Morecambe maintained their 100% record in League Two as Kevin Ellison's header left Oxford United on zero points.

The Shrimps took the lead when Jack Redshaw's shot was parried away by George Long and Ellison nodded in the rebound.

Danny Rose almost levelled for United after the break but his free-kick was pushed on to the bar by Barry Roche.

Danny Hylton thought he had a penalty for the visitors after being felled by Roche but was booked for diving.

The win means that Morecambe go top of League Two, having won all three of their matches so far this season, while the U's remain pointless.

Morecambe manager Jim Bentley told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"We were here a few times last season saying we hadn't got what we'd deserved. I don't think we deserved to win the game.

"Oxford were the better footballing side. We've created chances as well but they're a very good side.

"We've played a trump card with regards to luck because I think we got out of jail with a penalty and maybe a sending-off.

"It's a decent sign that we haven't played as well as we can with the ball, but we were strong and hard to break down."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Morecambe

  • 01 Roche
  • 02 Beeley
  • 19 Wilson
  • 13 Goodall Booked
  • 22 Parrish
  • 05 Hughes
  • 03 Devitt (Wright - 83' )
  • 17 Fleming
  • 07 Redshaw (Sampson - 68' )
  • 04 Kenyon (Mullin - 68' )
  • 11 Ellison

Substitutes

  • 08 Wright
  • 09 Sampson
  • 10 Williams
  • 12 Mullin
  • 23 Doyle
  • 25 Arestidou
  • 27 Amond

Oxford United

  • 18 Long
  • 25 Riley
  • 03 Newey
  • 14 Ruffels
  • 05 Mullins
  • 06 Wright
  • 10 Hylton Booked
  • 19 Collins
  • 09 Morris (Jakubiak - 70' )
  • 07 Rose (O'Dowda - 82' )
  • 08 Brown (Potter - 82' )

Substitutes

  • 02 Meades
  • 04 Raynes
  • 11 Potter
  • 13 Hunt
  • 15 O'Dowda
  • 21 Crocombe
  • 28 Jakubiak
Ref: Tony Harrington
Att: 1,615

Match Stats

Shots

14 18

On target

5 3

Corners

4 4

Fouls

11 9

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Morecambe 1, Oxford United 0.

90:00 +7:44 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Morecambe 1, Oxford United 0.

90:00 +7:01

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Andrew Fleming.

90:00 +6:15

Foul by Shaun Beeley (Morecambe).

90:00 +6:15

Callum O'Dowda (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

90:00 +5:55

Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

90:00 +5:55

Josh Ruffels (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +5:11

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

90:00 +5:11

Foul by Callum O'Dowda (Oxford United).

90:00 +1:30

Attempt missed. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

89:47

Shaun Beeley (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

89:47

Foul by Callum O'Dowda (Oxford United).

85:52

Attempt missed. Callum O'Dowda (Oxford United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

82:17 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morecambe. Andrew Wright replaces Jamie Devitt.

81:59 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Oxford United. Alfie Potter replaces Junior Brown.

81:49 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Oxford United. Callum O'Dowda replaces Danny Rose.

79:59

Attempt saved. Paul Mullin (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

78:40 Booking

Booking Danny Hylton (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.

76:40

Attempt missed. Michael Collins (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

73:34

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

73:34

Foul by John Mullins (Oxford United).

72:45

Attempt blocked. Danny Rose (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

72:06

Hand ball by Shaun Beeley (Morecambe).

69:31 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Oxford United. Alex Jakubiak replaces Carlton Morris.

69:10

Attempt missed. Joe Riley (Oxford United) right footed shot from very close range is too high.

68:33

Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

68:33

Danny Hylton (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

67:58 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morecambe. Paul Mullin replaces Alex Kenyon.

67:35 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Morecambe. Jack Sampson replaces Jack Redshaw.

66:53

Attempt missed. Alex Kenyon (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

66:39

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by John Mullins.

66:07

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Josh Ruffels.

63:16

Attempt blocked. Carlton Morris (Oxford United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

61:01

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Joe Riley.

59:34

Attempt missed. Joe Riley (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

58:40

Attempt missed. Alan Goodall (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

58:22

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by George Long.

57:56

Attempt saved. Jamie Devitt (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

56:41

Attempt missed. Danny Hylton (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box is too high.

56:18

Foul by Laurence Wilson (Morecambe).

56:18

Junior Brown (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

54:13

Danny Rose (Oxford United) hits the bar with a left footed shot from very close range.

53:11

Foul by Mark Hughes (Morecambe).

53:11

Danny Hylton (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

51:33

Attempt blocked. Josh Ruffels (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

48:51

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Alan Goodall.

46:53

Attempt missed. Tom Newey (Oxford United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

46:00

Attempt missed. Jamie Devitt (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

45:00

Second Half begins Morecambe 1, Oxford United 0.

45:00 +2:04 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Morecambe 1, Oxford United 0.

45:00 +0:58

Hand ball by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

44:30

Attempt saved. Joe Riley (Oxford United) right footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the top right corner.

42:59

Jack Redshaw (Morecambe) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

38:56 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Morecambe 1, Oxford United 0. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) header from very close range to the top right corner.

38:56

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

36:43

Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

36:43

Michael Collins (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

36:16

Foul by Shaun Beeley (Morecambe).

36:16

Junior Brown (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

34:38

Attempt missed. Andrew Fleming (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

32:01 Booking

Booking Alan Goodall (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

32:00

Junior Brown (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31:48

Foul by Alan Goodall (Morecambe).

29:49

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Alan Goodall.

29:33

Attempt blocked. Josh Ruffels (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

27:38

Andy Parrish (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

27:38

Foul by Danny Hylton (Oxford United).

26:43

Attempt missed. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box is too high.

26:07

Hand ball by Jake Wright (Oxford United).

25:03

Attempt missed. Carlton Morris (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

24:20

Attempt missed. Jamie Devitt (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

23:43

Attempt missed. Tom Newey (Oxford United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

23:29

Attempt blocked. Danny Hylton (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

22:50

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Barry Roche.

22:36

Attempt saved. Danny Hylton (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

21:11

Alan Goodall (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:11

Foul by Josh Ruffels (Oxford United).

18:02

Foul by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

18:02

Tom Newey (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

17:28

Attempt missed. Danny Rose (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

14:47

Attempt saved. Alex Kenyon (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

11:27

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

11:27

Foul by Danny Hylton (Oxford United).

10:48

Andrew Fleming (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

10:48

Foul by Junior Brown (Oxford United).

9:43

Attempt missed. Jamie Devitt (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

6:43

Shaun Beeley (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

6:43

Foul by Danny Hylton (Oxford United).

3:38

Attempt saved. Junior Brown (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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