Three goals in 10 minutes handed Morecambe victory over Bristol Rovers.

Rovers appeared in control in the first half and were left stunned when Gary McDonald cooly slotted home for the visitors shortly after the restart.

Nick Fenton doubled their lead with a volley which left goalkeeper Sam Walker stranded, and Kevin Ellison slid through a gaping defence and side-footed in from close range for 3-0.

Defender Tom Parkes went close to grabbing a consolation for the hosts.

The result means Mark McGhee's Rovers side remain without a win in the league this season.

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Bristol Rovers

  • 28 Walker
  • 02 Smith
  • 06 Parks Booked
  • 14 Brown (Lund - 66' Booked )
  • 19 Virgo Booked
  • 03 Paterson
  • 08 Gill
  • 21 Brown (Broghammer - 66' )
  • 07 Clarkson
  • 09 Harrold
  • 10 Richard (Anyinsah - 74' )

Substitutes

  • 20 Gough
  • 11 Broghammer
  • 15 Norburn
  • 25 Clucas
  • 26 Lund
  • 16 Anyinsah

Morecambe

  • 01 Roche
  • 02 Fenton
  • 03 Threlfall Booked
  • 06 Haining
  • 08 Wright
  • 15 McCready
  • 22 Parrish
  • 11 Ellison Booked (Carlton - 68' )
  • 18 McDonald
  • 09 Alessandra
  • 14 Burrow (Brodie - 68' )

Substitutes

  • 25 Arestidou
  • 07 Reid
  • 16 Drummond
  • 20 Mwasile
  • 10 Brodie
  • 27 Redshaw
  • 30 Carlton (Drummond - 76' )
Ref: Collins
Att: 5,207

Match Stats

Shots

13 7

On target

7 4

Corners

8 0

Fouls

16 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:45 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +3:29

Strike on goal comes in from Lewis Alessandra from the free kick,

90:00 +3:29 Booking

Booking Booking for Adam Virgo for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +3:15

Lewis Alessandra fouled by Adam Virgo, the ref awards a free kick.

90:00 +2:11 Booking

Booking The referee shows Robbie Threlfall a yellow card.

90:00 +1:36

Matthew Lund challenges Lewis Alessandra unfairly and gives away a free kick. Robbie Threlfall takes the free kick.

90:00 +0:10

Outswinging corner taken by Fabian Broghammer.

88:36

Andrew Wright fouled by David Clarkson, the ref awards a free kick. Nicholas Fenton takes the free kick.

87:47

Outswinging corner taken by Fabian Broghammer from the left by-line.

86:39

Foul by Richard Brodie on Joe Anyinsah, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Adam Virgo.

86:11

Matthew Lund gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Wright. Will Haining takes the free kick.

85:31

The ball is crossed by Jim Paterson.

84:58

Gary McDonald produces a cross.

83:39

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Clarkson by Gary McDonald. Matthew Lund produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

82:32

Effort on goal by Lewis Alessandra from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

81:31

Unfair challenge on Fabian Broghammer by Stewart Drummond results in a free kick. Fabian Broghammer takes the direct free kick.

80:37

Centre by Matt Harrold.

80:12

Centre by Andrew Parrish, clearance by Adam Virgo.

79:15 Booking

Booking The referee shows Matthew Lund a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

79:05

Free kick awarded for a foul by Matthew Lund on Andrew Parrish. Will Haining takes the direct free kick.

77:23

A cross is delivered by Joe Anyinsah.

76:50

Centre by Michael Smith, Christopher McCready fouled by Matt Harrold, the ref awards a free kick. Barry Roche restarts play with the free kick.

75:58 Substitution

Substitution Danny Carlton goes off and Stewart Drummond comes on.

73:18 Substitution

Substitution Eliot Richards goes off and Joe Anyinsah comes on.

72:35

Richard Brodie is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Tom Parkes.

70:41

Danny Carlton takes a shot. Sam Walker gets a block in.

70:20

Shot by Adam Virgo. Save made by Barry Roche.

69:15

Corner taken left-footed by Fabian Broghammer, Tom Parkes takes a shot. Christopher McCready makes a clearance.

68:57

Fabian Broghammer takes a shot. Blocked by Andrew Wright.

67:31 Substitution

Substitution Danny Carlton comes on in place of Kevin Ellison.

67:14 Substitution

Substitution Richard Brodie comes on in place of Jordan Burrow.

66:50

The ball is delivered by Eliot Richards, clearance made by Robbie Threlfall.

65:51 Booking

Booking Kevin Ellison receives a caution.

65:27 Substitution

Substitution Matthew Lund replaces Lee Brown.

65:09 Substitution

Substitution Fabian Broghammer on for Wayne Brown.

61:27

Lewis Alessandra provided the assist for the goal.

61:27 Goal scored

Goal! - Kevin Ellison - Bristol R 0 - 3 Morecambe Kevin Ellison finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Bristol Rovers 0-3 Morecambe.

59:46

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Matt Gill, free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Virgo on Barry Roche. Free kick taken by Barry Roche.

58:42

Centre by Michael Smith, Matt Gill takes a shot. Save by Barry Roche.

58:06

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Matt Gill from the left by-line, clearance made by Andrew Wright.

56:58

Assist by Gary McDonald.

56:58 Goal scored

Goal! - Nicholas Fenton - Bristol R 0 - 2 Morecambe Nicholas Fenton finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Bristol Rovers 0-2 Morecambe.

