Kevin Ellison's brace led Morecambe to their first win of the season as they ended Exeter's unbeaten league run.

Morecambe's Jack Sampson had a header cleared off the line, but the unmarked Ellison nodded home just after the break to put his side in front.

Sampson and Ellison combined for the second as the striker lobbed keeper Artur Krysiak from 12 yards out.

Aaron Davies and John O'Flynn both went close for the visitors, but home keeper Barry Roche kept them at bay.

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Exeter manager Paul Tisdale told BBC Radio Devon:

"It was a very competent first half and a poor second half.

"We had three or four really good chances in the first half, but I'm not going to show any frustration to the players - they want to score, but some days they don't go in.

"My main instructions [at half-time] were to be as good as we could in the first five minutes and make sure we got back in control like we were in the first half, but we didn't do that, did we?

"I was disappointed with the first goal. He had a free header from eight or nine yards out, which is very disappointing from a defensive point of view."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (6)

Morecambe

  • 01 Roche
  • 05 Hughes
  • 06 Diagne
  • 15 McCready
  • 22 Parrish
  • 04 Kenyon
  • 10 Williams (Drummond - 82' )
  • 17 Fleming
  • 09 Sampson (Amond - 82' )
  • 11 Ellison
  • 14 Marshall (Mwasile - 73' )

Substitutes

  • 25 Arestidou
  • 03 Threlfall
  • 23 Doyle
  • 16 Drummond
  • 19 McGee
  • 20 Mwasile
  • 27 Amond

Exeter

  • 01 Krysiak
  • 03 Woodman
  • 04 Bennett
  • 06 Coles
  • 16 Dawson
  • 08 Oakley
  • 11 Davies
  • 14 Doherty (Keohane - 64' )
  • 32 Wheeler (Reid - 83' )
  • 19 O'Flynn
  • 25 Parkin (Gow - 64' )

Substitutes

  • 30 Pyn
  • 15 Moore-Taylor
  • 22 Keohane
  • 29 Grimes
  • 10 Gow
  • 18 Reid
  • 20 Nicholls
Ref: Brown
Att: 1,539

Match Stats

Shots

13 10

On target

6 2

Corners

2 7

Fouls

11 15

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:42 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +2:12

Kevin Ellison has an effort at goal. Artur Krysiak fumbles the ball.

90:00 +1:45

Mark Hughes takes the free kick.

90:00 +1:29

Free kick awarded for a foul by Aaron Dawson on Joe Mwasile.

90:00 +0:32

Artur Krysiak restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +0:23

Foul by Padraig Amond on Danny Coles, free kick awarded.

89:34

Free kick crossed by Tony Diagne.

89:14

Jamie Reid gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tony Diagne.

88:58

Mark Hughes restarts play with the free kick.

88:36

Unfair challenge on Andrew Fleming by John O'Flynn results in a free kick.

86:55

Barry Roche restarts play with the free kick.

86:32

Alan Gow gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stewart Drummond.

85:29

Free kick taken by Barry Roche.

85:22

Arron Davies challenges Tony Diagne unfairly and gives away a free kick.

85:01

Corner taken by Craig Woodman from the right by-line.

84:39

Jamie Reid has an effort at goal. Parried by Barry Roche back into danger.

84:18

Shot by Joe Mwasile. Artur Krysiak safely holds on.

82:22 Substitution

Substitution Jamie Reid replaces David Wheeler.

81:53 Substitution

Substitution Stewart Drummond replaces Ryan Williams.

81:13 Substitution

Substitution Padraig Amond comes on in place of Jack Sampson.

80:59

Assist by Jack Sampson.

80:59 Goal scored

Goal! - Kevin Ellison - Morecambe 2 - 0 Exeter Kevin Ellison grabs a goal with a left foot finish. Morecambe 2-0 Exeter.

79:42

Free kick taken by Barry Roche.

79:29

Foul by Jimmy Keohane on Andrew Parrish, free kick awarded.

76:14

Strike comes in from Ryan Williams from the free kick and misses right of the target.

75:38

Unfair challenge on Kevin Ellison by Matt Oakley results in a free kick.

72:47 Substitution

Substitution Joe Mwasile is brought on as a substitute for Marcus Marshall.

72:31

Alan Gow takes a shot and missed to the right of the net.

72:20

Corner taken by Aaron Dawson from the right by-line.

71:52

Header by Scot Bennett goes to the left of the goal.

71:44

Free kick crossed by Craig Woodman.

71:08

Andrew Parrish gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alan Gow.

67:11

Free kick taken by Craig Woodman.

66:48

Alan Gow fouled by Andrew Parrish, the ref awards a free kick.

66:24

Free kick taken by Barry Roche.

66:13

Foul by Alan Gow on Andrew Parrish, free kick awarded.

65:28

Matt Oakley crosses the ball in from the free kick.

64:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alan Gow by Andrew Parrish.

