League Two
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Accrington Stanley 2-1 Morecambe

Luke Joyce, Accrington
Luke Joyce netted his third goal of the season

Accrington moved up to ninth in League Two after beating Lancashire rivals Morecambe at Store First Stadium.

The hosts were 2-0 up after 11 minutes - Luke Joyce opening the scoring from the penalty spot after John O'Sullivan had been fouled in the area.

Shay McCartan doubled Stanley's lead with a deflected shot from 15 yards.

Morecambe improved after the break and Paul Mullin headed home Shaun Beeley's 51st-minute corner, but the visitors could not find an equaliser.

There was some bad news for Stanley, however, as on-loan Fulham keeper Jesse Joronen was stretchered off after injuring himself tipping over an Alex Kenyon effort.

Line-ups

Accrington

  • 30JoronenSubstituted forSimpsonat 50'minutes
  • 16HuntBooked at 90mins
  • 5AldredBooked at 90mins
  • 25Atkinson
  • 6Winnard
  • 19Maguire
  • 24Proctor
  • 18O'SullivanSubstituted forGrayat 77'minutes
  • 4Joyce
  • 21Molyneux
  • 7McCartanSubstituted forCarverat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Liddle
  • 8Windass
  • 9Gray
  • 10Hatfield
  • 12Simpson
  • 14Carver
  • 15Mingoia

Morecambe

  • 30Davies
  • 2BeeleyBooked at 58mins
  • 22Parrish
  • 5HughesBooked at 40mins
  • 19WilsonBooked at 67mins
  • 13GoodallSubstituted forWilliamsat 85'minutes
  • 17Fleming
  • 4Kenyon
  • 27AmondSubstituted forSampsonat 75'minutes
  • 12MullinSubstituted forBarkhuizenat 74'minutes
  • 11Ellison

Substitutes

  • 6Edwards
  • 9Sampson
  • 10Williams
  • 21McGowan
  • 24McCready
  • 26Barkhuizen
  • 44Jones
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
1,710

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home13
Away11
Shots on Target
Home8
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Accrington Stanley 2, Morecambe 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 2, Morecambe 1.

Attempt saved. Ryan Williams (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley).

Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

Foul by Robert Atkinson (Accrington Stanley).

Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Andrew Proctor (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

Booking

Nicky Hunt (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

Robert Atkinson (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jack Sampson (Morecambe).

Attempt blocked. James Gray (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Marcus Carver (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Sean Maguire (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Lee Molyneux (Accrington Stanley).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Ryan Williams replaces Alan Goodall.

Attempt missed. Alex Kenyon (Morecambe) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Nicky Hunt (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Alex Kenyon (Morecambe).

Attempt missed. Lee Molyneux (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. James Gray replaces John O'Sullivan.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Jack Sampson replaces Padraig Amond.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Tom Barkhuizen replaces Paul Mullin.

Foul by Sean Maguire (Accrington Stanley).

Alan Goodall (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Scott Davies.

Attempt saved. Marcus Carver (Accrington Stanley) header from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Scott Davies.

Attempt saved. Lee Molyneux (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Lee Molyneux (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Robert Atkinson.

Booking

Laurence Wilson (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

John O'Sullivan (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Laurence Wilson (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Marcus Carver replaces Shay McCartan.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton159331810830
2Wycombe1585221111029
3Burton159152019128
4Shrewsbury1583423111227
5Bury158342417727
6Plymouth15825178926
7Newport156541814423
8Morecambe167271817123
9Accrington167272427-323
10Southend156451413122
11Exeter156451818022
12Cheltenham156451517-222
13Cambridge156362618821
14Wimbledon155552223-120
15Portsmouth155551516-120
16Stevenage156271922-320
17Mansfield155461317-419
18Northampton155372323018
19Oxford Utd154471721-416
20Carlisle154382027-715
21Dag & Red154381825-715
22York151951320-712
23Tranmere152581320-711
24Hartlepool1532101025-1511
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