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Morecambe 2-3 Crawley Town

Substitute Adi Yussuf was the star of the show as he inspired Crawley to an exciting 3-2 victory at Morecambe.

Yussuf scored one and made two more despite only coming off the bench just after the hour mark in a game that came to life with five goals in the last 20 minutes.

The frontman broke the deadlock when he scored just seconds after coming off the bench with a cool finish after the ball fell perfectly into his path after Kaby Djalo's shot had been blocked.

Yussuf then turned provider seven minutes from time when he ran down the ball on the right-hand byline and pulled it back to tee up James Collins to double the Reds' advantage from 12 yards out.

The home side gave themselves hope when they pulled one back two minutes from time when Michael Rose curled a superb free-kick around the Crawley wall from 20 yards out to beat Glenn Morris low to his right-hand side.

But the visitors restored their two-goal advantage moments later when Yussuf once again provided the telling pullback to tee up midfielder Jim Smith to stroke the ball into the bottom right-hand corner of the Morecambe goal.

There was still more to come, however, as Morecambe scored a second two minutes into stoppage time, when Cole Stockton volleyed superbly past Morris from the edge of the area.

Kevin Ellison almost snatched a dramatic leveller four minutes into stoppage time but his shot was superbly blocked on the line.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Morecambe

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Roche
  • 2Wakefield
  • 5Edwards
  • 6Winnard
  • 14Conlan
  • 8Murphy
  • 24Rose
  • 9BarkhuizenBooked at 49mins
  • 20DunnSubstituted forMassankaat 78'minutes
  • 11Ellison
  • 7MullinSubstituted forStocktonat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3McGowan
  • 4Kenyon
  • 10Molyneux
  • 12Nizic
  • 19Massanka
  • 21Jennings
  • 23Stockton

Crawley

Formation 4-4-2

  • 12Morris
  • 14BlackmanBooked at 90mins
  • 6Connolly
  • 22McNerneyBooked at 88mins
  • 2Young
  • 7BoldewijnSubstituted forBawlingat 90+4'minutes
  • 8Smith
  • 24Djaló
  • 10BantonSubstituted forYussufat 70'minutes
  • 18CliffordSubstituted forDaveyat 78'minutes
  • 19Collins

Substitutes

  • 3Arthur
  • 5Davey
  • 13Mersin
  • 15Yorwerth
  • 17Bawling
  • 20Tajbakhsh
  • 21Yussuf
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
1,304

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home9
Away16
Shots on Target
Home6
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home8
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Morecambe 2, Crawley Town 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Morecambe 2, Crawley Town 3.

  3. Post update

    Michael Rose (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Andre Blackman (Crawley Town).

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Crawley Town. Bobson Bawling replaces Enzio Boldewijn.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Morecambe 2, Crawley Town 3. Cole Stockton (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Ryan Edwards.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Morecambe 1, Crawley Town 3. Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Adi Yussuf.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

  9. Post update

    Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Morecambe 1, Crawley Town 2. Michael Rose (Morecambe) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  11. Booking

    Joe McNerney (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  12. Post update

    Cole Stockton (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Joe McNerney (Crawley Town).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Cole Stockton (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  16. Goal!

    Goal! Morecambe 0, Crawley Town 2. James Collins (Crawley Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Adi Yussuf.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Edwards (Morecambe).

  18. Post update

    James Collins (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. James Collins (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth9612117419
2Portsmouth9522167917
3Luton95131810816
4Doncaster95131811716
5Crewe9441139416
6Carlisle9360129315
7Morecambe95041416-215
8Colchester94231513214
9Notts County94231514114
10Accrington94231312114
11Crawley94231112-114
12Grimsby94141614213
13Mansfield933378-112
14Leyton Orient93241212011
15Hartlepool92521317-411
16Blackpool92431210210
17Barnet8242810-210
18Stevenage93151417-310
19Yeovil93151014-410
20Exeter9306813-59
21Wycombe9225714-78
22Cheltenham91441114-37
23Newport81341014-46
24Cambridge9135714-76
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