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Morecambe 3-0 Luton Town

Kevin Ellison
Morecambe's Kevin Ellison scored his eighth goal of the season against Luton

Morecambe eased to victory over 10-man Luton, who dropped out of the automatic promotion spots in League Two.

Jamie Devitt's cross found Alex Kenyon, who nodded back across goal for Kevin Ellison to put the home side in front.

Luton defender Steve McNulty was sent off for two bookings before half-time.

Mark Hughes headed in Shaun Beeley's cross for 2-0 and visiting goalkeeper Mark Tyler denied Ellison his second before Padraig Amond sealed a comfortable win from six yards.

The Shrimps can now claim ownership of the Eric Morecambe Trophy, a prize created to celebrate the restoration of a statue of the television star in Morecambe.

The comedian, who died in 1984, was born in the Lancashire town from which he took his stage name, while Luton was his favourite team.

Luton Town manager John Still told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"Whatever we spoke about before the game, however we planned it out, people weren't up for doing that today.

"We have defended magnificently this year, but we've had a poor day.

"We're going to get beat, we all get beat, I'm not worried about that. It's about how you get beat and today we got beat because we were too poor defensively.

"I can't think of a defender who defended well enough, perhaps Nathan Doyle, but other than him defensively we were not at it."

Line-ups

Morecambe

  • 30Davies
  • 19Wilson
  • 6EdwardsBooked at 31mins
  • 5Hughes
  • 22Parrish
  • 3Devitt
  • 16Drummond
  • 4Kenyon
  • 2Beeley
  • 12MullinSubstituted forAmondat 59'minutes
  • 11EllisonBooked at 86mins

Substitutes

  • 7Redshaw
  • 10Williams
  • 13Goodall
  • 21McGowan
  • 24McCready
  • 25Arestidou
  • 27Amond

Luton

  • 1Tyler
  • 30Wilkinson
  • 5McNultyBooked at 28mins
  • 2Franks
  • 11Howells
  • 4Smith
  • 26Doyle
  • 8DrurySubstituted forLaceyat 45'minutes
  • 22HarrimanSubstituted forMillerat 73'minutes
  • 20Whalley
  • 13CullenSubstituted forLafayetteat 68'minutesBooked at 86mins

Substitutes

  • 6Lacey
  • 12Griffiths
  • 15Rooney
  • 16Justham
  • 18Lafayette
  • 19Miller
  • 28Stevenson
Referee:
Andy D'Urso
Attendance:
2,263

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home18
Away6
Shots on Target
Home9
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home6
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Morecambe 3, Luton Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Morecambe 3, Luton Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ross Lafayette (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Mark Hughes.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ricky Miller (Luton Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Andy Parrish (Morecambe).

  7. Post update

    Ricky Miller (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jake Howells (Luton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

  9. Post update

    Stewart Drummond (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Ricky Miller (Luton Town).

  11. Booking

    Ross Lafayette (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card.

  12. Booking

    Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Ross Lafayette (Luton Town).

  15. Post update

    Foul by Stewart Drummond (Morecambe).

  16. Post update

    Nathan Doyle (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Morecambe 3, Luton Town 0. Padraig Amond (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Alex Lacey.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Padraig Amond (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  20. Post update

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

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe20125335181741
2Burton2112363023739
3Shrewsbury20114530151537
4Luton2011452315837
5Plymouth20104625131234
6Newport209743021934
7Exeter219753026434
8Southend2010462219334
9Bury209382825330
10Morecambe209382321230
11Accrington209293134-329
12Cambridge208483124728
13Wimbledon207672729-227
14Portsmouth207582425-126
15Stevenage207492729-225
16Northampton2073102930-124
17Oxford Utd206682225-324
18Cheltenham206681929-1024
19Mansfield206591625-923
20Dag & Red2063112531-621
21York2031072026-619
22Tranmere2046102026-618
23Carlisle2053122539-1418
24Hartlepool2033141438-2412
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