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Walsall 0-2 Morecambe

Relegation-threatened Morecambe claimed a priceless win at Walsall to move four points above bottom side Stevenage.

Steven Old's header and Carlos Mendes-Gomes' stoppage-time solo goal gave Derek Adams a first away win as Morecambe boss but the victory also owed much to Christoffer Mafoumbi's penalty stop.

Mafoumbi, a Congo international, playing only his second game on loan from Blackpool, saved Wes McDonald's 23rd-minute spot-kick after Toumani Diagouraga clipped the winger's heels.

Before the penalty, Mat Sadler flicked Danny Guthrie's near-post corner inches wide and, later, Josh Gordon fizzed just over from 20 yards as Walsall dominated.

Morecambe improved before the break and Adam Phillips strode into the box to graze the bar from an acute angle.

New Zealand international defender Old bulleted a header in off a post from Jordan Cranston's 68th-minute corner to put Morecambe ahead.

Walsall, who drop to 14th, almost rescued a point in stoppage time but Dan Scarr steered Jack Nolan's cross on to the post and Mendes-Gomes sprinted up the other end to tuck home from eight yards.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Walsall

  • 1Roberts
  • 2Norman
  • 6Scarr
  • 4Sadler
  • 3Pring
  • 10GordonBooked at 45minsSubstituted forNolanat 45'minutes
  • 34Sheron
  • 16GuthrieSubstituted forHoldenat 55'minutes
  • 25McDonald
  • 9Lavery
  • 11AdebayoSubstituted forSinclairat 55'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Sinclair
  • 8Kinsella
  • 13Rose
  • 14Roberts
  • 15Holden
  • 24Facey
  • 29Nolan

Morecambe

  • 37Mafoumbi
  • 30CooneySubstituted forMbuluat 52'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 5Old
  • 16Lavelle
  • 33Cranston
  • 31PhillipsSubstituted forBrewittat 82'minutes
  • 15Wildig
  • 32Diagouraga
  • 19Mendes GomesBooked at 77mins
  • 9Stockton
  • 29SlewBooked at 45minsSubstituted forLeitch-Smithat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Conlan
  • 4Kenyon
  • 10Leitch-Smith
  • 14Brewitt
  • 21Halstead
  • 34Mbulu
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
3,554

Match Stats

Home TeamWalsallAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home8
Away8
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Walsall 0, Morecambe 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Walsall 0, Morecambe 2.

Goal!

Goal! Walsall 0, Morecambe 2. Carlos Mendes Gomes (Morecambe) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner following a fast break.

Attempt blocked. Cole Stockton (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Dan Scarr (Walsall) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Jack Nolan with a cross.

Wesley McDonald (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Carlos Mendes Gomes (Morecambe).

Cameron Norman (Walsall) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Aaron Wildig (Morecambe).

Booking

Christian Mbulu (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Hand ball by Caolan Lavery (Walsall).

Attempt missed. Caolan Lavery (Walsall) header from the right side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Cameron Norman with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Tom Brewitt replaces Adam Phillips.

Attempt missed. Caolan Lavery (Walsall) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Cameron Norman with a cross.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Sam Lavelle.

Cameron Pring (Walsall) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Steven Old (Morecambe).

Booking

Carlos Mendes Gomes (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

Rory Holden (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cole Stockton (Morecambe).

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Aaron Wildig.

Foul by Wesley McDonald (Walsall).

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

Goal!

Goal! Walsall 0, Morecambe 1. Steven Old (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jordan Cranston with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Caolan Lavery.

Foul by Rory Holden (Walsall).

Adam Phillips (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Cameron Pring (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Carlos Mendes Gomes (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. A-Jay Leitch-Smith replaces Jordan Slew.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Aaron Wildig.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Christian Mbulu.

Rory Holden (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sam Lavelle (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Rory Holden replaces Danny Guthrie.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Stuart Sinclair replaces Elijah Adebayo.

Offside, Morecambe. Christian Mbulu tries a through ball, but Adam Phillips is caught offside.

Foul by Cameron Pring (Walsall).

Carlos Mendes Gomes (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Christian Mbulu replaces Ryan Cooney because of an injury.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon30175853341956
2Exeter2915953930954
3Crewe29157753351852
4Plymouth28156747301751
5Colchester301213541261549
6Northampton29147844311349
7Bradford30121173628847
8Cheltenham281112542231945
9Forest Green30128103531444
10Port Vale30111183837144
11Newport2710982724339
12Salford30109114040039
13Crawley30812104143-236
14Walsall30106142941-1236
15Grimsby2889113034-433
16Scunthorpe3089133945-633
17Oldham30712113144-1333
18Cambridge3088143142-1132
19Carlisle2988133046-1632
20Leyton Orient30710133648-1231
21Mansfield3079144148-730
22Macclesfield2971392832-428
23Morecambe3068162751-2426
24Stevenage30313142136-1522
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