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Morecambe 4-0 Cheltenham Town

Morecambe crushed Cheltenham with a fine display at the Globe Arena.

Four second-half goals gave the dominant Shrimps the points and their victory could have been by a greater margin had they shown a more clinical touch in the first half.

Morecambe missed a golden chance to take the lead from the penalty spot in the 21st minute after Vadaine Oliver was tripped by Matt Bower in the box, but Aaron Collins saw his effort saved by the feet of Robins' keeper Scott Flinders.

The home side continued to look the more threatening with Aaron Wildig missing two great opportunities for the home side.

His first came as he fired over from close range after being teed up perfectly by Collins before then seeing a shot cleared off the line by Charlie Raglan after being found in the box by Piero Mingoia.

Cheltenham's only chance of note came from George Lloyd, who drilled a shot from outside the box well over the bar.

The second half was one-way traffic once Oliver game the Shrimps a 49th minute lead when he got in behind the Cheltenham defence before slotting the ball under the onrushing Flinders.

Four minutes later the home side doubled their advantage from a corner. Mingoia delivered the ball into the box and veteran Kevin Ellison was unmarked to head past Flinders from six yards out.

Cheltenham responded briefly with Luke Varney heading inches wide before the Shrimps made it 3-0 from another corner as defender Sam Lavelle ghosted in at the far post to head Liam Mandeville's corner past a crowd of bodies on the line from close range.

Jim Bentley's side capped off a fine display with a fourth three minutes from time when Cheltenham were undone again by another long ball and Collins made amends for his penalty miss with a cool lob over the helpless Flinders from 12 yards to cap off a memorable afternoon for the home side.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 2Mills
  • 16Lavelle
  • 5Old
  • 3Conlan
  • 8Fleming
  • 15Wildig
  • 26MingoiaSubstituted forMendes Gomesat 72'minutes
  • 31Collins
  • 11EllisonSubstituted forCranstonat 86'minutes
  • 9OliverSubstituted forMandevilleat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Kenyon
  • 12Sutton
  • 17Mandeville
  • 19Mendes Gomes
  • 21Halstead
  • 25Hedley
  • 27Cranston

Cheltenham

  • 1Flinders
  • 24Raglan
  • 4Tozer
  • 18BowerSubstituted forBoyleat 61'minutes
  • 11Broom
  • 7ThomasBooked at 75mins
  • 25Tillson
  • 28Pring
  • 19LloydSubstituted forBinghamat 61'minutesBooked at 80mins
  • 21WatersSubstituted forClementsat 61'minutes
  • 32Varney

Substitutes

  • 15Boyle
  • 16Addai
  • 22Lovett
  • 23Forster
  • 26Clements
  • 27Bingham
Referee:
Jarred Gillett
Attendance:
3,066

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home15
Away7
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Morecambe 4, Cheltenham Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morecambe 4, Cheltenham Town 0.

Foul by Luke Conlan (Morecambe).

Ryan Broom (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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

Foul by Luke Varney (Cheltenham Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Jordan Cranston replaces Kevin Ellison.

Goal!

Goal! Morecambe 4, Cheltenham Town 0. Aaron Collins (Morecambe) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Aaron Wildig following a fast break.

Attempt missed. Luke Varney (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Clements (Cheltenham Town).

Goal!

Goal! Morecambe 3, Cheltenham Town 0. Sam Lavelle (Morecambe) header from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Liam Mandeville with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Rakish Bingham.

Attempt blocked. Luke Conlan (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Rakish Bingham (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Hand ball by Rakish Bingham (Cheltenham Town).

Attempt blocked. Luke Conlan (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Carlos Mendes Gomes (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Varney (Cheltenham Town).

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Cameron Pring.

Foul by Aaron Wildig (Morecambe).

Ryan Broom (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Conor Thomas (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Rakish Bingham (Cheltenham Town).

Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

Chris Clements (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Scott Flinders.

Attempt saved. Aaron Collins (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Foul by Liam Mandeville (Morecambe).

Conor Thomas (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Carlos Mendes Gomes replaces Piero Mingoia.

Attempt missed. Luke Varney (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Luke Conlan.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Sam Lavelle.

Attempt saved. Rakish Bingham (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Rakish Bingham (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Liam Mandeville replaces Vadaine Oliver.

Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by William Boyle (Cheltenham Town).

goal

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