Morecambe recorded their first home victory of the season as Chesterfield left the Globe Arena empty-handed.

Gary McDonald's far-post volley from Richard Brodie's left-wing cross put the hosts ahead just before half-time.

Brodie also set up the second goal, getting the better of Terrell Forbes, and Lewis Alessandra volleyed past Richard O'Donnell from close range.

Craig Westcarr twice went close for Chesterfield, while Neal Trotman put a free header wide.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Morecambe manager Jim Bentley told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"There wasn't much in it in the first half. We were evenly matched, but goals change games.

"We got the goal at the crucial time, we came out in the second half and scored a great second goal.

"We could have had one or two more but I'll take 2-0, a clean sheet, three points and the right result."

Chesterfield caretaker manager Tommy Wright told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"For the first 40 minutes I was delighted. I thought we broke, created chances.

"In the second half, we were not good enough, we were second best all over the park.

"Morcambe were far the better team in the second half and we looked like we lost heart."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Morecambe

  • 01 Roche
  • 02 Fenton
  • 03 Threlfall Booked (Haining - 59' )
  • 08 Wright
  • 15 McCready
  • 16 Drummond
  • 17 Fleming
  • 18 McDonald
  • 09 Alessandra
  • 10 Brodie
  • 27 Redshaw (Burrow - 80' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 25 Arestidou
  • 06 Haining
  • 24 James Short
  • 07 Reid
  • 19 McGee
  • 20 Mwasile
  • 14 Burrow

Chesterfield

  • 13 O'Donnell
  • 04 Forbes Booked
  • 05 Trotman
  • 06 Hird
  • 12 Darwikwa
  • 16 Ridehalgh
  • 08 Togwell
  • 10 Whitaker (Evans - 61' )
  • 17 Atkinson (Allott - 62' )
  • 25 Talbot
  • 11 Westcarr (Lester - 78' )

Substitutes

  • 27 Wilson
  • 07 Allott
  • 15 Clay
  • 14 Lester
  • 18 Boden
  • 19 Hazell
  • 29 Evans
Ref: Haines
Att: 1,285

Match Stats

Shots

16 8

On target

8 5

Corners

4 4

Fouls

8 7

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:49 Full time

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

90:00 +4:03

Effort from the edge of the area by Gary McDonald goes wide of the right-hand post.

90:00 +2:20

Richard Brodie takes a shot. Richard O'Donnell makes a comfortable save.

90:00 +1:31

Direct free kick taken by Richard O'Donnell.

90:00 +1:31 Booking

Booking The referee shows Jordan Burrow a yellow card.

90:00 +1:27

Foul by Jordan Burrow on Neal Trotman, free kick awarded.

89:23

Andrew Fleming has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.

88:51

Jordan Burrow sends in a cross, Richard Brodie takes a shot. Save by Richard O'Donnell.

87:41

Corner taken by Drew Talbot from the left by-line, Will Haining makes a clearance.

86:40

Micah Evans fouled by Andrew Wright, the ref awards a free kick. Liam Ridehalgh crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing.

80:41

Floated corner taken from the right by-line by Andrew Fleming, clearance by Liam Ridehalgh.

79:31 Substitution

Substitution Jordan Burrow is brought on as a substitute for Jack Redshaw.

78:54

Richard Brodie sends in a cross, Neal Trotman gets a block in.

77:41 Substitution

Substitution Craig Westcarr goes off and Jack Lester comes on.

77:41

Drew Talbot is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Barry Roche takes the indirect free kick.

72:46

Unfair challenge on Drew Talbot by Stewart Drummond results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Craig Westcarr, clearance made by Nicholas Fenton.

71:47

Centre by Andrew Fleming, Neal Trotman makes a clearance.

68:51

Jack Redshaw takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.

67:39

Andrew Fleming crosses the ball in from the free kick, Liam Ridehalgh makes a clearance.

67:39 Booking

Booking Terrell Forbes receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

67:34

Foul by Terrell Forbes on Jack Redshaw, free kick awarded.

66:47

The ball is swung over by Will Haining, Lewis Alessandra has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.

65:53

Andrew Wright fouled by Micah Evans, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Barry Roche.

62:27

Foul by Mark Allott on Gary McDonald, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Barry Roche.

61:56

Lewis Alessandra produces a left-footed shot from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

61:30

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Allott on Andrew Fleming. Free kick taken by Will Haining.

61:01 Substitution

Substitution (Chesterfield) makes a substitution, with Mark Allott coming on for Chris Atkinson.

60:36 Substitution

Substitution Micah Evans on for Danny Whitaker.

59:39

Corner taken by Andrew Fleming from the right by-line, Effort on goal by Stewart Drummond from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

59:18

Will Haining delivers the ball, Neal Trotman manages to make a clearance.