63:23 Substitution

Substitution (Exeter) makes a substitution, with Jimmy Keohane coming on for Tommy Doherty.

63:08 Substitution

Substitution Alan Gow joins the action as a substitute, replacing Sam Parkin.

62:47

Header at goal by Marcus Marshall goes over the bar.

62:43

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

62:19

Jack Sampson takes a shot. Parried by Artur Krysiak back into danger.

61:23

Matt Oakley restarts play with the free kick.

61:06

Mark Hughes challenges Sam Parkin unfairly and gives away a free kick.

60:02

Corner from the right by-line taken by Craig Woodman.

59:27

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

56:49

Clearance by Scot Bennett.

56:40

The ball is crossed by Mark Hughes.

56:04

Barry Roche takes the free kick.

55:21

Foul by Sam Parkin on Mark Hughes, free kick awarded.

55:02

The ball is delivered by Andrew Fleming.

54:15

Shot by Jack Sampson.

52:29

Andrew Parrish makes a clearance.

52:22

Free kick crossed by Craig Woodman.

52:12

Kevin Ellison gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aaron Dawson.

46:12

Jack Sampson provided the assist for the goal.

46:12 Goal scored

Goal! - Kevin Ellison - Morecambe 1 - 0 Exeter Kevin Ellison grabs a goal with a headed effort. Morecambe 1-0 Exeter.

46:05

Jack Sampson produces a cross.

45:37

Barry Roche restarts play with the free kick.

45:25

John O'Flynn gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alex Kenyon.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +0:43 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +0:19

Corner taken by Arron Davies from the left by-line.

44:54

John O'Flynn has an effort at goal. Blocked by Mark Hughes.

43:49

Free kick taken by Scot Bennett.

43:40

Scot Bennett fouled by Jack Sampson, the ref awards a free kick.

40:52

Header by John O'Flynn misses left.

39:03

Jack Sampson has an effort at goal. Blocked by Danny Coles.

38:05

Barry Roche restarts play with the free kick.

37:42

Barry Roche fouled by Sam Parkin, the ref awards a free kick.

37:28

Corner from the right by-line taken by Craig Woodman.

36:33

Andrew Fleming takes a shot and missed to the right of the goal.

35:34

Header by Sam Parkin misses right.

35:11

Corner from the right by-line taken by Craig Woodman.

33:01

Shot comes in from Ryan Williams from the free kick. Blocked by Scot Bennett.

31:55

Kevin Ellison fouled by Scot Bennett, the ref awards a free kick.

31:24

Mark Hughes takes the free kick.

31:13

Alex Kenyon fouled by Tommy Doherty, the ref awards a free kick.

30:10

Free kick crossed by Mark Hughes.

29:38

Foul by Matt Oakley on Tony Diagne, free kick awarded.

29:21

Scot Bennett makes a clearance.

28:15

Shot by Ryan Williams cleared the crossbar.

27:19

Jack Sampson makes a clearance.

26:40

Free kick taken by Barry Roche.

26:30

Foul by Sam Parkin on Mark Hughes, free kick awarded.

26:22

Corner taken by David Wheeler from the right by-line.

25:45

John O'Flynn takes a shot. Mark Hughes gets a block in.

25:18

The ball is sent over by Marcus Marshall.

22:39

Tommy Doherty restarts play with the free kick.

22:13

Matt Oakley fouled by Andrew Fleming, the ref awards a free kick.

21:28

John O'Flynn takes a shot and hits the post.

21:05

Alex Kenyon takes a shot. Artur Krysiak catches the ball.

20:29

Andrew Parrish manages to make a clearance.

18:29

Corner taken by Ryan Williams.

16:55

Unfair challenge on Tommy Doherty by Andrew Fleming results in a free kick.

16:11

Centre by Andrew Fleming.

15:58

Andrew Parrish crosses the ball.

14:17

Clearance by Andrew Parrish.

13:39

Sam Parkin heads at goal. Blocked by Christopher McCready.

13:28

The ball is swung over by David Wheeler.

13:04

Mark Hughes takes the free kick.

12:32

The referee blows for offside against John O'Flynn.

11:54

Mark Hughes makes a clearance.

11:48

Artur Krysiak restarts play with the free kick.

11:25

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tommy Doherty by Marcus Marshall.

10:46

Clearance by Sam Parkin.

8:34

Clearance by Craig Woodman.

8:10

Clearance made by Danny Coles.

8:02

Marcus Marshall produces a cross.

7:25

Mark Hughes makes a clearance.

7:21

The ball is crossed by John O'Flynn.

6:32

Andrew Parrish makes a clearance.

5:11

Aaron Dawson restarts play with the free kick.

4:48

Matt Oakley fouled by Alex Kenyon, the ref awards a free kick.

2:14

The assistant referee flags for offside against John O'Flynn.

0:12

Craig Woodman makes a clearance.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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