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Morecambe 0-1 Burton Albion

Zeli Ismail

Zeli Ismail scored the only goal of the game as Burton beat Morecambe to climb to within five points of leaders Chesterfield in League Two.

In difficult conditions, the Brewers had the better chances but Adam McGurk fired over and Gary Alexander and Alex MacDonald saw efforts saved.

Winger Ismail's decisive effort flew into the bottom corner from outside the box, giving Barry Roche no chance.

Morecambe's Jack Redshaw had seen an early effort ruled out for offside.

The Shrimps are still without a win since Boxing Day, while Burton ended a run of three games without a victory.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Morecambe manager Jim Bentley told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"I don't think we did enough to win the game. They shaded the individual battles and played the conditions better.

"It says it all that we've come off and our goalkeeper has been named man of the match.

"We've had one or two opportunities but overall we haven't done enough to win the game and they've shaded it in all areas."

Burton Albion manager Gary Rowett told BBC Radio Derby:

"The pitch made the conditions very difficult for both teams. I have to say the groundsman did amazing to get the game on in the first place.

"I thought we played with amazing control and there was a real togetherness about our performance.

"We've worked really hard this week to not let this good situation we're in slip away. We haven't won enough games in the last four or five so to play that way and with so much control, I was really pleased with that."

Line-ups

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 2Beeley
  • 3ThrelfallSubstituted forDiagneat 13'minutes
  • 16Drummond
  • 22Parrish
  • 15McCready
  • 12DevittSubstituted forAmondat 79'minutes
  • 8Wright
  • 11Ellison
  • 7Redshaw
  • 10WilliamsSubstituted forSampsonat 57'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Diagne
  • 9Sampson
  • 19McGee
  • 21McGowan
  • 23Doyle
  • 25Arestidou
  • 27Amond

Burton

  • 1Lainton
  • 2Edwards
  • 14McCrory
  • 8Weir
  • 6Sharps
  • 25Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 11MacDonaldBooked at 45minsSubstituted forHusseyat 62'minutes
  • 23Palmer
  • 20McGurk
  • 9AlexanderSubstituted forKeeat 70'minutes
  • 17PhillipsSubstituted forIsmailat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Hussey
  • 5Diamond
  • 7Bell
  • 16Lyness
  • 18Knowles
  • 19Ismail
  • 29Kee
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
1,478

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home8
Away17
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home2
Away8
Fouls
Home9
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Morecambe 0, Burton Albion 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Morecambe 0, Burton Albion 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Stewart Drummond (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Jack Redshaw (Morecambe).

  5. Post update

    Shane Cansdell-Sherriff (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Chris McCready (Morecambe).

  7. Post update

    Philip Edwards (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Philip Edwards.

  9. Post update

    Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Damien McCrory (Burton Albion).

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Shaun Beeley (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Chris Hussey (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Padraig Amond (Morecambe).

  14. Post update

    Philip Edwards (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Morecambe. Padraig Amond replaces Jamie Devitt.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Tony Diagne (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  18. Post update

    Jack Sampson (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Ian Sharps (Burton Albion).

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Robbie Weir (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chesterfield301510548272155
2Scunthorpe301313442281452
3Oxford Utd301312540241651
4Rochdale29155946341250
5Burton2914873328550
6Fleetwood281531045331248
7Southend29138836251147
8Newport2610973530539
9Dag & Red30109113738-139
10Plymouth29109102731-439
11Hartlepool30108123235-338
12Wimbledon30108123236-438
13Morecambe29108113338-538
14York31812113437-336
15Cheltenham2981293539-436
16Exeter2998123438-435
17Mansfield30811113240-835
18Accrington2889113238-633
19Portsmouth30712113443-933
20Bury28711103235-332
21Bristol Rovers29710122732-531
22Wycombe2979133238-630
23Torquay2878132841-1329
24Northampton2858152139-1823
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