Match ends, Morecambe 0, Swindon Town 1.
Donal McDermott scored the only goal of the game as Swindon Town prevailed at Morecambe.
The former Rochdale man took the ball on the right and cut in-field onto his left foot before curling a superb effort past Barry Roche into the bottom right-hand corner from the edge of the box.
The visitors should have added a second in the 66th minute when substitute James Brophy headed over when unmarked just six yards out. They went close on several occasions through former Shrimps' striker Paul Mullin, who headed wide in the opening minutes.
After a sluggish start Morecambe began to cause problems.
Garry Thompson saw a close-range shot on the turn well blocked by Olly Lancashire before the same defender turned a Michael Brough left wing cross over his own goal.
Swindon keeper Lawrence Vigouroux then produced a fine save to turn away an Andy Fleming volley from the edge of the box before he did well again on the stroke of half-time to deny Aaron Wildig.
In the closing stages, Thompson went close with two volleys but Swindon hung on for the points.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 17LundSubstituted forTurnerat 60'minutes
- 8FlemingSubstituted forCampbellat 88'minutes
- 24RoseBooked at 36mins
- 15WildigSubstituted forEllisonat 78'minutes
- 18McDermottSubstituted forRobertsonat 85'minutes
- 7MullinBooked at 80mins
- 9NorrisSubstituted forSmithat 89'minutes
- 22WoolerySubstituted forBrophyat 65'minutes
- Mark Heywood
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Morecambe 0, Swindon Town 1.
Attempt blocked. Michael Rose (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by James Dunne.
Attempt blocked. Adam Campbell (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Ben Purkiss (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Dean Winnard (Morecambe).
Substitution, Swindon Town. Harry Smith replaces Luke Norris.
Substitution, Morecambe. Adam Campbell replaces Andrew Fleming.
Attempt saved. Dion Conroy (Swindon Town) header from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.
Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Kevin Ellison.
Substitution, Swindon Town. Chris Robertson replaces Donal McDermott.
Ben Purkiss (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Michael Rose (Morecambe).
Foul by James Dunne (Swindon Town).
Vadaine Oliver (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Garry Thompson (Morecambe) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.
Attempt saved. Paul Mullin (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt missed. Steven Old (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left following a set piece situation.
Paul Mullin (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.