Hunt (Crawley Town).

6:10

Defending throw-in by David Hunt (Crawley Town).

5:30

Defending throw-in by Will Haining (Morecambe).

4:39

Defending throw-in by Laurence Wilson (Morecambe).

3:58

Attacking throw-in by Laurence Wilson (Morecambe).

3:35

Attacking throw-in by Laurence Wilson (Morecambe).

2:24

The referee blows for offside against Jason Price. Michel Kuipers restarts play with the free kick.

1:56

Attacking throw-in by Will Haining (Morecambe).

1:21

Goal kick taken long by Barry Roche (Morecambe).

1:01

Attacking throw-in by David Hunt (Crawley Town).

0:29

Goal kick taken long by Michel Kuipers (Crawley Town).

0:05

Shot by Jason Price (Morecambe) right-footed from right channel (25 yards), missed left.

0:00

The game kicks-off.

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