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Stevenage 2-1 Morecambe

Substitute Kyle Wootton's second-half strike saw Stevenage get back to winning ways with a 2-1 League Two defeat of Morecambe.

Matt Godden opened the scoring for the home side, but Steven Old's header levelled the scores 10 minutes before the break.

Boro came close through Ronnie Henry's fierce shot across goal at the start of the second half, before Wootton gave them the lead for the second time.

Morecambe pushed for an equaliser and nearly got one in injury time, but Vadaine Oliver's header was brilliantly saved by Joe Fryer.

Godden had some early sighters and found his shooting boots when Tom Pett's sublime flick fell to the striker, who firmly dispatched his chance.

The visitors equalised against the run of play after returning captain Michael Rose's free-kick from the left found Old, whose low header gave Fryer no chance.

But Boro regained the lead on 65 minutes after Wootton's twist and well-placed shot slid into the corner, just a minute after replacing Danny Newton.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Stevenage

  • 1Fryer
  • 25Henry
  • 20Vancooten
  • 5Franks
  • 3Martin
  • 10Kennedy
  • 2Smith
  • 17GormanBooked at 90mins
  • 11Pett
  • 19NewtonSubstituted forWoottonat 65'minutes
  • 24GoddenSubstituted forSamuelat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Whelpdale
  • 8Beautyman
  • 9Wootton
  • 15Samuel
  • 16Day
  • 18Conlon
  • 22Toner

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 2McGowan
  • 22Müller
  • 5Old
  • 3Brough
  • 24Rose
  • 4KenyonSubstituted forLangat 60'minutes
  • 7ThompsonBooked at 75minsSubstituted forCampbellat 78'minutes
  • 15Wildig
  • 11Ellison
  • 28McGurkSubstituted forOliverat 42'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Oliver
  • 10Campbell
  • 12Nizic
  • 16Lavelle
  • 17Lund
  • 21Osborne
  • 29Lang
Referee:
John Busby
Attendance:
1,996

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home17
Away18
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Stevenage 2, Morecambe 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Stevenage 2, Morecambe 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Vadaine Oliver (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Morecambe).

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Steven Old (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Joe Fryer.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Vadaine Oliver (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Michael Rose (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  10. Booking

    Dale Gorman (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Dale Gorman (Stevenage).

  12. Post update

    Callum Lang (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael Rose (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

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

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Stevenage. Alex Samuel replaces Matt Godden.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Adam Campbell (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Aaron Wildig (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Adam Campbell (Morecambe) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Notts County9711178922
2Exeter9711168822
3Luton9522189917
4Accrington95221812617
5Mansfield9441159616
6Coventry9513115616
7Swindon95131312116
8Newport9432128415
9Stevenage94321512315
10Wycombe94321614215
11Cambridge941489-113
12Lincoln City93331111012
13Grimsby94051216-412
14Barnet93241311211
15Carlisle93241414011
16Crewe93241014-411
17Crawley93151011-110
18Morecambe9234912-39
19Yeovil92341421-79
20Colchester92251316-38
21Cheltenham9225913-48
22Port Vale9126713-65
23Chesterfield9126718-115
24Forest Green91261022-125
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