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Morecambe 2-1 Newport County

Kevin Ellison
Kevin Ellison has played for Morecambe since 2011

Newport were again left to curse the name Kevin Ellison as their familiar nemesis again proved their downfall.

Since Newport's return to the Football League, Ellison has netted against the Exiles in four different games and has also won three penalties.

Ellison put the hosts ahead on 34 minutes after Frank Nouble hit the bar for the visitors, only for Scott Bennett to equalise 90 seconds later.

Ellison deflected home Adam Campbell's long range effort on 80 minutes.

Newport manager Mike Flynn told BBC Radio Wales:

"It was very disappointing. That's not a performance I like to be associated with.

"It was gutless, it was spineless and I've told the players that.

"I'm the first one to give them credit, but today it was a terrible, terrible performance."

Line-ups

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 2McGowanBooked at 90mins
  • 5Old
  • 22Müller
  • 3Brough
  • 4KenyonSubstituted forFlemingat 84'minutes
  • 21OsborneSubstituted forRoseat 59'minutes
  • 7Thompson
  • 15WildigSubstituted forCampbellat 76'minutes
  • 11Ellison
  • 28McGurkBooked at 85mins

Substitutes

  • 8Fleming
  • 10Campbell
  • 12Nizic
  • 16Lavelle
  • 17Lund
  • 24Rose
  • 29Lang

Newport

  • 1Day
  • 2Pipe
  • 17BennettSubstituted forMcCoulskyat 83'minutes
  • 6White
  • 28DemetriouBooked at 42mins
  • 3Butler
  • 8DolanSubstituted forRiggat 45'minutes
  • 12Tozer
  • 20Owen-EvansSubstituted forReynoldsat 66'minutes
  • 9Amond
  • 10Nouble

Substitutes

  • 7Willmott
  • 11Reynolds
  • 15McCoulsky
  • 27Rigg
  • 29Quigley
  • 30Bittner
  • 32Jahraldo-Martin
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
1,189

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home18
Away11
Shots on Target
Home11
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Morecambe 2, Newport County 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morecambe 2, Newport County 1.

Foul by Patrick Brough (Morecambe).

Dan Butler (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Garry Thompson (Morecambe) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Elliot Osborne (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dan Butler (Newport County).

Attempt missed. Shawn McCoulsky (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner from a direct free kick.

Booking

Aaron McGowan (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Aaron McGowan (Morecambe).

Frank Nouble (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Aaron McGowan.

Foul by Michael Rose (Morecambe).

Mickey Demetriou (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Adam McGurk (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Adam McGurk (Morecambe).

Ben White (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Andrew Fleming replaces Alex Kenyon because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Shawn McCoulsky replaces Scot Bennett.

Goal!

Goal! Morecambe 2, Newport County 1. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Adam Campbell.

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

Garry Thompson (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dan Butler (Newport County).

Attempt missed. Lamar Reynolds (Newport County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Sean Rigg (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Adam Campbell replaces Aaron Wildig.

Attempt missed. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Foul by Adam McGurk (Morecambe).

Ben White (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Max Müller.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Lamar Reynolds replaces Tom Owen-Evans.

Attempt saved. Adam McGurk (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

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

Attempt missed. Ben White (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Aaron Wildig (Morecambe) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

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

Foul by Dan Butler (Newport County).

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Michael Rose replaces Elliot Osborne.

Attempt missed. Frank Nouble (Newport County) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses the top right corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Exeter87101661022
2Notts County8611137619
3Accrington85121711616
4Luton8422179814
5Mansfield8341138513
6Coventry841395413
7Cambridge841377013
8Swindon84131112-113
9Newport8332118312
10Lincoln City8332107312
11Stevenage83321311212
12Wycombe83321413112
13Grimsby84041215-312
14Barnet8323129311
15Crewe8323109111
16Morecambe8233810-29
17Colchester82241214-28
18Carlisle8224914-58
19Yeovil82241320-78
20Crawley8215810-27
21Cheltenham8215812-47
22Forest Green81251020-105
23Chesterfield8125717-105
24Port Vale8116612-64
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