James Collins' winner kept up 10-man Shrewsbury's hopes of automatic promotion from League Two as Morecambe were beaten.

Kevin Ellison's strike needed to be smartly turned away by visiting keeper Chris Neal just before the break.

Collins and Nicky Wroe both had long-range shots saved by Barry Roche, before Collins fired in the winner from Ian Sharps' fine pass.

Jon Taylor was then sent off after appearing to headbutt Garry Hunter.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Morecambe

  • 01 Roche
  • 02 Fenton
  • 06 Haining
  • 15 McCready Booked
  • 22 Parrish
  • 07 Reid
  • 11 Ellison Booked (Jevons - 89' )
  • 16 Drummond
  • 08 Hunter
  • 09 Alessandra (Curran - 66' )
  • 30 Carlton (Burrow - 66' )

Substitutes

  • 25 Kettings
  • 28 McGee
  • 10 Jevons
  • 12 Curran
  • 14 Burrow

Shrewsbury

  • 01 Neal
  • 02 Grandison
  • 05 Sharps
  • 06 Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 07 Wright
  • 08 Wroe
  • 14 Richards Booked
  • 19 McAllister
  • 23 Taylor Dismissed
  • 09 Collins (Morgan - 89' )
  • 24 Gornell (Jacobson - 82' )

Substitutes

  • 25 Smith
  • 03 Jacobson
  • 04 McAllister
  • 26 Sawyers
  • 10 Morgan
Ref: Pawson
Att: 2,175

Match Stats

Shots

12 14

On target

6 6

Corners

5 7

Fouls

11 7

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +6:14 Full time

Full Time The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

90:00 +4:34

Marvin Morgan is ruled offside. Barry Roche restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +1:40

Jordan Burrow concedes a free kick for a foul on Ian Sharps. Free kick taken by Chris Neal.

90:00 +0:15

Andy Parrish challenges Joe Jacobson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Mark Wright.

89:00 Substitution

Substitution (Shrewsbury) makes a substitution, with Marvin Morgan coming on for James Collins.

88:40 Substitution

Substitution (Morecambe) makes a substitution, with Phil Jevons coming on for Kevin Ellison.

87:58 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Matthew Richards for dissent.

87:45 Booking

Booking The referee shows Chris McCready a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

85:49

Garry Hunter takes a shot. Save by Chris Neal. The ball is crossed by Izak Reid, Mark Wright manages to make a clearance.

85:17

The ball is crossed by Andy Parrish, Ian Sharps makes a clearance.

84:32

The assistant referee flags for offside against Joe Jacobson. Indirect free kick taken by Barry Roche.

81:50 Substitution

Substitution (Shrewsbury) makes a substitution, with Joe Jacobson coming on for Terry Gornell.

80:48

Jordan Burrow takes a shot. Save by Chris Neal. Inswinging corner taken by Izak Reid, Jermaine Grandison manages to make a clearance.

80:01

Nick Fenton concedes a free kick for a foul on Ian Sharps. Chris Neal restarts play with the free kick.

79:20

Direct free kick taken by Will Haining.

79:20 Dismissal

Dismissal Jon Taylor shown a red card.

79:05

Jon Taylor concedes a free kick for a foul on Garry Hunter.

78:14

Foul by Matthew Richards on Garry Hunter, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Will Haining.

76:06

Effort on goal by Stewart Drummond from just inside the area clears the bar.

75:04

Corner taken by Izak Reid from the right by-line.

73:29

Direct free kick taken by Matthew Richards.

73:29 Booking

Booking Kevin Ellison is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

73:21

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin Ellison on Jermaine Grandison.

72:23

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris McCready on James Collins. The ball is delivered by Mark Wright, Shane Cansdell-Sherriff takes a shot. Save made by Barry Roche.

71:14

David McAllister takes a shot. Blocked by Nick Fenton.

70:26

Effort from outside the area by Mark Wright goes wide right of the goal.

69:39

Jon Taylor delivers the ball, clearance made by Stewart Drummond. Matthew Richards takes the inswinging corner, Andy Parrish manages to make a clearance.

67:23

Ian Sharps provided the assist for the goal.

67:23 Goal scored

Goal! - James Collins - Morecambe 0 - 1 Shrewsbury James Collins scores a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Morecambe 0-1 Shrewsbury.

65:50

Barry Roche takes the free kick.

65:50 Substitution

Substitution Jordan Burrow is brought on as a substitute for Danny Carlton.

65:50 Substitution

Substitution (Morecambe) makes a substitution, with Craig Curran coming on for Lewis Alessandra.

65:50

The referee gives a free kick against James Collins for handball.

