Morecambe opened their League Two season with a comfortable victory at Exeter thanks to two goals from Andrew Fleming and one from Izak Reid.

Fleming swept in the first from 18 yards following Craig Woodman's poor pass across his own box.

Keeper Artur Krysiak's mistakes then saw him lobbed by Fleming from 30 yards and again by Reid after the Pole hesitated on the edge of his box.

The Grecians had plenty of possession but could not find the net.

View from the dressing rooms:

Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale told BBC Radio Devon:

"It's a disappointing start to the league.

"I thought our first half an hour was very proper and solid, I'm disappointed with our second half performance"

"We had a lot of the ball and didn't use it well enough today.

"I think we could play that first half all season, and we wouldn't go in three-nil down again."

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Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Exeter City

  • 01 Krysiak
  • 03 Woodman Booked (Frear - 66' )
  • 04 Bennett (Bauza - 46' )
  • 05 Baldwin
  • 06 Coles
  • 16 Amankwaah
  • 07 Sercombe Booked
  • 08 Oakley
  • 11 Davies
  • 10 Gow
  • 12 Cureton (O'Flynn - 67' )

Substitutes

  • 24 Evans
  • 37 Moore-Taylor
  • 18 Frear
  • 22 Keohane
  • 19 O'Flynn
  • 21 Bauza

Morecambe

  • 01 Roche
  • 03 Threlfall
  • 06 Haining Booked
  • 07 Reid (Burrow - 73' )
  • 15 McCready
  • 22 Parrish
  • 16 Drummond
  • 17 Fleming
  • 18 McDonald
  • 10 Brodie (Carlton - 58' )
  • 11 Ellison Booked (Redshaw - 84' )

Substitutes

  • 25 Arestidou
  • 02 Fenton
  • 19 McGee
  • 14 Burrow
  • 27 Redshaw
  • 30 Carlton
Ref: Davies
Att: 3,792

Match Stats

Shots

10 7

On target

5 5

Corners

7 2

Fouls

9 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:13 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +2:37

Jordan Burrow takes a shot. Blocked by Artur Krysiak.

90:00 +1:54

Christopher McCready takes the free kick.

90:00 +1:54 Booking

Booking Liam Sercombe goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +1:49

Jordan Burrow fouled by Liam Sercombe, the ref awards a free kick.

90:00 +0:58

Shot by Jack Redshaw from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.

90:00 +0:30

Guillem Bauza concedes a free kick for a foul on Christopher McCready. Free kick taken by Barry Roche.

87:32

Foul by Danny Coles on Jordan Burrow, free kick awarded. Stewart Drummond delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance by Danny Coles.

86:04

Effort from the edge of the area by Jack Redshaw goes wide of the right-hand post.

83:44 Substitution

Substitution Jack Redshaw joins the action as a substitute, replacing Kevin Ellison.

82:47

Guillem Bauza takes a shot. Barry Roche makes a save.

79:54

Short corner worked by Liam Sercombe.

78:41

Danny Coles concedes a free kick for a foul on Jordan Burrow. Direct free kick taken by Stewart Drummond.

76:41

John O'Flynn takes a shot. Save by Barry Roche.

75:50

Danny Coles has shot on goal from a long way out that goes wide left.

73:22

Unfair challenge on Alan Gow by Andrew Fleming results in a free kick. Pat Baldwin restarts play with the free kick.

72:05 Substitution

Substitution Jordan Burrow replaces Izak Reid.

70:57

Christopher McCready challenges Alan Gow unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Alan Gow, save by Barry Roche.

65:53 Substitution

Substitution John O'Flynn replaces Jamie Cureton.

65:53 Substitution

Substitution Elliott Frear joins the action as a substitute, replacing Craig Woodman.

64:38

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Andrew Fleming, Christopher McCready takes a shot. Artur Krysiak makes a save.

