Ryan Williams's superb free-kick saw Morecambe secure a shock over Wolves in the first round of the Capital One Cup.

During a lacklustre first half, Wolves right-back Matt Doherty came closest when his effort hit the post.

Leigh Griffiths and Zeli Ismail then both hit the woodwork for the visitors in quick succession after the break as the League One side exerted pressure.

But midfielder Williams curled home a wonderful free-kick into the top corner to give the Shrimps a famous win.

The victory will evoke memories of League Two Morecambe's only other meeting against Wolves, a 3-1 victory at Molineux in which Shrimps boss Jim Bentley was a player.

However, it leaves Wolves boss Kenny Jackett, who was forced into making six changes through injury or illness, a headache with his side having not scored since he took over this summer.

One of those changes, Jake Cassidy, spurned an early opening when he audaciously flicked Anthony Forde's delivery just wide, a rare chance in the first period.

The game opened up after the break, and Ismail began to cause the hosts problems down the right wing, and his cross teed up Griffiths at the back post to smash the woodwork with a header, before the winger himself saw a strike from outside the area cannon off the bar.

At the other end, a Williams free-kick caused keeper Carl Ikeme problems, however defender Ethan Ebanks-Landell got to the loose ball ahead of the incoming Padraig Amond to poke it away.

Wolves forward Kevin Doyle, who Jackett has admitted could leave, came on for his first appearance this season, but the home side came close again when Ikeme was forced into a smart save from Jack Sampson's header.

And Williams sent the home fans into ecstasy with his sublime free-kick in the 84th minute.

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Wolves manager Kenny Jackett told BBC Radio WM:

"I'm disappointed to lose. I thought we defended well and it was a great free-kick which beat us.

"We hit the woodwork three times. We need to take our chances and perhaps do a little bit better going forward.

"We had a very young side and it was untried. In terms of the rhythm of the team it was tough with six injuries.

"There was a lot of heart there and some good performances in terms of the young players."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Morecambe

  • 01 Roche
  • 05 Hughes
  • 06 Diagne
  • 08 Wright
  • 22 Parrish
  • 10 Williams (McGee - 89' )
  • 16 Drummond
  • 17 Fleming
  • 09 Sampson
  • 20 Mwasile (Kenyon - 77' )
  • 27 Amond

Substitutes

  • 25 Arestidou
  • 18 Bell
  • 04 Kenyon
  • 19 McGee
  • 21 McGowan
  • 26 Naylor
  • 24 Woods

Wolverhampton

  • 13 Ikeme
  • 02 Doherty Booked
  • 06 Batth
  • 22 Reckord
  • 32 Foley
  • 08 Davis Booked
  • 12 Forde (McAlinden - 88' )
  • 21 Ismail (Evans - 66' )
  • 23 Ebanks-Landell
  • 09 Griffiths
  • 16 Cassidy (Doyle - 57' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Hennessey
  • 34 Margreitter
  • 39 Ihiekwe
  • 14 Evans
  • 19 Price
  • 20 McAlinden
  • 29 Doyle
Ref: Eltringham
Att: 2,545

Match Stats

Shots

18 11

On target

4 3

Corners

5 6

Fouls

7 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:10 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +3:34

Clearance made by Andrew Fleming.

90:00 +2:45

Jamie Reckord makes a clearance.

90:00 +2:07

Padraig Amond manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +2:00

Clearance made by Andrew Wright.

90:00 +1:42

Barry Roche restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +1:14

Unfair challenge on Joe McGee by Leigh Griffiths results in a free kick.

90:00 +1:10

Clearance by Mark Hughes.

90:00 +0:51

Clearance made by Mark Hughes.

90:00 +0:49

Lee Evans produces a cross.

89:47

Andrew Fleming has an effort at goal. Danny Batth gets a block in.

89:43

Joe McGee sends in a cross.

89:29

Clearance by Ethan Ebanks-Landell.

89:00

Clearance made by Mark Hughes.

