League Two
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Stevenage 1-0 Morecambe

Morecambe remain rooted to the bottom of the League Two table after losing 1-0 to Stevenage at the Lamex Stadium.

A 25-yard curling effort from Michael Timlin was enough for Boro to secure back-to-back home victories in a dominant display.

Morecambe almost broke the deadlock early on through Kevin Ellison, who drew good saves from Paul Farman after he beat the offside trap twice in quick succession.

But on the stroke of half-time, Stevenage took the lead.

Emmanuel Sonupe's cross fell to Timlin outside the box and the midfielder fired into the top corner to bag his first goal for the club.

The second half started as scrappy as the first finished, with Ellison firing high and wide for the visitors.

Morecambe struggled to break down a resolute Stevenage, with their best effort coming from a Liam Mandeville free-kick which fell just wide.

Kurtis Guthrie, Scott Cuthbert and James Ball all went close for the home side, but despite the missed chances Boro saw the game out to secure all three points.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Stevenage

  • 1Farman
  • 2WildinBooked at 88mins
  • 5Cuthbert
  • 31Nugent
  • 3Hunt
  • 8Byrom
  • 11SonupeSubstituted forKennedyat 67'minutes
  • 4Timlin
  • 7BallSubstituted forFerryat 64'minutes
  • 9Revell
  • 28Guthrie

Substitutes

  • 6McKee
  • 10Kennedy
  • 14Ferry
  • 22Reid
  • 25Henry
  • 27Dieng
  • 30Wilkinson

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 2Mills
  • 14YarneyBooked at 45mins
  • 5Old
  • 3Conlan
  • 17Mandeville
  • 8FlemingBooked at 71minsSubstituted forTutteat 74'minutes
  • 15Wildig
  • 11EllisonSubstituted forOatesat 74'minutes
  • 28Leitch-Smith
  • 9OliverSubstituted forOswellat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Kenyon
  • 6Tutte
  • 12Oswell
  • 18Oates
  • 21Halstead
  • 25Hedley
  • 27Cranston
Referee:
Matt Donohue
Attendance:
2,030

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home10
Away5
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Stevenage 1, Morecambe 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stevenage 1, Morecambe 0.

Kurtis Guthrie (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josef Yarney (Morecambe).

Foul by Kurtis Guthrie (Stevenage).

Zak Mills (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Kurtis Guthrie (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Andrew Tutte (Morecambe).

Attempt missed. Andrew Tutte (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Luther Wildin (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jason Oswell (Morecambe).

Booking

Luther Wildin (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.

Ben Kennedy (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Andrew Tutte (Morecambe).

Foul by James Ferry (Stevenage).

Andrew Tutte (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Liam Mandeville (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kurtis Guthrie (Stevenage).

Attempt missed. Alex Revell (Stevenage) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a set piece situation.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Steven Old.

Attempt saved. Scott Cuthbert (Stevenage) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Barry Roche.

Ben Kennedy (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Rhys Oates (Morecambe).

Attempt missed. Kurtis Guthrie (Stevenage) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Jason Oswell replaces Vadaine Oliver.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Andrew Tutte replaces Andrew Fleming.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Rhys Oates replaces Kevin Ellison.

Kurtis Guthrie (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Morecambe).

Booking

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

Alex Revell (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

Ben Kennedy (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Aaron Wildig (Morecambe).

Attempt missed. Johnny Hunt (Stevenage) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Ben Kennedy replaces Emmanuel Sonupe.

Attempt missed. Liam Mandeville (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Foul by Scott Cuthbert (Stevenage).

A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Exeter32106247
2Lincoln City32106247
3Stevenage32106337
4MK Dons32103127
5Port Vale32014226
6Swindon320178-16
7Forest Green31206335
8Mansfield31206335
9Colchester31203125
10Crewe31116154
11Yeovil31116334
12Oldham31115414
13Tranmere31115504
14Bury31112204
15Carlisle311145-14
16Grimsby311145-14
17Cambridge311157-24
18Newport311124-24
19Crawley310224-23
20Northampton302145-12
21Notts County301227-51
22Cheltenham300303-30
23Macclesfield300338-50
24Morecambe300309-90
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