60:50

Alan Gow produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

60:50 Booking

Booking Will Haining goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

60:34

Foul by Will Haining on Alan Gow, free kick awarded.

58:10

Unfair challenge on Gary McDonald by Guillem Bauza results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Will Haining, clearance by Danny Coles.

57:01 Substitution

Substitution Danny Carlton comes on in place of Richard Brodie.

57:01

Arron Davies produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.

53:43

Free kick awarded for a foul by Richard Brodie on Danny Coles. Direct free kick taken by Danny Coles.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Guillem Bauza replaces Scot Bennett.

45:00 +2:19 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

45:00 +1:16

Corner taken by Alan Gow.

45:00 +0:36

Arron Davies takes a shot.

43:49

Jamie Cureton is ruled offside. Barry Roche takes the free kick.

43:16

Unfair challenge on Liam Sercombe by Kevin Ellison results in a free kick.

43:07

Free kick taken by Pat Baldwin.

43:07 Booking

Booking Booking for Kevin Ellison.

38:52

Direct free kick taken by Will Haining.

38:52 Booking

Booking Craig Woodman is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

38:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary McDonald by Craig Woodman.

37:38

The assistant referee signals for offside against Kevin Ellison. Artur Krysiak takes the indirect free kick.

36:58

Corner taken left-footed by Alan Gow, save by Barry Roche.

35:48

Handball decision goes against Izak Reid. Alan Gow produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save made by Barry Roche.

34:16

Unfair challenge on Kevin Amankwaah by Kevin Ellison results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Pat Baldwin.

31:16

Assist by Andrew Fleming.

31:16 Goal scored

Goal! - Izak Reid - Exeter 0 - 3 Morecambe A goal is scored by Izak Reid from just inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Exeter 0-3 Morecambe.

30:30

The referee penalises Jamie Cureton for handball. Direct free kick taken by Barry Roche.

25:44

Free kick awarded for a foul by Richard Brodie on Pat Baldwin. Danny Coles takes the free kick.

25:16

The official flags Alan Gow offside. Indirect free kick taken by Barry Roche.

23:19 Goal scored

Goal! - Andrew Fleming - Exeter 0 - 2 Morecambe Andrew Fleming finds the back of the net with a goal from a long way out low into the middle of the goal. Exeter 0-2 Morecambe.

21:56

Corner taken left-footed by Robbie Threlfall, clearance by Artur Krysiak.

20:56

Foul by Danny Coles on Richard Brodie, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Will Haining.

20:27

The official flags Jamie Cureton offside. Barry Roche restarts play with the free kick.

18:57

Richard Brodie is ruled offside. Artur Krysiak takes the free kick.

18:04

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Alan Gow from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Kevin Ellison.

16:28

Inswinging corner taken by Liam Sercombe from the left by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Danny Coles goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

15:41

Foul by Pat Baldwin on Christopher McCready, free kick awarded. Barry Roche takes the free kick.

15:02

Inswinging corner taken by Alan Gow.

13:03 Goal scored

Goal! - Andrew Fleming - Exeter 0 - 1 Morecambe Andrew Fleming scores a goal from just inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Exeter 0-1 Morecambe.

11:54

Unfair challenge on Andrew Fleming by Scot Bennett results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Barry Roche.

11:17

Unfair challenge on Matt Oakley by Izak Reid results in a free kick. Scot Bennett takes the free kick.

8:40

Corner taken right-footed by Alan Gow from the right by-line to the near post, Kevin Ellison makes a clearance.

7:31

Liam Sercombe takes a shot. Save by Barry Roche.

5:12

Richard Brodie is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Artur Krysiak.

4:24

Jamie Cureton is caught offside. Will Haining takes the indirect free kick.

3:21

Foul by Andrew Fleming on Matt Oakley, free kick awarded. Matt Oakley takes the direct free kick.

0:25

Free kick awarded for a foul by Christopher McCready on Alan Gow. Danny Coles restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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