88:55

The ball is delivered by Kevin Doyle.

88:35

Mark Hughes manages to make a clearance.

88:10 Substitution

Substitution Joe McGee joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ryan Williams.

87:32 Substitution

Substitution Liam McAlinden is brought on as a substitute for Anthony Forde.

87:11

The ball is sent over by Tony Diagne.

86:54

Andrew Parrish manages to make a clearance.

86:51

Anthony Forde delivers the ball.

86:22

Clearance by Mark Hughes.

86:09

Clearance made by Danny Batth.

85:13

Clearance by Danny Batth.

85:12

Padraig Amond sends in a cross.

84:52

Clearance made by Alex Kenyon.

83:48 Goal scored

Goal! - Ryan Williams - Morecambe 1 - 0 Wolves Free kick scored by Ryan Williams. Morecambe 1-0 Wolverhampton.

82:56

Booking for Matt Doherty for unsporting behaviour.

82:56 Booking

Booking

82:30

Free kick awarded for a foul by Matt Doherty on Andrew Fleming.

82:16

Stewart Drummond manages to make a clearance.

82:11

Free kick taken by David Davis.

81:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matt Doherty by Jack Sampson.

81:37

Clearance by Andrew Parrish.

81:18

Header by Jack Sampson misses right.

81:17

Tony Diagne crosses the ball.

80:48

Matt Doherty sends in a cross.

80:36

Clearance by Andrew Wright.

80:25

Clearance made by Mark Hughes.

80:23

David Davis produces a cross.

80:16

Clearance made by Mark Hughes.

79:47

Shot by Anthony Forde. Barry Roche parries the ball away.

78:34

Andrew Fleming takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand upright.

78:07

Ethan Ebanks-Landell manages to make a clearance.

77:10

Padraig Amond takes a shot and went wide right of the net.

77:05

Free kick taken by Ryan Williams.

76:25 Substitution

Substitution Alex Kenyon is brought on as a substitute for Joe Mwasile.

76:08

Danny Batth concedes a free kick for a foul on Jack Sampson.

75:43

David Davis manages to make a clearance.

74:59

Ethan Ebanks-Landell makes a clearance.

73:52

Lee Evans takes a shot and went wide right of the net.

73:39

Clearance made by Andrew Parrish.

73:36

The ball is swung over by Anthony Forde.

73:17

Clearance by Mark Hughes.

72:11

Jamie Reckord makes a clearance.

71:55

Clearance made by Matt Doherty.

71:53

The ball is swung over by Padraig Amond.

71:08

Anthony Forde takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Parried by Barry Roche back into danger.

71:06

Clearance made by Mark Hughes.

70:16

Jack Sampson takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.

69:27

Andrew Wright makes a clearance.

69:10

Ryan Williams manages to make a clearance.

69:03

Lee Evans makes a clearance.

67:50

Free kick taken by Barry Roche.

67:23

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tony Diagne by Kevin Doyle.

66:53

Tony Diagne delivers the ball.

65:45 Substitution

Substitution Lee Evans on for Zeli Ismail.

65:32

The ball is swung over by Joe Mwasile.

65:07

Matt Doherty makes a clearance.

61:58

Corner from the right by-line taken by Leigh Griffiths.

61:38

Matt Doherty makes a clearance.

60:47

Shot by Andrew Fleming missed to the left of the net.

60:12

Padraig Amond crosses the ball.

59:39

Leigh Griffiths has an effort direct from the free kick that misses right.

58:40

Kevin Doyle fouled by Andrew Fleming, the ref awards a free kick.

58:18

Clearance by Kevin Foley.

58:15

Mark Hughes gets a header at goal.

58:14

Corner taken by Ryan Williams.

57:49

Clearance by Jamie Reckord.

57:48

Andrew Fleming sends in a cross.

57:38

Matt Doherty makes a clearance.

57:32

Corner taken by Ryan Williams from the left by-line.

57:01

Corner from the left by-line taken by Ryan Williams.