56:00

Free kick crossed right-footed by Will Haining from left channel, clearance made by Wayne Brown.

56:00 Booking

Booking Tom Parkes goes into the book.

55:42

Tom Parkes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lewis Alessandra.

54:35

Foul by Andrew Wright on Jim Paterson, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Matt Gill, save made by Barry Roche.

53:44

Lewis Alessandra takes a shot. Save by Sam Walker.

51:40

The assist for the goal came from Jordan Burrow.

51:40 Goal scored

Goal! - Gary McDonald - Bristol R 0 - 1 Morecambe A goal is scored by Gary McDonald from inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Bristol Rovers 0-1 Morecambe.

51:40

Will Haining delivers the ball,

51:10

Andrew Wright delivers the ball, clearance made by Matt Gill.

50:50

A cross is delivered by Lee Brown, save made by Barry Roche.

50:19

The ball is crossed by Eliot Richards, Christopher McCready manages to make a clearance.

50:07

Jim Paterson delivers the ball, Robbie Threlfall manages to make a clearance.

49:36

A cross is delivered by Michael Smith, Barry Roche makes a comfortable save.

48:50

Eliot Richards produces a cross, Lee Brown gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Parrish. Barry Roche takes the free kick.

46:58

Foul by Jim Paterson on Kevin Ellison, free kick awarded. Will Haining crosses the ball in from the free kick.

45:27

Foul by Lewis Alessandra on Wayne Brown, free kick awarded. Adam Virgo crosses the ball, Matt Harrold takes a shot. Barry Roche makes a save.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +1:38

The ball is delivered by Jim Paterson, Will Haining manages to make a clearance.

43:47

Eliot Richards takes a shot. Save made by Barry Roche.

43:35

Matt Harrold crosses the ball, Lewis Alessandra makes a clearance.

42:36

Eliot Richards has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.

42:21

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Virgo by Jordan Burrow. Wayne Brown takes the direct free kick.

41:04

Unfair challenge on Eliot Richards by Robbie Threlfall results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Matt Gill.

39:46

Michael Smith produces a cross, Will Haining makes a clearance.

39:34

Michael Smith crosses the ball, clearance by Christopher McCready.

38:48

Adam Virgo takes a shot from 20 yards. Barry Roche makes a save.

38:38 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

38:30

Corner taken right-footed by Matt Gill, Nicholas Fenton makes a clearance.

38:06

The ball is sent over by Lee Brown, blocked by Andrew Parrish.

37:37

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jordan Burrow. Direct free kick taken by Tom Parkes.

37:01

Foul by Matt Harrold on Will Haining, free kick awarded. Barry Roche takes the free kick.

35:57

Michael Smith delivers the ball, Will Haining manages to make a clearance.

34:17

The ball is sent over by Lewis Alessandra, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Virgo by Jordan Burrow. Direct free kick taken by Sam Walker.

33:02

The ball is delivered by Jim Paterson, Will Haining makes a clearance.

32:35

The ball is sent over by Michael Smith, clearance made by Robbie Threlfall.

32:18

Wayne Brown produces a drilled right-footed shot from 20 yards. Will Haining gets a block in.

31:14

Kevin Ellison produces a cross, save made by Sam Walker.

29:54

Corner taken by Lee Brown from the right by-line, Kevin Ellison makes a clearance.

27:35

Shot by Eliot Richards. Blocked by Nicholas Fenton.

27:22

Jim Paterson crosses the ball, clearance made by Christopher McCready.

25:15

The assistant referee signals for offside against Gary McDonald. Sam Walker restarts play with the free kick.

24:11

Lewis Alessandra fouled by Jim Paterson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Will Haining, clearance by Tom Parkes.

22:31

Shot from just outside the area by David Clarkson misses to the right of the target.

21:35

Lee Brown delivers the ball, clearance made by Andrew Parrish.

20:49

Unfair challenge on Matt Harrold by Andrew Wright results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Lee Brown.

20:24

Jordan Burrow concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Virgo. Sam Walker takes the direct free kick.

19:38

Matt Gill concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin Ellison. Direct free kick taken by Will Haining.

17:43

Centre by David Clarkson, save by Barry Roche.

16:59

Nicholas Fenton fouled by Matt Harrold, the ref awards a free kick. Nicholas Fenton restarts play with the free kick.

16:40

Jim Paterson sends in a cross, save by Barry Roche.

16:24

Unfair challenge on Tom Parkes by Jordan Burrow results in a free kick. Matt Gill takes the direct free kick.

15:40

Andrew Wright has an effort at goal from just outside the box hitting the post.

14:46

Wayne Brown produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.

12:48

Foul by Nicholas Fenton on Matt Harrold, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Lee Brown, Barry Roche makes a save.

10:12

Foul by Matt Harrold on Nicholas Fenton, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Nicholas Fenton.

9:29

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lewis Alessandra by Matt Gill. Gary McDonald takes the direct free kick.

8:57

Corner from the left by-line taken by Lee Brown, save made by Barry Roche.

8:25

The ball is sent over by Eliot Richards, clearance by Gary McDonald.

7:49

Robbie Threlfall delivers the ball, clearance by Tom Parkes.

6:31

A cross is delivered by Nicholas Fenton, clearance by Tom Parkes.

4:54

The ball is swung over by Lewis Alessandra.

0:00

The referee starts the match.

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