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Morecambe 2-1 Leyton Orient

Morecambe overtook opponents Leyton Orient in the League Two table following a comeback victory at the Mazuma Stadium.

The Shrimps had to come from behind to take the points after Danny Johnson gave the visitors the lead in the 18th minute when he volleyed home a neat right-wing cross from Hector Kyprianou just eight yards out.

The goal came at a time when the visitors were dominating the game but Morecambe came back into it after the half-hour mark with Cole Stockton seeing two shots blocked and one well saved by Lawrence Vigouroux.

The O's went close to doubling their advantage five minutes after the break when Conor Wilkinson hit the crossbar with a 30-yard free-kick.

But Morecambe came back and levelled after 56 minutes when skipper Sam Lavelle scored from close range after a goalmouth scramble following a fine Vigouroux save.

The game then swung from end to end and it was the Shrimps who got the winner when Adam Phillips found Carlos Mendes Gomes with a superb through ball and the midfielder kept his cool to take a good touch and slide the ball home.

Mendes Gomes almost added another with a dipping header from another Phillips through ball and the latter went close with a free-kick.

Orient staged a late rally with Wilkinson going close with another free-kick and Josh Coulson heading a late chance straight at Mark Halstead as the hosts held on for maximum points and their second successive win.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Morecambe

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 12Halstead
  • 2Mellor
  • 5LavelleBooked at 78mins
  • 6DavisBooked at 11mins
  • 21Cooney
  • 24Songo'oBooked at 86mins
  • 20Phillips
  • 16O'SullivanSubstituted forKenyonat 89'minutes
  • 10Wildig
  • 11Mendes Gomes
  • 9StocktonSubstituted forLeitch-Smithat 80'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 1Turner
  • 3Hendrie
  • 4Knight-Percival
  • 8Diagouraga
  • 14Kenyon
  • 17Leitch-Smith
  • 19McAlinden

Leyton Orient

Formation 4-3-3

  • 22VigourouxBooked at 89mins
  • 2Ling
  • 6Coulson
  • 5Happe
  • 16Brophy
  • 8ClayBooked at 68minsSubstituted forDennisat 78'minutes
  • 4CisséSubstituted forDaytonat 83'minutes
  • 26KyprianouSubstituted forMcAnuffat 67'minutes
  • 9Wilkinson
  • 39Johnson
  • 19AngolBooked at 44minsSubstituted forSotiriouat 67'minutesBooked at 86mins

Substitutes

  • 1Sargeant
  • 7McAnuff
  • 11Dayton
  • 17Dennis
  • 18Akinola
  • 20Sotiriou
  • 44Wright
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamLeyton Orient
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home22
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home18
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Morecambe 2, Leyton Orient 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Morecambe 2, Leyton Orient 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Josh Coulson (Leyton Orient) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Josh Coulson (Leyton Orient) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top left corner.

  5. Booking

    A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Post update

    (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Morecambe).

  8. Post update

    James Brophy (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Morecambe).

  10. Post update

    Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Kelvin Mellor.

  11. Post update

    James Brophy (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Carlos Mendes Gomes (Morecambe).

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Morecambe. Alex Kenyon replaces John O'Sullivan.

  14. Booking

    Lawrence Vigouroux (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.

  15. Booking

    Ruel Sotiriou (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Booking

    Yann Songo'o (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

  17. Post update

    Hand ball by Yann Songo'o (Morecambe).

  18. Post update

    Foul by Ruel Sotiriou (Leyton Orient).

  19. Post update

    Kelvin Mellor (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Leyton Orient. James Dayton replaces Ousseynou Cissé.