58:42 Substitution

Substitution Will Haining joins the action as a substitute, replacing Robbie Threlfall.

53:40

Free kick awarded for a foul by Richard Brodie on Neal Trotman. Richard O'Donnell restarts play with the free kick.

52:21

Craig Westcarr is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Barry Roche.

51:17

Assist by Richard Brodie.

51:17 Goal scored

Goal! - Lewis Alessandra - Morecambe 2 - 0 Chesterfld Lewis Alessandra grabs a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Morecambe 2-0 Chesterfield.

51:09

The ball is crossed by Richard Brodie,

49:51

Andrew Fleming takes a shot. Save by Richard O'Donnell.

46:41

Andrew Fleming challenges Chris Atkinson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Atkinson restarts play with the free kick.

45:48

Craig Westcarr is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Barry Roche restarts play with the free kick.

45:15

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Terrell Forbes by Richard Brodie. Free kick taken by Richard O'Donnell.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +2:41 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

45:00 +1:21

Richard Brodie provided the assist for the goal.

45:00 +1:21 Goal scored

Goal! - Gary McDonald - Morecambe 1 - 0 Chesterfld Goal scored by Gary McDonald from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Morecambe 1-0 Chesterfield.

45:00 +1:11

Richard Brodie delivers the ball,

43:28

The ball is sent over by Lewis Alessandra, clearance by Sam Hird.

43:00

Corner taken by Andrew Fleming from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Sam Togwell.

42:41

Jack Redshaw produces a cross, blocked by Terrell Forbes.

41:42

Corner taken by Craig Westcarr from the right by-line, clearance made by Stewart Drummond.

41:12

Danny Whitaker takes a shot. Robbie Threlfall gets a block in.

40:41

Craig Westcarr takes a shot. Save by Barry Roche.

38:03 Booking

Booking Robbie Threlfall booked for unsporting behaviour.

37:00

Corner taken right-footed by Andrew Fleming, Shot from deep inside the area by Stewart Drummond goes over the bar.

36:39

Andrew Fleming takes a shot. Sam Togwell gets a block in.

36:17

Robbie Threlfall produces a cross, Chris Atkinson manages to make a clearance.

35:08

Richard Brodie takes a shot. Blocked by Sam Hird.

34:13

Terrell Forbes sends in a cross.

33:53

Craig Westcarr takes a shot. Nicholas Fenton gets a block in.

33:34

Centre by Liam Ridehalgh, Stewart Drummond manages to make a clearance.

32:46

The ball is delivered by Liam Ridehalgh.

28:43

Shot by Lewis Alessandra from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

27:41

Drew Talbot takes a shot. Save made by Barry Roche.

25:45

Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Ridehalgh on Lewis Alessandra. Robbie Threlfall crosses the ball in from the free kick, Richard O'Donnell makes a comfortable save.

24:30

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sam Hird on Andrew Fleming. Free kick taken by Andrew Wright.

23:22

Richard Brodie challenges Liam Ridehalgh unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Richard O'Donnell.

18:54

The referee gives a free kick against Richard Brodie for handball. Craig Westcarr delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Barry Roche makes a save.

18:32

Centre by Terrell Forbes, Richard Brodie gets a block in.

16:37

Corner taken right-footed by Craig Westcarr from the right by-line, Header from close in by Neal Trotman misses to the right of the goal.

16:13

Danny Whitaker takes a shot. Blocked by Stewart Drummond.

15:58

Gary McDonald produces a cross, Sam Hird manages to make a clearance.

13:53

Craig Westcarr takes a shot. Barry Roche makes a save.

12:28

Short corner worked by Craig Westcarr, Sam Togwell takes a shot.

12:06

Centre by Liam Ridehalgh.

11:02

Andrew Fleming concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Whitaker. Free kick crossed by Craig Westcarr.

10:46

The ball is swung over by Tendayi Darikwa, Andrew Wright manages to make a clearance.

9:55

Nicholas Fenton takes a shot. Save made by Richard O'Donnell.

9:24

Chris Atkinson challenges Andrew Fleming unfairly and gives away a free kick. Robbie Threlfall restarts play with the free kick.

8:42

Tendayi Darikwa produces a cross, Nicholas Fenton makes a clearance.

6:03

The ball is crossed by Liam Ridehalgh.

5:45

The ball is delivered by Tendayi Darikwa, Christopher McCready manages to make a clearance.

2:30

Tendayi Darikwa delivers the ball, clearance made by Nicholas Fenton.

1:08

The referee penalises Richard Brodie for handball. Free kick taken by Terrell Forbes.

0:31

Jack Redshaw produces a cross.

0:00

The match begins.

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