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Morecambe 0-1 Swindon Town

Ten-man Swindon sealed their third win of the season with a battling victory over Morecambe at the Globe Arena.

Phil Brown's side overcame the first-half sending off of right back Kyle Knoyle to condemn the home side to their sixth defeat from seven league games and take the points.

Elijah Adebayo was Swindon's hero with the only goal of the game on 26 minutes, Marc Richards providing a neat lay off for the striker to run onto the ball and drill a low shot under Barry Roche.

Eight minutes later Knoyle was sent off for a studs-up challenge on Aaron Wilding that resulted in a straight red card.

Morecambe dominated the rest of the first half with Luke McCormick forced into a stunning save to deny Liam Mandeville's snapshot from Luke Conlan's left wing cross.

But it was Swindon who had the best chance to score again when Adebayo went through on goal, only to be denied by a fine save from Roche.

McCormick made three saves late on, the best being from a Joe Piggott header to maintain Swindon's advantage.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Morecambe

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Roche
  • 2Mills
  • 14Yarney
  • 5OldBooked at 78mins
  • 3Conlan
  • 8FlemingSubstituted forOswellat 84'minutes
  • 15Wildig
  • 17Mandeville
  • 28Leitch-SmithSubstituted forEllisonat 76'minutes
  • 18OatesSubstituted forPiggottat 69'minutes
  • 9Oliver

Substitutes

  • 11Ellison
  • 12Oswell
  • 13Szczepaniak
  • 16Lavelle
  • 24Piggott
  • 25Hedley
  • 27Cranston

Swindon

Formation 4-3-3

  • 23McCormick
  • 2KnoyleBooked at 35mins
  • 5Nelson
  • 32Woolfenden
  • 31Taylor
  • 3Doughty
  • 4McCourtBooked at 78mins
  • 11AlzateSubstituted forIandoloat 79'minutes
  • 10AndersonSubstituted forLancashireat 37'minutes
  • 9RichardsSubstituted forMcGlashanat 71'minutes
  • 17Adebayo

Substitutes

  • 6Lancashire
  • 7McGlashan
  • 12Henry
  • 14Iandolo
  • 16Smith
  • 24Twine
  • 25Romanski
Referee:
Paul Marsden
Attendance:
1,559

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home15
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Morecambe 0, Swindon Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Morecambe 0, Swindon Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Joe Piggott (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Luke Conlan (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Liam Mandeville (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Wildig (Morecambe).

  7. Post update

    Michael Doughty (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Aaron Wildig (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Liam Mandeville (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Morecambe. Jason Oswell replaces Andrew Fleming.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Liam Mandeville (Morecambe).

  12. Post update

    Elijah Adebayo (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Aaron Wildig (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

  15. Post update

    Michael Doughty (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Swindon Town. Ellis Iandolo replaces Steven Alzate.

  17. Booking

    Jak McCourt (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

  18. Booking

    Steven Old (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Steven Old (Morecambe).

  20. Post update

    Jermaine McGlashan (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.