56:46 Substitution

Substitution (Wolverhampton) makes a substitution, with Kevin Doyle coming on for Jake Cassidy.

56:19

Zeli Ismail makes a clearance.

56:18

Tony Diagne delivers the ball.

55:47

Andrew Fleming takes a shot. Ethan Ebanks-Landell gets a block in.

55:40

Clearance made by Mark Hughes.

54:43

Anthony Forde makes a clearance.

54:41

Clearance by Matt Doherty.

54:39

Corner taken by Ryan Williams from the right by-line.

54:16

Clearance made by Ethan Ebanks-Landell.

54:13

Strike on goal comes in from Ryan Williams from the free kick. Carl Ikeme parries the ball but the danger is not over.

53:29

Jack Sampson fouled by Ethan Ebanks-Landell, the ref awards a free kick.

51:32

Zeli Ismail takes the chance to get an effort at goal and hits the bar.

51:11

Ryan Williams takes a shot. Danny Batth gets a block in.

50:48

Ethan Ebanks-Landell manages to make a clearance.

50:25

Matt Doherty manages to make a clearance.

50:14

Clearance made by Tony Diagne.

50:08

Header at goal by Leigh Griffiths strikes the woodwork.

50:08

Zeli Ismail crosses the ball.

49:51

Kevin Foley restarts play with the free kick.

48:56

David Davis fouled by Andrew Fleming, the ref awards a free kick.

48:05

Andrew Parrish manages to make a clearance.

47:40

Ryan Williams has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.

47:19

Matt Doherty makes a clearance.

46:54

Danny Batth manages to make a clearance.

45:58

Free kick taken by Mark Hughes.

45:49

David Davis concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Williams.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:00 +1:02 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +0:35

David Davis manages to make a clearance.

45:00 +0:34

Shot by Andrew Fleming went wide of the right-hand upright.

45:00 +0:34

Clearance by Ethan Ebanks-Landell.

45:00 +0:30

Corner taken by Ryan Williams.

44:57

Ryan Williams has an effort at goal. Blocked by Danny Batth.

44:25

Clearance by Ethan Ebanks-Landell.

43:46

Clearance made by Ethan Ebanks-Landell.

43:17

The ball is sent over by Matt Doherty.

43:02

Andrew Parrish makes a clearance.

42:19

The ball is crossed by Zeli Ismail.

42:00

Leigh Griffiths manages to make a clearance.

41:49

Tony Diagne manages to make a clearance.

41:17

Padraig Amond delivers the ball.

41:05

Clearance by Jamie Reckord.

40:12

Ryan Williams has a direct shot on goal from the free kick. Carl Ikeme makes a block.

39:36 Booking

Booking

39:36

David Davis shown a yellow card.

39:16

Unfair challenge on Andrew Fleming by David Davis results in a free kick.

38:53

Free kick taken by David Davis.

38:40

Ryan Williams challenges David Davis unfairly and gives away a free kick.

38:17

The ball is swung over by Leigh Griffiths.

37:50

Jake Cassidy makes a clearance.

36:57

The assistant referee signals for offside against Andrew Wright.

36:19

David Davis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Mwasile.

35:31

Andrew Parrish manages to make a clearance.

34:49

Stewart Drummond manages to make a clearance.

34:46

The ball is delivered by Jake Cassidy.

33:46

Clearance by Ethan Ebanks-Landell.

33:25

Matt Doherty makes a clearance.

32:59

Barry Roche restarts play with the free kick.

32:17

Unfair challenge on Andrew Wright by Jake Cassidy results in a free kick.

32:13

Mark Hughes makes a clearance.

31:00

Clearance made by David Davis.

30:57

Tony Diagne manages to make a clearance.

30:54

The ball is swung over by Anthony Forde.

30:17

Andrew Wright delivers the ball.

29:18

Shot by Ryan Williams went wide of the right-hand upright.

28:40

Clearance by Tony Diagne.

27:19

Ryan Williams manages to make a clearance.

