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Morecambe 3-1 Crawley Town

Two second-half goals from Carlos Mendes Gomes helped Morecambe to an impressive 3-1 victory over Crawley.

In a game that was a great advert for League Two, the Shrimps took the lead after just five minutes.

A long ball forward found Jordan Slew who produced a perfect flick to Cole Stockton and the striker's fine right-foot shot beat goalkeeper Glenn Morris low to his left from 10 yards.

The lead only lasted eight minutes as Crawley hit back quickly. Jordan Maguire-Drew found space on the right and produced a left-footed drive that Mark Halstead could only parry into the path of Ashley Nadesan and he found the target with a cool finish.

The second half continued to see both sides play some excellent football but it was Morecambe who scored the all-important second goal when Mendes Gomes bundled Stephen Hendrie's cross over the line from close range just before the hour.

The home side hit the woodwork twice through Stockton and Mendes Gomes before the latter sealed the points five minutes from time, slotting home the rebound from close range after Morris had saved Stockton's effort.

Match report supplied by PA Media

Line-ups

Morecambe

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 12Halstead
  • 21Cooney
  • 5Lavelle
  • 6Davis
  • 3HendrieSubstituted forGibsonat 84'minutes
  • 15LyonsSubstituted forO'Sullivanat 34'minutes
  • 24Songo'o
  • 7Slew
  • 10WildigSubstituted forDiagouragaat 75'minutes
  • 11Mendes Gomes
  • 9Stockton

Substitutes

  • 1Letheren
  • 2Mellor
  • 8Diagouraga
  • 16O'Sullivan
  • 19McAlinden
  • 20Denny
  • 22Gibson

Crawley

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 1Morris
  • 19Tunnicliffe
  • 5McNerney
  • 4Francomb
  • 34Maguire-Drew
  • 39HessenthalerSubstituted forFrostat 77'minutes
  • 8Powell
  • 25TsaroullaSubstituted forTilleyat 65'minutes
  • 29HeskethSubstituted forWrightat 65'minutes
  • 10Nadesan
  • 16Nichols

Substitutes

  • 11Frost
  • 15Davies
  • 18Sesay
  • 37Nelson
  • 38Tilley
  • 44Wright
Referee:
Oliver Langford

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home18
Away15
Shots on Target
Home7
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Morecambe 3, Crawley Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Morecambe 3, Crawley Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Morecambe. Jordan Slew tries a through ball, but Cole Stockton is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jack Powell (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Josh Wright.

  5. Post update

    Joe McNerney (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Cole Stockton (Morecambe).

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jordan Tunnicliffe (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jack Powell.

  8. Post update

    Tom Nichols (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Yann Songo'o (Morecambe).

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Morecambe 3, Crawley Town 1. Carlos Mendes Gomes (Morecambe) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Cole Stockton (Morecambe) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Liam Gibson.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Ashley Nadesan (Crawley Town).

  13. Post update

    Yann Songo'o (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Tom Nichols (Crawley Town).

  15. Post update

    Toumani Diagouraga (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Tunnicliffe (Crawley Town).

  17. Post update

    Cole Stockton (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Morecambe. Liam Gibson replaces Stephen Hendrie.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Ashley Nadesan (Crawley Town).

  20. Post update

    Stephen Hendrie (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham31168741261556
2Cambridge331671048301855
3Forest Green31159743321154
4Tranmere3116694437754
5Morecambe32157104443152
6Bolton32148104140150
7Salford311310840251549
8Newport3113993832648
9Exeter301211751371447
10Bradford30137103532346
11Harrogate32136133637-145
12Carlisle28134113932743
13Leyton Orient31126133734342
14Crawley30118114140141
15Walsall3181493640-438
16Stevenage33814112731-438
17Oldham31115154956-738
18Scunthorpe30122163239-738
19Mansfield31813103841-337
20Colchester31812113343-1036
21Port Vale3297164146-534
22Southend3277182147-2628
23Barrow3068163341-826
24Grimsby3066182249-2724
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