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Morecambe 0-2 Exeter City

Shaun Beeley
Beeley has yet to score for Morecambe having arrived from Bury in January

Exeter beat Morecambe to move to within a point of League Two's play-off spots.

City went ahead when Shrimps defender Shaun Beeley tried to chest Christian Ribeiro's cross back to his goalkeeper but could only divert it into the net.

Morecambe keeper Scott Davies then brilliantly saved Matt Grimes' free-kick and David Wheeler's header to prevent them falling further behind.

But Tom Nicholls' composed finish eventually wrapped up the win late on as Exeter deservedly moved up to 10th.

The margin of victory might have been greater but for Davies, who also produced fine stops to deny Nicholls and Jimmy Keohane after half-time.

The Grecians are now just one point behind Morecambe, who remain in seventh having not won at home since 13 September.

Line-ups

Morecambe

  • 30Davies
  • 2Beeley
  • 5Hughes
  • 22Parrish
  • 19Wilson
  • 10Williams
  • 8WrightSubstituted forAmondat 75'minutes
  • 17Fleming
  • 26BarkhuizenSubstituted forMcCreadyat 45'minutes
  • 9SampsonSubstituted forMullinat 67'minutes
  • 7Redshaw

Substitutes

  • 4Kenyon
  • 6Edwards
  • 12Mullin
  • 21McGowan
  • 24McCready
  • 25Arestidou
  • 27Amond

Exeter

  • 30Pym
  • 6Ribeiro
  • 8Oakley
  • 4Bennett
  • 11Davies
  • 2Butterfield
  • 14Grimes
  • 3Woodman
  • 10Keohane
  • 22WheelerSubstituted forNobleat 69'minutes
  • 31CumminsSubstituted forNicholsat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 19Noble
  • 20Nichols
  • 21Hamon
  • 25Riley-Lowe
  • 26Tillson
  • 27Jay
  • 29Watkins
Referee:
Geoff Eltringham
Attendance:
1,787

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home9
Away19
Shots on Target
Home0
Away7
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Morecambe 0, Exeter City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morecambe 0, Exeter City 2.

Danny Butterfield (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Paul Mullin (Morecambe).

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Andy Parrish.

Goal!

Goal! Morecambe 0, Exeter City 2. Tom Nichols (Exeter City) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Arron Davies (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Scott Davies.

Attempt saved. Tom Nichols (Exeter City) header from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Tom Nichols replaces Graham Cummins.

Attempt missed. David Noble (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Padraig Amond replaces Andrew Wright.

Attempt missed. Andrew Fleming (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt blocked. Andrew Fleming (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Christian Ribeiro (Exeter City).

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

Foul by Jimmy Keohane (Exeter City).

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. David Noble replaces David Wheeler.

Attempt blocked. Matt Grimes (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Paul Mullin replaces Jack Sampson.

Attempt missed. Arron Davies (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Matt Oakley.

Attempt saved. David Wheeler (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. David Wheeler (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Andy Parrish.

Attempt missed. Matt Grimes (Exeter City) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Foul by Laurence Wilson (Morecambe).

David Wheeler (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. Tom McCready (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Tom McCready (Morecambe).

Arron Davies (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jack Sampson (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Laurence Wilson (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Shaun Beeley (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Scott Bennett (Exeter City).

Attempt saved. Arron Davies (Exeter City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the top right corner.

Second Half

Second Half begins Morecambe 0, Exeter City 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Tom McCready replaces Tom Barkhuizen.

Half Time

First Half ends, Morecambe 0, Exeter City 1.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 26th October 2014

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton159331810830
2Wycombe1585221111029
3Burton159152019128
4Shrewsbury1583423111227
5Bury158342417727
6Plymouth15825178926
7Newport156541814423
8Morecambe157261715223
9Southend156451413122
10Exeter156451818022
11Cheltenham156451517-222
12Cambridge156362618821
13Wimbledon155552223-120
14Portsmouth155551516-120
15Stevenage156271922-320
16Accrington156272226-420
17Mansfield155461317-419
18Northampton155372323018
19Oxford Utd154471721-416
20Carlisle154382027-715
21Dag & Red154381825-715
22York151951320-712
23Tranmere152581320-711
24Hartlepool1532101025-1511
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