League Two
MorecambeMorecambe3CrawleyCrawley Town1

Morecambe 3-1 Crawley Town

Morecambe won a third consecutive league match as they eased to victory over Crawley at the Globe Arena.

The hosts took the lead after an error from visiting keeper Darryl Flahavan, who dropped Tom Barkhuizen's deflected cross onto Kevin Ellison's head and the winger bundled home.

Shaun Miller's low shot from eight yards out doubled the Shrimps' lead.

Crawley hit back through Rhys Murphy but Paul Mullin scored an injury-time penalty to secure the three points.

Crawley boss Mark Yates told BBC Surrey:

"It was a bit of a nothing game really. They've not really dominated us, and we've not really dominated them, but we've ended up getting beat 3-1.

"It was just a couple of poor goals that we've conceded and a late penalty.

"I think we had enough possession and enough play in the second half to come back like we have done of late.

"There is a fine line between sitting in and frustrating and having a go, and I just felt we were caught in between really."

Line-ups

Morecambe

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Roche
  • 2BeeleyBooked at 70mins
  • 22Parrish
  • 6Edwards
  • 3McGowan
  • 7DevittSubstituted forWildigat 61'minutes
  • 4KenyonSubstituted forFlemingat 85'minutes
  • 13Goodall
  • 11EllisonBooked at 89mins
  • 9Barkhuizen
  • 16MillerBooked at 39minsSubstituted forMullinat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Molyneux
  • 12Mullin
  • 15Wildig
  • 17Fleming
  • 18Bailey
  • 20Thompson
  • 21Ryan

Crawley

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Flahavan
  • 14Young
  • 6Bradley
  • 25Yorwerth
  • 24Hancox
  • 20DeaconSubstituted forFenelonat 66'minutes
  • 8Smith
  • 4Walton
  • 7EdwardsBooked at 20mins
  • 18HarroldSubstituted forRooneyat 70'minutes
  • 39Murphy

Substitutes

  • 9Barnard
  • 10Rooney
  • 12Preston
  • 15Fenelon
  • 16Ashton
  • 22Jenkins
  • 23Donnelly
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
1,098

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home6
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Morecambe 3, Crawley Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Morecambe 3, Crawley Town 1.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Morecambe 3, Crawley Town 1. Paul Mullin (Morecambe) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

  4. Post update

    Penalty Morecambe. Aaron Wildig draws a foul in the penalty area.

  5. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Mitch Hancox (Crawley Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

  6. Post update

    Shaun Beeley (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Luke Rooney (Crawley Town).

  8. Booking

    Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

  10. Post update

    Lewis Young (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Luke Rooney (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Morecambe. Andrew Fleming replaces Alex Kenyon.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Morecambe 2, Crawley Town 1. Rhys Murphy (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

  15. Post update

    Josh Yorwerth (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Rhys Murphy (Crawley Town) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right following a corner.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Aaron McGowan.

  18. Post update

    Alex Kenyon (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Simon Walton (Crawley Town).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Morecambe. Paul Mullin replaces Shaun Miller.