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Accrington Stanley 2-3 Morecambe

Morecambe stayed top of League Two after coming from two down to beat 10-man Accrington Stanley in the Lancashire derby.

Stanley were wasteful early on with the best chance Billy Kee's strike which was tipped away by Barry Roche on 12 minutes.

The goal was coming and it was Kee who opened his account for the season in the 27th minute when Morecambe lost the ball on the edge of the area and the striker dinked it over Roche.

The Shrimps keeper then kept out John O'Sullivan's fierce strike but could not stop a second for Kee when the ball came to him at the far post from O'Sullivan and he slotted home on 34 minutes.

The turning point came on 36 minutes when Stanley defender Mark Hughes was shown red for pulling back Shrimps striker Cole Stockton, who was judged to be through on goal.

Morecambe got back in it on the stroke of half-time when Liam Wakefield's corner was headed home by striker Stockton, on loan from Tranmere.

Seconds after the re-start it was 2-2 when Kevin Ellison got the ball around 10 yards out and rifled it into the top of the net.

They should have had a third when Stockton got the ball with Elliot Parish stranded but Matty Pearson superbly blocked the goal-bound effort.

But it soon came on 57 minutes when Stockton latched onto Ellison's ball and rifled past Parish to secure the victory despite the 10 men forcing pressure at the end.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Accrington

  • 1ParishBooked at 45mins
  • 30Donacien
  • 5Beckles
  • 3HughesBooked at 36mins
  • 2Pearson
  • 27O'SullivanBooked at 49mins
  • 18HewittSubstituted forBocoat 69'minutes
  • 28ConneelyBooked at 37mins
  • 11McConville
  • 10McCartanSubstituted forLaceyat 82'minutes
  • 29Kee

Substitutes

  • 4Davies
  • 12Jones
  • 14Boco
  • 16Héry
  • 17Lacey
  • 20Chapman
  • 21Wall

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 2Wakefield
  • 5EdwardsBooked at 90mins
  • 16Whitmore
  • 14Conlan
  • 17FlemingSubstituted forKenyonat 75'minutes
  • 24RoseBooked at 83mins
  • 9Barkhuizen
  • 20DunnSubstituted forMolyneuxat 75'minutes
  • 11EllisonBooked at 76mins
  • 23StocktonBooked at 54minsSubstituted forTurnerat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3McGowan
  • 4Kenyon
  • 7Mullin
  • 10Molyneux
  • 12Nizic
  • 18Turner
  • 25Hedley
Referee:
Mike Jones
Attendance:
1,763

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home18
Away15
Shots on Target
Home5
Away7
Corners
Home5
Away1
Fouls
Home11
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Accrington Stanley 2, Morecambe 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 2, Morecambe 3.

Paddy Lacey (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Whitmore (Morecambe).

Attempt blocked. Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Ryan Edwards (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Edwards (Morecambe).

Foul by Paddy Lacey (Accrington Stanley).

Luke Conlan (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt missed. Omar Beckles (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Luke Conlan.

Foul by Paddy Lacey (Accrington Stanley).

Ryan Edwards (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Matty Pearson (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Booking

Michael Rose (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Paddy Lacey (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Michael Rose (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Paddy Lacey replaces Shay McCartan.

Attempt missed. Michael Rose (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Rhys Turner replaces Cole Stockton.

Attempt blocked. Romuald Boco (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Matty Pearson (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Alex Kenyon replaces Andrew Fleming.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Lee Molyneux replaces Jack Dunn.

Foul by Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley).

Ryan Edwards (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Tom Barkhuizen (Morecambe) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Romuald Boco (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt saved. Jack Dunn (Morecambe) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Romuald Boco replaces Steven Hewitt.

Janoi Donacien (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

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

Attempt missed. Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Janoi Donacien (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Morecambe540185312
2Luton5311104610
3Doncaster531195410
4Colchester531185310
5Mansfield531176110
6Carlisle52306429
7Plymouth53025509
8Portsmouth52214318
9Crawley52215508
10Leyton Orient52127527
11Notts County52127707
12Grimsby520311926
13Barnet51315416
14Cheltenham51315416
15Hartlepool51319906
16Crewe513167-16
17Blackpool51224405
18Newport512278-15
19Wycombe512235-25
20Accrington5113710-34
21Yeovil511347-34
22Stevenage5113612-64
23Exeter510437-43
24Cambridge502339-62
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