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Crawley Town 1-3 Morecambe

Paul Mullin scored twice as Morecambe climbed above hosts Crawley with a convincing win.

Rhys Turner put Morecambe on their way with the opener in a flying start to consign Town to just their third home league defeat of the season.

The defence was caught napping in the third minute when the recalled Turner rose unchallenged to head in a cross from Michael Rose.

Mullin then raced through to double the advantage inside seven minutes by slipping the ball under keeper Glenn Morris following a pass by Antony Evans.

Crawley threatened for the first time when leading marksman James Collins forced keeper Barry Roche to parry his goal-bound shot.

But Mullin, after forcing keeper Morris to save well from his attempted chip, made it 3-0 five minutes before the break with a lob from eight yards which Morris got a touch to but could not keep out.

Crawley had a let-off on the hour when a surging run by Evans set up Lee Molyneux and his low shot flew inches wide.

A Collins penalty got the home side on the scoresheet after Liam Wakefield felled Rhys Murphy.

Molyneux then went close when his low drive was cleared off the line by Mark Connolly, but Morecambe stood firm to take all three points.

Match report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Crawley

  • 12Morris
  • 2Young
  • 6Connolly
  • 25LelanSubstituted forBawlingat 90'minutes
  • 11RobertsBooked at 87mins
  • 44Henderson
  • 7BoldewijnBooked at 89mins
  • 8Smith
  • 24DjalóSubstituted forMurphyat 45'minutes
  • 28CoxSubstituted forB Cliffordat 70'minutes
  • 19Collins

Substitutes

  • 4Payne
  • 13Mersin
  • 14Blackman
  • 15Yorwerth
  • 17Bawling
  • 18B Clifford
  • 39Murphy

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 16Whitmore
  • 5Edwards
  • 6Winnard
  • 2WakefieldBooked at 76mins
  • 21EvansBooked at 52minsSubstituted forWildigat 68'minutes
  • 17Fleming
  • 24Rose
  • 10Molyneux
  • 18TurnerSubstituted forEllisonat 59'minutes
  • 7MullinBooked at 6minsSubstituted forMcGowanat 90+5'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3McGowan
  • 11Ellison
  • 12Nizic
  • 14Conlan
  • 15Wildig
  • 25Hedley
  • 27Jordan
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
2,091

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home10
Away13
Shots on Target
Home7
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home18
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Crawley Town 1, Morecambe 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crawley Town 1, Morecambe 3.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Aaron McGowan replaces Paul Mullin.

Foul by Bobson Bawling (Crawley Town).

Lee Molyneux (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Enzio Boldewijn (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Aaron Wildig (Morecambe).

Foul by Rhys Murphy (Crawley Town).

Alex Whitmore (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Bobson Bawling replaces Josh Lelan.

Michael Rose (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Enzio Boldewijn (Crawley Town).

Booking

Enzio Boldewijn (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Michael Rose (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town).

Attempt missed. Lee Molyneux (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Booking

Josh Lelan (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Josh Lelan (Crawley Town).

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

Rhys Murphy (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Edwards (Morecambe).

Attempt saved. Aaron Wildig (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by James Collins (Crawley Town).

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

Foul by Enzio Boldewijn (Crawley Town).

Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Rhys Murphy (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aaron Wildig (Morecambe).

Foul by Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town).

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

Attempt missed. Josh Lelan (Crawley Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Liam Wakefield.

Goal!

Goal! Crawley Town 1, Morecambe 3. James Collins (Crawley Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Booking

Liam Wakefield (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Penalty Crawley Town. Rhys Murphy draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Liam Wakefield (Morecambe) after a foul in the penalty area.

Foul by Mark Connolly (Crawley Town).

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

Attempt saved. James Collins (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Ryan Edwards.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster32197661382364
2Plymouth31194851341761
3Carlisle321513456451158
4Luton321411748301853
5Portsmouth31157945291652
6Exeter321551251351650
7Mansfield32121194137447
8Stevenage32144145049146
9Wycombe31137113939046
10Barnet32111294143-245
11Colchester31128114741644
12Grimsby32128123939044
13Cambridge31127124037343
14Blackpool311012945331242
15Morecambe30125133946-741
16Crawley31116143849-1139
17Yeovil32911123340-738
18Crewe32812123546-1136
19Accrington3089133242-1033
20Notts County3296173758-2133
21Cheltenham32711143646-1032
22Hartlepool32711143856-1832
23Leyton Orient3285193550-1529
24Newport31510163550-1525
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