Jay O'Shea scored the only goal as League Two promotion-chasers Chesterfield beat Morecambe.

The Irish winger went close to creating an opener for Eoin Doyle, who fired wide before later crossing for O'Shea to nod home.

Morecambe's Ryan Williams tested keeper Tommy Lee with two free-kicks.

Shrimps keeper Barry Roche saved well from Doyle before also denying Jimmy Ryan, while Sam Morsy bent one effort wide and hit the crossbar with another.

Chesterfield's first win in three matches sees them stay in the automatic promotion places, six points above Fleetwood in fourth place, while 15th placed Morecambe have now gone four games without a win.

Morecambe manager Jim Bentley told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"We said before the game that it was going to be tough. I thought they would win the league, and whether they do or they don't, I still think they'll win automatic promotion.

"We were beaten by the better side, but we weren't steamrolled.

"We gave it our all and we've got to do that between now and the end of the season."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Chesterfield

  • 01 Lee
  • 07 Darikwa
  • 15 Humphreys
  • 12 Ryan Booked
  • 23 Evatt
  • 06 Cooper
  • 10 O'Shea (Banks - 71' )
  • 05 Morsy
  • 17 Doyle (Richards - 63' )
  • 30 Bennett (Roberts - 63' )
  • 29 Kearns

Substitutes

  • 02 Banks
  • 04 Hird
  • 09 Richards
  • 11 Roberts
  • 21 Gnanduillet
  • 25 Talbot
  • 35 Dunbavin

Morecambe

  • 01 Roche
  • 08 Wright
  • 03 Threlfall
  • 06 Diagne
  • 05 Hughes
  • 34 Edwards Booked
  • 14 Marshall (Redshaw - 56' )
  • 04 Kenyon Booked
  • 27 Amond (Sampson - 69' )
  • 10 Williams
  • 11 Ellison Booked

Substitutes

  • 07 Redshaw
  • 09 Sampson
  • 15 McCready
  • 20 Mwasile
  • 23 Doyle
  • 25 Arestidou
  • 35 Dunleavy
Ref: Michael Naylor
Att: 4,891

Match Stats

Shots

13 3

On target

3 2

Corners

8 3

Fouls

7 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Chesterfield 1, Morecambe 0.

90:00 +3:09 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Chesterfield 1, Morecambe 0.

90:00 +2:30 Booking

Booking Alex Kenyon (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +2:26

Daniel Kearns (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +2:26

Foul by Alex Kenyon (Morecambe).

90:00 +0:41

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Andrew Wright.

87:32 Booking

Booking Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

87:28

Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield).

87:28

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

85:07

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Kevin Ellison.

84:33 Booking

Booking Ryan Edwards (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

84:24

Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84:24

Foul by Ryan Edwards (Morecambe).

82:30

Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

82:30

Foul by Alex Kenyon (Morecambe).

79:34 Booking

Booking Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

79:30

Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79:30

Foul by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

78:28

Sam Morsy (Chesterfield) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

78:15

Attempt blocked. Oliver Banks (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

77:13

Sam Morsy (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

77:13

Foul by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

74:22

Attempt missed. Sam Morsy (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

73:29

Attempt missed. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

71:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chesterfield. Oliver Banks replaces Jay O'Shea.

68:29 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morecambe. Jack Sampson replaces Padraig Amond.

66:36

Foul by Marc Richards (Chesterfield).

66:36

Mark Hughes (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

66:00

Mark Hughes (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

65:48

Foul by Marc Richards (Chesterfield).

65:22

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Barry Roche.

64:40

Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64:40

Foul by Ryan Edwards (Morecambe).

62:34 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chesterfield. Marc Richards replaces Eoin Doyle.

62:20 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chesterfield. Gary Roberts replaces Mason Bennett.

62:08

Attempt missed. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

56:35

Attempt saved. Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

55:58 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morecambe. Jack Redshaw replaces Marcus Marshall.

54:24

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Kevin Ellison.

54:20

Attempt blocked. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.

51:59

Attempt blocked. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

51:19

Mason Bennett (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:19

Foul by Mark Hughes (Morecambe).

47:44

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Barry Roche.

47:25

Attempt saved. Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

45:00

Second Half begins Chesterfield 1, Morecambe 0.

45:00 +1:07 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Chesterfield 1, Morecambe 0.

45:00 +0:19

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Ryan Edwards.

39:11

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Ryan Edwards.

38:55

Attempt blocked. Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

38:12

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

37:37

Foul by Ritchie Humphreys (Chesterfield).

37:37

Marcus Marshall (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:15

Foul by Ritchie Humphreys (Chesterfield).

34:15

Marcus Marshall (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

33:53

Attempt blocked. Sam Morsy (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

32:57

Liam Cooper (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:57

Foul by Padraig Amond (Morecambe).

27:25

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Andrew Wright.

26:17

Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the left wing.

26:17

Foul by Andrew Wright (Morecambe).

19:49

Foul by Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield).

19:49

Alex Kenyon (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

18:50 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Chesterfield 1, Morecambe 0. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Daniel Kearns.

17:36

Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

17:36

Foul by Andrew Wright (Morecambe).

16:04

Attempt missed. Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

9:37

Attempt missed. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

7:39

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Jimmy Ryan.

5:31

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Thomas Lee.

4:54

Ryan Williams (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

4:54

Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield).

1:40

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

0:54

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Ritchie Humphreys.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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