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Morecambe 2-1 Bristol Rovers

Morecambe fought back from a goal down to beat Bristol Rovers in League Two.

John-Joe O'Toole gave the visitors the lead from close range after Matt Harold's smart shot on the turn had been parried out by Barry Roche.

Padraig Amond slid in at the far post to convert Stewart Drummond's flick-on to get the hosts back on terms.

Jack Redshaw won it from six yards after Jack Sampson, who had provided the cross for the equaliser, saw his header come back off the post.

The win put Morecambe just one point behind seventh-placed Southend, while Rovers were left one point clear of the relegation places.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Bristol Rovers manager John Ward told BBC Radio Bristol:

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Post-match: Bristol Rovers boss John Ward

"It's an absolutely devastating result. We have not been ruthless enough in the whole game.

"I'm not decrying their victory, I'm just thinking we've let them get away with it, missed chances, [and there were] poor decisions at times as well.

"We've tried really hard, but we've had a game that's been there for winning, not just one-nil and holding on to it, but to go and get further goals.

"Somebody just said in the dressing room that we haven't been ruthless enough and I think that's not just in their penalty box - that's in other parts if the pitch, giving silly free-kicks away, trying to play a type of football which the weather and conditions do let you do that."

Line-ups

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 22Parrish
  • 3Threlfall
  • 16DrummondBooked at 44mins
  • 5HughesBooked at 60mins
  • 15McCready
  • 8WrightBooked at 49mins
  • 17Fleming
  • 9Sampson
  • 27AmondSubstituted forMarshallat 78'minutes
  • 7RedshawBooked at 88mins

Substitutes

  • 6Diagne
  • 14Marshall
  • 19McGee
  • 20Mwasile
  • 23Doyle
  • 25Arestidou

Bristol Rovers

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 2Smith
  • 14Brown
  • 24O ClarkeBooked at 66mins
  • 6ParkesBooked at 89mins
  • 30LockyerBooked at 90mins
  • 15NorburnSubstituted forBeardsleyat 88'minutes
  • 32O'Toole
  • 9HarroldBooked at 45mins
  • 10Richards
  • 7ClarksonSubstituted forHarrisonat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 17Harrison
  • 18Harding
  • 19Beardsley
  • 20Gough
  • 33Santos
  • 34Keary
  • 35Southway
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
1,514

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home14
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Morecambe 2, Bristol Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morecambe 2, Bristol Rovers 1.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by John-Joe O'Toole.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Steve Mildenhall.

Booking

Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Jack Redshaw (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers).

Booking

Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Jack Redshaw (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Chris Beardsley replaces Oliver Norburn.

Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Morecambe 2, Bristol Rovers 1. Jack Redshaw (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Mark Hughes (Morecambe) hits the right post with a header from the right side of the box.

Stewart Drummond (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

Attempt missed. Eliot Richards (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Andy Parrish (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by John-Joe O'Toole (Bristol Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Ellis Harrison replaces David Clarkson.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Tom Parkes.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Marcus Marshall replaces Padraig Amond.

Foul by Padraig Amond (Morecambe).

John-Joe O'Toole (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Matt Harrold (Bristol Rovers).

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Andy Parrish.

Attempt missed. Robbie Threlfall (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

Attempt missed. Jack Redshaw (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Andrew Wright (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by John-Joe O'Toole (Bristol Rovers).

David Clarkson (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Mark Hughes (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Mark Hughes (Morecambe).

Attempt missed. Eliot Richards (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Jack Sampson (Morecambe).

Oliver Norburn (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

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