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Morecambe 1-3 Yeovil Town

Yeovil impressed as they picked up a first win in nine games with victory at Morecambe.

After going four games without a goal, Darren Way's side were clinical against a poor home side and should have won by a greater margin.

The Glovers took the lead through substitute Matt Butcher, who scored with a superb left-foot volley in first-half injury-time.

Butcher had only been on the field for a matter of minutes when the ball came to him on the edge of the Morecambe area and he unleashed a superb dipping volley that gave goalkeeper Barry Roche no chance as it crept under the crossbar.

Morecambe levelled eight minutes into the second half when Everton loanee Antony Evans scored for the second successive game as he stroked home a loose ball from six yards after Artur Kysiak had saved Paul Mullin's initial effort.

Way's side bounced back and added a second after 65 minutes through Alex Lacey. Ben Whitfield was the spark with a superb run and cross from the left-hand side that the Morecambe defence failed to clear and as the ball rebounded to the far post, Lacey was in the right place at the right time to put the ball over the line from close range.

The visitors then added a third seven minutes later when a left-wing corner was met by Bevis Mugabi who timed his run perfectly into the box to head past Roche from six yards.

Yeovil had golden chances to extend their advantage as Francois Zoko forced another fine save from Roche before missing an open goal after a shot from Kevin Dawson hit a post and bounced back into his path.

Whitfield blotted his copybook by dragging a shot wide from 12 yards when he should have done better and Tom Eaves wasted a similar opportunity when found again by the excellent Whitfield.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 5Edwards
  • 6Winnard
  • 16Whitmore
  • 19Duckworth
  • 21EvansSubstituted forTurnerat 78'minutes
  • 8Murphy
  • 10Molyneux
  • 15Wildig
  • 7Mullin
  • 11EllisonBooked at 74minsSubstituted forJordanat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Wakefield
  • 3McGowan
  • 12Nizic
  • 14Conlan
  • 17Fleming
  • 18Turner
  • 27Jordan

Yeovil

  • 1Krysiak
  • 2Shephard
  • 5Mugabi
  • 6Lacey
  • 11Dickson
  • 4Dolan
  • 8LawlessSubstituted forButcherat 44'minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 7Dawson
  • 28Whitfield
  • 9Eaves
  • 13Zoko

Substitutes

  • 12Maddison
  • 16Butcher
  • 17Sowunmi
  • 22Bassett
  • 31Akpa-Akpro
  • 32James
  • 39Harrison
Referee:
Mark Brown
Attendance:
1,433

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamYeovil
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home15
Away24
Shots on Target
Home9
Away7
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home10
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Morecambe 1, Yeovil Town 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morecambe 1, Yeovil Town 3.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Michael Duckworth.

Attempt blocked. Francois Zoko (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is blocked.

Paul Mullin (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Francois Zoko (Yeovil Town).

Foul by Ryan Edwards (Morecambe).

Matthew Dolan (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Peter Murphy (Morecambe).

Tom Eaves (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Liam Shephard.

Peter Murphy (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matthew Dolan (Yeovil Town).

Attempt missed. Ben Whitfield (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Matt Butcher (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Paul Mullin (Morecambe).

Bevis Mugabi (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Tom Eaves (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Tom Eaves (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Booking

Matt Butcher (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Matt Butcher (Yeovil Town).

Attempt saved. Matthew Dolan (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Paul Mullin (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Matthew Dolan (Yeovil Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Rhys Turner replaces Antony Evans.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Luke Jordan replaces Kevin Ellison.

Attempt missed. Ben Whitfield (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Tom Eaves (Yeovil Town).

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

Attempt missed. Francois Zoko (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Matthew Dolan (Yeovil Town) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Booking

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

Liam Shephard (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

Goal!

Goal! Morecambe 1, Yeovil Town 3. Bevis Mugabi (Yeovil Town) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Ben Whitfield with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Barry Roche.

Attempt saved. Francois Zoko (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Foul by Liam Shephard (Yeovil Town).

goal

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3Portsmouth361881055312462
4Stevenage361841461511058
5Carlisle36151385654258
6Luton351512853332057
7Exeter361661456431354
8Mansfield361313104340352
9Blackpool361215955381751
10Colchester36149135148351
11Wycombe36149134445-151
12Cambridge35148134741650
13Grimsby36148144442250
14Barnet361114114549-447
15Morecambe35137154454-1046
16Crawley36128164356-1344
17Yeovil361013133645-943
18Accrington341011133946-741
19Notts County36117184062-2240
20Cheltenham36912153848-1039
21Crewe36912153854-1639
22Hartlepool36911164761-1438
23Leyton Orient3695224058-1832
24Newport35611183958-1929
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