62:06

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Wright from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Stewart Drummond. Mark Wright takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Barry Roche makes a save. Inswinging corner taken by Matthew Richards, James Collins produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

61:56

James Collins produces a cross, clearance made by Will Haining.

60:34

Matthew Richards delivers the ball, clearance made by Nick Fenton.

59:49

Shot from outside the box by James Collins misses to the left of the goal.

59:35

A cross is delivered by Andy Parrish, clearance by Ian Sharps.

58:40

A cross is delivered by Mark Wright.

57:22

Kevin Ellison fouled by Ian Sharps, the ref awards a free kick. Will Haining takes the free kick.

56:23

Jermaine Grandison fouled by Kevin Ellison, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Matthew Richards, clearance made by Andy Parrish.

55:23

Mark Wright takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, save by Barry Roche.

55:07

Nicky Wroe takes a shot. Save by Barry Roche.

54:01

James Collins takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.

53:31

Danny Carlton concedes a free kick for a foul on Shane Cansdell-Sherriff. Direct free kick taken by Chris Neal.

50:51

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin Ellison by David McAllister. Barry Roche takes the direct free kick.

50:17

The ball is delivered by Matthew Richards, clearance made by Andy Parrish.

49:55

Inswinging corner taken by Matthew Richards from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Kevin Ellison.

49:49

The ball is sent over by Jermaine Grandison, Stewart Drummond gets a block in.

49:27

The ball is delivered by Jermaine Grandison, Andy Parrish makes a clearance.

48:41

The ball is sent over by Lewis Alessandra.

48:14

Matthew Richards gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lewis Alessandra. Lewis Alessandra takes the free kick.

47:43

James Collins takes a shot. Save made by Barry Roche.

47:12

James Collins takes a shot. Will Haining gets a block in.

45:13

The ball is swung over by Jermaine Grandison.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +1:05 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

44:51

Centre by Jon Taylor, save made by Barry Roche.

43:44

Corner taken by Matthew Richards from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Kevin Ellison.

43:38

The ball is crossed by Jermaine Grandison, blocked by Garry Hunter.

42:32

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stewart Drummond by David McAllister. Will Haining restarts play with the free kick.

41:47

Lewis Alessandra takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Shot from deep inside the area by Andy Parrish goes over the bar.

40:51

Corner taken by Izak Reid from the left by-line played to the near post, David McAllister manages to make a clearance.

40:29

Kevin Ellison takes a shot. Save made by Chris Neal.

40:00

Matthew Richards produces a cross, clearance made by Chris McCready.

38:57

The ball is crossed by Kevin Ellison.

38:33

Lewis Alessandra takes a shot. Blocked by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.

38:01

The official flags James Collins offside. Barry Roche takes the free kick.

37:47

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Terry Gornell by Stewart Drummond. Nicky Wroe takes the free kick.

37:40

Izak Reid sends in a cross, Shane Cansdell-Sherriff manages to make a clearance.

35:38

The ball is delivered by Ian Sharps, Barry Roche makes a comfortable save.

34:33

Unfair challenge on Ian Sharps by Danny Carlton results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Richards.

33:26

Nicky Wroe takes a shot. Blocked by Will Haining. Effort on goal by Terry Gornell from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

32:59

Unfair challenge on Jon Taylor by Nick Fenton results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Richards.

29:05

The ball is swung over by Matthew Richards, Chris McCready gets a block in.

25:42

Mark Wright gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Parrish. The ball is crossed by Lewis Alessandra, Nick Fenton produces a left-footed shot from close in that clears the bar.

25:01

Andy Parrish takes a shot. Matthew Richards gets a block in.

24:15

Terry Gornell sends in a cross, Nick Fenton manages to make a clearance.

22:19

Lewis Alessandra takes a shot. Save by Chris Neal.

20:42

The assistant referee flags for offside against James Collins. Free kick taken by Barry Roche.

20:03

David McAllister fouled by Danny Carlton, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Chris Neal.

18:47

Jermaine Grandison has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.

15:02

The ball is crossed by Andy Parrish, Chris Neal makes a save.

9:46

Effort from deep inside the area by David McAllister misses to the right of the goal.

7:42

Izak Reid produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.

6:31

Kevin Ellison has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide left of the goal.

5:41

The assistant referee signals for offside against Terry Gornell. Direct free kick taken by Will Haining.

5:12

Andy Parrish sends in a cross.

3:28

Kevin Ellison takes a shot. Comfortable save by Chris Neal.

2:19

Corner taken by Izak Reid played to the near post, Nicky Wroe manages to make a clearance.

2:13

Izak Reid delivers the ball, Jermaine Grandison gets a block in.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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