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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

  • 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

  • 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

Match ends, Morecambe 0, Swindon Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morecambe 0, Swindon Town 1.

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

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

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

Foul by Aaron Wildig (Morecambe).

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

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Jason Oswell replaces Andrew Fleming.

Foul by Liam Mandeville (Morecambe).

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

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

Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Ellis Iandolo replaces Steven Alzate.

Booking

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

Booking

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

Foul by Steven Old (Morecambe).

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

Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Morecambe).

Matthew Taylor (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Kevin Ellison replaces A-Jay Leitch-Smith.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Matthew Taylor.

Foul by Aaron Wildig (Morecambe).

Steven Alzate (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Jermaine McGlashan (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Elijah Adebayo (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Jermaine McGlashan replaces Marc Richards.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Joe Piggott replaces Rhys Oates.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Jak McCourt.

Rhys Oates (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matthew Taylor (Swindon Town).

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Luke Conlan.

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

Foul by Michael Doughty (Swindon Town).

Attempt missed. Elijah Adebayo (Swindon Town) header from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Morecambe) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Jak McCourt (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Vadaine Oliver (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

goal

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3Exeter7412137613
4Carlisle741298113
5Colchester7331145912
6MK Dons633063312
7Swindon73311212012
8Yeovil632193611
9Forest Green7250116511
10Oldham732296311
11Stevenage732276111
12Mansfield624084410
13Bury7313129310
14Tranmere724187110
15Crawley7313910-110
16Crewe62139817
17Port Vale721478-17
18Cheltenham721468-27
19Cambridge7214712-57
20Northampton7133811-36
21Grimsby7124512-75
22Morecambe7106315-123
23Macclesfield7025514-92
24Notts County7016721-141
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