The FA Cup - Second Round
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Shrewsbury Town 2-0 Morecambe

Shrewsbury Town booked their place in the third round of the FA Cup with a comfortable 2-0 home win against League Two strugglers Morecambe.

Alex Rodman and a Shaun Whalley penalty in five first-half minutes were enough for League One promotion hopefuls Shrewsbury to win the second-round tie.

Winger Rodman went close to opening the scoring in only the second minute after he cut inside and saw his low shot come back off the near post.

Shrewsbury were on top and had to remain patient to break down the stubborn Morecambe defence but Rodman made the breakthrough when he turned in Whalley's inviting cross in the 32nd minute.

Whalley then doubled Town's advantage five minutes later, converting his spot-kick after goalkeeper Barry Roche brought down Jon Nolan.

Roche saved well from Louis Dodds as Shrewsbury went in search of a third in the second half, while Garry Thompson tested home goalkeeper Craig MacGillivray from distance at the other end.

Morecambe substitute Callum Lang had a late chance to give the visitors hope but he was unable to find away past MacGillivray, who pulled off a smart save.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 15MacGillivray
  • 13Bolton
  • 6Beckles
  • 22Nsiala
  • 5Sadler
  • 16Morris
  • 7WhalleySubstituted forMorrisat 80'minutes
  • 20Nolan
  • 4GodfreySubstituted forDoddsat 59'minutes
  • 23RodmanSubstituted forGnahouaat 70'minutes
  • 45PayneBooked at 39mins

Substitutes

  • 2Riley
  • 9Morris
  • 10Dodds
  • 11Gnahoua
  • 14John-Lewis
  • 17Adams
  • 31Gregory

Morecambe

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1RocheBooked at 36mins
  • 17Lund
  • 22Müller
  • 5Old
  • 3BroughSubstituted forMcGowanat 45'minutes
  • 4KenyonSubstituted forOliverat 45'minutes
  • 8Fleming
  • 7Thompson
  • 15WildigBooked at 69mins
  • 10CampbellSubstituted forLangat 78'minutes
  • 28McGurk

Substitutes

  • 2McGowan
  • 6Winnard
  • 9Oliver
  • 12Nizic
  • 21Osborne
  • 24Rose
  • 29Lang
Referee:
Craig Hicks
Attendance:
3,184

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home19
Away7
Shots on Target
Home9
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home13
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 2, Morecambe 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 2, Morecambe 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Arthur Gnahoua (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Carlton Morris (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Stefan Payne.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Callum Lang (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Vadaine Oliver (Morecambe) right footed shot from long range on the left is too high.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Carlton Morris (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Shrewsbury Town).

  10. Post update

    Vadaine Oliver (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Louis Dodds (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from very close range is close, but misses to the left.

  12. Post update

    Carlton Morris (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Max Müller (Morecambe).

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Carlton Morris replaces Shaun Whalley.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Louis Dodds (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Omar Beckles (Shrewsbury Town).

  17. Post update

    Aaron McGowan (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Morecambe. Callum Lang replaces Adam Campbell.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Steven Old.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Louis Dodds (Shrewsbury Town).

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