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Morecambe 0-2 Exeter City

Exeter City made it two wins from two as Matt Taylor continued his 100% start to his managerial career at Morecambe, who slipped to a second successive defeat.

Pierce Sweeney's penalty and a second-half header from Jayden Stockley gave the Grecians a 2-0 victory in a tight game.

Exeter took the lead after 43 minutes through a controversial spot-kick.

Lee Holmes was fouled on the edge of the area by Jordan Cranston and, despite Morecambe pleading the offence was outside the box, the referee pointed to the spot, allowing Sweeney slotted past Barry Roche.

The Shrimps had the better chances until the goal with striker Vadaine Oliver guilty of missing a gilt-edged opportunity when the ball came to him unmarked in the box six yards out, while Kevin Ellison was also guilty of wasting two good chances when twice teed up by excellent crosses from Aaron Wildig.

But home hopes of a comeback were dashed on 66 minutes when Sweeney turned provider with a superb right-wing cross that was headed home by the prolific Stockley.

Morecambe almost pulled one back quickly when AJ Leitch-Smith headed goalwards from close range, only for Pym to pull off a stunning save, before Rhys Oates then missed another two late chances as the hosts failed to score for a sixth successive game.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 2Mills
  • 14Yarney
  • 5Old
  • 27Cranston
  • 8Fleming
  • 4KenyonSubstituted forJagneat 78'minutes
  • 17Mandeville
  • 15WildigSubstituted forLeitch-Smithat 65'minutes
  • 11EllisonSubstituted forOatesat 78'minutes
  • 9Oliver

Substitutes

  • 3Conlan
  • 12Oswell
  • 18Oates
  • 20Jagne
  • 21Halstead
  • 25Hedley
  • 28Leitch-Smith

Exeter

  • 1Pym
  • 2Sweeney
  • 5Martin
  • 39Brown
  • 21Moxey
  • 25Taylor
  • 44Boateng
  • 8LawSubstituted forTillsonat 38'minutes
  • 10HolmesSubstituted forMartinat 72'minutes
  • 11Stockley
  • 14ForteSubstituted forAbrahamsat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Woodman
  • 6Tillson
  • 7Martin
  • 13Hamon
  • 17Jay
  • 18Oates
  • 19Abrahams
Referee:
Thomas Bramall
Attendance:
1,654

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home12
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Morecambe 0, Exeter City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morecambe 0, Exeter City 2.

Attempt saved. Tristan Abrahams (Exeter City) header from very close range is saved in the top left corner.

Attempt missed. Rhys Oates (Morecambe) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Jordan Cranston (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tristan Abrahams (Exeter City).

Attempt missed. Hiram Boateng (Exeter City) left footed shot from long range on the left is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Rhys Oates (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Dean Moxey.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Tristan Abrahams replaces Jonathan Forte.

Lamin Jagne (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Hiram Boateng (Exeter City).

Foul by Lamin Jagne (Morecambe).

Lee Martin (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Lamin Jagne (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jake Taylor (Exeter City).

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Rhys Oates replaces Kevin Ellison.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Lamin Jagne replaces Alex Kenyon.

Attempt saved. A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Lee Martin replaces Lee Holmes.

Foul by Steven Old (Morecambe).

Dean Moxey (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Troy Brown.

Attempt saved. A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Morecambe) with an attempt from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

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

Foul by Aaron Martin (Exeter City).

Goal!

Goal! Morecambe 0, Exeter City 2. Jayden Stockley (Exeter City) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Pierce Sweeney with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. A-Jay Leitch-Smith replaces Aaron Wildig.

Lee Holmes (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Liam Mandeville (Morecambe).

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Josef Yarney.

Attempt missed. Zak Mills (Morecambe) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Liam Mandeville (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Jayden Stockley (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt missed. Alex Kenyon (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Jordan Tillson.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Aaron Wildig (Morecambe) because of an injury.

Second Half

Second Half begins Morecambe 0, Exeter City 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Morecambe 0, Exeter City 1.

goal

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