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Stevenage 0-1 Morecambe

Lee Molyneux eased Morecambe's relegation fears by scoring the only goal in a surprise 1-0 victory at play-off chasing Stevenage.

Molyneux's goal midway through the second half helped the Shrimps end a nine-game run without a win and they remain eight points above the League Two drop zone with four games of the season remaining.

Stevenage came into the fixture having won their last eight home matches but it took half an hour for them to fashion a first attempt, with top scorer Matt Godden bending a shot past the far post before Luke Wilkinson bundled a good chance wide.

Morecambe then passed up a clear opening just before half-time, as Aaron Wildig went through one-on-one only for Chris Day to stand strong in making the save.

The hosts cranked up the pressure in the second half, with Godden's shot on the turn being tipped over by Danijel Nizic just after the hour mark.

But the visitors stunned their hosts in the 68th minute when Wildig played the ball left to Molyneux, who blasted a first-time shot past Day.

Morecambe's triumph moves them up to 17th in the table while Stevenage drop a place to sixth after a second defeat in a week, having been thrashed 4-0 by Colchester last Saturday.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Stevenage

  • 16Day
  • 5Franks
  • 4King
  • 6Wilkinson
  • 20Ogilvie
  • 7McAnuffSubstituted forLoftat 88'minutes
  • 8SchumacherSubstituted forHindsat 81'minutes
  • 22Lee
  • 11Pett
  • 10McQuoidSubstituted forGormanat 70'minutes
  • 24Godden

Substitutes

  • 12Preston
  • 17Gorman
  • 18Tonge
  • 19Wells
  • 26Hinds
  • 33Ntlhe
  • 35Loft

Morecambe

  • 12Nizic
  • 6Winnard
  • 5Edwards
  • 16Whitmore
  • 3McGowan
  • 17Fleming
  • 24Rose
  • 10MolyneuxSubstituted forConlanat 85'minutes
  • 15WildigSubstituted forMurphyat 77'minutes
  • 7MullinSubstituted forTurnerat 77'minutes
  • 11Ellison

Substitutes

  • 2Wakefield
  • 8Murphy
  • 14Conlan
  • 18Turner
  • 19Duckworth
  • 20Maher
  • 21Evans
Referee:
Darren Deadman
Attendance:
3,117

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home18
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Stevenage 0, Morecambe 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stevenage 0, Morecambe 1.

Charlie Lee (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Peter Murphy (Morecambe).

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Ryan Edwards.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Luke Conlan.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Ryan Edwards.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Ryan Loft replaces Jobi McAnuff.

Jobi McAnuff (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rhys Turner (Morecambe).

Attempt missed. Fraser Franks (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Luke Conlan replaces Lee Molyneux.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Ryan Edwards.

Attempt blocked. Matt Godden (Stevenage) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Aaron McGowan.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Kaylen Hinds replaces Steven Schumacher.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Danijel Nizic.

Attempt blocked. Steven Schumacher (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Peter Murphy replaces Aaron Wildig.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Rhys Turner replaces Paul Mullin.

Attempt saved. Charlie Lee (Stevenage) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Jobi McAnuff (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Steven Schumacher (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Alex Whitmore (Morecambe).

Tom Pett (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Dale Gorman replaces Josh McQuoid.

Goal!

Goal! Stevenage 0, Morecambe 1. Lee Molyneux (Morecambe) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Aaron Wildig.

Attempt missed. Josh McQuoid (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Aaron Wildig (Morecambe).

Steven Schumacher (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Danijel Nizic.

Attempt saved. Matt Godden (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Lee Molyneux (Morecambe).

Josh McQuoid (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Jobi McAnuff (Stevenage).

Attempt blocked. Jobi McAnuff (Stevenage) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Ryan Edwards.

Attempt missed. Matt Godden (Stevenage) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster422510782473585
2Plymouth422471162431979
3Portsmouth422291167373075
4Luton421716960392167
5Exeter421981567501765
6Stevenage42205176557865
7Carlisle421615116061-163
8Blackpool4215161162441861
9Colchester421710156155661
10Mansfield421613135046461
11Cambridge42179165447760
12Accrington421514135451359
13Wycombe421611155251159
14Grimsby421610165255-358
15Notts County42158195069-1953
16Barnet421215155157-651
17Morecambe42148204965-1650
18Crewe421213175061-1149
19Crawley421310194863-1549
20Yeovil421016164357-1446
21Cheltenham421014184559-1444
22Hartlepool421013195169-1843
23Newport421012204664-1842
24Leyton Orient4296274377-3433
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