League Two
Morecambe1Accrington2

Morecambe 1-2 Accrington Stanley

Shay McCartan
Shay McCartan has now scored six goals in his last nine games for Accrington

Shay McCartan took his season's tally to seven goals as Accrington Stanley won at Morecambe in League Two.

Accrington had the better first-half chances as Noor Husin hit the inside of the post, while McCartan's 20-yard free-kick saw them lead at half-time.

The hosts, who failed to have a shot on target in the first half, went two down when Alex Whitmore's mistake allowed McCartan to run in for his second.

Andrew Fleming set-up Aaron Wildig's for a Morecambe consolation goal.

Victory for Accrington lifts them above Morecambe into 14th in the table.

Stanley had to wait until first-half injury time to go ahead after seeing Sean McConville and McCartan fire over the bar inside the first 10 minutes.

After scoring once in his first 21 matches of the season, McCartan continued his recent goalscoring spree by taking his tally to six goals in his last nine games.

Fleming's clever through-ball saw Wildig poke in to reduce the arrears, but Accrington held on to extend their unbeaten run to nine matches.

Line-ups

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 19Duckworth
  • 5EdwardsBooked at 86mins
  • 16WhitmoreBooked at 8mins
  • 6WinnardSubstituted forConlanat 70'minutesBooked at 81mins
  • 8MurphySubstituted forFlemingat 56'minutes
  • 24Rose
  • 10MolyneuxSubstituted forMullinat 55'minutes
  • 15Wildig
  • 11EllisonBooked at 45mins
  • 18Turner

Substitutes

  • 2Wakefield
  • 3McGowan
  • 7Mullin
  • 14Conlan
  • 17Fleming
  • 20Maher
  • 27Jordan

Accrington

  • 12Rodak
  • 32RodgersBooked at 81mins
  • 3Hughes
  • 5Beckles
  • 2Pearson
  • 11McConville
  • 28ConneelySubstituted forDonacienat 72'minutes
  • 16Husin
  • 7Clark
  • 29Kee
  • 10McCartan

Substitutes

  • 9Gornell
  • 14Boco
  • 18Hewitt
  • 19Shaw
  • 20Chapman
  • 24Edwards
  • 30Donacien
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
1,506

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home6
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home17
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Morecambe 1, Accrington Stanley 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morecambe 1, Accrington Stanley 2.

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

Foul by Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Ryan Edwards (Morecambe) because of an injury.

Foul by Luke Conlan (Morecambe).

Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley).

Booking

Ryan Edwards (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Ryan Edwards (Morecambe).

Harvey Rodgers (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Marek Rodak.

Attempt saved. Michael Rose (Morecambe) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Morecambe 1, Accrington Stanley 2. Aaron Wildig (Morecambe) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Andrew Fleming.

Booking

Harvey Rodgers (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Luke Conlan (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Noor Husin (Accrington Stanley).

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Marek Rodak.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Janoi Donacien replaces Seamus Conneely because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Luke Conlan replaces Dean Winnard.

Foul by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Omar Beckles (Accrington Stanley).

Goal!

Goal! Morecambe 0, Accrington Stanley 2. Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Foul by Dean Winnard (Morecambe).

Matty Pearson (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Aaron Wildig (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster38239675443178
2Plymouth382261058401872
3Portsmouth381981159342565
4Stevenage381941564521261
5Luton381515855352060
6Carlisle38151495656059
7Exeter381771460441658
8Blackpool381415959392057
9Mansfield381413114542355
10Wycombe381510134746155
11Colchester38159145350354
12Cambridge37158144842653
13Grimsby38149154547-251
14Accrington371212134748-148
15Barnet381115124752-548
16Morecambe38137184558-1346
17Yeovil381015133948-945
18Crewe381112154354-1145
19Crawley38129174460-1645
20Notts County38127194265-2343
21Hartlepool381011174863-1541
22Cheltenham38912173852-1439
23Newport38712194262-2033
24Leyton Orient3895244167-2632
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