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Morecambe3Bristol Rovers4

Morecambe 3-4 Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers triumphed in a seven-goal thriller away at Morecambe.

Jake Gosling's drilled cross was turned in by Lee Mansell before Shaun Miller's lob levelled for the Shrimps.

Billy Bodin and Matty Taylor both converted to give Rovers a two-goal cushion but Tom Barkhuizen stroked home from close range to reduce the deficit.

In the final 10 minutes both sides were awarded penalties with Ellis Harrison netting for Rovers and Paul Mullin for Morecambe, the visitors moving to 12th.

Line-ups

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 22Parrish
  • 6Edwards
  • 5Dugdale
  • 2Beeley
  • 17FlemingBooked at 90mins
  • 13GoodallSubstituted forKenyonat 71'minutes
  • 9Barkhuizen
  • 7DevittSubstituted forMullinat 81'minutes
  • 10MolyneuxSubstituted forEllisonat 71'minutes
  • 16Miller

Substitutes

  • 3McGowan
  • 4Kenyon
  • 11Ellison
  • 12Mullin
  • 18Bailey
  • 20Thompson
  • 21Ryan

Bristol Rovers

  • 31NichollsBooked at 90mins
  • 15J Clarke
  • 4Lockyer
  • 5McChrystal
  • 3Brown
  • 23BodinSubstituted forLeadbitterat 88'minutes
  • 7Mansell
  • 24Sinclair
  • 11Gosling
  • 17EasterSubstituted forHarrisonat 74'minutes
  • 10TaylorSubstituted forO Clarkeat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 2Leadbitter
  • 6Parkes
  • 8O Clarke
  • 9Harrison
  • 14Lines
  • 21Montaño
Referee:
Andy Madley
Attendance:
1,712

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home11
Away16
Shots on Target
Home8
Away9
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Morecambe 3, Bristol Rovers 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morecambe 3, Bristol Rovers 4.

Booking

Andrew Fleming (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Daniel Leadbitter (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

Attempt saved. Paul Mullin (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers).

Adam Dugdale (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Lee Nicholls (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Alex Kenyon (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Daniel Leadbitter replaces Billy Bodin.

Goal!

Goal! Morecambe 3, Bristol Rovers 4. Paul Mullin (Morecambe) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty conceded by Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Morecambe. Shaun Miller draws a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt saved. Shaun Miller (Morecambe) header from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by James Clarke.

Foul by Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

Paul Mullin (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Ollie Clarke replaces Matty Taylor.

Alex Kenyon (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stuart Sinclair (Bristol Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Paul Mullin replaces Jamie Devitt.

Goal!

Goal! Morecambe 2, Bristol Rovers 4. Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the high centre of the goal.

Penalty conceded by Shaun Beeley (Morecambe) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

Delay in match Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) because of an injury.

Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam Dugdale (Morecambe).

Attempt missed. Billy Bodin (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. Lee Brown (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Ellis Harrison replaces Jermaine Easter.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Alex Kenyon.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Alex Kenyon replaces Alan Goodall.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Kevin Ellison replaces Lee Molyneux.

Goal!

Goal! Morecambe 2, Bristol Rovers 3. Tom Barkhuizen (Morecambe) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Adam Dugdale.

Goal!

Goal! Morecambe 1, Bristol Rovers 3. Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lee Brown with a cross.

Lee Mansell (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jamie Devitt (Morecambe).

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Andrew Fleming.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth11722189923
2Wycombe11632168821
3Leyton Orient116322013721
4Portsmouth115511710720
5Oxford Utd11551169720
6Mansfield11542179819
7Accrington115421510519
8Carlisle115422019119
9Northampton115331613318
10Luton115242115617
11Exeter115241616017
12Bristol Rovers115151412216
13Wimbledon114431313016
14Morecambe114252021-114
15Cambridge113531415-114
16Notts County114251619-314
17Hartlepool114161117-613
18York112451316-310
19Barnet113171320-710
20Stevenage112361118-79
21Crawley112361017-79
22Yeovil112271118-78
23Dag & Red111461221-97
24Newport11137719-126
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