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Crewe1Morecambe0

Crewe Alexandra 1-0 Morecambe

Shaun Miller came off the bench to grab the only goal of the game for Crewe and leave struggling Morecambe looking over their shoulders.

In a poor-quality game, chances were at a premium, with the Shrimpers' Callum Lang missing the visitors' best opening when he failed to convert from close range in the second half.

But Miller made no mistake as he fired a volley into the top corner in the 89th minute to take Crewe to the 50-point mark for the season.

Early on, Jordan Bowery was thwarted by veteran goalkeeper Barry Roche, who saved with his legs after the in-form striker raced clear on the left of the box.

Morecambe suffered a blow when the lively Garry Thompson crumpled on the turf with a serious-looking leg injury and departed on a stretcher.

But they went close when skipper Michael Rose's low free-kick forced a fingertip save from Ben Garratt.

Crewe finished the half the stronger and Luke Conlan was well-placed to block a Bowery effort and Roche was out bravely to save at the feet of Paul Green.

But Lang should have put the visitors ahead after the break when he arrived onto substitute Gregg Wylde's cross, only to prod wide.

It was a costly miss as Miller pounced after Eddie Nolan headed on from a corner.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Crewe

  • 1Garratt
  • 2Ng
  • 5Ray
  • 12Nolan
  • 18Pickering
  • 14Ainley
  • 30Green
  • 15Wintle
  • 20KirkSubstituted forMcKirdyat 67'minutes
  • 7PorterSubstituted forMillerat 67'minutes
  • 10BowerySubstituted forDagnallat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Bakayogo
  • 9Dagnall
  • 13Richards
  • 16Lowery
  • 32Miller
  • 39McKirdy
  • 42Sterry

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 16Lavelle
  • 5Old
  • 4Kenyon
  • 2McGowan
  • 8Fleming
  • 24Rose
  • 14Conlan
  • 7ThompsonSubstituted forWyldeat 14'minutes
  • 28McGurkBooked at 34minsSubstituted forEllisonat 72'minutes
  • 29LangSubstituted forOliverat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Oliver
  • 10Campbell
  • 11Ellison
  • 12Nizic
  • 15Wildig
  • 21Wylde
  • 22Müller
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
3,942

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home6
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away1
Fouls
Home5
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Morecambe 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Morecambe 0.

Attempt missed. Luke Conlan (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Crewe Alexandra 1, Morecambe 0. Shaun Miller (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner following a corner.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Alex Kenyon.

Attempt saved. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Eddie Nolan (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Morecambe).

Foul by Callum Ainley (Crewe Alexandra).

Michael Rose (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Eddie Nolan (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Chris Dagnall replaces Jordan Bowery.

Paul Green (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Vadaine Oliver replaces Callum Lang.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Kevin Ellison replaces Adam McGurk.

Attempt missed. Harry Pickering (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Shaun Miller replaces Chris Porter.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Harry McKirdy replaces Charlie Kirk.

Foul by George Ray (Crewe Alexandra).

Gregg Wylde (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Callum Lang (Morecambe) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Charlie Kirk (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Aaron McGowan (Morecambe).

Paul Green (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adam McGurk (Morecambe).

Attempt missed. Gregg Wylde (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Chris Porter (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alex Kenyon (Morecambe).

Attempt missed. Harry Pickering (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Second Half

Second Half begins Crewe Alexandra 0, Morecambe 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 0, Morecambe 0.

Attempt missed. Jordan Bowery (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box is too high.

George Ray (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Adam McGurk (Morecambe).

Attempt saved. George Ray (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

George Ray (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Callum Lang (Morecambe).

goal

As It Stood

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7Coventry432181456421471
8Mansfield4417171063491468
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10Carlisle441615135952763
11Colchester441613155351261
12Cambridge431612155058-860
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14Newport421415135154-357
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17Crewe44155245873-1550
18Port Vale441114194860-1247
19Yeovil431210215671-1546
20Forest Green43137235371-1846
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