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Morecambe 2-1 Newport County

Kevin Ellison
Kevin Ellison has played for Morecambe since 2011

Newport were again left to curse the name Kevin Ellison as their familiar nemesis again proved their downfall.

Since Newport's return to the Football League, Ellison has netted against the Exiles in four different games and has also won three penalties.

Ellison put the hosts ahead on 34 minutes after Frank Nouble hit the bar for the visitors, only for Scott Bennett to equalise 90 seconds later.

Ellison deflected home Adam Campbell's long range effort on 80 minutes.

Newport manager Mike Flynn told BBC Radio Wales:

"It was very disappointing. That's not a performance I like to be associated with.

"It was gutless, it was spineless and I've told the players that.

"I'm the first one to give them credit, but today it was a terrible, terrible performance."

Line-ups

Morecambe

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Roche
  • 2McGowanBooked at 90mins
  • 5Old
  • 22Müller
  • 3Brough
  • 4KenyonSubstituted forFlemingat 84'minutes
  • 21OsborneSubstituted forRoseat 59'minutes
  • 7Thompson
  • 15WildigSubstituted forCampbellat 76'minutes
  • 11Ellison
  • 28McGurkBooked at 85mins

Substitutes

  • 8Fleming
  • 10Campbell
  • 12Nizic
  • 16Lavelle
  • 17Lund
  • 24Rose
  • 29Lang

Newport

Formation 5-3-2

  • 1Day
  • 2Pipe
  • 17BennettSubstituted forMcCoulskyat 83'minutes
  • 6White
  • 28DemetriouBooked at 42mins
  • 3Butler
  • 8DolanSubstituted forRiggat 45'minutes
  • 12Tozer
  • 20Owen-EvansSubstituted forReynoldsat 66'minutes
  • 9Amond
  • 10Nouble

Substitutes

  • 7Willmott
  • 11Reynolds
  • 15McCoulsky
  • 27Rigg
  • 29Quigley
  • 30Bittner
  • 32Jahraldo-Martin
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
1,189

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home18
Away11
Shots on Target
Home11
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Morecambe 2, Newport County 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Morecambe 2, Newport County 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Patrick Brough (Morecambe).

  4. Post update

    Dan Butler (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Elliot Osborne (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Dan Butler (Newport County).

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Shawn McCoulsky (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner from a direct free kick.

  9. Booking

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Aaron McGowan (Morecambe).

  11. Post update

    Frank Nouble (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Michael Rose (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Aaron McGowan.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Michael Rose (Morecambe).

  15. Post update

    Mickey Demetriou (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Booking

    Adam McGurk (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Adam McGurk (Morecambe).

  18. Post update

    Ben White (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Morecambe. Andrew Fleming replaces Alex Kenyon because of an injury.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Newport County. Shawn McCoulsky replaces Scot Bennett.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Exeter87101661022
2Notts County8611137619
3Accrington85121711616
4Luton8422179814
5Mansfield8341138513
6Coventry841395413
7Cambridge841377013
8Swindon84131112-113
9Newport8332118312
10Lincoln City8332107312
11Stevenage83321311212
12Wycombe83321413112
13Grimsby84041215-312
14Barnet8323129311
15Crewe8323109111
16Morecambe8233810-29
17Colchester82241214-28
18Carlisle8224914-58
19Yeovil82241320-78
20Crawley8215810-27
21Cheltenham8215812-47
22Forest Green81251020-105
23Chesterfield8125717-105
24Port Vale8116612-64
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