26:24

Corner taken by Anthony Forde from the left by-line.

25:56

Andrew Wright makes a clearance.

25:55

Corner from the right by-line taken by Leigh Griffiths.

25:26

Andrew Parrish makes a clearance.

25:24

The ball is crossed by Matt Doherty.

25:02

David Davis makes a clearance.

24:59

Joe Mwasile crosses the ball.

23:55

Free kick taken by Danny Batth.

23:44

Foul by Jack Sampson on Danny Batth, free kick awarded.

22:44

Matt Doherty manages to make a clearance.

22:40

The ball is swung over by Padraig Amond.

22:12

Jamie Reckord manages to make a clearance.

21:38

Clearance by Jack Sampson.

21:34

Clearance made by Jamie Reckord.

20:46

Shot by Anthony Forde went over the bar.

20:43

Ethan Ebanks-Landell takes the free kick.

20:35

Foul by Jack Sampson on Ethan Ebanks-Landell, free kick awarded.

20:20

Clearance made by Matt Doherty.

20:15

Barry Roche restarts play with the free kick.

19:51

Handball decision goes against Jake Cassidy.

18:50

Clearance by Stewart Drummond.

18:46

Corner taken by Anthony Forde.

18:23

Zeli Ismail takes a shot. Blocked by Mark Hughes.

18:21

The ball is swung over by Jamie Reckord.

16:02

Clearance by Matt Doherty.

16:00

The ball is crossed by Stewart Drummond.

15:42

Barry Roche restarts play with the free kick.

15:08

Foul by Jake Cassidy on Mark Hughes, free kick awarded.

14:21

Leigh Griffiths takes a shot. Mark Hughes gets a block in.

14:05

Mark Hughes makes a clearance.

13:23

Header at goal by Stewart Drummond misses left of the target.

13:21

A cross is delivered by Padraig Amond.

13:18

Clearance made by Danny Batth.

13:16

A cross is delivered by Ryan Williams.

12:29

Jake Cassidy takes a shot and went wide of the right hand upright.

12:27

A cross is delivered by Anthony Forde.

12:16

Carl Ikeme restarts play with the free kick.

12:12

Jack Sampson is adjudged to have handled the ball.

10:42

Clearance by Andrew Parrish.

10:39

Corner taken by Leigh Griffiths.

10:22

Clearance by Mark Hughes.

10:21

Matt Doherty sends in a cross.

10:11

Clearance by Joe Mwasile.

9:53

Clearance by Andrew Parrish.

8:00

Anthony Forde makes a clearance.

7:51

A cross is delivered by Jamie Reckord.

7:27

Zeli Ismail has an effort at goal. Barry Roche catches the ball.

7:22

David Davis manages to make a clearance.

7:22

Jack Sampson manages to make a clearance.

7:17

Jack Sampson makes a clearance.

7:16

Clearance made by Mark Hughes.

7:13

David Davis crosses the ball.

7:01

Jack Sampson manages to make a clearance.

6:57

Corner from the right by-line taken by Leigh Griffiths.

6:35

Tony Diagne makes a clearance.

6:20

Stewart Drummond takes the free kick.

6:08

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ethan Ebanks-Landell on Padraig Amond.

5:29

Mark Hughes manages to make a clearance.

5:01

Clearance made by Andrew Parrish.

4:46

Carl Ikeme restarts play with the free kick.

4:33

Jack Sampson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matt Doherty.

4:26

Jamie Reckord manages to make a clearance.

4:15

Free kick taken by Barry Roche.

3:45

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tony Diagne by Jake Cassidy.

3:29

Mark Hughes makes a clearance.

2:27

Tony Diagne sends in a cross.

1:56

Tony Diagne makes a clearance.

0:47

Kevin Foley makes a clearance.

0:26

Stewart Drummond has an effort at goal. Carl Ikeme parries the effort to safety.

0:25

Clearance made by Danny Batth.

0:23

Tony Diagne crosses the ball.

0:06

Clearance made by Leigh Griffiths.

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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