League Two
StevenageStevenage1MorecambeMorecambe0

Stevenage 1-0 Morecambe

Morecambe remain rooted to the bottom of the League Two table after losing 1-0 to Stevenage at the Lamex Stadium.

A 25-yard curling effort from Michael Timlin was enough for Boro to secure back-to-back home victories in a dominant display.

Morecambe almost broke the deadlock early on through Kevin Ellison, who drew good saves from Paul Farman after he beat the offside trap twice in quick succession.

But on the stroke of half-time, Stevenage took the lead.

Emmanuel Sonupe's cross fell to Timlin outside the box and the midfielder fired into the top corner to bag his first goal for the club.

The second half started as scrappy as the first finished, with Ellison firing high and wide for the visitors.

Morecambe struggled to break down a resolute Stevenage, with their best effort coming from a Liam Mandeville free-kick which fell just wide.

Kurtis Guthrie, Scott Cuthbert and James Ball all went close for the home side, but despite the missed chances Boro saw the game out to secure all three points.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Stevenage

Formation 4-1-3-2

  • 1Farman
  • 2WildinBooked at 88mins
  • 5Cuthbert
  • 31Nugent
  • 3Hunt
  • 8Byrom
  • 11SonupeSubstituted forKennedyat 67'minutes
  • 4Timlin
  • 7BallSubstituted forFerryat 64'minutes
  • 9Revell
  • 28Guthrie

Substitutes

  • 6McKee
  • 10Kennedy
  • 14Ferry
  • 22Reid
  • 25Henry
  • 27Dieng
  • 30Wilkinson

Morecambe

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Roche
  • 2Mills
  • 14YarneyBooked at 45mins
  • 5Old
  • 3Conlan
  • 17Mandeville
  • 8FlemingBooked at 71minsSubstituted forTutteat 74'minutes
  • 15Wildig
  • 11EllisonSubstituted forOatesat 74'minutes
  • 28Leitch-Smith
  • 9OliverSubstituted forOswellat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Kenyon
  • 6Tutte
  • 12Oswell
  • 18Oates
  • 21Halstead
  • 25Hedley
  • 27Cranston
Referee:
Matt Donohue
Attendance:
2,030

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home10
Away5
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Stevenage 1, Morecambe 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Stevenage 1, Morecambe 0.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Josef Yarney (Morecambe).

  5. Post update

    Foul by Kurtis Guthrie (Stevenage).

  6. Post update

    Zak Mills (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Post update

    Kurtis Guthrie (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Andrew Tutte (Morecambe).

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Andrew Tutte (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  10. Post update

    Luther Wildin (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Jason Oswell (Morecambe).

  12. Booking

    Luther Wildin (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.

  13. Post update

    Ben Kennedy (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Andrew Tutte (Morecambe).

  15. Post update

    Foul by James Ferry (Stevenage).

  16. Post update

    Andrew Tutte (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Liam Mandeville (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Kurtis Guthrie (Stevenage).

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alex Revell (Stevenage) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a set piece situation.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Steven Old.