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Morecambe 2-0 Coventry City

Morecambe produced a fine performance to pull off a surprise win over high-flying Coventry at the Globe Arena.

Goals in each half from Vadaine Oliver and a first Football League goal for Callum Lang gave Jim Bentley's side three vital points.

Morecambe dominated the first half, with Oliver and Andy Fleming both having shots cleared off the line before they took a deserved lead.

Michael Rose swung in a free-kick from the right-hand side and Oliver nipped in front of his marker to divert the ball past Lee Burge from eight yards out for his third goal of the season.

Coventry responded with Duckens Nazon forcing Barry Roche into two smart saves before the Shrimps doubled their advantage through Lang.

The young striker, on loan from Wigan, had only been on the field a matter of seconds when he cut inside the area and drilled a low shot past Burge.

The visitors, who slipped to seventh, went close to pulling a goal back when Marc McNulty hit the foot of the post with a well-struck effort from the edge of the area.

But the hosts, who moved up to 18th, held on, with Adam Campbell unlucky to not extend their advantage further.

Match report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 2McGowan
  • 5Old
  • 22Müller
  • 7Thompson
  • 8FlemingBooked at 72mins
  • 24RoseBooked at 84mins
  • 21OsborneSubstituted forCampbellat 68'minutes
  • 3Brough
  • 9Oliver
  • 28McGurkBooked at 10minsSubstituted forLangat 67'minutesSubstituted forConlanat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Campbell
  • 12Nizic
  • 14Conlan
  • 17Lund
  • 25Hedley
  • 29Lang

Coventry

  • 1Burge
  • 2Grimmer
  • 4Willis
  • 5McDonald
  • 24Haynes
  • 8Doyle
  • 31Stevenson
  • 26ShipleySubstituted forKelly-Evansat 45'minutes
  • 18NazonSubstituted forVincentiat 45'minutes
  • 9BiamouSubstituted forBeavonat 77'minutes
  • 10McNulty

Substitutes

  • 3Stokes
  • 7Vincenti
  • 12Davies
  • 13O'Brien
  • 16Beavon
  • 22Kelly-Evans
  • 30Bayliss
Referee:
Robert Lewis
Attendance:
1,773

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home18
Away9
Shots on Target
Home7
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Morecambe 2, Coventry City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morecambe 2, Coventry City 0.

Attempt missed. Adam Campbell (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Luke Conlan replaces Callum Lang because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Stuart Beavon (Coventry City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Rod McDonald.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Lee Burge.

Attempt saved. Garry Thompson (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Max Müller (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Stuart Beavon (Coventry City).

Booking

Michael Rose (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

Vadaine Oliver (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ben Stevenson (Coventry City).

Callum Lang (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Willis (Coventry City).

Peter Vincenti (Coventry City) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the left side of the box.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Stuart Beavon replaces Maxime Biamou.

Booking

Andrew Fleming (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

Ben Stevenson (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Callum Lang (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Morecambe 2, Coventry City 0. Callum Lang (Morecambe) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Garry Thompson.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Adam Campbell replaces Elliot Osborne.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Callum Lang replaces Adam McGurk.

Attempt saved. Marc McNulty (Coventry City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Marc McNulty (Coventry City) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Jordan Willis (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Adam McGurk.

Attempt missed. Adam McGurk (Morecambe) header from very close range is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Andrew Fleming (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Marc McNulty (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Patrick Brough (Morecambe).

Rod McDonald (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Michael Rose (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Garry Thompson (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Haynes (Coventry City).

Second Half

Second Half begins Morecambe 1, Coventry City 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Devon Kelly-Evans replaces Jordan Shipley.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Peter Vincenti replaces Duckens Nazon.

Half Time

First Half ends, Morecambe 1, Coventry City 0.

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