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Morecambe 1-2 Leyton Orient

Morecambe fell to a narrow 2-1 loss against Leyton Orient to suffer their first League Two defeat in five games.

The Shrimps, league leaders at the start of the day, began brightly but went a goal down in the 28th minute through Liam Kelly.

The midfielder picked up the ball 25 yards from goal and tried his luck with a right-footed curler that skidded off the greasy surface and bounced over Morecambe keeper Barry Roche.

The hosts levelled three minutes after the break with a stunner from Kevin Ellison. Jack Dunn did well for the Shrimps and teed up Ellison who let fly with a fierce right-footed drive which flew past Alex Cisak.

Orient regained the lead nine minutes later, though, with a huge stroke of luck. Jordan Bowery drilled in a low shot from the edge of the box and a deflection off Morecambe defender Alex Whitmore deceived Roche.

Bowery was denied a second on the hour mark with a close-range shot that was brilliantly blocked by Ryan Edwards while Roche also made excellent saves to deny Tom Parks and Bowery again late on.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 2Wakefield
  • 5Edwards
  • 16Whitmore
  • 3McGowan
  • 17FlemingSubstituted forKenyonat 64'minutes
  • 24RoseBooked at 67mins
  • 9Barkhuizen
  • 20DunnSubstituted forTurnerat 64'minutes
  • 11EllisonBooked at 90mins
  • 23StocktonSubstituted forMullinat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Kenyon
  • 7Mullin
  • 10Molyneux
  • 12Nizic
  • 18Turner
  • 19Massanka
  • 21Jennings

Leyton Orient

  • 1Cisak
  • 16Hunt
  • 37Erichot
  • 6Parkes
  • 3Kennedy
  • 20Cornick
  • 8Weir
  • 4Kelly
  • 11Massey
  • 21BoweryBooked at 90mins
  • 10McCallum

Substitutes

  • 9Palmer
  • 18N'Nomo
  • 22Semedo
  • 24Sargeant
  • 25Pollock
  • 28Koroma
  • 29Judd
Referee:
John Brooks
Attendance:
1,665

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamLeyton Orient
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home10
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home13
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Morecambe 1, Leyton Orient 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morecambe 1, Leyton Orient 2.

Foul by Harry Cornick (Leyton Orient).

Paul Mullin (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Jordan Bowery (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Tom Parkes.

Attempt blocked. Paul Mullin (Morecambe) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Robbie Weir (Leyton Orient).

Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Gavin Massey (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam Wakefield (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Paul Mullin replaces Cole Stockton.

Attempt missed. Ryan Edwards (Morecambe) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is too high.

Jordan Bowery (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Alex Kenyon (Morecambe).

Foul by Nicky Hunt (Leyton Orient).

Cole Stockton (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Harry Cornick (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Liam Kelly (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Rhys Turner (Morecambe).

Attempt missed. Robbie Weir (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Barry Roche.

Attempt saved. Yvan Erichot (Leyton Orient) header from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Liam Wakefield.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Tom Parkes.

Foul by Tom Parkes (Leyton Orient).

Cole Stockton (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Jordan Bowery (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Robbie Weir (Leyton Orient).

Michael Rose (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Paul McCallum (Leyton Orient) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Tom Parkes (Leyton Orient) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Booking

Michael Rose (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Liam Kelly (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Rose (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Alex Kenyon replaces Andrew Fleming.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Rhys Turner replaces Jack Dunn.

Attempt missed. Michael Rose (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Aaron McGowan.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton6411145913
2Morecambe640297212
3Plymouth640265112
4Portsmouth632173411
5Mansfield632176111
6Doncaster6312107310
7Leyton Orient631296310
8Colchester6312108210
9Carlisle624075210
10Crewe62318809
11Blackpool62227438
12Notts County62229908
13Crawley622258-38
14Grimsby6213131127
15Stevenage62131213-17
16Barnet51315416
17Cheltenham61325506
18Exeter620469-36
19Hartlepool61321015-56
20Newport512278-15
21Accrington6123811-35
22Wycombe612349-55
23Yeovil6114410-64
24Cambridge603339-63
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