League Two
MorecambeMorecambe1Oxford UtdOxford United0

Morecambe 1-0 Oxford United

Kevin Ellison
Ellison scored his fourth league goal of the season.

Morecambe maintained their 100% record in League Two as Kevin Ellison's header left Oxford United on zero points.

The Shrimps took the lead when Jack Redshaw's shot was parried away by George Long and Ellison nodded in the rebound.

Danny Rose almost levelled for United after the break but his free-kick was pushed on to the bar by Barry Roche.

Danny Hylton thought he had a penalty for the visitors after being felled by Roche but was booked for diving.

The win means that Morecambe go top of League Two, having won all three of their matches so far this season, while the U's remain pointless.

Morecambe manager Jim Bentley told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"We were here a few times last season saying we hadn't got what we'd deserved. I don't think we deserved to win the game.

"Oxford were the better footballing side. We've created chances as well but they're a very good side.

"We've played a trump card with regards to luck because I think we got out of jail with a penalty and maybe a sending-off.

"It's a decent sign that we haven't played as well as we can with the ball, but we were strong and hard to break down."



Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1Roche
  • 2Beeley
  • 22Parrish
  • 5Hughes
  • 19Wilson
  • 13GoodallBooked at 33mins
  • 3DevittSubstituted forWrightat 83'minutes
  • 17Fleming
  • 4KenyonSubstituted forMullinat 68'minutes
  • 11Ellison
  • 7RedshawSubstituted forSampsonat 68'minutes


  • 8Wright
  • 9Sampson
  • 10Williams
  • 12Mullin
  • 23Doyle
  • 25Arestidou
  • 27Amond

Oxford Utd

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 18Long
  • 25Riley
  • 5Mullins
  • 6Wright
  • 3Newey
  • 19Collins
  • 14Ruffels
  • 10HyltonBooked at 79mins
  • 7RoseSubstituted forO'Dowdaat 82'minutes
  • 8BrownSubstituted forPotterat 82'minutes
  • 9MorrisSubstituted forJakubiakat 70'minutes


  • 2Meades
  • 4Raynes
  • 11Potter
  • 13Hunt
  • 15O'Dowda
  • 21Crowcombe
  • 28Jakubiak
Tony Harrington

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamOxford Utd
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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Morecambe 1, Oxford United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Morecambe 1, Oxford United 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Andrew Fleming.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Shaun Beeley (Morecambe).

  5. Post update

    Callum O'Dowda (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

  7. Post update

    Josh Ruffels (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Callum O'Dowda (Oxford United).

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

  11. Post update

    Shaun Beeley (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Callum O'Dowda (Oxford United).

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Callum O'Dowda (Oxford United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Morecambe. Andrew Wright replaces Jamie Devitt.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Oxford United. Alfie Potter replaces Junior Brown.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Oxford United. Callum O'Dowda replaces Danny Rose.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Paul Mullin (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

  18. Booking

    Danny Hylton (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael Collins (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  20. Post update

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