York City recorded their first win since October and moved three points clear of the League Two relegation zone by beating Morecambe.

Ryan Jarvis scored from close range after Morecambe failed to clear Michael Coulson's corner.

Keith Lowe hit the post for York, while the Shrimps came close but Michael Ingham saved Jack Redshaw's header.

York held on for their first victory since the 4-1 success over Scunthorpe on 29 October.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

York City manager Nigel Worthington told BBC Radio York:

"The victory's been a long time coming, but during that period there's been a lot of draws.

"The pleasing thing today is we've managed the game quite well and we've seen the result through whilst still having a go and trying to win the game by more goals.

"I'm very pleased in the way that we played and the way that we worked.

"Obviously the result is the most important thing and we got the right one."

Morecambe manager Jim Bentley told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"We knew we could affect the game from the bench, we knew we could exploit weaknesses in York and we've done a lot of homework.

"It's all boiled down to people not doing their jobs from a corner.

"We've been undone by not winning the first phase, not winning the second phase and it's too easy for the boy to put the ball in from three yards out."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (5)

York City

  • 24 Ingham
  • 30 O'Neill Booked
  • 03 Davies
  • 14 Montrose Booked
  • 05 McGurk
  • 15 Lowe
  • 02 Oyebanjo (Carson - 84' )
  • 18 Platt
  • 09 Fletcher
  • 11 Jarvis (Bowman - 63' )
  • 07 Coulson

Substitutes

  • 10 Chambers
  • 12 Carson
  • 16 Fyfield
  • 19 Bowman
  • 27 Brobbel
  • 28 Puri
  • 29 Whitehouse

Morecambe

  • 01 Roche
  • 22 Parrish Booked
  • 06 Diagne
  • 05 Hughes Booked
  • 23 Doyle Booked
  • 15 McCready (McGowan - 76' )
  • 17 Fleming
  • 16 Drummond
  • 09 Sampson (Amond - 69' )
  • 20 Mwasile (Redshaw - 59' )
  • 11 Ellison

Substitutes

  • 03 Threlfall
  • 04 Kenyon
  • 07 Redshaw
  • 19 McGee
  • 21 McGowan
  • 25 Arestidou
  • 27 Amond
Ref: Nigel Miller
Att: 3,276

Match Stats

Shots

18 17

On target

5 9

Corners

7 9

Fouls

7 8

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, York City 1, Morecambe 0.

90:00 +4:53 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, York City 1, Morecambe 0.

90:00 +1:26

Corner, York City. Conceded by Andy Parrish.

90:00 +0:58

Attempt missed. Michael Coulson (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

89:43 Booking

Booking Mark Hughes (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

89:27

Wes Fletcher (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:27

Foul by Mark Hughes (Morecambe).

87:06 Booking

Booking Lewis Montrose (York City) is shown the yellow card.

86:45 Booking

Booking Andy Parrish (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

86:00

Ben Davies (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

85:57

Foul by Andy Parrish (Morecambe).

83:52

Attempt saved. Josh Carson (York City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

83:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, York City. Josh Carson replaces Lanre Oyebanjo.

83:00

Ryan Bowman (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

82:57

Foul by Chris Doyle (Morecambe).

80:45

Attempt saved. Jack Redshaw (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

79:47

Attempt missed. Michael Coulson (York City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

77:13

Attempt missed. Jack Redshaw (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

76:07

Attempt missed. Ryan Bowman (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

75:41 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morecambe. Aaron McGowan replaces Chris McCready.

74:29

Attempt saved. Jack Redshaw (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

73:40

Attempt blocked. Andy Parrish (Morecambe) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

73:04

Attempt missed. Tony Diagne (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

72:39

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by David McGurk.

71:13

Attempt missed. Lewis Montrose (York City) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is too high.

68:42 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morecambe. Padraig Amond replaces Jack Sampson.

68:12

Attempt blocked. Ben Davies (York City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

66:40

Corner, York City. Conceded by Chris Doyle.

66:11

Attempt saved. Wes Fletcher (York City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

64:24

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Ben Davies.

62:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, York City. Ryan Bowman replaces Ryan Jarvis because of an injury.

60:59

Attempt blocked. Lanre Oyebanjo (York City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

59:35

Attempt saved. Ryan Jarvis (York City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

58:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morecambe. Jack Redshaw replaces Joe Mwasile.

58:20

Keith Lowe (York City) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box.

57:47 Booking

Booking Chris Doyle (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

57:25

Hand ball by Chris Doyle (Morecambe).

56:23

Foul by Lanre Oyebanjo (York City).

56:23

Andrew Fleming (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54:42

Attempt missed. Wes Fletcher (York City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

49:40

Attempt missed. Lanre Oyebanjo (York City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

49:25

Attempt saved. Jack Sampson (Morecambe) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

47:25

Attempt missed. Lewis Montrose (York City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

46:53

Corner, York City. Conceded by Stewart Drummond.

45:55

Corner, York City. Conceded by Tony Diagne.

45:16

Ben Davies (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:16

Foul by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

45:00

Second Half begins York City 1, Morecambe 0.

45:00 +1:41 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, York City 1, Morecambe 0.

44:35

Tom Platt (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

44:35

Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

43:00

Stewart Drummond (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

42:57

Foul by Ryan Jarvis (York City).

42:11

Attempt missed. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

40:09

Corner, York City. Conceded by Andy Parrish.

38:04

Attempt missed. Jack Sampson (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

36:07

Attempt saved. Chris Doyle (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

33:37

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Michael Ingham.

33:25

Attempt saved. Tony Diagne (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

32:37

Foul by Tom Platt (York City).

32:37

Jack Sampson (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

29:53 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! York City 1, Morecambe 0. Ryan Jarvis (York City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal.

29:16

Corner, York City. Conceded by Chris McCready.

28:20

Attempt saved. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) right footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the top centre of the goal.

27:21

Foul by Ben Davies (York City).

27:21

Joe Mwasile (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26:47

Attempt missed. Andrew Fleming (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

25:55

Attempt blocked. Joe Mwasile (Morecambe) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

23:51

Attempt missed. Luke O'Neill (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

20:00

Foul by Ryan Jarvis (York City).

20:00

Chris Doyle (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

19:21

Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

19:21

Keith Lowe (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

19:03

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Michael Ingham.

18:55

Attempt saved. Tony Diagne (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

18:09

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Michael Ingham.

17:54

Attempt saved. Andrew Fleming (Morecambe) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

17:30

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Michael Ingham.

17:18

Attempt saved. Jack Sampson (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

16:07

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Luke O'Neill.

10:21

Attempt missed. Lanre Oyebanjo (York City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

7:37

Foul by Chris McCready (Morecambe).

7:37

Michael Coulson (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

7:11

Attempt saved. Wes Fletcher (York City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

5:45

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Luke O'Neill.

4:29 Booking

Booking Luke O'Neill (York City) is shown the yellow card.

4:11

Joe Mwasile (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

4:11

Foul by Luke O'Neill (York City).

3:44

Corner, York City. Conceded by Chris Doyle.

3:34

Attempt blocked. Lewis Montrose (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

1:58

Attempt blocked. Joe Mwasile (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

1:18

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Luke O'Neill.

0:54

Foul by Lanre Oyebanjo (York City).

0:54

Tony Diagne (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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