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Leyton Orient 0-1 Morecambe

A wonderful strike by Paul Mullin in the 73rd minute earned Morecambe a 1-0 win at relegation-threatened Leyton Orient.

Mullin scored his sixth goal of the season when he turned away from three defenders and unleashed an unstoppable left-footed shot from 20 yards into the top-right corner.

The win extended the Shrimpers' unbeaten run to five matches and left Orient without a point in 2017.

Gavin Massey produced a fine effort when striking the ball with the outside of his foot. It required a full-length save from Morecambe keeper Barry Roche to deny him and from the resulting corner Tom Parkes drove the ball wide from just 12 yards.

Massey also caused problems for the visitors when he delivered a telling cross form the right that went across the face of the goal with onrushing debutant Victor Adeboyejo just inches away from applying the final touch.

Morecambe did have the ball in the net on the half-four but Peter Murphy was adjudged to have kicked it out of the hands of Sam Sergeant who had saved a shot by Kevin Ellison.

Although Orient had dictated before the interval, the visitors stepped up their game in the second period.

Ellison squandered an excellent chance to put the Shrimpers in front when he was put through on 63 minutes with only Sargeant to beat but the 19-year-old shot-stopper produced an outstanding save.

Lee Molyneux and Aaron Wildig also went close before Mullin showed the way to goal with his sublime effort that alone deserved all three points.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Leyton Orient

  • 24Sargeant
  • 29Judd
  • 37Erichot
  • 6Parkes
  • 16Hunt
  • 11Massey
  • 7CollinsBooked at 82minsSubstituted forKellyat 90'minutes
  • 15Atangana
  • 22SemedoBooked at 72mins
  • 30DalbySubstituted forLiburdat 77'minutes
  • 26AdeboyejoSubstituted forKoromaat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Kelly
  • 12Grainger
  • 14Moore
  • 19Mezague
  • 20Liburd
  • 28Koroma
  • 34Clark

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 16Whitmore
  • 5Edwards
  • 6Winnard
  • 24RoseSubstituted forKenyonat 75'minutes
  • 10MolyneuxSubstituted forTurnerat 65'minutes
  • 8Murphy
  • 19Duckworth
  • 11Ellison
  • 15Wildig
  • 7MullinBooked at 73minsSubstituted forMcGowanat 81'minutesBooked at 83mins

Substitutes

  • 2Wakefield
  • 3McGowan
  • 4Kenyon
  • 12Nizic
  • 14Conlan
  • 18Turner
  • 21Evans
Referee:
John Brooks
Attendance:
2,660

Match Stats

Home TeamLeyton OrientAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home13
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home9
Away5
Fouls
Home19
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Leyton Orient 0, Morecambe 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Leyton Orient 0, Morecambe 1.

Foul by Gavin Massey (Leyton Orient).

Aaron Wildig (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sandro Semedo (Leyton Orient).

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

Attempt missed. Rowan Liburd (Leyton Orient) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Yvan Erichot.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Josh Koroma replaces Victor Adeboyejo.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Liam Kelly replaces Michael Collins.

Attempt missed. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Foul by Nigel Atangana (Leyton Orient).

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

Attempt missed. Sandro Semedo (Leyton Orient) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Booking

Aaron McGowan (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Sandro Semedo (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aaron McGowan (Morecambe).

Booking

Michael Collins (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Michael Collins (Leyton Orient).

Aaron McGowan (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Aaron McGowan replaces Paul Mullin.

Michael Collins (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Peter Murphy (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Rowan Liburd replaces Sam Dalby.

Attempt missed. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Nicky Hunt (Leyton Orient).

Paul Mullin (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Alex Kenyon replaces Michael Rose.

Foul by Sandro Semedo (Leyton Orient).

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

Booking

Paul Mullin (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Goal!

Goal! Leyton Orient 0, Morecambe 1. Paul Mullin (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Rhys Turner.

Booking

Sandro Semedo (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Michael Duckworth (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Sandro Semedo (Leyton Orient).

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Michael Duckworth.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Myles Judd.

Attempt missed. Rhys Turner (Morecambe) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Tom Parkes (Leyton Orient) header from very close range is too high following a corner.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Dean Winnard.

goal

As It Stood

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1Doncaster29195559352462
2Plymouth28183745301557
3Carlisle291313351391252
4Exeter291531148291948
5Luton291210742281446
6Wycombe2813783732546
7Portsmouth28136940281245
8Mansfield29111083330343
9Colchester2811894235741
10Barnet29101183840-241
11Grimsby29117113634240
12Cambridge28116113632439
13Stevenage29123144447-339
14Blackpool28911839281138
15Yeovil2999113136-536
16Crawley28106123342-936
17Morecambe27105123444-1035
18Hartlepool29710123748-1131
19Accrington2778122635-929
20Cheltenham29611123242-1029
21Crewe29611122643-1729
22Notts County2975173053-2326
23Leyton Orient2974182944-1525
24Newport2858153347-1423
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