David Ball's header earned Graham Alexander his first win as Fleetwood boss in their derby with Morecambe.

After a quiet opening half, Richard Brodie came close to giving the visitors the lead but his shot went just past the post.

The hosts won it when Junior Brown crossed for Ball to head beyond Shrimps keeper Barry Roche.

Brown should have scored himself but sent his effort over after Alex Titchiner's cross found him unmarked.

Match Stats

Shots

13 5

On target

5 2

Corners

6 6

Fouls

9 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:57 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +3:51

Richard Brodie is ruled offside. Scott Davies takes the indirect free kick.

90:00 +1:38

Free kick awarded for a foul by Alex Marrow on Andrew Fleming. Jordan Mustoe takes the free kick.

89:08

Shot from close range by Junior Brown misses to the right of the target.

88:14 Substitution

Substitution Damien Johnson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jamie Milligan.

85:17

Effort from deep inside the area by Kevin Ellison clears the bar.

82:54 Substitution

Substitution Gary McDonald leaves the field to be replaced by Lewis Alessandra.

82:44

The ball is sent over by Alex Marrow, clearance by Andrew Wright.

82:05

Foul by Kevin Ellison on Jamie Milligan, free kick awarded. Jamie Milligan takes the free kick.

81:55

The ball is crossed by Alex Marrow, clearance by Andrew Wright.

81:42 Booking

Booking Nicholas Fenton is booked.

80:36

Nicholas Fenton challenges Alex Titchiner unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike comes in from Jamie Milligan from the free kick, save made by Barry Roche.

78:22

The assistant referee signals for offside against David Ball. Free kick taken by Barry Roche.

77:37

Unfair challenge on Richard Brodie by Dean Howell results in a free kick. Jordan Mustoe restarts play with the free kick.

76:19

Alex Titchiner takes a shot. Barry Roche makes a save.

75:42

The assistant referee flags for offside against David Ball. Andrew Fleming takes the free kick.

73:22

Foul by Richard Brodie on Alex Titchiner, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Jamie Milligan.

72:44 Substitution

Substitution (Morecambe) makes a substitution, with Jack Redshaw coming on for Izak Reid.

71:29

Foul by Rob Atkinson on Richard Brodie, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Jordan Mustoe.

68:30

The assist for the goal came from Jamie Milligan.

68:30 Goal scored

Goal! - David Ball - Fleetwood 1 - 0 Morecambe David Ball finds the net with a headed goal from close in. Fleetwood Town 1-0 Morecambe.

66:39

The official flags David Ball offside. Free kick taken by Barry Roche.

65:36

Shot from just outside the box by Shaun Beeley goes over the bar.

63:22

Centre by Richard Brodie.

62:41

Centre by Richard Brodie, save made by Scott Davies.

62:13

The offside flag is raised against David Ball. Barry Roche takes the free kick.

61:15

Jordan Mustoe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shaun Beeley. Scott Davies takes the free kick.

60:29

The ball is sent over by Andrew Fleming, blocked by Jamie McGuire.

59:45

Kevin Ellison fouled by Jamie McGuire, the ref awards a free kick. Andrew Wright restarts play with the free kick.

58:49

The ball is delivered by Dean Howell.

58:28

The ball is crossed by Izak Reid, Rob Atkinson manages to make a clearance.

57:38

Alex Marrow produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.

57:27

Jamie Milligan crosses the ball, Stewart Drummond makes a clearance.

57:20

The ball is delivered by David Ball, Stewart Drummond makes a clearance.

56:10

Unfair challenge on Izak Reid by Alex Titchiner results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Nicholas Fenton.

55:39

Headed effort from deep inside the area by Jamie McGuire misses to the left of the goal.

55:26

The ball is sent over by Shaun Beeley.

52:08

A cross is delivered by Shaun Beeley, save by Barry Roche.

50:19

Corner taken short by Gary McDonald.

49:50

Foul by Rob Atkinson on Richard Brodie, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Izak Reid.

49:27 Booking

Booking Rob Atkinson is cautioned.

48:19

David Ball is caught offside. Barry Roche takes the indirect free kick.

