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Colchester United 0-1 Morecambe

Morecambe climbed off the foot of League Two as they beat Colchester to earn their first win since August.

The hosts came close to scoring in the 25th minute through Frank Nouble, who latched onto a long pass and nutmegged a defender before blasting in a shot which Barry Roche parried for a corner at his near post.

But Morecambe also threatened with Cole Stockton firing straight at U's goalkeeper Dean Gerken, who made a fine save later in the first half to push Lewis Alessandra's fierce close-range effort over for a corner.

Morecambe started the second half strongly, with Gerken making a good save from Tom Brewitt's far-post header and then parrying away Stockton's powerful long-range drive.

And the Shrimps took a 66th-minute lead through Stockton, who stooped to head home Alessandra's corner from close range.

Alessandra then sliced a shot wide at the near post, and although substitute Courtney Senior's effort was saved by Roche with 10 minutes remaining and Colchester pushed hard for an equaliser, Morecambe held out.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Colchester

  • 1Gerken
  • 2JacksonBooked at 90mins
  • 18Eastman
  • 5Prosser
  • 3Bramall
  • 49Poku
  • 4LapslieSubstituted forGambinat 76'minutes
  • 12Sarpong-Wiredu
  • 15HarriottSubstituted forSeniorat 62'minutes
  • 45NoubleBooked at 85mins
  • 13RobinsonSubstituted forNorrisat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Sowunmi
  • 7Senior
  • 9Norris
  • 21Clampin
  • 24Stevenson
  • 26Gambin
  • 29Ross

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 27Tanner
  • 16Lavelle
  • 5Old
  • 3Conlan
  • 7O'SullivanSubstituted forSuttonat 90'minutes
  • 14BrewittBooked at 48mins
  • 4Kenyon
  • 11EllisonBooked at 90mins
  • 9StocktonSubstituted forMillerat 86'minutes
  • 8AlessandraSubstituted forWildigat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Sutton
  • 15Wildig
  • 17Howard
  • 19Mendes Gomes
  • 21Halstead
  • 24Miller
  • 25Bakare
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
3,011

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home14
Away11
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home10
Away4
Fouls
Home20
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Colchester United 0, Morecambe 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Colchester United 0, Morecambe 1.

Booking

Ryan Jackson (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Brendan Sarpong-Wiredu (Colchester United).

Shaun Miller (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Brendan Sarpong-Wiredu (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Shaun Miller (Morecambe).

Attempt blocked. Luke Norris (Colchester United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Frank Nouble.

Foul by Luke Norris (Colchester United).

Luke Conlan (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Ritchie Sutton replaces John O'Sullivan.

Attempt missed. Luke Prosser (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Kwame Poku with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by George Tanner.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by George Tanner.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Shaun Miller replaces Cole Stockton.

Booking

Frank Nouble (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Frank Nouble (Colchester United).

Barry Roche (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Sam Lavelle.

Attempt blocked. Courtney Senior (Colchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Frank Nouble (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by George Tanner (Morecambe).

Foul by Frank Nouble (Colchester United).

Luke Conlan (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Barry Roche.

Attempt saved. Courtney Senior (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Brendan Sarpong-Wiredu.

Ryan Jackson (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

Brendan Sarpong-Wiredu (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John O'Sullivan (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Aaron Wildig replaces Lewis Alessandra.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Luke Gambin replaces Tom Lapslie.

Foul by Luke Prosser (Colchester United).

Lewis Alessandra (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Steven Old.

Attempt blocked. Kwame Poku (Colchester United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Frank Nouble.

Attempt missed. Lewis Alessandra (Morecambe) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is high and wide to the left.

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

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 0, Morecambe 1. Cole Stockton (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lewis Alessandra with a cross following a corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Crewe149232617929
2Bradford148332113827
3Newport13751147726
4Exeter147521815326
5Cheltenham1374223121125
6Forest Green14743169725
7Swindon146352119221
8Plymouth145542016420
9Macclesfield145541615120
10Cambridge145452014619
11Colchester145451613319
12Leyton Orient145452322119
13Crawley145452222019
14Grimsby145362020018
15Northampton145361616018
16Port Vale144641921-218
17Mansfield144552119217
18Salford144551622-617
19Walsall144371019-915
20Carlisle144281525-1014
21Oldham142571424-1011
22Scunthorpe142481723-610
23Morecambe142481426-1210
24Stevenage141671120-99
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