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Wycombe Wanderers 2-4 Morecambe

Kevin Ellison scored twice on the day after his 39th birthday as struggling Morecambe tore up the formbook with victory at promotion-chasing Wycombe.

The Shrimps had not won any of their previous six games, but kept themselves five points clear of the relegation zone, while the previously in-form Chairboys slipped down to third.

Morecambe were gifted an early lead when Nathan McGinley flicked Michael Rose's long throw away from his own goalkeeper, giving Adam McGurk an empty net to head into at the back post.

There was nothing fortunate about the Shrimps' second goal, however, as Ellison smashed an unstoppable half-volley across goalkeeper Scott Brown and into the top corner.

It got even better for the visitors as Ellison thumped in a far-post header from Gregg Wylde's cross before McGurk was allowed to cut inside and score to make it 4-0 after 52 minutes.

Wycombe finally responded through a daisy-cutter from substitute Nick Freeman before Luke O'Nien's crisp volley left Barry Roche standing to pull a second back late on.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Wycombe

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Brown
  • 18MooreSubstituted forFreemanat 63'minutes
  • 15McGinley
  • 6El-Abd
  • 3Jacobson
  • 17O'Nien
  • 4Gape
  • 10BloomfieldSubstituted forThompsonat 74'minutes
  • 25Mackail-SmithSubstituted forTysonat 64'minutes
  • 20Akinfenwa
  • 12Cowan-Hall

Substitutes

  • 8Bean
  • 22Freeman
  • 23Tyson
  • 28Scarr
  • 29Thompson
  • 30Ma-Kalambay

Morecambe

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Roche
  • 2McGowan
  • 5Old
  • 6Winnard
  • 14Conlan
  • 15WildigSubstituted forFlemingat 73'minutes
  • 4Kenyon
  • 24Rose
  • 21WyldeSubstituted forCampbellat 82'minutes
  • 11EllisonBooked at 27mins
  • 28McGurkSubstituted forThompsonat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Thompson
  • 8Fleming
  • 10Campbell
  • 12Nizic
  • 16Lavelle
  • 17Lund
  • 29Lang
Referee:
Craig Hicks
Attendance:
4,672

Match Stats

Home TeamWycombeAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home18
Away8
Shots on Target
Home8
Away6
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home8
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wycombe Wanderers 2, Morecambe 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 2, Morecambe 4.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  4. Post update

    Nathan McGinley (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  7. Post update

    Curtis Thompson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Garry Thompson (Morecambe).

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Adam El-Abd (Wycombe Wanderers).

  11. Post update

    Adam Campbell (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Goal!

    Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 2, Morecambe 4. Luke O'Nien (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner following a set piece situation.

  13. Post update

    Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Alex Kenyon (Morecambe).

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nathan Tyson (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Morecambe. Adam Campbell replaces Gregg Wylde.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Michael Rose.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Nathan Tyson (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Aaron McGowan.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton34208674344068
2Accrington34205958382065
3Wycombe34188867501762
4Notts County351710856362061
5Mansfield341612653351860
6Exeter33184114437758
7Swindon35183145551457
8Lincoln City34141194637953
9Coventry33156123728951
10Carlisle35149125045551
11Crawley35156144143-251
12Colchester351311114541450
13Newport341212104143-248
14Cambridge35139133545-1048
15Stevenage35119154651-542
16Cheltenham351010154852-440
17Yeovil34108164655-938
18Crewe35113214157-1636
19Forest Green34106183956-1736
20Grimsby3599173051-2136
21Morecambe33811143444-1035
22Port Vale3498173749-1235
23Chesterfield3486203561-2630
24Barnet3578203352-1929
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