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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

  • 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

  • 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

Match ends, Morecambe 2, Yeovil Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morecambe 2, Yeovil Town 1.

Foul by Shaun Donnellan (Yeovil Town).

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

Substitution

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

Foul by Wesley McDonald (Yeovil Town).

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

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

Booking

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

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

Foul by Jordan Cranston (Morecambe).

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Sam Lavelle.

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

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

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

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

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

Foul by Jordan Cranston (Morecambe).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Omari Patrick replaces Olufela Olomola.

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

Foul by Josef Yarney (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Alex Kenyon replaces Rhys Oates.

Attempt missed. Olufela Olomola (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Booking

Francois Zoko (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Sam Lavelle.

Attempt blocked. Rhys Browne (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Francois Zoko replaces Yoann Arquin.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Kevin Ellison replaces Liam Mandeville.

Goal!

Goal! Morecambe 2, Yeovil Town 1. Olufela Olomola (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Yoann Arquin.

Attempt saved. Wesley McDonald (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Delay in match (Yeovil Town).

Attempt missed. Wesley McDonald (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Foul by Wesley McDonald (Yeovil Town).

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

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

Booking

Sam Lavelle (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Rhys Browne (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sam Lavelle (Morecambe).

goal

As It Stood

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2MK Dons1797124101434
3Colchester1794431161531
4Tranmere178632516930
5Exeter178542617929
6Newport178542529-429
7Stevenage178452116528
8Forest Green176922617927
9Bury1775528181026
10Mansfield16510123121125
11Carlisle177281922-323
12Crawley177282429-523
13Port Vale176471721-422
14Yeovil165652318521
15Northampton175662021-121
16Swindon175661922-321
17Oldham165562118320
18Crewe175481619-319
19Cambridge175391627-1118
20Morecambe1752101729-1217
21Grimsby164391021-1115
22Notts County163492036-1613
23Cheltenham162591225-1311
24Macclesfield1714121435-217
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