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Morecambe 2-0 Cambridge United

Morecambe veteran Kevin Ellison scored two goals in five minutes to help his side beat Cambridge to pick up their second successive win.

Winger Ellison opened the scoring five minutes into the second half when he volleyed home from close range after U's goalkeeper Will Norris had superbly saved Michael Duckworth's initial effort.

The home side doubled the lead five minutes later when Ellison was again in the right place at the right time to put the ball into the empty net after Norris could only parry an excellent effort from Paul Mullin into the path of the Morecambe veteran.

The Shrimps continued to press but Norris made excellent stops to deny Lee Molyneux on two occasions and Aaron Wildig, while at the other end Cambridge produced just one effort of note when Barry Corr fired wide.

Morecambe thought they had taken the lead in the ninth minute when Peter Murphy scored from a Michael Rose corner but the effort was disallowed for handball.

The home side continued to look lively going forward and Mullin went close to putting them in front when his shot from a tight angle beat Norris but came back off the foot of a post.

After a quiet start, Cambridge began to look dangerous themselves with Piero Mingoia forcing Barry Roche into a neat save with a shot from distance before Jake Carroll hit the woodwork when he did well to get on the end of Luke Berry's cross.

Match report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 16Whitmore
  • 5Edwards
  • 4Kenyon
  • 10Molyneux
  • 24Rose
  • 15WildigSubstituted forEvansat 87'minutes
  • 8MurphyBooked at 9mins
  • 19Duckworth
  • 11EllisonSubstituted forJordanat 90+5'minutes
  • 7MullinSubstituted forTurnerat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Wakefield
  • 3McGowan
  • 12Nizic
  • 14Conlan
  • 18Turner
  • 21Evans
  • 27Jordan

Cambridge

  • 1Norris
  • 12WhartonSubstituted forDunkat 45'minutes
  • 5Roberts
  • 6Legge
  • 19Carroll
  • 4Dunne
  • 24NewtonSubstituted forWilliamsonat 57'minutes
  • 16O'Neil
  • 7MingoiaBooked at 90mins
  • 8BerryBooked at 43mins
  • 26IkpeazuSubstituted forCorrat 57'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Corr
  • 10Williamson
  • 11Dunk
  • 13Gregory
  • 18Maris
  • 20Clark
  • 22Lewis
Referee:
Nigel Miller
Attendance:
2,162

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home19
Away8
Shots on Target
Home8
Away1
Corners
Home11
Away3
Fouls
Home4
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Morecambe 2, Cambridge United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morecambe 2, Cambridge United 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Luke Jordan replaces Kevin Ellison.

Foul by Ryan Edwards (Morecambe).

Barry Corr (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Barry Corr (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Piero Mingoia (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Piero Mingoia.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Will Norris.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Antony Evans replaces Aaron Wildig.

Attempt missed. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Aaron Wildig (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Delay in match Alex Kenyon (Morecambe) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Michael Duckworth (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Barry Corr (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Rhys Turner replaces Paul Mullin.

Attempt missed. Mark Roberts (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Alex Whitmore.

Foul by Aaron Wildig (Morecambe).

Luke Berry (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Attempt saved. Lee Molyneux (Morecambe) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Leon Legge.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Leon Legge.

Attempt missed. Jake Carroll (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Will Norris.

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

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

Foul by James Dunne (Cambridge United).

Attempt blocked. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Barry Corr replaces Uche Ikpeazu.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Ben Williamson replaces Conor Newton.

Goal!

Goal! Morecambe 2, Cambridge United 0. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Will Norris.

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

Goal!

Goal! Morecambe 1, Cambridge United 0. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Aaron Wildig (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Lee Molyneux (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Piero Mingoia (Cambridge United).

Attempt saved. Paul Mullin (Morecambe) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster30196559352463
2Plymouth29193748301860
3Carlisle30131345243952
4Luton301310744291549
5Exeter301531248321648
6Portsmouth29146942281448
7Mansfield30121083730746
8Wycombe2913793735246
9Colchester2912894436844
10Stevenage30133144747042
11Blackpool291011843291441
12Barnet30101193942-341
13Grimsby30117123639-340
14Cambridge29116123634239
15Morecambe28115123644-838
16Yeovil30910113237-537
17Crawley29106133444-1036
18Crewe30711123143-1232
19Hartlepool30710133752-1531
20Cheltenham30611133344-1129
21Accrington2878132637-1129
22Notts County3085173254-2229
23Leyton Orient3075183045-1526
24Newport2959153347-1424
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