League Two
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Morecambe 0-1 Burton Albion

Zeli Ismail scored the only goal of the game as Burton beat Morecambe to climb to within five points of leaders Chesterfield in League Two.

In difficult conditions, the Brewers had the better chances but Adam McGurk fired over and Gary Alexander and Alex MacDonald saw efforts saved.

Winger Ismail's decisive effort flew into the bottom corner from outside the box, giving Barry Roche no chance.

Morecambe's Jack Redshaw had seen an early effort ruled out for offside.

The Shrimps are still without a win since Boxing Day, while Burton ended a run of three games without a victory.

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Morecambe manager Jim Bentley told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"I don't think we did enough to win the game. They shaded the individual battles and played the conditions better.

"It says it all that we've come off and our goalkeeper has been named man of the match.

"We've had one or two opportunities but overall we haven't done enough to win the game and they've shaded it in all areas."

Burton Albion manager Gary Rowett told BBC Radio Derby:

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Post-match: Burton boss Rowett

"The pitch made the conditions very difficult for both teams. I have to say the groundsman did amazing to get the game on in the first place.

"I thought we played with amazing control and there was a real togetherness about our performance.

"We've worked really hard this week to not let this good situation we're in slip away. We haven't won enough games in the last four or five so to play that way and with so much control, I was really pleased with that."

Line-ups

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 2Beeley
  • 3ThrelfallSubstituted forDiagneat 13'minutes
  • 16Drummond
  • 22Parrish
  • 15McCready
  • 12DevittSubstituted forAmondat 79'minutes
  • 8Wright
  • 11Ellison
  • 7Redshaw
  • 10WilliamsSubstituted forSampsonat 57'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Diagne
  • 9Sampson
  • 19McGee
  • 21McGowan
  • 23Doyle
  • 25Arestidou
  • 27Amond

Burton

  • 1Lainton
  • 2Edwards
  • 14McCrory
  • 8Weir
  • 6Sharps
  • 25Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 11MacDonaldBooked at 45minsSubstituted forHusseyat 62'minutes
  • 23Palmer
  • 20McGurk
  • 9AlexanderSubstituted forKeeat 70'minutes
  • 17PhillipsSubstituted forIsmailat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Hussey
  • 5Diamond
  • 7Bell
  • 16Lyness
  • 18Knowles
  • 19Ismail
  • 29Kee
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
1,478

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home8
Away17
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home2
Away8
Fouls
Home9
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Morecambe 0, Burton Albion 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morecambe 0, Burton Albion 1.
Attempt blocked. Stewart Drummond (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Foul by Jack Redshaw (Morecambe).
Shane Cansdell-Sherriff (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Chris McCready (Morecambe).
Philip Edwards (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Philip Edwards.
Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Damien McCrory (Burton Albion).
Attempt missed. Shaun Beeley (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Attempt saved. Chris Hussey (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Foul by Padraig Amond (Morecambe).
Philip Edwards (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Attempt missed. Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Padraig Amond replaces Jamie Devitt.
Attempt blocked. Tony Diagne (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Jack Sampson (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Ian Sharps (Burton Albion).
Attempt blocked. Robbie Weir (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Andrew Wright (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Billy Kee (Burton Albion).

Goal!

Goal! Morecambe 0, Burton Albion 1. Zeli Ismail (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.
Foul by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).
Philip Edwards (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Billy Kee replaces Gary Alexander.
Andy Parrish (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Gary Alexander (Burton Albion).
Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Tony Diagne.
Shaun Beeley (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Adam McGurk (Burton Albion).
Attempt saved. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top left corner.
Attempt missed. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.
Attempt missed. Gary Alexander (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Zeli Ismail replaces Jimmy Phillips.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Chris Hussey replaces Alexander MacDonald.
Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Stewart Drummond.
Stewart Drummond (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Gary Alexander (Burton Albion).
Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Philip Edwards (Burton Albion).
Andy Parrish (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Adam McGurk (Burton Albion).

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Jack Sampson replaces Ryan Williams.
Attempt missed. Adam McGurk (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.
Attempt blocked. Alexander MacDonald (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Andy Parrish.
Attempt blocked. Robbie Weir (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Tony Diagne.
Attempt saved. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt missed. Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.
Foul by Stewart Drummond (Morecambe).
Gary Alexander (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Shaun Beeley (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Gary Alexander (Burton Albion).

Second Half

Second Half begins Morecambe 0, Burton Albion 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Morecambe 0, Burton Albion 0.

Booking

Alexander MacDonald (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card.
Shaun Beeley (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Alexander MacDonald (Burton Albion).
Attempt saved. Adam McGurk (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Chesterfield30151052155
2Scunthorpe30131341452
3Oxford Utd30131251651
4Rochdale2915591250
5Burton291487550
6Fleetwood28153101248
7Southend2913881147
8Newport261097539
9Dag & Red3010911-139
10Plymouth2910910-439
11Hartlepool3010812-338
12Wimbledon3010812-438
13Morecambe2910811-538
14York3181211-336
15Cheltenham298129-436
16Exeter299812-435
17Mansfield3081111-835
18Accrington288911-633
19Portsmouth3071211-933
20Bury2871110-332
21Bristol Rovers2971012-531
22Wycombe297913-630
23Torquay287813-1329
24Northampton285815-1823
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