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Morecambe 0-2 Stevenage

Stevenage picked up their first away win of the season as Morecambe slipped to a fifth successive home defeat, losing 2-0.

Matt Godden gave Stevenage, who did the double over the Shrimps last season, the lead in the 37th minute after Stevenage took full advantage of some shocking Morecambe defending.

Dale Gorman was given time and space down the right to pick his spot and cross perfectly for Godden to head past Barry Roche from six yards out.

Ben Kennedy then added a second just before the hour with a special strike. The midfielder tried his luck from 30 yards with a left-footed curler that gave home keeper Roche no chance as it dipped under the crossbar and ended up in the back of the net.

Morecambe were given a late chance to get something from the game when they were awarded a penalty with three minutes to go. Liam Wakefield's right-wing cross hit the top of Charlie Lee's arm and the referee pointed to the spot but Paul Mullin's effort hit the left post and the chance went begging.

It was the second time the Shrimps hit the woodwork as Lee Molyneux's 25th-minute shot crashed against the crossbar after a mistake from Jamie Jones.

The same player saw an effort cleared off the line moments later by Fraser Franks but after Stevenage opened the scoring the visitors took control.

The home side forced a save from Jones in injury time as Kevin Ellison's shot looked set for the top-left corner but it was too little too late from Jim Bentley's side.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Morecambe

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 1Roche
  • 2Wakefield
  • 5Edwards
  • 16WhitmoreBooked at 61mins
  • 9Barkhuizen
  • 24RoseSubstituted forMurphyat 75'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 17Fleming
  • 21JenningsSubstituted forConlanat 60'minutes
  • 10MolyneuxSubstituted forMullinat 60'minutes
  • 23Stockton
  • 11Ellison

Substitutes

  • 3McGowan
  • 7Mullin
  • 8Murphy
  • 12Nizic
  • 14Conlan
  • 19Massanka
  • 26Yawson

Stevenage

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Jones
  • 25HenryBooked at 88mins
  • 5Franks
  • 6Wilkinson
  • 33Ntlhe
  • 4King
  • 17Gorman
  • 22Lee
  • 14KennedySubstituted forHydeat 83'minutes
  • 24GoddenSubstituted forLiburdat 84'minutes
  • 23CowansBooked at 43mins

Substitutes

  • 3Fox
  • 8Schumacher
  • 9Liburd
  • 11Pett
  • 15Hyde
  • 16Day
  • 18Tonge
Referee:
Richard Clark
Attendance:
1,212

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamStevenage
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home11
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Morecambe 0, Stevenage 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Morecambe 0, Stevenage 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Tom Barkhuizen (Morecambe).

  4. Post update

    (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Booking

    Peter Murphy (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Peter Murphy (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Jamie Jones.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Tom Barkhuizen (Morecambe).

  10. Post update

    Kgosi Ntlhe (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Paul Mullin (Morecambe).

  12. Post update

    Jack King (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Henry Cowans (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  14. Post update

    Tom Barkhuizen (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Fraser Franks (Stevenage).

  16. Booking

    Ronnie Henry (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.

  17. Post update

    Penalty missed! Still Morecambe 0, Stevenage 2. Paul Mullin (Morecambe) hits the right post with a right footed shot.

  18. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Charlie Lee (Stevenage) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jake Hyde (Stevenage) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jake Hyde (Stevenage) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth1392221111029
2Doncaster1382326161026
3Carlisle136702213925
4Luton136432314922
5Portsmouth136342114721
6Grimsby136251817120
7Accrington135441817119
8Crewe134721717019
9Crawley135441516-119
10Morecambe136161824-619
11Mansfield134631312118
12Notts County135352020018
13Colchester134451617-116
14Hartlepool133732022-216
15Yeovil135171319-616
16Wycombe134361417-315
17Blackpool133551715214
18Stevenage124261719-214
19Cheltenham132741517-213
20Exeter134181217-513
21Cambridge133461117-613
22Leyton Orient133371317-412
23Barnet122641319-612
24Newport111461016-67
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