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Chesterfield 1-0 Morecambe

Jay O'Shea

Jay O'Shea scored the only goal as League Two promotion-chasers Chesterfield beat Morecambe.

The Irish winger went close to creating an opener for Eoin Doyle, who fired wide before later crossing for O'Shea to nod home.

Morecambe's Ryan Williams tested keeper Tommy Lee with two free-kicks.

Shrimps keeper Barry Roche saved well from Doyle before also denying Jimmy Ryan, while Sam Morsy bent one effort wide and hit the crossbar with another.

Chesterfield's first win in three matches sees them stay in the automatic promotion places, six points above Fleetwood in fourth place, while 15th placed Morecambe have now gone four games without a win.

Morecambe manager Jim Bentley told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"We said before the game that it was going to be tough. I thought they would win the league, and whether they do or they don't, I still think they'll win automatic promotion.

"We were beaten by the better side, but we weren't steamrolled.

"We gave it our all and we've got to do that between now and the end of the season."

Line-ups

Chesterfield

  • 1Lee
  • 7Darikwa
  • 15Humphreys
  • 12RyanBooked at 88mins
  • 23Evatt
  • 6Cooper
  • 10O'SheaSubstituted forBanksat 71'minutes
  • 5Morsy
  • 17DoyleSubstituted forRichardsat 63'minutes
  • 30BennettSubstituted forRobertsat 63'minutes
  • 29Kearns

Substitutes

  • 2Banks
  • 4Hird
  • 9Richards
  • 11Roberts
  • 21Gnanduillet
  • 25Talbot
  • 35Dunbavin

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 8Wright
  • 3Threlfall
  • 6Diagne
  • 5Hughes
  • 34EdwardsBooked at 85mins
  • 14MarshallSubstituted forRedshawat 56'minutes
  • 4KenyonBooked at 90mins
  • 27AmondSubstituted forSampsonat 69'minutes
  • 10Williams
  • 11EllisonBooked at 80mins

Substitutes

  • 7Redshaw
  • 9Sampson
  • 15McCready
  • 20Mwasile
  • 23Doyle
  • 25Arestidou
  • 35Dunleavy
Referee:
Michael Naylor
Attendance:
4,891

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterfieldAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home13
Away3
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Chesterfield 1, Morecambe 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Chesterfield 1, Morecambe 0.

  3. Booking

    Alex Kenyon (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Post update

    Daniel Kearns (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Alex Kenyon (Morecambe).

  6. Post update

    Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Andrew Wright.

  7. Booking

    Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Kevin Ellison.

  11. Booking

    Ryan Edwards (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

  12. Post update

    Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Edwards (Morecambe).

  14. Post update

    Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Alex Kenyon (Morecambe).

  16. Booking

    Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

  17. Post update

    Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

  19. Post update

    Sam Morsy (Chesterfield) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Oliver Banks (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rochdale392271064392573
2Scunthorpe391817461372471
3Chesterfield401913862362670
4Fleetwood391971357461164
5Burton39171394237564
6Oxford Utd391514104940959
7York391513114638858
8Southend3914141147361156
9Plymouth391510144444055
10Dag & Red391215124747051
11Hartlepool391310164645149
12Newport381213134649-349
13Wimbledon391212154247-548
14Cheltenham391115134553-848
15Morecambe391212154557-1248
16Exeter391211164750-347
17Mansfield391114144152-1147
18Accrington391113154649-346
19Bury38917124243-144
20Bristol Rovers381013153543-843
21Wycombe391012173948-942
22Portsmouth39915153855-1742
23Northampton39913173351-1840
24Torquay3999213557-2236
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