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Morecambe 0-1 Swindon Town

Donal McDermott scored the only goal of the game as Swindon Town prevailed at Morecambe.

The former Rochdale man took the ball on the right and cut in-field onto his left foot before curling a superb effort past Barry Roche into the bottom right-hand corner from the edge of the box.

The visitors should have added a second in the 66th minute when substitute James Brophy headed over when unmarked just six yards out. They went close on several occasions through former Shrimps' striker Paul Mullin, who headed wide in the opening minutes.

After a sluggish start Morecambe began to cause problems.

Garry Thompson saw a close-range shot on the turn well blocked by Olly Lancashire before the same defender turned a Michael Brough left wing cross over his own goal.

Swindon keeper Lawrence Vigouroux then produced a fine save to turn away an Andy Fleming volley from the edge of the box before he did well again on the stroke of half-time to deny Aaron Wildig.

In the closing stages, Thompson went close with two volleys but Swindon hung on for the points.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 6Winnard
  • 5Old
  • 4Kenyon
  • 17LundSubstituted forTurnerat 60'minutes
  • 8FlemingSubstituted forCampbellat 88'minutes
  • 24RoseBooked at 36mins
  • 3Brough
  • 15WildigSubstituted forEllisonat 78'minutes
  • 7Thompson
  • 9Oliver

Substitutes

  • 10Campbell
  • 11Ellison
  • 12Nizic
  • 14Conlan
  • 16Lavelle
  • 18Turner
  • 21Osborne

Swindon

  • 1Vigouroux
  • 2Purkiss
  • 6Lancashire
  • 25Conroy
  • 3Hussey
  • 18McDermottSubstituted forRobertsonat 85'minutes
  • 8Dunne
  • 16Linganzi
  • 7MullinBooked at 80mins
  • 9NorrisSubstituted forSmithat 89'minutes
  • 22WoolerySubstituted forBrophyat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Thomas
  • 5Robertson
  • 11Brophy
  • 12Henry
  • 14Iandolo
  • 15Smith
  • 17Smith
Referee:
Mark Heywood
Attendance:
1,655

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home38%
Away62%
Shots
Home11
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Morecambe 0, Swindon Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morecambe 0, Swindon Town 1.

Attempt blocked. Michael Rose (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by James Dunne.

Attempt blocked. Adam Campbell (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Ben Purkiss (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dean Winnard (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Harry Smith replaces Luke Norris.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Adam Campbell replaces Andrew Fleming.

Attempt saved. Dion Conroy (Swindon Town) header from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Kevin Ellison.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Chris Robertson replaces Donal McDermott.

Ben Purkiss (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Rose (Morecambe).

Foul by James Dunne (Swindon Town).

Vadaine Oliver (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Garry Thompson (Morecambe) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Paul Mullin (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Steven Old (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left following a set piece situation.

Booking

Paul Mullin (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Paul Mullin (Swindon Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Kevin Ellison replaces Aaron Wildig.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Patrick Brough.

Oliver Lancashire (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Morecambe).

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Patrick Brough.

Attempt saved. Chris Hussey (Swindon Town) right footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

Donal McDermott (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

Attempt blocked. Dean Winnard (Morecambe) header from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Amine Linganzi.

Attempt missed. James Brophy (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. James Brophy replaces Kaiyne Woolery.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Rhys Turner replaces Mitchell Lund.

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

Foul by James Dunne (Swindon Town).

Attempt saved. Chris Hussey (Swindon Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Michael Rose.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon32104227
2Exeter32103127
3Luton320111386
4Coventry32015146
5Carlisle32016336
6Accrington32017526
7Notts County32016516
8Stevenage31207525
9Newport31205415
10Crewe31204315
11Mansfield31115414
12Barnet31113304
13Morecambe31113304
14Wycombe311178-14
15Forest Green311167-14
16Port Vale310256-13
17Cambridge310223-13
18Grimsby310246-23
19Chesterfield310235-23
20Cheltenham310225-33
21Yeovil3102814-63
22Lincoln City302134-12
23Colchester301227-51
24Crawley300315-40
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