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Morecambe 1-0 Grimsby Town

An early goal from Lee Molyneux gave Morecambe a narrow victory against Grimsby at the Globe Arena.

Molyneux gave the home side the best possible start when he scored his third goal of the season in only the second minute.

Michael Rose surprised everyone in the ground with a corner that he delivered to the edge of the area and Molyneux was on hand to run in and drill a superb left-foot shot from 20 yards through a crowd of bodies and into the left-hand corner of the Grimsby goal.

From there the visitors, with the wind at their backs, enjoyed a greater share of possession and went close to equalising quickly when Gavin Gunning headed Zak Mills' pinpoint cross straight at Barry Roche.

Grimsby continued to press with Jamey Osborne firing a shot wide from the edge of the area before Morecambe went close again after another well-worked set-piece with Andy Fleming's volley from 12 yards out.

Morecambe looked the more threatening side in the second half and had two goals disallowed for offside, with both Paul Mullin and Kevin Ellison denied by the flag.

The Shrimps also hit the woodwork twice, with Mullin heading against the crossbar from close range and Rhys Turner firing against the foot of the post in the last minute of the game.

Grimsby battled to the death and almost scored a last-gasp equaliser when Adi Yussuf wasted a glorious chance after turning neatly in the box.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 2Wakefield
  • 5Edwards
  • 16Whitmore
  • 3McGowan
  • 17Fleming
  • 24Rose
  • 10Molyneux
  • 21EvansSubstituted forWildigat 70'minutes
  • 11Ellison
  • 7MullinSubstituted forTurnerat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Nizic
  • 14Conlan
  • 15Wildig
  • 18Turner
  • 19Duckworth
  • 25Hedley
  • 27Jordan

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 12Mills
  • 5Pearson
  • 22Collins
  • 3Andrew
  • 28GunningBooked at 72minsSubstituted forDaviesat 80'minutes
  • 18BolarinwaSubstituted forYussufat 83'minutes
  • 31Clements
  • 32OsborneSubstituted forAsanteat 64'minutes
  • 35Jones
  • 29Dyson

Substitutes

  • 2Davies
  • 8Disley
  • 20Boyce
  • 26Comley
  • 27Yussuf
  • 33Asante
  • 34Maxwell
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
1,824

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home10
Away8
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home7
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Morecambe 1, Grimsby Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morecambe 1, Grimsby Town 0.

Rhys Turner (Morecambe) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Attempt missed. Danny Andrew (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Attempt blocked. Rhys Turner (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Rhys Turner replaces Paul Mullin.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Adi Yussuf replaces Tom Bolarinwa.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Ben Davies replaces Gavin Gunning.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by James McKeown.

Attempt saved. Danny Collins (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Aaron McGowan (Morecambe).

Danny Andrew (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Zak Mills.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Andrew Fleming.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Aaron McGowan.

Attempt missed. Michael Rose (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Booking

Gavin Gunning (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Gavin Gunning (Grimsby Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Aaron Wildig replaces Antony Evans.

Attempt missed. Shaun Pearson (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Antony Evans.

Attempt blocked. Chris Clements (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

Chris Clements (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Akwasi Asante replaces Jamey Osborne.

Paul Mullin (Morecambe) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box.

Aaron McGowan (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Tom Bolarinwa (Grimsby Town).

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by James McKeown.

Attempt saved. Paul Mullin (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

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

Attempt blocked. Gavin Gunning (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Paul Mullin (Morecambe).

Gavin Gunning (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Lee Molyneux.

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

Foul by Tom Bolarinwa (Grimsby Town).

Attempt blocked. Antony Evans (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

goal

As It Stood

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2Plymouth32195852351762
3Carlisle33151355648858
4Portsmouth32167948291955
5Luton331412749311854
6Exeter331561253371651
7Colchester33148115042850
8Mansfield33131194338550
9Stevenage33154145250249
10Cambridge32137124137446
11Wycombe33137134042-246
12Barnet331112104144-345
13Morecambe32136134147-645
14Grimsby33128133940-144
15Blackpool321013947351243
16Crawley32126144050-1042
17Yeovil33912123340-739
18Crewe33812133648-1236
19Cheltenham33811143746-935
20Accrington31810133444-1034
21Notts County3397173758-2134
22Hartlepool33711153958-1932
23Leyton Orient3385203551-1629
24Newport33511173753-1626
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