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Morecambe 2-1 Yeovil Town

Morecambe recorded their third home win of the season with victory over a battling Yeovil.

Goals from Ajay Leitch-Smith and Rhys Oates gave the home side the advantage before Yeovil dominated the final stages of the game but could only pull one back through Olufela Olomola.

Morecambe took the lead in the 23rd minute with a fine goal from former Glovers striker Leitch-Smith.

The Shrimps' front man collected the ball inside the Yeovil box and turned sharply before curling a left-foot shot past Nathan Baxter and into the top right hand corner of the visitors' goal.

Leitch-Smith was then handed the chance to double his side's lead when they awarded a controversial penalty on 34 minutes after a foul by Rhys Browne on Liam Mandeville, but his spot kick was well saved by Baxter.

Yeovil finished the first half strongly but Morecambe took advantage of the break to add a second early in the second half.

Oates received the ball on the left and cut inside before firing a right-foot shot from 30 yards with the ball taking a wicked bounce before beating Baxter.

Yeovil came back strongly and pulled one back on 68 minutes when the home defence were caught out by a long ball down the middle which saw Olomola win the race with Josef Yarney to force the ball past Mark Halstead.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Morecambe

Formation 4-4-2

  • 21Halstead
  • 2Mills
  • 14Yarney
  • 16LavelleBooked at 58mins
  • 3Conlan
  • 17MandevilleSubstituted forEllisonat 70'minutes
  • 15Wildig
  • 27CranstonBooked at 90mins
  • 18OatesSubstituted forKenyonat 81'minutes
  • 28Leitch-SmithSubstituted forOldat 90+5'minutes
  • 9Oliver

Substitutes

  • 4Kenyon
  • 5Old
  • 11Ellison
  • 12Oswell
  • 13Szczepaniak
  • 19Mendes Gomes
  • 25Hedley

Yeovil

Formation 4-4-2

  • 12Baxter
  • 23JamesBooked at 16mins
  • 5Mugabi
  • 27Donnellan
  • 3Dickinson
  • 21McDonald
  • 20D'Almeida
  • 10GraySubstituted forPattisonat 50'minutes
  • 7Browne
  • 18ArquinSubstituted forZokoat 76'minutesBooked at 78mins
  • 24OlomolaBooked at 10minsSubstituted forPatrickat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Nelson
  • 8Patrick
  • 13Zoko
  • 15Rogers
  • 17Pattison
  • 29Mahmutovic
  • 30Santos
Referee:
Peter Wright
Attendance:
1,406

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamYeovil
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home3
Away17
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home1
Away8
Fouls
Home9
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Morecambe 2, Yeovil Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Morecambe 2, Yeovil Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Shaun Donnellan (Yeovil Town).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Morecambe. Steven Old replaces A-Jay Leitch-Smith.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Wesley McDonald (Yeovil Town).

  7. Post update

    Vadaine Oliver (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Omari Patrick (Yeovil Town) hits the right post with a left footed shot from outside the box.

  9. Booking

    Jordan Cranston (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Alex Pattison (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Cranston (Morecambe).

  12. Post update

    Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Sam Lavelle.

  13. Post update

    Wesley McDonald (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Shaun Donnellan (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from very close range is just a bit too high.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tom James (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  17. Post update

    Alex Pattison (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Cranston (Morecambe).

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tom James (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Yeovil Town. Omari Patrick replaces Olufela Olomola.