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Morecambe 2-1 Mansfield Town

Morecambe secured their first victory of 2015 with a win against Mansfield.

All of the goals came in the first half hour, with teenager Paul Mullin notching the first for the hosts as he turned in Shaun Beeley's shot.

Kevin Ellison soon doubled the Shrimps' advantage as he flashed in a left-foot shot following a sublime first touch.

The visitors reduced the arrears through Simon Heslop's curling free-kick and dominated the second half, but the hosts held on for three points.

Mansfield Town manager Adam Murray told BBC Radio Nottingham:

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Murray on Mansfield v Morecambe

"Frustration is the overwhelming feeling again, its gone past anger.

"Sometimes you've got to turn around and look at people and put responsibility on them. Preparation-wise we can't do anymore.

"We are putting it in black and white what is going to happen in these situations.

"If you ask the players, they will tell you that they were made aware of five or six of the set-play situations that were going to happen today."

Line-ups

Morecambe

  • 25Arestidou
  • 22Parrish
  • 5Hughes
  • 6Edwards
  • 2Beeley
  • 13Goodall
  • 3DevittSubstituted forAmondat 77'minutes
  • 17FlemingBooked at 51minsSubstituted forKenyonat 67'minutes
  • 19Wilson
  • 12MullinSubstituted forRedshawat 66'minutes
  • 11Ellison

Substitutes

  • 4Kenyon
  • 7Redshaw
  • 9Sampson
  • 21McGowan
  • 23Doyle
  • 27Amond
  • 44Jones

Mansfield

  • 40Pidgeley
  • 2Sutton
  • 6Tafazolli
  • 32RaynesSubstituted forRileyat 72'minutes
  • 18BeeversSubstituted forBrownat 45'minutes
  • 12McGuireBooked at 37mins
  • 16HeslopBooked at 62mins
  • 26Elder
  • 17Lambe
  • 25Oliver
  • 9RheadSubstituted forFitzpatrickat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Studer
  • 3Riley
  • 11Bingham
  • 20Thomas
  • 24Brown
  • 29Kee
  • 36Fitzpatrick
Referee:
Darren Bond
Attendance:
1,156

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home12
Away16
Shots on Target
Home6
Away10
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away14

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As It Stood

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2Burton30177641271458
3Wycombe301511441231856
4Southend3015963324954
5Luton291410536231352
6Newport3013893736147
7Plymouth301371035221346
8Bury30137104034646
9Exeter311110104244-243
10Stevenage30126123938142
11Wimbledon29118104038241
12Morecambe30118113129241
13Northampton30124144741640
14Cambridge29107124436837
15Accrington29113153749-1236
16Portsmouth29810112933-434
17Oxford Utd30810123338-534
18Dag & Red3097143239-734
19Carlisle30103173852-1433
20Tranmere29710123035-531
21Mansfield2987142437-1331
22Cheltenham3079142645-1930
23York30514112937-829
24Hartlepool3066182350-2724
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