47:27

Kevin Ellison takes a shot. Alan Goodall gets a block in. Centre by Richard Brodie, Rob Atkinson manages to make a clearance.

46:11

Richard Brodie crosses the ball, save made by Scott Davies.

45:06

Richard Brodie produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the target.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Steven Gillespie goes off and Alex Titchiner comes on.

45:00 +2:07 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +0:47

The ball is delivered by Shaun Beeley, clearance by Nicholas Fenton.

45:00 +0:18

Gary McDonald gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamie McGuire. Indirect free kick taken by Rob Atkinson.

44:20

Unfair challenge on Andrew Wright by David Ball results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Andrew Wright.

43:16

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jordan Mustoe.

42:49

Inswinging corner taken by Izak Reid, clearance made by Dean Howell.

42:07

Gary McDonald fouled by Alan Goodall, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Jordan Mustoe.

41:40 Booking

Booking Alan Goodall is booked.

40:40

Header on goal by Alan Goodall from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

40:02

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jordan Mustoe on Shaun Beeley. Indirect free kick taken by Jamie Milligan.

38:30

The referee blows for offside against Kevin Ellison. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Davies.

37:54

Andrew Wright produces a cross, clearance by Alan Goodall.

36:50

Dean Howell delivers the ball, clearance by Nicholas Fenton.

34:01

Andrew Wright sends in a cross, clearance by Jamie McGuire. Corner taken right-footed by Izak Reid, clearance by Alan Goodall. Kevin Ellison concedes a free kick for a foul on Alan Goodall. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Davies.

32:55

Corner taken right-footed by Jamie McGuire, save made by Barry Roche.

31:15

Corner taken by Jamie Milligan.

30:43

The ball is swung over by Jamie McGuire, clearance made by Christopher McCready.

27:55

Shaun Beeley produces a cross.

26:31

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shaun Beeley by Gary McDonald. Free kick taken by Scott Davies.

26:02

Kevin Ellison takes a shot. Save made by Scott Davies.

25:10 Substitution

Substitution Jamie McGuire joins the action as a substitute, replacing Barry Nicholson.

24:17

Inswinging corner taken by Jamie Milligan from the right by-line played to the near post, Kevin Ellison manages to make a clearance. Junior Brown takes a long range shot clearing the crossbar.

24:03

The ball is crossed by David Ball, Gary McDonald gets a block in.

22:27

The ball is delivered by Shaun Beeley.

22:13

Jamie Milligan produces a cross, clearance made by Nicholas Fenton.

21:17

David Ball takes a shot. Andrew Fleming gets a block in. Corner taken by Jamie Milligan from the right by-line, Barry Roche makes a save.

19:39

Steven Gillespie is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Barry Roche.

19:28

Barry Nicholson delivers the ball, clearance made by Andrew Wright.

18:07

Kevin Ellison is caught offside. Alan Goodall takes the free kick.

17:25

Richard Brodie takes a shot. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jordan Mustoe, Alex Marrow manages to make a clearance.

17:11

Jordan Mustoe crosses the ball, Barry Nicholson gets a block in.

16:02

Shaun Beeley delivers the ball.

14:13

Inswinging corner taken by Jordan Mustoe.

13:43

Corner taken right-footed by Jamie Milligan to the near post, Kevin Ellison makes a clearance.

13:27

Shaun Beeley crosses the ball, Nicholas Fenton gets a block in.

12:55

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rob Atkinson by Stewart Drummond. Shaun Beeley takes the direct free kick.

12:39

The offside flag is raised against Kevin Ellison. Rob Atkinson restarts play with the free kick.

7:19

Jamie Milligan challenges Stewart Drummond unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jordan Mustoe takes the free kick.

5:15

Shot on goal by Steven Gillespie from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

4:47

Steven Gillespie takes a shot. Save by Barry Roche.

4:21

The ball is delivered by Richard Brodie.

2:34

The ball is swung over by Kevin Ellison, save by Scott Davies.

0:34

Corner taken by Barry Nicholson, Shot from just outside the box by Junior Brown misses to the left of the goal.

0:19

Centre by David Ball, blocked by Christopher McCready.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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