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Grimsby Town 0-2 Morecambe

First-half goals from Kevin Ellison and Steven Old earned Morecambe victory at struggling Grimsby in League Two.

Ellison struck after 10 minutes and Old added a second before the break as the Mariners suffered a third straight defeat and saw their winless run extend to six games.

The visitors took the lead when a hopeful ball into the box caught Grimsby's defenders napping and Ellison was on hand to loop a header over debutant goalkeeper Jake Kean.

Vadaine Oliver looked to pounce on a slip from Mitchell Rose a few minutes later as the visitors broke, but his shot was comfortably saved by loanee Kean.

Morecambe doubled their lead as Kean flapped at a header from Ellison, resulting in the ball falling kindly for Old to nod in from just a couple of yards out.

Grimsby almost pulled one back at the start of the second half as Danny Collins had his close-range header brilliantly cleared off the line.

Siriki Dembele forced a good save from Barry Roche, but Grimsby could not find a way back into the game as Morecambe secured only their second away win of the season.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 33Kean
  • 12Mills
  • 5Clarke
  • 6Collins
  • 2Davies
  • 27Dembele
  • 8RoseSubstituted forJaiyesimiat 83'minutes
  • 19SummerfieldBooked at 34mins
  • 25Woolford
  • 10JonesSubstituted forHooperat 61'minutes
  • 29MattSubstituted forVernonat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Dixon
  • 7Berrett
  • 9Hooper
  • 14Osborne
  • 20Jaiyesimi
  • 21Vernon
  • 30Killip

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 16LavelleBooked at 37mins
  • 22Müller
  • 5Old
  • 2McGowan
  • 4KenyonBooked at 38mins
  • 24Rose
  • 14Conlan
  • 29LangSubstituted forWildigat 61'minutes
  • 9Oliver
  • 11EllisonSubstituted forThompsonat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Brough
  • 7Thompson
  • 10Campbell
  • 15Wildig
  • 17Lund
  • 20Maher
  • 28McGurk
Referee:
Anthony Backhouse
Attendance:
3,104

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home12
Away10
Shots on Target
Home1
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Grimsby Town 0, Morecambe 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 0, Morecambe 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Garry Thompson replaces Kevin Ellison.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Alex Kenyon.

JJ Hooper (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aaron Wildig (Morecambe).

Attempt missed. Siriki Dembele (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Diallang Jaiyesimi replaces Mitch Rose.

Foul by Mitch Rose (Grimsby Town).

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

Foul by Martyn Woolford (Grimsby Town).

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

Mitch Rose (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Morecambe).

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Max Müller.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Scott Vernon replaces Jamille Matt.

Ben Davies (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Aaron McGowan (Morecambe).

Attempt saved. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. Siriki Dembele (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Sam Lavelle.

Attempt blocked. Martyn Woolford (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Max Müller (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Danny Collins.

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

Foul by Nathan Clarke (Grimsby Town).

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

Attempt saved. Vadaine Oliver (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Aaron Wildig replaces Callum Lang.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. JJ Hooper replaces Sam Jones.

Max Müller (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Siriki Dembele (Grimsby Town).

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Barry Roche.

Attempt saved. Siriki Dembele (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Michael Rose (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner from a direct free kick.

Foul by Ben Davies (Grimsby Town).

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

Attempt missed. Luke Summerfield (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Mitch Rose (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Max Müller (Morecambe).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton26166462253754
2Notts County26148444261850
3Coventry26135828181044
4Accrington25134842301243
5Wycombe26127746351143
6Lincoln City26127735241143
7Mansfield26111053829943
8Exeter2513393532342
9Colchester2711883631541
10Swindon25132103834441
11Newport2610973530539
12Cambridge2610792531-637
13Carlisle2697103737034
14Cheltenham2797113739-234
15Grimsby2797112636-1034
16Stevenage2696113639-333
17Crawley2696112531-633
18Port Vale2794142935-631
19Crewe2692152941-1229
20Morecambe2677122636-1028
21Yeovil2676133647-1127
22Forest Green2665152647-2123
23Chesterfield2756162651-2521
24Barnet2655162639-1320
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