League Two
Chesterfield1Morecambe0

Chesterfield 1-0 Morecambe

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:

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Post-match: Morecambe manager Jim Bentley

"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."

Line-ups

Chesterfield

  • 1Lee
  • 7Darikwa
  • 15Humphreys
  • 12RyanBooked at 88mins
  • 23Evatt
  • 6Cooper
  • 10O'SheaSubstituted forBanksat 71'minutes
  • 5Morsy
  • 17DoyleSubstituted forRichardsat 63'minutes
  • 30BennettSubstituted forRobertsat 63'minutes
  • 29Kearns

Substitutes

  • 2Banks
  • 4Hird
  • 9Richards
  • 11Roberts
  • 21Gnanduillet
  • 25Talbot
  • 35Dunbavin

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 8Wright
  • 3Threlfall
  • 6Diagne
  • 5Hughes
  • 34EdwardsBooked at 85mins
  • 14MarshallSubstituted forRedshawat 56'minutes
  • 4KenyonBooked at 90mins
  • 27AmondSubstituted forSampsonat 69'minutes
  • 10Williams
  • 11EllisonBooked at 80mins

Substitutes

  • 7Redshaw
  • 9Sampson
  • 15McCready
  • 20Mwasile
  • 23Doyle
  • 25Arestidou
  • 35Dunleavy
Referee:
Michael Naylor
Attendance:
4,891

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterfieldAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home13
Away3
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Chesterfield 1, Morecambe 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chesterfield 1, Morecambe 0.

Booking

Alex Kenyon (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.
Daniel Kearns (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Alex Kenyon (Morecambe).
Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Andrew Wright.

Booking

Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield).
Jack Sampson (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Kevin Ellison.

Booking

Ryan Edwards (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.
Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ryan Edwards (Morecambe).
Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Alex Kenyon (Morecambe).

Booking

Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.
Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).
Sam Morsy (Chesterfield) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.
Attempt blocked. Oliver Banks (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Sam Morsy (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).
Attempt missed. Sam Morsy (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Attempt missed. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

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

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Jack Sampson replaces Padraig Amond.
Foul by Marc Richards (Chesterfield).
Mark Hughes (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Mark Hughes (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Marc Richards (Chesterfield).
Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Barry Roche.
Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ryan Edwards (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Marc Richards replaces Eoin Doyle.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Gary Roberts replaces Mason Bennett.
Attempt missed. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Attempt saved. Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Jack Redshaw replaces Marcus Marshall.
Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Kevin Ellison.
Attempt blocked. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Rochdale39227102573
2Scunthorpe39181742471
3Chesterfield40191382670
4Fleetwood39197131164
5Burton3917139564
6Oxford Utd39151410959
7York39151311858
8Southend391414111156
9Plymouth39151014055
10Dag & Red39121512051
11Hartlepool39131016149
12Newport38121313-349
13Wimbledon39121215-548
14Cheltenham39111513-848
15Morecambe39121215-1248
16Exeter39121116-347
17Mansfield39111414-1147
18Accrington39111315-346
19Bury3891712-144
20Bristol Rovers38101315-843
21Wycombe39101217-942
22Portsmouth3991515-1742
23Northampton3991317-1840
24Torquay399921-2236
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